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
A Murder is Announced
By Leslie Darbon Adapted from a story by AGATHA CHRISTIE
It isn’t every day that a local newspaper foretells the time and place of a murder, especially in a sleepy village in the English countryside. Curious residents draw to the home of Miss Blacklock in anticipation, only to become entangled in the crime itself! Can a determined inspector and keen minded Miss Marple unravel the mystery? Can they keep everyone safe and sort through the secrets hidden in plain sight? A classic Agatha Christie puzzle, “A Murder is Announced” is full of twists and turns, hidden identities, mixed motives, and relentless pursuit of justice.
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!
In order to ensure the health and safety of our students and patrons, opening weekend (3/27 &3/28) of “She Loves Me” has been postponed. We are working to reschedule the performances if at all possible. If you hold tickets for any showing that is postponed or ends up being cancelled, those tickets will function as a receipt for you to either exchange those tickets to another showing or a refund.
At this time the showings on April 3 & 4 will continued as scheduled, but we are closely monitoring the situation and will make adjustments as necessary.
Please contact the box office with any questions or for help in exchanging or refunding your tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
COME JOIN THE MASTER’S UNIVERSITY THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM!
Spring 2020 Production
SHE LOVES ME
“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 both joined a “lonely hearts” club. As relationships in the shop become strained, the two depend more and more on their letters, eagerly anticipating finally meeting their true love 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!
Monday, or Wednesday, December 9th or 11th
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Auditions located in the Music Center
(Open to all Master’s University traditional students)
Acting audition: cold read – chosen by the directors from the script
Vocal audition: Prepare a minimum of 1 verse and 1 chorus from a broadway musical song of your choice
Bring: (1) Your own accompaniment track that can be played on the BlueTooth speaker that we will provide - your music should be cued to where you want to start your song. (2) Sheet music for panel’s reference - must be a piano/vocal score, not a lead sheet.
We are looking for 5 Men and 2 Women for character roles as well as a large and diverse group of ensemble members.
Cast members must be comfortable with choreography which will be auditioned at callbacks (see below)
The cast of characters are varied in age and personalities – giving actors a wide range of options! They should be able to be played with genuineness and believability.
CALLBACKS will be on December 12th at 8pm.
(Come to Auditions to fill out an application for production crew)
In order to bring to life the colorful and interactive world of a Parfumerie (think old school Macy’s) in 1930’s Budapest, we will need a talented and creative crew!
Areas of involvement Include:
Hair & Makeup
Tech - Lighting & Audio
Social Media & Video Production & Photography
Hospitality & Cast Services
Please Email Us at email@example.com or call us at 661-362-2255 with any questions
Director of TMU Theatre Arts|Music Events Coordinator
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. She has performed in over a dozen plays and musicals, including holding the leading roles of Hodel in “Fiddler on the Roof”, and Mary Lennox in “The Secret Garden.” Tricia first began directing theatre in 2003 for a Christian high school before reviving the theatre arts program at Master’s in 2008. She has directed and produced more than twenty full length plays and musicals and dozens of concerts and events. Through her lifelong experience in the arts, theological training in 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, Dean of Men at TMU, 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