The Wichitan

MSU Texas and Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre Hosts 3rd Annual Signature Series

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

February 13, 2019

As part of a discussion on theater, Mishic Marie Liberatore, artistic director at the Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre, explained the history of the 56-year-old non-profit theater that was started by Czechoslovakian immigrants Frank and Irina Kladivova started. “We are a ballet centric theater but the...

Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Denush Vidanapathirana, Reporter

October 10, 2018

When Paul and Patti Stillson graduated in 1971 and 1973, respectively, with degrees in art, there was no fine arts building. “We were not in this building. We were in a building across campus. They were barracks buildings (the university) got from Sheppard,” Paul Stillson said. Patti Stillson said...

Fain dean discusses connecting creativity through updates, renovations

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 1, 2018

From flying to New York a new piano for Akin Auditorium and others for the music department to helping raise funds for the new mass communication building that debuted in Fall 2017, Martin Camacho finishes his fourth year as dean of Fain Fine Arts college with his determination to continue to improve the environment for students and...

‘Urinetown’ run complete; strike begins March 5

‘Urinetown’ run complete; strike begins March 5

Jeromy Stacy

March 6, 2018

While the final curtain closed on "Urinetown" on March 2, the work just began for the crew to tear down each set piece crafted for the two week run. Weeks worth of work will only take 20 hours to completely dissemble, and to ensure safety and efficiency, the production crew began tearing down the ...

‘Urinetown’ provides a night of entertainment

‘Urinetown’ provides a night of entertainment

Brian Lang

February 27, 2018

With its unconventional title and unusual subject matter, "Urinetown" may seem like a poor choice for a musical, but this zany production by the MSU theater department successfully pulls it off. This hilarious comedy makes fun of conventional theater, criticizes capitalism and bureaucrac...

“Urinetown” opening night rescheduled due to inclement weather

The Wichitan

February 22, 2018

To ensure safety of cast, crew and audiences following the inclement weather Feb. 21 and class cancelation for Feb. 22, the "Urinetown" opening night has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 after months of rehearsals, costume design and make-up preparations. According to Elizabeth Lewandowski, theater...

‘Urinetown’ stage managers keep show organized

‘Urinetown’ stage managers keep show organized

The Wichitan

January 30, 2018

While the actors parade around the "Urinetown" stage and memorize lines, songs and choreography, the stage managers spend hours on end reading over paperwork, gathering schedules and offering helping hands to wherever they are needed. Katie Cagle, stage manager and theater tech design senior, along si...

Theater department presents ‘The God Of Hell’

Theater department presents ‘The God Of Hell’

Shari Smith

November 15, 2017

The theater department will run the production "The God of Hell" Nov. 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m to Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bea Wood Theater in the Fain Fine Arts B-wing. According to Sally Story, assistant professor of theater, the play centralizes on a middle aged, mid-western dairy farming c...

Sally Story joins theater faculty

Denush Vidanapathirana

September 13, 2017

Sally Shirin Story, assistant professor of theater, started this fall. She sits in her office of walls decorated with memorabilia collected through the years, the large bookshelf behind her chock full of plays, scripts and classic works of literature. Born in Tiran, Iran, Story was adopted by an American...

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

Lane Riggs

February 15, 2017

"For Colored Girls," a poetic play, was met by a crowd of 98 students, faculty and community members in Bea Wood Studio Theatre in the Fain Fine Arts building. The event was held on Feb. 10-11 by Alpha Psi Omega as a fundraiser for First Step, Inc., Ms. Foundation, and INCITE! The reception at 7 p.m. ...

Disciplines work together for ER simulation

Disciplines work together for ER simulation

Brendan Wynne

November 16, 2016

Though hands-on activities are often key components for health science students, very rarely do professors get the opportunity to show students what it’s really like to work in a hectic, hospital environment. Until now, that is.On Friday, Nov. 18, students from the departments of respiratory care, r...

Cast joins 40 for a meet and greet

Cast joins 40 for a meet and greet

Rutth Mercado

March 8, 2016

Roughly 40 students joined the Arts and Literature Society and the cast of Lysistrata for a behind-the-scenes conversation about this classic Greek comedy performance with a 1950s beachfront twist on March 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fain Fine Arts Center lobby. Karen Dabney, assistant professor of directi...

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