Fine Arts

December 4, 2014
Story notes that Kate Oberreich and fellow art students got together to draw during her days at Ball State, but they didn't call it a "Monster Drawing Rally." "It was, 'Come hang out in my dorm room,' " said Oberreich, a 2005 BSU graduate who is part of the rally roster.
November 30, 2014
The story notes that if the team behind "The Circus in Winter" has its way (and if enough money can be raised and script kinks worked out), the Ball State University-incubated musical might be the first Tony award winner conceived as a collaborative class project.
Note: Associated Press distributed the story from the Indianapolis Business Journal to news media across the country, including the Washington Times.
November 22, 2014
Story reviews "The Circus in Winter."
November 10, 2014
Story cites Sutton Foster, who received an honorary doctorate from Ball State. She also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.
November 4, 2014
Story notes that "The Circus in Winter" started as a student project at Ball State in 2010, but it moved on to a regional theater festival in Illinois -- where it won seven awards -- and then was chosen for the 2012 Festival of New Musicals in New York City.
Note: This story was shared by several media outlets in the Northeast, including the CT Post and Danbury News-Times.
October 27, 2014
The story features John Fishell, who teaches music media and production at Ball State .
October 22, 2014
Story notes the new musical's book was written by Beth Turcotte, a Ball State theater professor, and the play was originally developed by students participating in the Spring 2010 Virginia C. Ball seminar led by Turcotte.
October 16, 2014
Source: CT Now
Story notes that the show, based on the 2005 novel by Cathy Day, was devised through an interdisciplinary study program at Ball State.
October 2, 2014
Story notes that in 2011 she received an honorary doctorate from Ball State where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.
September 19, 2014
The story features Sutton Foster, who has received an honorary doctorate from Ball State where she also is on faculty as a teacher in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
September 10, 2014
Associated Press distributed this story, which originated with The Star-Press, to media outlets across the state and nation, including the Houston (Texas) Chronicle and San Francisco (Calif.) Chronicle.
August 13, 2014
Source: Examiner
Story features Dancer/singer/actor Alexa “Allie” Dietz, of Zionsville, Ind.
July 28, 2014
Story says that Circus in Winter was originally developed at Ball State University by students participating in the Spring 2010 Virginia C. Ball seminar led by Beth Turcotte.
July 26, 2014
Feature story about Ball State's musical festival.
July 15, 2014
Ball State University's Department of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Muncie Civic Theatre, will present the inaugural BSU Discovery New Musical Theater Festival this weekend.
July 7, 2014
Ball State University is luring artists to Muncie from as far away as Los Angeles and New York with the launch of a national musical theater festival and ambitions to produce the next great American musical.
June 25, 2014
Source: Star Press
Feature story on camp at Ball State.
June 11, 2014
Richmond Palladium-Item: 'Musica in Situ' on Saturday
Ball State faculty, students are featured.
May 7, 2014
Star Press: Theater prof takes over Virgiana Ball Center
Source: Star Press
Theater professor, Jen Blackmer, becomes director of Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry.
April 5, 2014
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Ball State faculty member is featured.
November 12, 2013
Sutton Foster Donames Original Painting to Theatre Lab for Scholarship Funding
This year, the Theatre Lab of Dramatic Arts worked towards raising scholarship funding for their cabaret benefit, which was held on Nov 10. Sutton Foster and her agent Jen Lamy decided to get involved and help them raise more money than ever before. Since she performed on "Star Search" at age 15, she has appeared in numerous television shows, including, most recently, "Bunheads," and also "Johnny and the Sprites," "Flight of the Conchords," "Sesame Street," "Law & Order: SVU," and "Royal Pains." In 2011 she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Ball State University where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.
November 12, 2013
Tiara Thomas To Join K. Michelle On The BET Music Matters Rebellious Soul Tour
Source: PR Newswire
Singer, songwriter Tiara Thomas will be joining K. Michelle and Sevyn Streeter on the BET Music Matters Rebellious Soul Tour. Tiara's set will include songs off her recently released EP, Dear Sallie Mae. Indianapolis native, Tiara Thomas, has been singing since her childhood and writing since the day she was given her first guitar by her father at age twelve. Years of hard work afforded Tiara the opportunity to attend Ball State University where she was able to develop her musical talents. She recently found success as a featured vocalist on Wale's #1 Urban Billboard hit single "Bad" that she co-wrote. Tiara is signed to Rico Love's Division 1 label.
Note: PR Newswire and Associated Press distributed this story to news and information outlets across the country.
November 3, 2013
Emens entering 50th year creating history
Source: Star Press
Muncie's Reel History: Emens Auditorium was a project made possible 50 years ago by Ball State University and the City of Muncie. Since then, the community has enjoyed entertainment from around the globe.
October 9, 2013
Cynda Williams returns to Muncie Civic for dream role
Source: Star Press
Williams, a graduate of Ball State University’s theater department, said it was a call from a dear friend that drew her back to community theater.
October 1, 2013
Broadway star Sutton Foster set to debut at Palladium on behalf of ATI
Source: Examiner
Besides the ATI benefit at the Palladium in Carmel, Sutton just happens to have yet another connection to Indiana, proving that, indeed, the theater world is small. Foster is associated with Ball State University. In fact, she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from BSU where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance. Foster says that this year she is conducting a 15-week Skype course with 11 musical theater seniors. It’s a cabaret course based around the music of Irving Berlin. “Basically I call in and the students sing for me. At the end of the semester we’ll perform a cabaret show that is completely created by the students. I’ll be there for that. I try to get to campus at least once a year but most of the time it is once a semester.”
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