“The Drowning Girls,” the first show in MBU Theatre’s 2021-22 season, will open this Thursday with hopes of bringing awareness to the frightening reality of domestic abuse.
Maddie Cook, Victoria Zilke and Haley Clegg rehearse for MBU Theatre’s performance of “The Drowning Girls,” which opens this Thursday. Photo courtesy of MBU Theatre
For the first time in the school’s history, Missouri Baptist University hosts a church geared toward college students, called College Park Church, which began meeting weekly on campus Aug. 23, 2020, and this summer approaches its one-year anniversary.
Myranda Kenshalo, Nathanael Pezzo and Lindsey Peters are part of the College Park Church worship team that lead the congregation on Sundays. Photo by Madisyn House
MBU’s Service Day is dedicated to bringing together faculty, staff and students to demonstrate the grace and mercy of Christ by serving others. The MBU community had the opportunity to package meals for Meals for a Million to feed families in need throughout Missouri, stuff bears for hospitalized children with Sharing Smiles and donate their lightly used shoes to the less fortunate in Haiti.
Photos by Dylan White
Lindsey Peters, founder of the charity Sharing Smiles, talks to fellow MBU students while making a stuffed bear. Peters began Sharing Smiles in 2008 when she was 8 years old to spread the joy of God to children in local hospitals. Click on the photos in the gallery to see larger images.
After flying through Chicago, theatre students landed in South Dakota for a conference where they competed for scholarships, auditioned for professional companies, attended workshops, saw shows from other universities and networked with theatre professionals from across the nation.
Photo by Tyler Gruen
Rebekah Side, a senior theatre and mathematics major from Chesterfield, participates in a quarterstaff stage combat workshop during the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival earlier in the semester in South Dakota. The workshop taught students how to safely use staff weapons in theatrical fight scenes.
Missouri Baptist University’s Theatre Department is bringing the classic Broadway musical, “Anything Goes,” to the stage this week, opening Thursday and running through the weekend, as the fourth show in MBU Theatre’s 2018-19 season.
Photo by Shelby Boos
Rehearsals have been ramping up and wrapping up in the past couple of weeks as “Anything Goes” opens Thursday in the MBU Chapel, running through the weekend.