West Liberty University
Department of Communications - Theatre Concentration
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355 Wharton Circle
West Liberty,WV 26074
The WLU Theatre Program is part of the university’s College of Arts and Communication. As part of the Department of Music and Theatre, the program has two full-time faculty, two adjunct faculty, and numerous staff/contracted artists. The program currently offers one degree: a B.S. in Communication: Theatre. However the faculty have been developing the program to be able to offer multiple degree seeking options, including a B.A. in Theatre (with areas of emphasis) and a B.A. in Theatre Education. In addition to offering the coursework needed for graduation, the program maintains an aggressive production season. The Hilltop Players typically produce four to five main stage productions a year with opportunities for students to participate in a touring children’s theatre company and student-directed performances. The season is chosen to offer a variety of ‘styles’ of shows giving our students the chance to be well-rounded artists, regularly performing contemporary dramas, comedies, classics, musicals, holiday extravaganzas, and children’s theatre.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Meta Lasch, Michael Aulick, Jill Howard Warren
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2020-21 Season, Including Manfred Honeck, Matthias Goerne, and More!
June 01, 2020
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2020-21 season, including vocal performances from Manfred Honeck, Matthias Goerne, and more.
Andre Raphel To Conduct The Detroit Symphony Orchestra In 41st Annual Classical Roots Concert
February 15, 2019
André Raphel conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on March 8 and 9, 2019 in its annual Classical Roots Concert taking place in Orchestra Hall. The Saturday, March 9 performance will be a gala concert and a live webcast. This year's tribute honors George Walker, the esteemed composer, pianist and educator who was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1996 for Lilacs, and who passed away this past August at age 96. Composer Robert A. Harris will be a special Classical Roots Honoree. It will be the 41st year that the DSO has presented Classical Roots, honoring the achievements of African American composers.
Conductor Andre Raphel Named Conductor Laureate Of The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra
May 10, 2018
Andre Raphel, Music Director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra for the past fifteen years, was honored with the title of Conductor Laureate on Wednesday evening, May 2 at a recognition ceremony taking place in Wheeling, West Virginia. On May 18, he will conduct the Wheeling Symphony in its season finale program featuring Respighi's "Pines of Rome" and works by Dvorak, Beethoven and Richard Strauss. The concert is to be followed by a public celebration.