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Musical Theatre Workshop

Musical Theatre Major

Dawn Schluetz, Stage Director
Dr. Ian Aipperspach, Music Director
Eric Phillips, Technical Designer

General Information

Musical Theatre Workshop is designed to be a practical application in the basic skills of acting, movement, singing, stagecraft, makeup, musical theatre directing and production. Membership is by audition or invitation. OBU musical theatre productions are fully-staged and costumed productions with orchestral accompaniment. Jones Performing Arts Center serves as performance venue for these productions, and its state of the art technical capacity is ideal for a highly professional collaborative effort between the division of music and department of theatre arts. Annual performances occur the third full weekend in April.

2023 - Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins graphicThe Department of Theatre Arts in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Performing Arts will present its spring musical, “Mary Poppins,” from Thursday-Sunday, April 20-23 in Jones Performing Arts Center. Performances will begin Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at obu.edu/boxoffice.

Based on the book series “Mary Poppins” by P.L. Travers, the story follows the Banks family as they employ a new nanny, Mary Poppins, who magically shows up at their door and changes the environment of their household.

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Past Productions

2023 - Mary Poppins by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman (the Sherman Brothers); additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe

2022 - Godspell by Stephen Schwartz
2021 - Little Women by Jason Howland

2020 - CATS by Andrew Lloyd Webber (canceled due to COVID-19)
2019 - Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein
2018 - Seussical the Musical by Stephen Flaherty
2017 - Fiddler on the Roof by Bock and Harnick
2016 - Footloose by Tom Snow
2015 - Shrek, the Musical by Jeanine Tesori
2014 - Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser
2013 - Hello Dolly by Jerry Herman
2012 - The Drowsy Chaperone by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
2011 - Bye, Bye, Birdie by Charles Strouse
2010 - Seussical the Musical by Stephen Flaherty
2009 - Thoroughly Modern Millie by Jeanine Tesori
2008 - Once Upon a Mattress by Mary Rodgers
2007 - Children of Eden by Stephen Schwartz
2006 - Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein
2005 - Anything Goes by Cole Porter
2004 - She Loves Me by Bock and Harnick
2003 - South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein
2002 - Secret Garden by Lucy Simon
2001 - Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
2000 - You're a Good Man Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner
1999 - My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe
1998 - Godspell by Stephen Schwartz
1997 - Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein
1996 - The Fantasticks by Schmidt and Jones
1995 - Fiddler on the Roof by Bock and Harnick

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