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  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster Free Comedy Show The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April and will perform a FREE COMEDY SHOW FOR WPU STUDENTS at 7:00 p.m. on Class Day prior to Late Night Breakfast. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: FREE Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event
  • April 24, 2014 Alumni Event: School of Professional Studies An After Hours Gathering in Main Parlor The Office of Engagement invites all William Peace University School of Professional Studies' graduates back for an after hours gathering in Main Parlor, hosted by Alumni Board member and SPS graduate, Maria H. Ewing '12. R.S.V.P. to Engagement@peace.edu by April 20. Or, register online here. EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2014 EVENT TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. LOCATION: Main Parlor, 1st Floor, Main Building Questions? Contact us at 919.508.2362 or email us here. view Event
  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster In Concert The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Schedule: Private Student Performance, 7-8 p.m., Kenan Hall Pre-Show Public Reception (for ticket holders to the adult show) 8-9 p.m., 2nd Floor Kenan Hall Public Performance, 9-10 p.m., Kenan Hall Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: $18 Adults / $16 Senior Citizens / $16 Alumni / $16 Faculty & Staff (Note: a 6.75% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event

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William Peace University Musical Theatre Hosts & Performs Award-Winning Rock Musical “Spring Awakening” Feb. 15-22

By William Peace University on February 13, 2014 8:28 pm

William Peace University Musical Theatre Hosts & Performs Award-Winning
Rock Musical “Spring Awakening” Feb. 15-22
Musical Theatre Students at Four-Year Baccalaureate Perform
Popular Musical for University Audience and Local Community

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that its Musical Theatre Program is hosting and performing the award-winning rock musical, Spring Awakening, Saturday, Feb. 15, through Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Leggett Theatre, located in Main Building at 15 East Peace St. The campus musical was first set to open on Thursday, Feb. 13, but was cancelled due to inclement weather. The production is the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and is an adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s expressionist play about the trials, tribulations, and exhilaration of the teen years.

WPU’s adaptation of Spring Awakening will be directed by University Artistic Director and Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Jason Dula, MTE, and is open to the public. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, Alumni, faculty, and staff, and $5 for students and children. Most show times run from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., but vary throughout the week. For a detailed schedule, plus information on show cancellations, click here.

“We are thrilled that our Musical Theatre Program is putting on such a great musical,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Our professors are experienced in teaching these complex and detailed productions, and our students work hard to learn such elaborate choreography and characters, which will prepare them for a successful career. We encourage everyone from the community to come see the show.”

Spring Awakening is rated-R and only people over the age of 18 will be permitted. The event is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

 

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