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The Musical Theatre concentration, the only such program in a public university in Tennessee, has met its enrollment goal of 40 students, a full year earlier than projected.

Alice Berry (BFA ’94, MFA ’13), director of Publicity and Promotions for Theatre & Dance, Todd Berry (BFA ’93), Jon Castro (BFA ’13), Jenny Odle Madden (BFA ’92), Professor Anita Jo Lenhart and Steve Swift (BFA ’94) starred in Voices of the South’s production of “Threads” in April ’13 at TheatreSouth. This production is an exploration of seven new short works by Jerry Dye (BFA ’94).

Faculty

Professor Anita Jo Lenhart was a recipient of the 2013 Faculty Research Grant.

Alumni

Brian Fruits (MFA ’13) directed Sarafina at the Hattiloo Theatre in Memphis to close out the 2012-13 season. He also received the Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award given to two outstanding U of M graduate teaching assistants who have been nominated by faculty, staff or students. Brian recently received a job at White Station High School as a teacher.

Keegon Murray Schuett (BFA ’13) received the Department of Theatre & Dance Creative Achievement Award for outstanding accomplishments.

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