- September 4, 2014 Blake Vogt, Magician An Original Magic Show The William Peace University Arts and Events Committee welcomes magician Blake Vogt to the Kenan Hall stage! Blake Vogt is one of the top illusionists performing and creating magic today. At only 25 years old, he has already created magic for David Copperfield, David Blaine, Dynamo, and many other top magicians all over the world. Blake has performed his unique brand of magic all over the world for crowds ranging from 20 people to 2,000 people. His style of magic is fun and goofy and he always tries to make you smile whether its with a funny "trick" or a friggin' miracle. Blake currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and is staying busy creatively consulting for live theatre, musicians, television, and movies. He is also regularly performing his brand of off the wall magic for private events and functions all over the world. The only thing you will never see Blake do is pull a rabbit out of a hat... because sadly... he is very allergic to those adorable creatures. FREE ADMISSION. Student or Faculty/Staff I.D. or Season Ticket pass required for entry. view Event
- September 8, 2014 Manning Music Series Concert: Steve Elmer Jazz Trio Performs William Peace University kicks off the 2014-15 Manning Music Concert Series with a performance by the Steve Elmer Jazz Trio, live from New York City, on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Hall. The Steve Elmer Trio features Steve Elmer (piano), Don Gladstone (bass), and Bobby Cohen (drums) playing jazz standards and original compositions. Admission is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. The concerts this year include: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 featuring Broadway musicians Carolann Sanita and Lauren Kennedy, Visiting Professor of Music Theatre, in a "Broadway Comes to Peace" concert. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians, alongside vocalists from the William Peace University Singers and within the Bachelor of Fine Arts major. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
- September 9, 2014 Lunch & Learn: Proactive Health & Wellness William Peace University welcomes Dr. Josh McMillon from Proactive Health & Wellness in Raleigh, NC for the kick-off Lunch and Learn Series event on September 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Josh McMillon will speak on "Understanding Stress" for faculty, staff and Season Ticket holders. Dr. McMillon has a doctorate from University of Western States in Portland Oregon. His doctorate includes a masters level in nutrition all rolled into his doctorate program. He has also completed additional certifications in functional blood chemistry and nutrition from Apex Energetics and Standard Process seminars. Proactive Health & Wellness has been part of the community for five years and is committed to giving back to many area nonprofits, helping ensure that the people of our community have opportunities to live well and live long. Tickets: Free Admission for WPU Faculty and Staff, and Season Ticket Holders. REGISTER HERE. view Event
William Peace University Musical Theatre Hosts & Performs Award-Winning Rock Musical “Spring Awakening” Feb. 15-22By 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).
NEW MEDIA CONTENT: