Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Jacob Hemsath in his sophomore musical theatre recital on Friday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. The recital will be held in McBeth Recital Hall in Ouachita’s Mabee Fine Arts Center and is free and open to the public.
Hemsath, a musical theatre major from Wylie, Texas, earned first place in the lower college musical theatre men division and was a semifinalist in the sophomore men division at the Arkansas National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions in 2016. He also was a semifinalist in the sophomore men division and lower college musical theatre men division at the regional level in 2015.
Hemsath will open the recital with Mozart’s “Il desio di vendetta” from Lucio Sillia, followed by “Die Forelle” by Franz Schubert, “Extase” by Henri Duparc and Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein’s “Younger than Springtime” from South Pacific. Ryan Cunningham’s “But I Don’t Want to Talk about Her” from I Love You Because will close the recital.
Hemsath is a student of David Stanley, instructor of music, and Drew Hampton, assistant professor of theatre arts. He will be accompanied on piano by Kristen La Madrid, OBU staff accompanist. Mackenzie Holtzclaw, a junior musical theatre major from North Little Rock, Ark., also will assist Hemsath for a portion of the recital.
For more information, contact Ouachita’s School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.
Keen Live Monumental Movie Event
Come to the Village Lawn this Friday, Sept 30 from 8-9:30 for a film extravaganza.
Bring your hammocks, blankets, crazy creeks, etc.
We will watch three short films:
Live Monumental: Follows a road trip to unprotected wilderness across the country
The World Beneath the Rims: The story of 3 artists and their relationship with the Grand Canyon
Drawn: Jeremy Collins, artist and climber, uses live action and animation to share his literal and figurative journey as he copes with the loss of a friend.
The Climbing Center will be open from 4-8pm and 9:30-10ish.
This event is FREE and includes prize giveaways and S’MORES.
This event can be logged for the ON Campus Challenge.
The Ouachita Baptist University and Henderson State University theatre programs are partnering to produce and perform To Kill a Mockingbird. The play is adapted by Christopher Sergel from the classic novel by Harper Lee. The show will be performed Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in OBU’s Verser Theatre and Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in HSU’s Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre.
The two universities have combined both performing and technical resources to produce the gripping story of a young girl, Scout, and her brother, Jem, in Maycomb, Ala., who witness their father, Atticus, deal with racial prejudices. The siblings learn about social injustice through their father and experience the cruelty and kindness of the world for themselves.
“As an OBU student, working with the HSU theatre department has been such a special experience,” said Emma Pitts, a freshman musical theatre major from Clarksville, Ark. Pitts portrays Scout Finch in the play. “We all come from different theatre backgrounds and we can all learn something from each other. I love getting to spend time with this cast and become closer with each and every one of them through this joint production.”
“I’m excited about bringing the story to life,” said the show’s director, Dr. Claudia Beach, HSU director of theatre. “It is a story that has meant so much to me since I was a wee one. It is an important message for where we are today in the world. I am excited for seeing the story come to life and sharing it with an audience.”
“Theatre as a profession is about working well with teams making good connections wherever you go,” said Eric Phillips, chair of OBU’s Department of Theatre Arts and scenic designer for the show. “This collaboration allows students to start that process close to home with students and faculty that are close to their experience but that might have some different approaches to their craft.
“Theatre also is a community event, and coming to see this play will give people a chance to see the strong work of our joined students and faculty in a thoughtful evening of their peers telling a good story and asking some important questions about who we are as humans,” Phillips noted.
Tickets are $10 each. For the OBU performances, tickets may be purchased at www.obu.edu/boxoffice or through the Jones Performing Arts Center Box Office weekdays from 1-5 p.m. For the HSU performances, tickets can be purchased at the Arkansas Hall Box Office weekdays from 1-4 p.m. HSU reservations may be made by calling (870) 230-5037 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Ouachita and Henderson students may receive one ticket upon presentation of their student ID at the box office at either venue. For more information, call the OBU Box Office at (870) 245-5555 or the HSU Box Office at (870) 230-5291 during business hours.
Race for the Cure Fundraiser
Arkadelphia Clinic for Children and Young Adults Team (ACFCAYA)
Tickets available for bounce house, face painting and bake sale items.
BBQ plate $7.00
Hotdog plate $4.00
All proceeds go to………Susan G. Komen