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Love Blossoms in the Spring Play


Starting March 5th, the Graceland Theatre Department will bring us the production of Stop Kiss, a story of unexpected love. Last week I met with Tracy Salter, the director, and some of the actors in the JR Theatre. Tracy told me more about the play  as we sat beside the black box stage, where furniture had been put in place for ... Read More »

MLK and Jazz


“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On the evening of Monday, January 19th, students, faculty, and members from around the community came together in the Shaw Center to acknowledge and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and all his many contributions. After a lovely meal ... Read More »

Talking Dog is a Success in the Theatre Department


The Graceland University Theatre department put on yet another fantastic play November 20-23. The play was Sylvia, by A.R. Gurney, and was directed by a guest director, David Shelton. Shelton is a professor emeritus at the University of Florida who spent time at Graceland this winter to inspire the actors and actresses of Sylvia. The unique and humorous play took ... Read More »

Cut To That


The GU Players Improv Team put on a free show November 4th, for students looking to lighten up their Tuesday night with some original comedic wit. The show lasted about an hour, and included all kinds of different skits and scenarios, fabricated on the spot by members of the improv team (with a little help from the audience). Some of ... Read More »

The First Band Concert of the School Year


If you spent Thursday, October 23 evening anywhere but the Shaw Center, you missed out. The Symphonic Band held their “Joyful Sounds” concert and played “Estactic Fanfare”, “Sheltering Sky,” “Noisy Wheels,” “Danzon,” and three movements of Vaughn Williams. According to Angela Bradford, flute and piccolo player, those who missed the concert “missed out on hearing the new GU symphonic band ... Read More »

This Year’s Homecoming Play is a Must See!


Each year, one the highlights of the homecoming activities is the homecoming play. This year, Graceland University actors are showcasing Into the Woods, a musical by Stephen Sondheim. The musical is a unique take on traditional fairy tales, and is directed by Gary Heisserer. The play begins when a baker and his wife learn they have been cursed with childlessness. The witch ... Read More »

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