If you like attending live theatre in the Los Angeles area or if you are a college student interested in a Biblically uncompromising and thriving theatre program - no matter what your major - look no further! The Master’s University Theatre Arts produces clean, top-quality, and entertaining plays and musicals filled with intriguing plot lines and captivating characters that you are sure to enjoy watching - or you can help bring it all to life!
The Master’s University Theatre Arts Presents
By James Sherman
BEAU JEST is about Sarah, a Jewish young woman whose parents are desperate for her to find and marry a nice Jewish man. She is so tired of their interference that she hires an actor to play her Jewish boyfriend for a family dinner – except, he doesn’t end up being Jewish after all. His name is Bob. Will he agree to the impersonation? If so, will it work and will Sarah enjoy her new, fake “beau” as much as her parents love him?
The Master’s University Theatre Arts Presents
She Loves Me
|Book by Joe Masteroff||Music by Jerry Bock||Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick|
“She Loves Me” is the musical version of “The Shop Around the Corner,” starring Jimmy Stewart in 1940. The beloved story was re-released in 1998 as “You’ve Got Mail.” In this live, musical version, Georg & Amalia, while constantly at odds with one another at work, have unknowingly been pen pals through a “lonely hearts” advertisement. As relationships in the shop become strained, the two depend more and more on their letters, eagerly anticipating finally meeting in person. Love, laughter, heartbreak and dreams all come together in this highly energetic musical featuring much loved songs, including “Tonight at Eight,” “Will He Like Me?,” “Vanilla Ice Cream,” “She Loves Me” and more!
At this time we are working to reschedule SHE LOVES ME. Please contact the box office with any questions at email@example.com.
Theatre productions at The Master’s University exist 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.
Theatre Arts Overview
TMU Theatre Arts is a co-curricular program designed to give training and expression in the performing arts along-side any major at the university. TMU Theatre Arts has been dubbed “The People’s Theatre.” Its participants and contributors span across all disciplines, dorms, and interests at TMU. As a co-curricular program, any participating students can receive repeating credits in either theatre arts or production techniques and this will be reflected on their transcripts.
Since the program revival in 2008, TMU Theatre Arts continues to be an amazing tool in the hands of the Lord in so many lives. Students are being trained in a Biblical philosophy of the performing arts while also learning and gaining experience in the craft of acting or the many aspects of production. Our commitment to the process as much as the product enables us to have an others-focused theatre department. This pervades all of these areas as we strive together to serve using our varied giftedness. Many of our graduates have continued into jobs in the arts industry or teaching and we love seeing how they are able to use their giftedness and be a gospel witness. We continually see how the Lord uses theatre to show how even a school play can be eternally significant. Lives are being changed, theology of art is being developed, attitudes & perspectives altered, and love for the Lord and for each other keeps growing.
Opportunities to be involved include acting, stage managing, lighting, sound, production design, video production & social media marketing, costuming, makeup, hospitality & cast services, set building and stage crew.
We are excited to see how God continues to grow the program as those involved seek to serve and honor Him first and foremost through the medium of good theatre as a gift to the audience with no compromise of who we are as children of God.
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Director of TMU Theatre Arts
Tricia began directing high school theatre in 2004 before reviving the theatre arts program at Master’s in 2008. She has since 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 student ministry since 2002.
“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 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 communications. 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 will be released on Netflix this Spring. 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.
“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