Archive for December, 2010


With finals impending and term paper deadlines looming in the near days to come, please take a minute to read below:

Faithful readers,

It’s been a joy to keep up with all the Art and Entertainment happenings on the University of Dallas-Irving campus and in the greater DFW area for this blog.  I’ve learned a lot and attended most of the events–I hope you have too.  I will be on hiatus at least until January.  My social media class ends, but I will do my best to continue to provide you all with information about events on campus.  If you have feedback, suggestions, comments, criticisms or questions, please comment on my blog or send me an email or Facebook message.

Thanks again,

Molly

University of Dallas art student, Reiner Zuercher, will hold his Senior Exhibition Reception this coming Friday, December 10th from 7:30p to 9:30p in the Upper Gallery of the University of Dallas Art Village (Building Number 12 on the linked map).  That will also be the closing weekend for the show.

 

For those who happen to be around that area

please stop by to see it whether you can come to the reception or not!

 

To keep up with other upcoming exhibits, the Haggerty Gallery has a mailing list to keep patrons informed on current and upcoming shows.

After having finished a successful run of Fall Senior Studios, the second half of University of Dallas Senior Drama majors try their hand at directing.  Tonight, Tuesday, November 7th from 7:30pm-10:30pm in the Drama Building hear Dylan Key, Amy Pen, and Jesse Beagan’s plays read aloud, a great preview for those wishing to audition in January.  The following plays are being directed by the seniors:

Scapino by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale
A Way Out by Robert Frost
The Well of the Saints by John Millington Synge

University of Dallas Drama department presents their seniors directing one-act plays December 2-4. Seniors Elaine Stenson, M. Timothy Maher, and Jessica Fowler are at the helm of three great productions, running through Friday only. To catch all three, you must attend 2 nights. Don’t forget to reserve your tickets!

In the Margaret Jonsson Theatre:

Tim’s show Where the Cross is made by Eugene O’Neill will show at 8pm, followed by a 15 minute intermission. Following the intermission Jessica’s Everyman will start. Expect the shows to run an hour and a half including the intermission.

In the Drama Building:

Catch Elaine’s The Dwarfs in a unique setting. The Dwarfs is the first play located in the Drama Department since their 2007 production of The Haunting, 3 short ghost tales.

For more on the plays’ plots and casts, see the directors’ own description from the UD News.

UPDATE 12/1/10, 4:37PM:  Senior Nick Olson has been cast as King Arthur.

 

Today, University of Dallas students displayed their vocal talents as students auditioned for the spring musical, Camelot.  While there are non-vocal acting roles, dancing roles, and behind the scenes roles to be filled, this afternoon focused on finding the vocal talent needed to successfully put on the show.  This show marks the 3rd spring musical since they were brought back by the music department in 2009, after a brief hiatus.

NOTE: Current Fall Romers will be given the opportunity to audition at the beginning of the Spring semester.

UD seniors and musical veterans, Rachel Davies and Lacy de la Garza are excited as they gear up for their last UD show.  Each of them were optimistic about the upcoming production

Rachel Davies, who starred as Laurie in last spring’s musical, Oklahoma! gave her thoughts on this year’s auditions:

It’s so exciting to get to see some of the new talent. There were several really talented freshman. Can’t wait to see how the casting goes; it should be a lot of fun!

With Rachel’s experience and talent, I expect to see her in a lead role for Camelot, as well.

Lacy de la Garza choreographed Oklahoma! and will also be aiding director, Jamie Nelson with this year’s Camelot.  Lacy is also excited about the upcoming show’s cast:

For Camelot in particular, I’m definitely looking forward to working with the wide-pool of talent we have this year.

It looks like both seniors are confident that not only will this year’s show be great, but that they will leave the Music Department’s refound tradition in good hands with a talented new crop of underclassmen participating.