Theatre

Alumna musician performing on Mississippi River tour

Claudia Troyer '14 and Adam Springob in the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa.

This fall, Claudia Troyer ’14 is combining two of her favorite hobbies: traveling and performing as a member of the musical duo Springob & Troyer. The pair of Americana/rock musicians is currently canoeing the Mississippi River from Minneapolis, Minnesota to New Orleans, Louisiana as part of a three-month tour. As of Tuesday, they had reached... READ MORE >>

Getting animated about Summer Research

Theatre professor Ken Parks and John Ruml '17 hang out with their animated counterparts.

As evidenced by the popularity of children’s movies like Finding Dory and adult TV shows like Family Guy, the animated film industry is thriving. This summer, John Ruml ’17 is getting a behind-the-scenes look at the booming business by creating his own series. Ruml is working on a Summer Research project with theatre professor Ken... READ MORE >>

Randolph student sets the stage for upcoming Endstation shows

Sam Sun '17 paints part of the set for Hank Williams: Lost Highway, which will be performed in Thoresen Theatre later this year.

Sam Sun ’17 is spending the summer working with a professional stage crew and other college students from across the nation—and he didn’t even have to leave Randolph’s campus. Thanks to Randolph’s new partnership with Endstation Theatre Company, Sun was able to take advantage of special apprenticeship opportunities offered to Randolph students. As one of... READ MORE >>

Summer Research combines student’s love of Shakespeare and music

Marianne Virnelson '17 works to compose music for a scene in Twelfth Night.

After seeing a production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet last summer, Marianne Virnelson ’17 realized she wanted to dedicate her professional life to preserving the great playwright’s work. One of her first steps is to combine her theatre and music majors, as well as her love for Shakespeare plays, into a Summer Research project. This summer,... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Spring Theatre Production opens Thursday

Photo from Spring Theatre production

Tickets are now on sale for Randolph College’s Spring Theatre Production of the family-friendly musical, Once Upon a Mattress. The show opens Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., and other shows are scheduled at the same time on April 15, 17, and 18. Prior to a matinee showing on April 16 at 2 p.m., the... READ MORE >>

Endstation Theatre Co. to present The Whole Bunch at Randolph

The Whole Bunch poster

Randolph College announced its formal partnership with Endstation Theatre Company in 2015. This Friday, that partnership will bear fruit in one of many ways as Endstation brings The Whole Bunch to campus. The Whole Bunch by Joshua Mikel, in collaboration with Rachel Gagen of Live Healthy Lynchburg, is an Endstation community-centered new work with the... READ MORE >>

Winter theatre production of The Maids opens at Randolph Feb. 11

Maids

Randolph College’s winter theatre production will feature a dramatic tale of two deranged maids and their diabolical plans to murder their mistress. The Maids, by Jean Genet, opens at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, in the Lab Theatre of the Harold G. Leggett Building at Randolph College. Directing the play for his senior project... READ MORE >>

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night shows continue at Randolph this weekend

Randolph College's WildCat Theatre presents Twelfth Night, November 2015.

William Shakespeare was one of the most extraordinary writers of all time, but his plays were about ordinary human struggles that still exist today. That’s what director Glenn Schudel is hoping to show audiences in Randolph’s upcoming production of Twelfth Night. The play, which opens at Thoresen Theatre November 13, features twins Viola (Lydia Edwards... READ MORE >>

Stephanie Earl brings love of theatre and teaching to Randolph

Photo of Stephanie Earl

Theatre professor Stephanie Earl is one of the newest additions to the Randolph College faculty this year. A professional performer herself, she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge of the stage with Randolph students in acting and directing classes. A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Earl earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre performance from Greensboro... READ MORE >>

Life skills learned in Randolph’s WildCat Theatre Conservatory are no joke

Photo of student at camp

Laughter and cheers echoed throughout Thoresen Theatre as participants in Randolph’s WildCat Theatre Conservatory deliberately high stepped and stumbled their way to the stage to receive an honorary, red nose. The students—ranging in age from third through sixth grade—had to earn the nose as part of their clowning class. The class is a new addition... READ MORE >>