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Theatre arts is all about the big moment when the curtain rises on your dream performance. The more you perform, the more experience you get. Here are just a few of the theatre arts performances students have created at Texas Wesleyan.

The best part about theatre arts is getting to explore all the individual components of production that go into making a show. You’ll take what you learn in class and apply it in a real theatrical setting with Theatre Wesleyan, yet another jewel in Texas Wesleyan’s performing arts crown.   

But don’t just take our word for it. Check out a few of the performances and projects that our students have been involved in at Texas Wesleyan.   

Played the hits in a jukebox musical 

Texas Wesleyan students performed a bevy of rock hits for Oh, What a Night!, a jukebox musical that ran for 90 minutes. Jukebox musicals like Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, and American Idiot are increasingly popular on Broadway and across the country – and a great way to sharpen your vocal performance skills. The production was also live streamed – so friends could watch students on stage from across the world.  

Examined ideas about race and culture in America 

Portraits in Black was a collection of monologues about Black life written to shine a light on the Black experience in Modern America. Julissa Norment, junior cast member, created content for the performance. “Having the opportunity to showcase my work has been a dream come true,” Norment said. “I’m low-key having my Lin-Manuel Miranda moment.”   

Performed a live drive-in radio play  

Texas Wesleyan theatre arts students got creative during the pandemic – including performing Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play. The double-feature live-radio play included versions of The Lodger and Sabotage, two of director Alfred Hitchcock’s early films. The project even featured vintage commercials and a drive-in movie style. Creativity is always center stage – no matter what happens.  

Reinterpreted The Simpsons 

Yes, you read that right! In Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, a group of survivors came together after the collapse of civilization to re-enact a classic episode of The Simpsons. The results asked bigger questions about memory, community, art and the role of myths in our society. 

Ready to dip your toes into Theatre Wesleyan? Learn more about our theatre program and start getting the hands-on experience you need for a successful career in theatre arts. 

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