Music Theatre and Dance Department

'Victors of Character' makes GVSU theater debut with livestream performances timed for viewing by K-12 students

The first performances start on March 5. The play explores a key moment for President Gerald R. Ford and an African American teammate on the University of Michigan's football team.

Mar 3, 2021

Virtual theater, take a bow: Three-show run entertained audiences, reinforced spirit of live productions

The GVNext series following the virtual production of "The Revolutionists" wraps up after successful performances.

Nov 19, 2020

Service milestones: three people recognized for 45, 50 years at GVSU

During the university's 60th anniversary, three people are recognized for 45 or 50 years of service: Gregg Dimkoff, professor of finance; Roger Ellis, professor of theater; and Robert Beasecker, curator of rare books and distinguished collections for University Libraries.

Nov 17, 2020

Virtual theater, showtime: Behind-the-scenes team keeps 'ambitious' production on track

The team managing technology, costuming and more for the virtual presentation of 'The Revolutionists' has adapted to incorporating never-done-before elements into a live production.

Nov 8, 2020

Virtual theater, the rehearsals: Character development and technology adjustments both take center stage

Technology work is usually reserved toward the end of the rehearsal period for a theater production. But for a virtual production such as "The Revolutionists," early attention to technology is a must. GVNext is following the virtual production from preparation to performance.

Oct 28, 2020

Marching forward: Laker Marching Band season means some mainstays, fewer performances, same passion

Band leaders and members are rolling through a season of adjustments with their same pride.

Oct 6, 2020

Livestream performances continue a vital part of learning for Music, Theatre and Dance students

Live performances not only showcase work but give student performers an opportunity to learn how to manage the stress of being in the spotlight.

Oct 1, 2020

Virtual theater, the auditions: Student performers strive to stand out from a Zoom computer screen

GVNext will follow the theater program's virtual production of "The Revolutionists" from preparation to performance.

Sep 24, 2020

GVSU summer camp season altered, but some organizers finding ways to continue

Several camps are offering virtual opportunities for K-12 students.

Jul 2, 2020