Theatre Department News

University Recognized as 2018-19 Christian College of Distinction

COD 2018For the eighth consecutive year, Belhaven University was named a 2018-19 Christian College of Distinction. ... | Read Full Article

School of the Arts on Display for Discover Day

Arts Discover Day 2018Arts Discover Day on November 9 will give potential students a look into what makes Belhaven the premier Christian arts university. ... | Read Full Article

Musical White Christmas Brings the Screen to the Stage

Musical White Christmas Brings the Screen to the StageBased on the timeless film, White Christmas will premiere at Belhaven’s Blackbox Theatre on Friday, November 2. ... | Read Full Article

Registration Open for Spring 2019 Semester

Spring Registration 2018Traditional students can register the week of October 22-26 and plan their 2019 Spring Semester at Belhaven University. ... | Read Full Article

U.S. News and World Report Names Belhaven Best Value 2019

U.S. News and World Report Name Belhaven Best Value 2019U.S. News and World Report awarded Belhaven the prestigious title of 2019 Best Value for Regional Universities. ... | Read Full Article

Broadway Lyricist Shares Expertise with Theatre Students

Mindi DicksteinThe Dramatist Guild Foundation’s Traveling Masters Program selected Belhaven University to be the first college in the state of Mississippi to receive a free visit by a professional theatre writer. ... | Read Full Article

October Discover Day Planned for High Schoolers

Discover Day October 2018The University’s next Discover Day of the semester is October 19, 2018. ... | Read Full Article

Ezekiel to Feature Original Play and Music

EzekielEzekiel is a devised collaboration featuring original theatre and music compositions from students and faculty in Belhaven’s Theatre Department and Music Department. ... | Read Full Article

These Shining Lives to Premiere at Belhaven

These Shining LivesThe inspirational play, These Shining Lives, will premiere September 26 at Belhaven’s Blackbox Theatre. ... | Read Full Article

Mississippi’s Most Selective College is Belhaven

Most Selective 2018 Belhaven University is Mississippi’s Most Selective College according to Business Insider. ... | Read Full Article

U.S. News Honors Belhaven with Best Regional University Award

U.S. News Best Regional 2018U.S. News & World Report released their 2019 Best Colleges list and awarded Belhaven University a top ranking for best regional university in the South. ... | Read Full Article

The Arts Come Alive this Semester at Belhaven

Arts Ablaze Fall 2018The arts are thriving at Belhaven University, and this semester will feature some of the best productions, concerts and exhibitions, happening right in the heart of Jackson. ... | Read Full Article

Eight New Professors Begin First Semester at Belhaven

New Faculty 2018Belhaven welcomed eight new professors to the University. These top professors come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wealth of knowledge ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Releases New Issue of Tartan Magazine

Belhaven Tartan 2018The newest issue of the Belhaven University Tartan Magazine is now available in a digital format. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

2018-2019 College of DistinctionBelhaven was awarded the title 2018-2019 College of Distinction for its continued dedication to quality higher education. ... | Read Full Article

2018 Welcome Week to Launch New Semester at Belhaven

Welcome Week 2018Belhaven’s Welcome Week is August 24, 2018, and will kick-off the semester for new freshmen and transfer students with a week packed full of exciting events. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Presents 1776 To Celebrate America’s Independence

1776Belhaven’s Theatre Department will present the critically-acclaimed and award-winning musical 1776. This production, happening July 6-7, 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Transfer Orientation Day to Welcome Students

transfer orientation 2018New transfer students will prepare for their first semester during Belhaven’s Transfer Orientation Day on June 4, 2018. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven To Host High School Juniors

Junior Day 2018High school juniors and their parents are invited to Belhaven University’s Junior Day on Friday, April 13, 2018. ... | Read Full Article

Shakespeare's Timeless Comedy Comes to Belhaven

A Midsummer Night's DreamShakespeare's classic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream will premiere at Belhaven's Blackbox Theatre, April 20-21, 25-28. ... | Read Full Article

Student Awarded First Place in Playwriting Competition

Makenzie MitchellMackenzie Mitchell, a double major in theatre and creative writing, won the Mississippi Theatre Association’s 2018 Adult Playwriting Competition Award. ... | Read Full Article

High School Students Discover Belhaven College Life

Discover Day 2018The University’s next Discover Day of the semester is March 2, 2018. This special day is set aside for interested high school students who will get an inside look into college life at Belhaven. ... | Read Full Article

Little Women The Musical Brings Big Tunes, Great Story

Little WomenLittle Women The Musical  will premiere at Belhaven’s Blackbox Theatre. This timeless, captivating story from the Belhaven Theatre Department is brought to life with music ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Earns Two Awards for Christian Higher Education

Two Christian Higher Education Awards Earned by BelhavenBelhaven University was honored with two notable awards for its dedication to Christian higher education. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named National, State College of Distinction

college of distinction 2017-18By demonstrating continued dedication to quality educational practices, Belhaven University has been named a national and state 2017-2018 College of Distinction. ... | Read Full Article

Students Explore the Arts at Upcoming Discover Day

arts discover day 2017 fall Arts Discover Day is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven's thriving School of the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

Reimagined Play, Don Quixote, Premieres at Belhaven

Don QuixoteThe famous novel Don Quixote will come to the stage on November 15, 2017. This devised theatre production, created by director Joe Frost and Belhaven’s Theatre Department ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named One of America’s 100 Best College Buys

Belhaven Named One of 100 Best College Buys in AmericaBelhaven University is one of only a 100 universities in the country to receive the distinction of America’s 100 Best College Buys. ... | Read Full Article

Enchanting Musical, Into the Woods, Premieres at Belhaven

Into the WoodsTInto the Woods, considered by many as a modern musical masterpiece, will premiere at the Blackbox Theatre on October 20, 2017. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Theatre Presents The Glass Menagerie

The Glass MenagerieTennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie will premiere at Belhaven’s Barber Auditorium September 27-30, 2017. ... | Read Full Article

Theatre Event Features 24 Hours of Original Works

Theatre Event Features 24 Hours of Original WorksBelhaven’s 24-Hour Theatre Event is this Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre. ... | Read Full Article

Students Recognized for Special Achievements

Students Recognized for Special AchievementsOn May 12, the annual Belhaven Baccalaureate Service celebrated the special achievements of graduating seniors. ... | Read Full Article

Theatre Majors Learn From Broadway's Best

Broadway Guest Some of Broadway’s brightest stars were on the Belhaven campus this semester, sharing valuable knowledge and giving expert advice to theatre majors. ... | Read Full Article

The Music Man Premieres at Belhaven

The Music ManSix-time, Tony Award-winning musical The Music Man is coming to Belhaven. This wickedly funny, warm and romantic comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957. ... | Read Full Article

Sketching The Soul Tells Heart-Warming Story

Sketching The SoulThe premiere of Sketching The Soul from Belhaven’s Theatre Department is on March 30, 2017, in the Barber Auditorium. This new production is about Chelsea Logan, an artist conflicted by her rising fame and her Amish upbringing. ... | Read Full Article

Mayfair Ma Chére Premieres at Belhaven

Mayfair Ma Chere Premieres at BelhavenThe Mayfair Affair story continues with a new original prequel, Mayfair Ma Chère, premiering February 17 in the Blackbox Theatre. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Arts Come Alive This Semester

Arts Ablaze Spring 2017The arts are thriving at Belhaven University, and this semester will feature some of the best productions, concerts and exhibitions, happening right in the heart of Jackson. ... | Read Full Article

Discover Day Features Arts Programs at Belhaven

Arts Discover Day 2016Arts Discover Day is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven's thriving School of the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

The White Snake Premieres At Belhaven

The White SnakeA classic Chinese fable comes to life with Mary Zimmerman’s The White Snake. This new production by Belhaven’s Theatre Department will premiere in the Blackbox Theatre on November 11, 2016. ... | Read Full Article

The 39 Steps Premieres at Belhaven

The 39 StepsThe Belhaven Theatre Department is bringing Alfred Hitchcock’s classic masterpiece The 39 Steps to the stage. ... | Read Full Article

Big Fish, The Musical Premieres at Belhaven

Big FishThe Belhaven Theatre Department is bringing the film Big Fish to the stage. The new Broadway musical will premiere in the Blackbox Theatre on September 28, 2016. ... | Read Full Article

Concerts, Exhibitions, Productions Happening this Semester

Arts Ablaze Fall 2016The arts are thriving at Belhaven University, and this semester will feature some of the best productions, concerts and exhibitions happening right in the heart of Jackson. ... | Read Full Article

Little Shop of Horrors Debuts to Delight

Describe Image HereMusical hilarity will ensue with the debut of Little Shop of Horrors, the sci-fi smash hit about a man-eating plant. ... | Read Full Article

Doctor Faustus Debuts at Belhaven Theatre

Doctor FaustusThe suspenseful drama Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe will debut at Belhaven University’s Blackbox Theatre on February 24-27. ... | Read Full Article

‘Night Mother Premieres at Belhaven Theatre

'night Mother The Belhaven Theatre Department will present the emotionally captivating play ‘night Mother on February 4 in the Barber Auditorium. ... | Read Full Article

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Arts Discover Day 2015Arts Discover Day on November 13 is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven's thriving School of the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

Shrek The Musical Debuts at Belhaven

Shrek The Musical PosterThe Belhaven Theatre Department is bringing all of the beloved characters you know and love from film to stage with the premiere of Shrek the Musical. ... | Read Full Article

Doubt  Premieres at Belhaven Theatre

Doubt Thumbnail ImageThe Belhaven Theatre Department is launching the 2015-2016 season with Pulitzer Prize winning play, ... | Read Full Article

Arts Ablaze Fall 2015

Arts Ablaze Fall 2015The arts are thriving at Belhaven University, and this season for Arts Ablaze is one of the most anticipated.  Throughout the year, some of the best productions, concerts, and exhibitions are happening right in the heart of Jackson. ... | Read Full Article

Saint Pe’ Donates Film Library to Theatre Dept.

Edward St. Pe Film Library Thumbnail ImageEdward Saint Pe’ ‘99 generously donated a 450-film library to Belhaven theatre students, giving the department a valuable teaching tool. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Theatre Department Release 2015-16 Season Lineup

Theatre Image ThumbnailThe Belhaven University Theatre Department is taking college theatrical arts to another level in Jackson with the release of their upcoming productions for the 2015-16 fall season. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Announces New Professor of Musical Theatre

Describe Image HereBelhaven University will welcome Dr. David Sollish as the new Associate Professor of Musical Theatre. He has worked with the best and brightest from Broadway and Hollywood ... | Read Full Article

Alum Excels in Physical Theatre Group

Describe Image HereJonathan Lowery (’06), a Belhaven University theatre alum, is utilizing physical theatre to push the boundaries of dramatic arts. After graduating, he did an internship with PUSH Physical Theatre ... | Read Full Article

2015 Belhaven Theatre Festival 

Describe Image HereThe annual Belhaven Theatre Festival begins next week and each day of the week will offer theatrical events from featured guest artists, student-initiated performances, staged readings and senior recitals ... | Read Full Article

The Descent/Lifted Me to Premiere at Belhaven

Describe Image HereBelhaven Theatre Department’s The Descent/Lifted Me will premiere April 15 in the Blackbox Theatre. Associate Professor of Theatre Joseph Frost and cast members explored the genre of devised theatre and ... | Read Full Article

Theatre Department to Perform Godspell

Godspell Promotion PosterThe Belhaven Theatre Department's Godspell will premiere on this Saturday, February 21 and then resume on February 25-28. ... | Read Full Article

Night of One Acts To Spotlight Short Plays

Desribe Image HereThe Belhaven Theatre Department is pleased to present its annual Night of One Acts at 7:30 p.m. on November 20-21 at the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts ... | Read Full Article

Tartuffe Premieres at Belhaven’s Blackbox Theatre

Desribe Image HereThe Belhaven University Theatre Department’s production of the French comedy Tartuffe by Moliere will premiere on November 12-15. “Tartuffe is the best of all worlds - a beautiful script, gorgeous costumes and  ... | Read Full Article

Arts Discover Day 2014

Desribe Image HereArts Discover Day on November 14 will give future students a sneak peek into Belhaven University's thriving School of the Arts. This day is an important step for students deciding on a career in the arts  ... | Read Full Article

Advance Registration: October 27 - 31

Before you know it Belhaven’s 2015 Spring Semester will be here. Advance Registration will be held October 27 - 31 and will help you plan your spring, summer or fall 2015 semester at Belhaven University. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Theatre Presents The God Committee

Desribe Image HereMoney, medicine and morality collide in the Belhaven Theatre Department’s play, The God Committee.  This new play, written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Joseph Frost, will debut on October 1-4  ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named College of Distinction

Desribe Image HereBelhaven University was honored for the fifth consecutive year as a College of Distinction. The 2014-2015 College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor  ... | Read Full Article

2014 Belhaven University Honors Convocation

Theatre Image Thumbnail The Belhaven University Honors Convocation awarded some of the highest academic honors to the year's top performing students on April 15, 2014 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Theatre Department Presents Last Train to Nibroc

Theatre Image ThumbnailThe play Last Train to Nibroc will debut at the Belhaven Blackbox Theatre on April 1-5 with a matinee performance at 2:00 p.m. on April 5. “Last Train to Nibroc is an old fashioned love story full of heart, humor ... | Read Full Article

Advance Registration for May and Summer Classes

Theatre Image ThumbnailA new academic term is quickly approaching and that means advance registration for May and summer classes will open on the week of March 24-28. Get an early start on planning your next term ... | Read Full Article

2014 Belhaven University Career Fair

Theatre Image ThumbnailThe 2014 Belhaven Career Fair is this Thursday, February 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center. This career fair draws top employers in the Jackson area and statewide ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named One of 33 Schools in the Nation Accredited in Four Arts

Theatre Image ThumbnailBelhaven University is one of only 33 institutions in the nation accredited in all four areas of the arts - visual art, music, theater, and dance. ... | Read Full Article

Curtains - A Musical Debuts at Belhaven University

Theatre Image ThumbnailCurtains - A Musical will debut at Belhaven’s Blackbox Theatre on February 13-22. Based on the book by Rupert Holmes and set in 1959, this musical is a backstage murder mystery ... | Read Full Article

2014 Belhaven Career Boot Camp

Theatre Image ThumbnailCareer Services is hosting its annual Belhaven Career Boot Camp for our traditional students on February 13 in the Student Center. This year’s boot camp will host ... | Read Full Article

Little Opera for Children: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Theatre Image ThumbnailBelhaven is proud to present the Little Opera for Children: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on January 17-18 at the Belhaven Concert Hall. There will be three opportunities to see this wonderful opera for children ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Awarded America’s 100 Best College Buys Title

Theatre Image Thumbnail Belhaven University is one of only a 100 universities in the country that received the distinction of America’s 100 Best College Buys. This is the eleventh consecutive year Belhaven was recognized for its ... | Read Full Article

7th Annual Evening of One Acts

The 7th Annual Evening of One Acts on November 22, 23 is an evening of original short plays from students in the Belhaven University Theatre Department. Each play is a project from ... | Read Full Article

Arts Discover Day 2013

Theatre Image ThumbnailArts Discover Day on November 15 is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven University's thriving School of the Arts. Sign up to get a full access pass and to learn more about the arts at Belhaven: ... | Read Full Article

Cabaret Night To Feature a Variety of Broadway Musicals

On November 9, the Belhaven University Theatre Department will present Cabaret Night, an evening of the some of the best musical theatre on Broadway. Cabaret Night will feature musical theatre majors performing numbers from various ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Ranked A Top Regional University in the South

U.S. News & World Report ranked Belhaven University a top regional university in the South on the 2014 Best Colleges list. Dr. Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University, said, “We are ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Theatre Department Present Johanne d'Arc

Theatre Image ThumbnailThe Belhaven Theatre Department will present the play Johanne d’Arc, reimagined and recreated by Joseph Frost and theatre students of Belhaven. This original theatre piece is directed by Joseph Frost ... | Read Full Article

Graduate School Fair and Majors Fair 2013

Theatre Image Thumbnail Belhaven’s annual Graduate School Fair on Thursday, October 24 is an opportunity for students to learn more and connect with graduate programs. The Majors Fair is the newest addition ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Theatre Department Presents Ice Island

The Belhaven University Theatre Department is proud to present Ice Island. The play will be directed by Marianne Savell, Assistant Professor of Theatre, and will open on Thursday, September 19. ... | Read Full Article

Arts Ablaze 2013-2014

Theatre Image Thumbnail The arts are thriving at Belhaven University and every year our students and faculty showcase their talents in plays, dances, music, poetry, gallery exhibits and more. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven University Named a College of Distinction

Theatre Image ThumbnailFor a fourth year, Belhaven University was honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Honors Convocation 2013

Theatre Image Thumbnail Belhaven University's Honors Convocation awarded some of the highest academic honors to the year's top performing students on April 9, 2013 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Theatre Festival 2013

Theatre Image ThumbnailThe Belhaven Theatre Department will become a hub for theatrical performances during the 3rd Annual Belhaven Theatre Festival on April 8-13. This week long festival pulls in every aspect of theatre ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Theatre Department Presents Shipwrecked!

Belhaven's Theatre department will present Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont on April 2-6 in Belhaven’s Theatre 151. This fast-paced and highly theatrical presentation of the life of Louis de Rougemont celebrates the ... | Read Full Article

Summer Arts Camp 2013

Belhaven is giving kids ages 5-13 a chance to participate in the Arts. From music and visual art to theatre and dance, the 2013 Summer Arts Camp is the perfect opportunity for each student to explore all four areas of the arts. ... | Read Full Article

Musical, The Drunkard, Debuts at Belhaven

Theatre Image ThumbnailThe Drunkard is a musical that will debut February 21 – March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belhaven Blackbox Theatre. The musical, presented by the Belhaven Theatre Department, is based on ... | Read Full Article

Theatre Students Perform and Direct in One Act Play Festival

Theatre Image ThumbnailThe 6th Annual One Act Play Festival is an evening of short plays acted, produced, written and directed by Belhaven theatre students. Students from Belhaven’s Theatre Department will showcase their creative works on November 27 and 28 ... | Read Full Article

Arts Discover Day 2012

Theatre Image ThumbnailArts Discover Day is October 26 and will give future students a sneak peek into Belhaven University's thriving School of the Arts. Learn more about the arts and get a full access pass ... | Read Full Article

Shakespeare's Henry V Will Debut at Belhaven

Theatre Image ThumbnailShakespeare is coming to Belhaven. Henry V will debut in Belhaven University’s Black Box Theatre on October 17 – 27. This play, a finale in Shakespeare's historical tragedies, is the classic tale of the rise of Britain’s heroic King Henry V. ... | Read Full Article

Victorian Thriller, Angel Street, Premieres at Belhaven Theatre 151

The play Angel Street will premiere September 25-29 at the Center for the Arts in Theatre 151. Ginny Holladay, Belhaven senior and theatre student is directing this play. It starts this coming Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. and will run for five days. ... | Read Full Article

Arts Ablaze 2012-2013

Theatre Image Thumbnail This year will be another exciting year in the arts at Belhaven University and the Arts Ablaze Calendar has a complete listing of the many art events and show you where and when they are happening. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Records Highest Enrollment in Its History

Theatre Image ThumbnailBelhaven University’s fall enrollment shattered all previous records with a total of 3,725 students across all seven campuses. This is an increase of 433 students over last year, and a one-year jump over 13%. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Welcomes New Professors

We are pleased to introduce 12 new faculty members to Belhaven University’s growing family. These professors are coming from a variety of backgrounds and have a wealth of knowledge and experience ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Theatre and Dance Students Travel to Germany for Mission Trip

Theatre Image Thumbnail The Belhaven Theatre Department took a team of students, eight theatre majors and two dance majors, to the Art Factory in Germany for a mission trip. Their trip led them to the city of Kandern. ... | Read Full Article

Honors Convocation Award Winners

Theatre Image Thumbnail Belhaven University's Annual Honors Convocation awarded some of the highest academic honors to the year's top performing students on April 10. ... | Read Full Article

2nd Annual Belhaven Theatre Festival

Theatre Image ThumbnailStudents in the Belhaven Theatre Department will present a wide range of theatrical performances at the 2nd Annual Belhaven Theatre Festival on April 10-14. ... | Read Full Article

2012 Collaborative Arts Concert

The Collaborative Arts Concert on Saturday, February 4, 2012 is the only time when several departments from the Belhaven School of the Arts combine their efforts to collaboratively create works of art in paint, music and dance. ... | Read Full Article

Everyone Knows What A Dragon Looks Like Premieres at Belhaven Pavilion

Everyone Knows What A Dragon Looks Like is a special matinee performance presented by the Belhaven Theatre Department that takes place outside at the Entergy Pavilion. ... | Read Full Article