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Students do an assessment on Betty Carlson Bowles, Professor of Nursing, Nov. 16.

Staged “Tornado” tears through Centennial

Cecil Witherspoon, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023

Theater students teamed up with students from Gunn College to create a simulated disaster scene in Centennial Hall Friday, Nov. 17. The scene emulated the aftermath of a tornado, with theater students...

“I want to be here as long as I can have a positive impact”

August 7, 2023

New MSU President Stacy Haynie closed a loop that began more than three decades ago when she accepted the role of MSU president. Now, Haynie is back home - and she says she’s here to stay. Her MSU...

Victor Flemming, played by mass communication junior Jay Philips, is a confident film director, Feb. 9.

Ron Hutchinson’s “Moonlight and Magnolias” sheds a humorous light on serious topics

Abigail Jones, Design Editor February 10, 2023

The theater department is performing Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias on main-stage Feb. 23-26. The production is student-directed and introduces serious themes around race and discrimination through...

Kitty Softpaws, voiced by Salma Hayek, and Perrito, played by Harvey Guillén, team up with Puss in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, 2022. Photo courtesy of Dreamworks Animation.

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is exactly what the world needed

Joey Arthur, Entertainment Editor January 27, 2023

Following the success of the Oscar-nominated 2011 movie “Puss in Boots,” DreamWorks Animation in collaboration with Universal Pictures released the sequel to the hit movie titled “Puss in Boots:...

Theater junior Luke Craddock, theater sophomore Brayden Young and theater sophomore Kathryn Lane pose together in promo photos for Peter and the Starcatcher, 2022. Photo courtesy of Morgan Mallory.

A behind the scenes look at “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Abigail Jones, Reporter November 18, 2022

The MSU Texas theater program opens a show this weekend to the public with Rick Elice's “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a family-friendly production that serves as a prequel to Peter Pan. The show premiered...

Theatre sophomore Luke Craddock, theatre sophomore Davis Scobee and theatre freshman Brayden Young co-star as Yvan, Serge, and Marc in Yasmina Rezas Art.

MSU Theater performs Yasmina Reza’s “Art”

Abigail Jones, Business Manager January 28, 2022

The MSU theater program recently put on Yasmina Reza’s “Art,” a play about friendships, perspective and, of course, art. They held shows on the Fain mainstage at 7:30 p.m on January 21 and 22 and...


Theater students produce one-act plays

Joseph Rader, Reporter April 16, 2019

At the Bea Wood Studio Theater on April 13, at 7:30 p.m. students from theater were performing six different plays. Tickets for the showing were $5. Once you bought a ticket a program of the night...


‘Newsies’ runs until March 2 at Wichita Theatre

Peyton Alonzo, Repoter February 18, 2019

The Wichita Theatre musical production of 'Newsies' on Jan 8 was recorded-breaking, drawing in 300 people on opening night. The audience was filled with families and couples from all around the area....

Our Town dress rehearsals begin before opening weekend

Samuel Mitchell, Reporter November 14, 2018

The theater's production of Our Town began its dress rehearsals earlier this week and is full of new faces.  However, this does not pose a problem for show director Sally Story. "I just ask them to...

Theater professors held Shakespeare Workshop

Nicole Smalls, Reporter November 10, 2018

With only two MSU students in attendance, assistant theater professors Sally Story and Christie Maturo held their monthly Shakeshop: Actor’s Workshop at the Kemp Center for the Arts on Nov. 4. “The...

Theater faculty struggles to find why audience sizes are low

Nicole Smalls, Reporter November 4, 2018

In recent years the theater department's audience sizes have gone down, and the faculty members are trying to figure out why. “I do theater for the audience, so if there’s no one coming to the show,...

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