Hesston College performing arts to close year with music theatre showcase

Performing arts students in Hesston College’s Music Theatre Workshop will present a music theatre showcase at 7 p.m., Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, in the college’s Northlawn Studio Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure a seat. Six […]

College to host summer theatre camp for middle school students

Aspiring young actors can learn new skills and techniques as well as challenge their creativity during Hesston College’s first summer theatre camp June 2 to 7 on the Hesston College campus. Hesston College theatre director Laura Kraybill will lead the workshop-style camp along with recent Hesston College theatre graduates. Students ages 11 to 14 are […]

Hesston College Theatre weaves famous comedy into a circus

by Quinn Kathrineberg Hesston College Theatre will present five performances of Molière’s seventeenth century comedy, “Tartuffe,” directed by Laura Kraybill, Feb. 26, 28, March 1 and 2 in the Northlawn Studio Theatre on the Hesston College campus. The play, first performed in 1664, follows the story of a wealthy household who gets tricked by an […]

Hesston College presents Christmas-themed opera

Hesston College will present the Christmas-themed one-act opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” for two performances during the college’s Thanksgiving Weekend celebration. The opera will be in the Hesston Mennonite Church Sanctuary on the Hesston College campus at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 28 and 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30. Students from the college’s music and […]

Hesston College theatre to present popular courtroom drama

The Hesston College Theatre Department will present five performances of the fall drama “Twelve Angry Jurors,” directed by Laura Kraybill, Oct. 3 to 6 in the Northlawn Studio Theatre on the Hesston College campus. “Twelve Angry Jurors,” by Reginald Rose and adapted by Sherman Sergel, tells the story of a jury considering the fate of […]

Theatre department announces 2013-14 season lineup

The Hesston College Theatre Department has announced its season lineup for the 2013-14 academic year, including drama, comedy and opera, under the direction of theatre faculty member Laura Kraybill. The lineup includes Twelve Angry Jurors Oct. 3 to 6, Amahl and the Night Visitors Nov. 28 and 30, student-directed one-acts Nov. 29, Tartuffe Feb. 26 […]

A disco-infused midsummer night

No hippies or 1970s glam rockers appear in William Shakespeare’s original script of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” but the Hesston College Theatre Department’s interpretation of the timeless play infuses the Elizabethan setting with a little bit of the disco era. The cast of Hesston College students and faculty members will present Shakespeare’s classic comedy “A […]

Students to present evening of musical theatre

Students in Hesston College’s Music Theatre Workshop class will present an evening of showtunes and musical scenes at 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the Northlawn Studio Theatre on the Hesston College campus. The performance is free and open to the public. The evening program will feature scenes from “Rent,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Fiddler on the […]

One step closer to Broadway

Wayne Bryan, producing artistic director of Music Theatre of Wichita, shares tips about headshots with students in Hesston College’s Music Theatre Workshop class Feb. 9. Bryan was the guest presenter in the Music Theatre Workshop class and Voice Masterclass. He offered audition tips and went through mock auditions with students in the Music Theatre Workshop […]