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2019 Senior Acting Majors

Senior Acting Majors Present Showcase, ‘Toxic’

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting class of 2019 presents “Toxic” at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in Glaize Studio Theatre. This event is free to attend, but please note graphic themes and language are present in this show. Five years after a student opened fire with automatic weapons at an exclusive private […]

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The Loaf Wins Nationals

The Loaf Rises

Shenandoah University is home to the nation’s top college comedy improv team. Shenandoah’s improv group, The Loaf, beat out 127 other teams to win the College Improv Tournament on Saturday, April 6, at the CSz Theater Chicago in Chicago. The Loaf includes acting majors Marissa Chaffee ’19, Meredith McClure ’20, Emma Norville ’19, Stanley Payne […]

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Stephen McKinley Henderson

Stephen McKinley Henderson Participates in a Three-day Residency at Shenandoah Conservatory

Award-winning Broadway, film and television actor and consummate teacher Stephen McKinley Henderson visited Shenandoah Conservatory Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18, to coach and mentor acting students, participate in a discussion with conservatory students, and host a film screening of “Fences” followed by a Q&A at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester. Henderson received […]

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Alumni Successes

Galligan Stierle

Aaron Galligan-Stierle

Aaron Galligan-Stierle (BFA – Musical Theatre, 2002), actor & freelance director/audition coach; credits include The Phantom of the Opera and Ragtime on Broadway and four seasons at Utah Shakespeare Festival.

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Spencer

J. Robert Spencer

J. Robert Spencer ’91, BFA in Musical Theatre, is a Tony Award nominated actor, independent film director, producer, and writer living in New York City. His numerous film, television and theatre credits include originating the role of Nick Massi in the Tony and Grammy Award Winning Broadway Musical Jersey Boys and the role of Dan Goodman […]

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Creative Energy

CREATIVE ENERGY Sparking Connections That Fuel the Future

On an overcast afternoon in August, a member of Shenandoah’s staff walked across Sarah’s Glen toward the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. The air reverberated with the thrum of heavy equipment breaking rock at the construction site for the new Health & Life Sciences Building. The staff member paused, listening as the clanging noise of the construction equipment transformed […]

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