The Missouri Baptist University Theatre Department is performing their next musical about schoolchildren with schoolchildren in mind by partnering with local Confluence Academy and their three campuses, and hosting a book fair this week in the Art Gallery at MBU.
Sabrina Furman (center) stars as the title character in Missouri Baptist University’s performance of “Junie B. Jones, the Musical,” which runs this Thursday through Sunday in the Pillsbury Chapel. Photos by Madison Coumerilh
Fresh off of wrapping up “The Drowning Girls,” the Theatre Department at Missouri Baptist University began rehearsals on their next production, Lawrence Kasha and David Landay’s “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” which opens this Thursday.
Left to right, Maddie Cook, Evan Clawson, Sophie Karase, Michael Cox, Claire Baur, Nathanael Pezzo, Kaylin Penninger, Greg Carr II, Sabrina Furman, Bradley Bliven, Haley Clegg, Gavin Young, Jenny Duncan and Will Launsby perform in the musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” in the Pillsbury Chapel, which runs this Thursday through Sunday. Photos by Hamin Lee
“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
Following beloved fairytale characters like Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood, “Into the Woods” is a fun, fast-paced musical that challenges the audience to consider moral questions about good and evil as small, hidden elements of the Gospel message propel the story.
Photo and gallery by McKenzie Sheehy
Cassie Sampley (left) and Nathanael Pezzo (right) act out a scene during a dress rehearsal leading up to the premiere of “Into the Woods” on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Additional shows run on Friday and Saturday at the same time with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday.