Tag: David Smith

Robert Brown Theatre packs them in for performances of Mary Poppins

Cowley College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department performed Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, to large audiences Nov. 9-11 inside the Robert Brown Theatre. The performance was directed and choreographed by theater director Cara Kem. “Mary […]

Eleven new Cowley College Singers announced for 2017-18 school year

Personnel for the 2017-18 Cowley College Singers were announced Aug. 16 after auditions were held earlier that day. Group members were chosen from 20 Cowley students who auditioned. The 2017-18 Cowley College Singers are Stephan Harris, of Oxford; Unique Watson, of Topeka; Tristan Barragan, Jon Lee, Jacob Michaelis and Matthew […]

Cowley College presents “Mary Poppins” open auditions on Aug. 21-22

Cowley College is seeking vibrant, energetic performers and musicians for its fall musical “Mary Poppins” and performers aged 4 or older are strongly encouraged to attend. Auditions for those aged 8 or older will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 21-22 in the Robert Brown Theatre, located at 215 S. Second St. in […]

Special Arbor Day celebration, tree planting will be held at Wilson Park

Residents are urged to come to Wilson Park on April 28 for a special Arbor Day celebration that will double as the “groundbreaking” of the Wilson Park Master Plan. The event — sponsored by the City of Arkansas City, the Beautification and Tree Advisory Board, the Arkansas City Area Chamber […]

Cowley College theater department entertains with “Once Upon a Mattress”

The Cowley College theater and music departments performed “Once Upon a Mattress” on Nov. 3-5 in the Robert Brown Theatre, marking the directorial debut of interim theater director Cara Kem. This spin on the familiar classic included side-splitting humor as the audience shared in the tale of being true to oneself […]

Cowley College Concert Band, Concert Choir to perform Oct. 25

The Cowley College Concert Band and Concert Choir performances on Oct. 25 will be their first with new instrumental band and choir leaders Evan Ricker and David Smith at the helm. The two new instructors say they are eager to share the Robert Brown Theatre stage. There is no cost […]

Ricker, Smith named new Cowley College music instructors

A pair of former Cowley College students have returned to teach in the school’s music department. David Smith was hired recently as the director of vocal music, and will teach music theory and applied voice, while Evan Ricker was hired as the director of instrumental music. Smith will direct both […]

Interim theater director eager to build upon strong foundation

After spending the past two years as a dance instructor and choreographer at Cowley College, Cara Kem will transition into the role of interim theater director as the school prepares for the 2016-17 academic year. Kem had an opportunity to spend the past two years working with previous theater director […]