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Dance is more than art for LJ Brodie – it’s a way to live out his mission

Dance is more than art for LJ Brodie – it’s a way to live out his mission

By on January 11, 2021 in ACU Theatre, Features with 0 Comments

The conviction that art can challenge, bless and inspire motivates everything LJ Brodie (’21) does. The senior musical theatre major from Mesquite, Texas, who will be the first graduate from ACU Theatre’s dance program, has been blessing others through performances since childhood, from work on his church’s step team to theatre in high school, and […]

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Paris ballet dancer, Abilene native Alex Maryianowski teaches ACU theatre workshop

Paris ballet dancer, Abilene native Alex Maryianowski teaches ACU theatre workshop

By on October 21, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

COVID-19 shutdowns around the world brought ballet dancer Alex Maryianowski from performing with the Paris Opera Ballet back to his hometown of Abilene, and Abilene Christian University students were the beneficiaries of that pandemic side effect, as he offered a guest workshop Tuesday in ACU’s Department of Theatre. Maryianowski visited as a guest artist in […]

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Abilene Shakespeare Festival to feature alternating plays

Abilene Shakespeare Festival to feature alternating plays

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU Theatre with 0 Comments

Abilene Shakespeare Festival returns in June with two shows playing on alternate nights. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by retired theatre professor Gary Varner, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. June 18, 20 and 26 in Fulks Theatre, with a talkback session following the June 26 performance. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a […]

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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 Alumni News, Features

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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10 Questions with Broadway actor Ben Jeffrey

10 Questions with Broadway actor Ben Jeffrey

By on October 22, 2015 in 10 Questions, Alumni News, Features, Series with 0 Comments

One of Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished young graduates is Ben Jeffrey (’06), who has played Pumbaa in Broadway’s The Lion King since 2010. Jeffrey will be performing a one-man show, 1,700 Miles to Broadway, on Nov. 10, as the fall semester Lights Up! event to raise funds for the Department of Theatre. What can someone in the […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Ted Starnes

ACU Remembers: Dr. Ted Starnes

By on December 9, 2014 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Dr. Ted Duncan Starnes (’55), former Abilene Christian University theatre technical director and director of university events, died Dec. 7, 2014, in Abilene, Texas, at age 81, following a 38-year career in higher education at ACU and Pepperdine University. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Hillcrest Church of […]

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