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Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

By on September 18, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Eean Cochran took five years to graduate from Abilene Christian University – and for good reason. He was getting an incredible head start on his musical theatre career. During his sophomore and junior years, Cochran was cast in Broadway tours of Dreamgirls and Bring It On, and had to juggle his coursework around his time […]

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Theatre major drawn to ACU by FilmFest, other opportunities

Theatre major drawn to ACU by FilmFest, other opportunities

By on August 15, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Ever since he was in high school, working in the film industry has been a dream for Rankin Dean Bullard. As a 12-year-old, he started making funny videos with his mom’s camera. Then, in his junior year of high school, he started acting in theatre and fell in love with it. When he was 18, […]

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Andrew Bullard (’17) | Theatre

Andrew Bullard (’17) | Theatre

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Andrew Bullard considers himself more of a sidekick than a leading man — more Donald O’Connor than Gene Kelly, to use one of his favorite movies, Singin’ in the Rain, as an example. But he’s selling himself short. The junior theatre major from Colleyville exudes a light from within, his passion for his craft so […]

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Savannah Ochran (’18) | Theatre

Savannah Ochran (’18) | Theatre

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

When Savannah Ochran (’18) added ACU to her list of schools to visit, her mother raised a simple question: “Why would you go to West Texas to study theatre?” The teenager from Tyler, Texas, wasn’t looking for just any theatre program, however. The quality it produced and opportunities it offered mattered to her, of course. […]

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Alumna finds success as New York City casting director

Alumna finds success as New York City casting director

By on January 10, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

In a move that took her from Abilene Christian University to the bustling streets of New York City, theatre graduate Ally (Bonneau ’14) Beans has stepped from her spotlight on stage to a career behind the scenes. In April, Ally joined her former boss, casting director Daryl Eisenberg, to form their own company. Eisenberg/Beans Casting […]

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Theatre alum Lara Young to headline Lights Up!

Theatre alum Lara Young to headline Lights Up!

By on October 22, 2017 in Campus News with 0 Comments

ACU Theatre graduate Lara (Seibert ’06) Young will light up the night at the Lights Up! Cabaret event Lights Up on Lara at The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene on Nov. 4. Young has starred on Broadway in Chicago (as lead Velma Kelly), Hugh Jackman: Broadway to Oz, Pippin, A Christmas Story, Big Fish, Young Frankenstein and recently as a swing in War Paint. All proceeds […]

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Homecoming 2017: The Cats are Back!

Homecoming 2017: The Cats are Back!

By on October 18, 2017 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Homecoming 2017 will take place Oct. 19-22, featuring favorite events as well as new traditions, including tailgating and the first Homecoming game in the new

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Theatre major uses African dance in outreach to children

Theatre major uses African dance in outreach to children

By on June 21, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Passion for theatre, passion for kids and a passion for her cultural heritage. Alisha Taylor found a way to combine all three as she led an African dance workshop for local children that emphasized more than just style and technique. More than 20 children attended the workshop, many of whom were from Treadaway Church of […]

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Theatre alum strives to stay true to her faith

Theatre alum strives to stay true to her faith

By on September 22, 2016 in ACU News, Alumni News

Jasmin Richardson (’09) transforms into many characters as she presents herself on international musical tours, cruise ships and most recently as the face of Clinique. But while she takes on each role, Jasmin stays genuine – faithful to herself and her convictions in the ever-changing world of performing arts. “Acting is just honesty in the […]

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ACU Remembers: Gayle Taylor

ACU Remembers: Gayle Taylor

By on October 14, 2014 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Abilene Christian University’s Chapel on the Hill for Linda Gayle Taylor, 68, who died Oct. 12 in Abilene. Taylor, who endeared herself to tens of thousands of students while working at ACU for 20 years, was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Abilene. She graduated […]

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