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Theatre Arts

Well-told stories in echo of God’s creative nature

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  • Spring

It's a Wonderful Life

From the famous film directed and produced by Frank Capra, is a play faithfully adapted by Doug Rand. This fantastic portrayal of the classic film, originally starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore, is the never-old love story of George and Mary Bailey and is a compelling evaluation of what gives life value and meaning.
  • Limited-Capacity Live Shows: October 21 - 30, 2021
  • On-Demand Streaming: November 5-7 & 12-14, 2021
It's a Wonderful Life

Daddy Long Legs

“A heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor…” based on the treasured 1912 novel by Jean Webster. “Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables), and is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love.*” (*MTI)
  • Limited-Capacity Live Shows: March 25 - April 2
  • On-Demand Streaming: March 25 - April 2
Daddy Long Legs

About

TMU Theatre Arts is a co-curricular program housed in the Communication Department. It is designed to give training and expression in the performing arts alongside any major at the University. Participants and contributors come from all disciplines, dorms, and interests at TMU. Our program offers classes such as Theatre Arts, Theatre Production, and Introduction to Acting, allowing any students to receive formal, credited training in the performing arts.

We instill students with a biblical philosophy of the performing arts while giving them experience in the craft of acting and/or the many aspects of production. We emphasize the process as much as the product, which enables us to have an others-focused theatre program. This mindset pervades everything we do as we strive together to serve with our varied gifts. Many of our graduates have continued on to jobs in the arts industry or teaching, and some have pursued graduate school. We love seeing the various ways they use their skills and become gospel witnesses.

Our Mission

Theatre Arts at The Master’s University exists to glorify God and impact our community through thoughtful and excellent presentation of plays or musicals and by enjoying human creativity as a reflection of the Creator, as becomes a child of God.

Box Office

Address:
Music Recital Hall
24736 Quigley Cny Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Our Directors

Tricia Hulet

Tricia Hulet

Director of TMU Theatre Arts

Tricia was brought on to revive and build the theatre arts program at Master’s in 2008. She has directed and produced more than twenty full length plays and musicals, performed in over a dozen roles on stage, and continues to act whenever possible in various mediums. Tricia received her M.A. and B.A. degrees from The Master’s College in biblical counseling and is an ACBC certified counselor. While at TMC she minored in music, studied voice, and was extensively involved in musical theatre. Through her lifelong experience in the arts, theological training in understanding human nature, and a commitment to the sufficiency and authority of Scripture, the Lord has given her a passion to pursue good storytelling and develop a biblical worldview of the performing arts. Helping students learn and own this philosophy is life giving. Tricia and her husband, Dave, met here as students, and count it a joy to have served together in ministry since 2002.

Favorite Bible Verse
To the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. Jude 25
Seth Bowling

Seth Bowling

Assistant Director

Seth moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry and attend The Master’s University where he earned a B.A. degree in communication. Some of his recent credits as an actor include a lead role in a feature film opposite Nick Searcy and a supporting role in a feature film produced by Universal that was recently released on Netflix. Seth also works full time as a stunt performer and camera operator on various productions that include television shows, commercials, and music videos. Seth performed in two productions with TMU Theatre Arts while a student - Nick Cristano in the Fall 2017 revival production of “Over the River and Through the Woods,” and Henry Tilney in “Northanger Abbey.” Now as an Assistant Director, he is excited for the opportunity to give back to the current students what he has learned through this program and his time in the industry. He is excited to work in this capacity alongside the cast and crew to display God’s glory both on and off the stage.

Favorite Bible Verse
Come now, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit – yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that. James 4:13-15

Audition Information

Join The Master’s University Theatre Arts Program
Theatre Arts is open to all traditional students at TMU! For information about joining cast or crew, email us at theatre@masters.edu.
Auditions are a cold read with the directors and are held each semester. For "It's a Wonderful Life" Auditions will be held the first week of school - Monday & Wednesday night 8/30 and 9/1 between 6:30-10:00pm in MC101. We will be looking for 25 cast members - 13 principal roles and 12 ensemble/character roles. Each ensemble member will be playing a minimum of 3 different characters and even one of the principal roles will be playing 2 characters. Everyone in the cast will have lots to do and so much variety. The characters (sometimes within one role) will range from young people to old men or women and then back again. There is also a strong commitment to be made to the fidelity of the original movie. If you like creativity, good storytelling, can be flexible, and are ready to work hard and have fun, this is the semester for you! Sign up for TH300 (subject to casting) now.
If you love costuming, lighting, audio, set building/production design, stage crew & management, props, hair & makeup, video production, social media & photography, cast services & hospitality, or other behind the scenes work, we’d love to have you! Fall '21 will be building “Bedford Falls” on our stage and will have several looks to tackle the many settings with set pieces, technical and creative lighting and more. Bringing this setting, characters, and story to life in a way that is consistent with the classic film will be a creative dream and challenge! If you want the chance to work on a university level theatre production with a focus on learning to honor the Lord first and foremost and be a part of a cast/crew that strives to serve and love each other as befits the body of Christ, then look no further. Sign up now for TH310 (subject to application) and apply for the crew this fall. Applications will be accepted the first week of school, Monday 8/30 - Wednesday 9/1. Please reach out at theatre@masters.edu to find out how to apply.

Tricia Hulet talks about how plays are an imperfect mirror to life. I think the experience of being in theater is also a mirror to life, in some ways. You learn a lot of life lessons in an enclosed space; you can make mistakes and learn and grow, and then you can go out into the world a better person.

Moriah Pringle, Alumna

Behind The Scenes

The Happiest Millionaire is actually based on a true story and recorded in a book written by the happiest millionaire’s real life daughter Cordelia Drexel Biddle called “My Philadelphia Father”. Disney then made a movie musical version in 1967 featuring Fred MacMurray! The Happiest Millionaire was the second show TMU Theatre Arts ever did in 2010, and we are excited to produce it again, 11 years later! This time, as we did then, we will work with a stage combat expert to train our actors in the boxing and martial art techniques needed to bring to life all of the action sequences on stage!

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