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CSU Theatre staff recognized by KCACTF for support of students

According to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival region 7 newsletter, the HORACE ROBINSON/JACK WATSON AWARD is awarded to faculty/staff who show dedication and support for their students, going above and beyond the normal duties expected of university faculty. At the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region VII conference, hosted by […]


In Memory: Robert Franklin Nisbett

Robert Franklin Nisbett, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in North Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, Nov. 25. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Ellen Nisbett; his daughter Tamara Di Pasquallucci; son Heath Nisbett; four grandchildren; and his younger brother David Nisbett. Robert Nisbett was born on August 12, 1937, in Niles, Ohio. […]


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‘The Samuel Beckett Experience’ cuts deeper than absurdity

By Scott Powell; Reprinted with permission from the Rocky Mountain Collegian It’s easy to be intimidated by Samuel Beckett. He’s the kind of playwright who, to the general public, has largely devolved into nothing more than a sneering inside joke among elitist members of the theater world — the kind of playwright often name-dropped at […]


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Cabaret, the musical, opens this week at the UCA

The Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents Cabaret, the musical composed by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb. The play opens on Nov. 8 at the University Center for the Arts and runs through Nov. 17. The production is directed and choreographed by Noah Racey by Noah Racey with musical […]


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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare opens at the UCA this weekend

Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream If the merriment being experienced by the actors and crew in rehearsing the show is any indication, audiences will love CSU’s upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William […]


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Theatre Director Price Johnston receives national URTA award

Dear Associate Professor Price Johnston, On behalf of the University Resident Theatre Association, I would like to congratulate you on being selected to receive an URTA Excellence Award in Undergraduate Training. You have been selected in the area of Projection/Media Design. The URTA Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding work of individuals and institutions whose students […]


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British one-act operas bring varied emotions to the University Center for the Arts in April

We caught up with the director of CSU’s Ralph Opera Program, Tiffany Blake, to find out more about the upcoming presentation of two highly contrasting one-act operas by British composers, The Wandering Scholar by Gustav Holst and Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The composers were dead friends and both operas premiered in the 1930s. […]


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Harp student wins American Harp Society award

CSU harp student Abigail Enssle has won the Anne Adams Awards of the American Harp Society that took place at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana last week. The student of harp professor Courtney Hershey Bresh was selected into the semi-final round with an unprecedented 24 other competitors representing 15 schools, and advanced to the final […]


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Heather Bellotti receives the 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is proud to announce that Heather Bellotti, office manager for the School, has received Colorado State University’s 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes meritorious and outstanding achievement in job skills and service to the University by State Classified employees. In her nomination of Heather, Music Therapy Professor Blythe […]


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Appropriate: New play at CSU considers when is it suitable to take for one’s benefit

“Light abandons us and a darkness replaces it.” Instantly, a billion cicadas begin trilling in the dense, velvety void. ~ Prologue, Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Drenched in historic and relevant themes dealing with race relations and suppressed emotions, Colorado State University Theatre’s daring play is fairly new and being performed in the region for the first […]