September 16, 2015
The Star Press: BSU a hub for playwrights, musicals?
Story notes that Ball State is earmarking $280,635 for a project called “Entrepreneurial Theatre for the 21st Century,” which will focus on training emerging playwrights, composers and other theater artists.
April 22, 2015
Examiner: Cabaret showcases 'New Generation' of performers
Story cites Ball State’s Department of Theatre and Dance.
March 28, 2015
National Public Radio: In the TV show 'Younger,' you're only 26 twice
The story links to Sutton Foster's 2012 commencement speech at Ball State, where she teaches theater.
Note: Pop Culture and Last Note also posted this story.
March 13, 2015
Broadway World: Sutton Foster makes solo Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops tonight
Story notes that Sutton Foster is on the Ball State faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.
February 25, 2015
Broadway World: Watch pilot of TV Land's Younger series, starring Sutton Foster
Story features Foster, who in 2011 received an honorary doctorate degree from Ball State where she also is on faculty and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.
January 5, 2015
South Bend Tribune: Old gas station finds new life as apartment
Story notes that Ball State faculty member John Morris has taken up residence in an 84-year-old former gas station on a street corner in downtown Muncie.
December 4, 2014
Indianapolis Star: Art is up-close and personal at Monster Drawing Rally
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
Associated Press: Ball State class project could lead to Broadway
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
Indianapolis Business Journal: Ball State-birthed musical aims for Broadway
Story reviews "The Circus in Winter."
November 10, 2014
Broadway World: First look at Tony winner Sutton Foster on TLC's Say Yes to the Dress
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
Greenwich Time: 'Circus in Winter' gets Chester try-out
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
Pro Sound Web: The box from API brings big console sound into small spaces
The story features John Fishell, who teaches music media and production at Ball State .
October 22, 2014
Broadway World: The Circus in Winter begins performances tomorrow
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
CT Now: Behind the scenes of 'Circus in Winter' at Goodspeed's Chester
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
Broadway World: Sutton Foster in Official Trailer for TV Land Series YOUNGER, Premiere Date Announced!
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
Broadway World: First look - Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff on set of new series Younger
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
Daily Reporter: This apartment's a gas: Muncie service station finds new life as home to Ball State professor
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
Examiner: Ball State student finds her voice at Jacob's Pillow
Story features Dancer/singer/actor Alexa “Allie” Dietz, of Zionsville, Ind.
July 28, 2014
Broadway World: Choreographer Spencer Liff joins Goodspeed's 'The Circus in Winter'
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
Indianapolis Business Journal: LOU'S VIEWS: Discovering a new festival--and new musicals--at Ball State
Feature story about Ball State's musical festival.
July 15, 2014
Anderson Herald-Bulletin: BSU Discovery Festival set for July 18-20
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
Broadway World: Ball State University launches national musical theater festival
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
Star Press: Long but rewarding days for Music for All musicians
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
Theater professor, Jen Blackmer, becomes director of Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry.