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  • February 20, 2016 Presidential Open House for the Classes of 2004-2011 A Chance to Be Heard Dr. Brian C. Ralph, William Peace University's 11th President, extends a special invitation to Peace College alumnae from the Classes of 2004-2011 to come back to their Alma Mater for a private open house. Meet Dr. Ralph from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Drop by for a quick visit, a long talk, a campus tour, or anything in between. Main Parlor will be set to receive individuals or groups. R.S.V.P. by Feb. 13, 2016 by clicking here. Refreshments served. view Event
  • February 25, 2016 Twelfth Night by William Peace Theatre William Peace Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" directed by Dr. Wade Newhouse, Feb. 25-28, 2016. TICKETS: $15 Adult, $10 Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $5 Student REGISTER HERE William Peace Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy February 25 - 28 in Leggett Theatre on the campus of William Peace University.  Drawing inspiration from the romantic comedies of influential filmmaker John Hughes, the show’s design captures the exuberant teen romance of the 1980’s. Twins Viola and Sebastian have been separated from each other in a shipwreck along the coast of Illyria.  Disguising herself as a boy named Cesario, she enters the employ of Duke Orsino, who pines after the Lady Olivia.  As Orsino sends her to deliver messages of love to Olivia, she falls for him and Olivia falls for her.  Meanwhile, Olivia’s uncle, Sir Toby Belch, and a dimwitted knight named Sir Andrew Aguecheek, accompanied by various servants and clowns cause drunken mayhem and prank Olivia’s steward, Malvolio, into believing she is in love with him. Dr. Wade Newhouse directs this production.  At William Peace University he currently serves as the Interim Program Coordinator for Theatre and Musical Theatre, and teaches such courses as Composition, Children’s Literature, Southern Literature, Storytelling for Simulation, Critical Approaches to Film, and American Hauntings.  He has published articles and book chapters on a wide variety of authors, including Sir Walter Scott, Ambrose Bierce, William Faulkner, and Neil Gaiman.  He is the Assistant Director of Raleigh’s Village Idiots and has performed with that improvisational comedy troupe for over ten years.  As an actor, Dr. Newhouse has often appeared on the Peace stage, playing such roles as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, the Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods, and the Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  Dr. Newhouse has also performed with Bare Theatre, hiSTORYstage, and Forest Moon Theater. view Event
  • March 3, 2016 Charlotte Alumni Reception An Evening with Dr. Brian C. Ralph Charlotte-area alumni and friends are invited to a special "Meet and Greet the President" cocktail reception hosted by Amanda Hollingsworth '01, Patton & Cindy Pinkston McDowell '87 and Jim & Beth Michael Moncure '77. Event Location: Dressler's Restaurant, 1100 Metropolitan Ave #125, Charlotte, NC (Complimentary Parking Available) Event Date: March 3, 2016 Event Time: 6:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. by February 24, 2016 by clicking here. 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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