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Whitworth dance and theatre programs perform in Broadway Unbound May 8

Whitworth Theatre will present its annual "Broadway Unbound" showcase performance on May 8 at 7:30 p.m. on Stage II in Cowles Auditorium. Admission for this event is $3. An annual highlight for Whitworth’s theatre department, "Broadway Unbound" draws hundreds of people from Spokane and Whitworth to witness one of the most visually and musically exciting performances of the year.

This year, participating classes involve Jazz II, Ballet II, and Musical Theatre Dance. The audience will experience three pieces that were presented at the American College Dance Association Conference at the University of Northern Colorado this March. Two of these pieces were choreographed by students of Whitworth’s dance minor program, Brooke Grissom, ’15, and Danica Beschta, ’16. Additionally, the Acting I and II and Performance Theory classes will also be performing.

“We’re extremely excited to show off the hard work that goes into preparing this event,” Whitworth Dance Program Director Karla Folkins Parbon says. ”This event exposes the Whitworth and Spokane communities to the exceptional work and talent of our student performing artists, as well as to the skills of the theatre and dance program faculty.”

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Kim Dawson, theatre program assistant, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3707 or kdawson@whitworth.edu.

Lucas Beechinor, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or lbeechinor@whitworth.edu.

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Whitworth to begin construction on Cowles Music Center this summer
Whitworth University’s board of trustees voted to begin construction on the Cowles Music Center, with an anticipated start date of July 1. Construction is currently scheduled to be completed by August 2016, giving the music department time to move into the new space and begin utilizing it for the 2016-17 academic year. More...

Whitworth Board of Trustees renames East Hall in honor of Walt Oliver
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Whitworth appoints new occupants to endowed chairs
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First female senior minister of NYC’s Riverside Church to speak at Whitworth April 9
The Rev. Amy Butler, senior minister of the historic Riverside Church in New York City, will deliver a lecture, “Wishful Thinking: Diversity, Community and the Future of the Church,” on April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Hixson Union Building’s Multipurpose Room. Butler’s Whitworth lecture is sponsored by the university’s political science, women’s and gender studies, and U.S. cultural studies departments. The lecture is free and open to the public. More...

Whitworth Hawaiian Club presents 45th annual lu’au April 25
The Whitworth Hawaiian Club, Na Pu’uwai o Hawai’i (The Heart of Hawai’i), will share food and culture with the Whitworth and Spokane communities during the club’s 45th annual lu’au on April 25. The doors will open and dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in the Whitworth Fieldhouse, and entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Elizabeth Porter,16, honored with 2015 Newman Civic Fellows Award for civic leadership
Whitworth student Elizabeth Porter, ’16, was recently named a Newman Civic Fellow for 2015, along with 200 other community-engaged college students around the U.S. The honor is sponsored by the KPMG Foundation and is awarded by Campus Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. More...

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Lucas Beechinor
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lbeechinor@whitworth.edu
509.777.4703

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