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William Peace Theatre

William Peace Theatre William Peace Theatre William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists who lead and serve by making live theatre as a courageous, collaborative and authentic act.

We offer a BFA program in Musical Theatre (audition required) and BA programs in Theatre, Theatre Education and Arts Administration, as well as a theatre minor. Students majoring in our BFA or BA programs are eligible for theatre scholarships. FACULTY CONTACTS:

Wade Newhouse, Ph.D. Humanities Department Chair
Program Director, Theatre & Musical Theatre
Professor of English
Email: [email protected].

We offer a BFA program in Musical Theatre (audition required) and BA programs in Theatre, Theatre Education and Arts Administration, as well as a theatre minor. Students majoring in our BFA or BA programs are eligible for theatre scholarships. FACULTY CONTACTS:

Wade Newhouse, Ph.D. Humanities Department Chair
Program Director, Theatre & Musical Theatre
Professor of English
Email: [email protected].

Operating as usual

SOLD OUT last night! Good tix still available this weekend. Join us for a rocking good time at Zombie Prom. Tickets: htt...
04/09/2022

SOLD OUT last night! Good tix still available this weekend. Join us for a rocking good time at Zombie Prom.

Tickets: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/zombie-prom/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

Opening night was explosive! We are hoping for some glowing reviews (and more atomic-powered puns) as we go into the wee...
04/08/2022

Opening night was explosive! We are hoping for some glowing reviews (and more atomic-powered puns) as we go into the weekend.

Tickets for Zombie Prom are going fast: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/zombie-prom/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

04/07/2022

Teenagers, motorcycles, and nuclear accidents - what could possibly go wrong? Come for fun and thrills galore with this sendup of 50's horror movies set to a pop musical score.

Runs (oh yes, RUNS) April 7-10, 2022. Tickets: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/zombie-prom/dates
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04/04/2022

Ah, the prom. Jonny's not the greatest dancer, but Toffee is smitten. And there's more at stake tonight than just some sore toes.

Zombie Prom opens this Thursday! Tickets on sale, just $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for kids/students: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/zombie-prom/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

Something's up at Enrico Fermi High, and reporter Eddie Flagrante is tenacious. But the principal, Miss Strict, runs a t...
03/29/2022

Something's up at Enrico Fermi High, and reporter Eddie Flagrante is tenacious. But the principal, Miss Strict, runs a tight ship. Something's gonna go nuclear.

Zombie Prom opens next Thursday! Tickets on sale, just $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for kids/students: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/zombie-prom/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

Thrills! Chills! Music! Zombie Prom is in rehearsals this week.  Get ready for some atomic powered fun in the Leggett Th...
03/21/2022

Thrills! Chills! Music! Zombie Prom is in rehearsals this week. Get ready for some atomic powered fun in the Leggett Theatre.

Tickets on sale, just $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for kids/students: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/zombie-prom/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

Our final production of the 2021-22 season is an atomic-powered mashup of horror and teen romance comedies. Zombie Prom ...
03/19/2022

Our final production of the 2021-22 season is an atomic-powered mashup of horror and teen romance comedies. Zombie Prom runs April 7-10. You KNOW the backstage antics are gonna be fun, so stay tuned.

Tickets on sale, just $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for kids/students: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/zombie-prom/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

One matinee down, one evening show to go.
02/26/2022

One matinee down, one evening show to go.

Photos from William Peace Theatre's post
02/26/2022

Photos from William Peace Theatre's post

02/25/2022
Talkback session - The Red Badge of Courage

We hosted a field trip and talkback session this morning with a group of AP English students from James B. Hunt High School ! Great crowd. One big question: what are you majoring in??

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Photos from William Peace Theatre's post
02/25/2022

Photos from William Peace Theatre's post

Opening night is tonight! Our cast has pushed out of their comfort zones to make this NC premiere a reality. It takes a ...
02/24/2022

Opening night is tonight! Our cast has pushed out of their comfort zones to make this NC premiere a reality. It takes a lot to make a play out of a book. Come see the work.

Tickets for The Red Badge of Courage, running Feb. 24-27: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/the-red-badge-of-courage/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

Our final dress-tech is tonight. Follow our Instagram and FB stories for a real behind-the-scenes look at being a perfor...
02/23/2022

Our final dress-tech is tonight. Follow our Instagram and FB stories for a real behind-the-scenes look at being a performer at WPU. And don't worry, that's just a prop bandage.

Tickets for The Red Badge of Courage are now on sale: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/the-red-badge-of-courage/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

We still have some spots left! WPU Theatre will be hosting a second upcoming FREE workshop for high school students want...
02/21/2022

We still have some spots left! WPU Theatre will be hosting a second upcoming FREE workshop for high school students wanting to work on theatre and/or musical theatre materials. Our next session will be this SATURDAY, FEB 26th (10:00am-11:30am) and will feature Broadway veteran and WPU instructor Jennifer Shrader Williams. Info and signup instructions are on the attached flyer (the signup link is also here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4cadae2fa1fe3-wpufree1)

Did we mention that our production of The Red Badge of Courage is a North Carolina premiere? Well it is. Come see this c...
02/21/2022

Did we mention that our production of The Red Badge of Courage is a North Carolina premiere? Well it is. Come see this classic story that explores what it means to be truly brave.
Tickets on sale: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/the-red-badge-of-courage/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

Meet the cast: Ashlynn is a sophomore  pursuing a BFA degree when not rehearsing for this show, her second at WPU. Ticke...
02/19/2022

Meet the cast: Ashlynn is a sophomore pursuing a BFA degree when not rehearsing for this show, her second at WPU.

Tickets for The Red Badge of Courage are now on sale: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/the-red-badge-of-courage/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

"Many mistakes cannot be avoided - failing is part of the journey. But our mistakes don’t have to defeat us. "  Bryan Pr...
02/17/2022

"Many mistakes cannot be avoided - failing is part of the journey. But our mistakes don’t have to defeat us. " Bryan Pridgen, Director

Tickets for The Red Badge of Courage are now on sale: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/the-red-badge-of-courage/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

Henry's mother supports and challenges him to rise up from his failures. Mistakes don't define who we are, but it takes ...
02/15/2022

Henry's mother supports and challenges him to rise up from his failures. Mistakes don't define who we are, but it takes strength to face them.

Tickets for The Red Badge of Courage are now on sale: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/the-red-badge-of-courage/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

We're presenting an original stage adaptation of Stephen Crane's classic novel next week.   Rebekah stars as Henry, a yo...
02/14/2022

We're presenting an original stage adaptation of Stephen Crane's classic novel next week. Rebekah stars as Henry, a young man trying to figure out what it means to be brave.

Tickets for The Red Badge of Courage are now on sale: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/the-red-badge-of-courage/dates
#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

WPU Theatre will be hosting a second upcoming FREE workshop for any high school juniors and seniors wanting to work on t...
02/14/2022

WPU Theatre will be hosting a second upcoming FREE workshop for any high school juniors and seniors wanting to work on theatre and/or musical theatre materials. Our next session will be on SATURDAY, FEB 26th (10:00am-11:30am) and will feature Broadway veteran and WPU instructor Jennifer Shrader Williams. There are only 10 slots available! Info and signup instructions are on the attached flyer (the signup link is also here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4cadae2fa1fe3-wpufree1)

Here's a sneak peek behind the scenes of our production of The Red Badge of Courage, opening next week. That big blank w...
02/13/2022

Here's a sneak peek behind the scenes of our production of The Red Badge of Courage, opening next week. That big blank wall will soon be a forest.

WPU Theatre will be hosting a second upcoming FREE workshop for any high school juniors and seniors wanting to work on t...
01/28/2022

WPU Theatre will be hosting a second upcoming FREE workshop for any high school juniors and seniors wanting to work on theatre and/or musical theatre materials. Our next session will be on SATURDAY, FEB 26th (10:00am-11:30am) and will feature Broadway veteran and WPU instructor Jennifer Shrader Williams. There are only 10 slots available! Info and signup instructions are on the attached PDF flyer.

It's been wonderful having WPU theatre alums return to mentor and inspire our current students. For this semester, DJ Cu...
11/19/2021

It's been wonderful having WPU theatre alums return to mentor and inspire our current students. For this semester, DJ Curtis (BFA class of 2017) led a masterclass on musical theatre acting and Abbe Fralix (BFA class of 2015) led a masterclass on Shakespeare. We're extremely proud of the incredible artistic work our alums continue to create and accomplish. #wputheatre #pacerpride

Photos from William Peace Theatre's post
11/14/2021

Photos from William Peace Theatre's post

You better work! There are only a few seats left for opening night of Working - A Musical. Happening this weekend only, ...
11/11/2021

You better work! There are only a few seats left for opening night of Working - A Musical. Happening this weekend only, in the Leggett Theatre on the WPU campus.

Tickets on sale, just $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for kids/students: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/working/dates

#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

Together again! Desire and Alexa last showed their singing chops in The Spitfire Grill and bring it again in Working. Sh...
11/10/2021

Together again! Desire and Alexa last showed their singing chops in The Spitfire Grill and bring it again in Working.

Show opens tomorrow with socially-distanced limited seating. Tickets: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/working/dates

#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

Meet the cast of Working! This will be Justin’s first WPU production, after some great roles in HS and community theater...
11/09/2021

Meet the cast of Working!

This will be Justin’s first WPU production, after some great roles in HS and community theater. Zyon (playing Roberta, not a typo...) is a Junior and plans on making performing a career.

Two days until opening night! Limited number of tickets available: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/working/dates

#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

Emily and Rebekah hung up their soccer cleats from The Wolves last month and are exercising their singing voices.Both ar...
11/08/2021

Emily and Rebekah hung up their soccer cleats from The Wolves last month and are exercising their singing voices.Both are graduating this year – Emily focused on performance with a BFA, Rebekah on management with Arts Administration.

Working opens next Thursday. Tickets: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/working/dates

#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

Meet the cast of Working! Matthew and Davyous were previously seen in WPU Theatre's productions of Meet Me in St Louis a...
11/07/2021

Meet the cast of Working!

Matthew and Davyous were previously seen in WPU Theatre's productions of Meet Me in St Louis and the Spitfire Grill. Both are seniors this year, so might be the last time to see them together on stage.

Working opens next Thursday. Tickets: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/working/dates

#theater #nctheater #raleigh #raleightheatre #wpeaceu #thingstodoinraleigh #thingstodo

No one ever said being a teenager was easy. Tonight is the final night to see the @sweetteashakes production of Romeo an...
11/06/2021

No one ever said being a teenager was easy. Tonight is the final night to see the @sweetteashakes production of Romeo and Juliet - right here on campus, 11/6, 7:30pm. Come see this classic show, staged with music and Sweet Tea style.

Tickets: https://sweetteashakespeare.com/tickets/

#theatre #thingstodo #WPeaceU

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William Peace University empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists who lead and serve by making live theater as a courageous, collaborative and authentic act. Our BFA and BA programs in Musical Theatre and Theatre were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to ensure the best possible career training and success.

As a member of William Peace Theatre, the fearless and creative theater company at WPU, you will become a confident, marketable, self-assessing artist. When you graduate, you will be fully prepared for graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena and the exciting worlds of theater and musical theater. We will help you develop the tools, skills and connections you need to succeed.

FACULTY CONTACTS:

Wade Newhouse, Ph.D, M.A. Program Director - Theatre and Musical Theatre [email protected]

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Throwback to last Thursday's "Acting the Song" masterclass with alum DJ Curtis! We're so glad to see our graduates make successful careers as performers and we're grateful when they return to share their talents with us. #wputheatre #pacerpride Delphon Lavon Curtis Jr.
Auditions this Tuesday and Wednesday... Call for an appointment!