The Lion's Roar

‘Ruddigore’ lights up the Columbia

In Act I, Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, using the pseudonym Robin Oakapple, talks to Rose Maybud. To timid to confess his love for her, Oakapple later calls upon his foster brother, Richard Dauntless, for help.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2019

Humor, love and a family curse caused a ruckus in the plot of an 1880's play. The university's Opera/Music Theatre Workshop presented "Ruddigore" on Feb 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. In this show, Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, played by Ryan Blanchfield, experiences heartbreak...

More than singing and dancing

Dr. Alissa Rowe, associate professor of voice, teaches choir to students. The Department of Music and Performing Arts offers opportunities for both music and non-music majors to perform.

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018

The Department of Music and Performing Arts boasts notable alumni like Bill Evans, a jazz pianist and a composer, and many others who hold positions in Symphony orchestra and respectable teaching positions. Jeffrey Wright, the department head, explained that both music and dance programs are included...