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Recitals and Dramatic Productions

In the four years a student will spend at BJU, he or she will have dozens of opportunities to participate in the dramatic productions on campus. The capstone for those studying in a fine arts program is the senior recital. Whether it be a speech or a musical performance, students put their best foot forward in their areas of expertise.

Artist Series 2014, Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" in Rodeheaver Auditorium

“I was in Tabula Rasa, and that was a lot of fun. It was a really unique play because there wasn’t a script, so during practice we could do literally whatever we wanted. The director, Janie Board, would usually say something like, “You’re in Paris under the Eiffel Tower. Now make a scene.” We couldn’t talk together about what we were doing before we started; it was all improv. By doing that, we came up with a concept for the play. We didn’t have a storyline until two weeks before the first performance— that was stressful. But by the end, we saw something come together that we didn’t initially think was possible. I learned to trust my director, my peers and myself when I’m acting. Tabula Rasa taught me more about teamwork and learning how to listen to people. And more than that, I saw through the story that God is in control, even when we don’t always see Him working.”

— Micah Moeller, Junior

"There is a time when the cares of this world melt into the carpet of the theatre and the hearts of the audience overflow with joy and hope. It’s A Wonderful Life spoke to the hearts of the everyday man and woman, and time was suspended for a short time. For but a moment the 40s were carefully pulled from the radio and painted across the stage.”

— Sterling Street, Senior

“Theatre is pure magic." —Sterling Street, Senior