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Lilac the Musical

Growing a Musical

The atmosphere of creative incubation fostered at Shenandoah Conservatory led two musical theatre students to forge a partnership and craft a musical, “Lilac,” which they unveiled to the general public at a staged reading in downtown Winchester in March. The pair – Jack Murphy ’20 (in the above photo, in the first row, wearing a […]

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Will Westray

Westray ’19 Works as Extra with ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Musical theatre major Will Westray ’19 worked six days as a paid extra on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Gilmore Girls”), the series has won eight Emmy Awards and is available on Amazon’s Prime Video web streaming service. “The overall experience was exciting because I was being exposed to so […]

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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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Alumni Successes

Roman Banks outside of the Music Box Theatre following his debut as Evan Hansen in the Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen"

Banks Debuts As Evan Hansen On Broadway

Roman Banks ’21 made history on Wednesday, Dec. 12, when he became the first person of color to play the title role in the Tony-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway.   Banks won a place in the Broadway company of the musical over the summer, and is understudy for the parts of Evan Hansen, Jared […]

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Anthony Wayne in "A Chorus Line"

Wayne ’03 Featured in ‘A Chorus Line’ at New York City Center

Anthony Wayne ’03 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre) is being featured as Richie Walters in the New York City Center production of “A Chorus Line” running Nov. 14, through Nov. 18. Visit theatermania.com/video/get-a-sneak-peek-of-a-chorus-line-at-new-york-city-center_1539.html to learn more and watch the sneak-peek video.

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