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Drake University Theatre presents spring musical ‘Into the Woods’

Drake University Theatre presents spring musical ‘Into the Woods’

Drake University Theatre will present its upcoming musical Into the Woods April 1–3 at 7:30 p.m. and April 4 at 2 p.m. Performances will be streamed live, in real-time, to an in-person audience in the William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre. Performances are limited to only Drake fine arts students. Fine arts students can reserve a...

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Drake University Theatre to perform ‘Songs for a New World’ virtually

Drake University Theatre to perform ‘Songs for a New World’ virtually

Drake University will stream its long-awaited online musical Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown Feb. 25–March 11. The performance can be viewed for $2 plus a streaming fee. Watch video.  Songs for a New World was originally scheduled to debut in Spring 2020, but due to COVID-19, rehearsals were delayed until this year.   Due to the pandemic, Drake Theatre reimagined how students rehearse and perform Songs for a New World while maintaining students’ well-being.   Although the cast will not be performing live to a large in-person audience, the production was recorded through a single camera for...

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New way to enjoy Drake University events at home

New way to enjoy Drake University events at home

Tune in to Front Row at Drake every Thursday night to connect and witness the talents of Drake students, faculty, and staff Starved for collegiate sports, music, or art? Drake University is bringing them to you every Thursday night with the new Front Row at Drake series. Tomorrow night, Dec. 3, 2020, the University will...

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Drake University Theatre to present Othello virtually

Drake University Theatre to present Othello virtually

This fall, the Drake University Theatre Department will present its first virtual mainstage production of The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, actors will perform Othello in an empty Performing Arts Hall, and post video of the performance to the DrakeUTheatre YouTube channel. The performance recording...

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Drake ranked among top universities in the nation in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking

Drake ranked among top universities in the nation in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking

Drake University is one of the nation’s leading universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The 2021 edition of Best Colleges places Drake 124th among 389 of the nation’s most elite private and public doctoral institutions, advancing six spots from last year’s rankings. This is the second year U.S. News...

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Keys to Excellence Presents Mattia Ometto

Keys to Excellence Presents Mattia Ometto

Italian pianist Mattia Ometto will present the upcoming concert of the 2019–2020 season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The performance will feature the following works by Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy, Mario Pagotto, and Nikolai Medtner. Ometto will also...

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Keys to Excellence features Drake University professor

Keys to Excellence features Drake University professor

Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, will present the next concert of the 2019–2020 season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission free. The performance features the following works: FRANZ SCHUBERT: Sonata in D Major, D. 850JOHANNES BRAHMS: Klavierstücke, Op....

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Drake University Theatre presents “Pippin” Nov. 21–24

Drake University Theatre presents “Pippin” Nov. 21–24

Drake University students are getting a chance to grow and strengthen their acrobatic skills in the extravagant and magical musical, Pippin. Pippin, directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Erin Horst, runs Thursday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Performing Arts Hall of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances will start at 7:30...