CBS Executives Present "Student of the Business" at Point Park University
Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i, executive vice president of diversity, inclusion and communications, and Fern Orenstein, senior vice president of casting, presented the workshops.
Students to Develop, Produce and Perform New Works with Pallas Theatre Collective
The new partnership with the musical theatre program brings new works to campus each year.
Musical Theatre Major Tony Lorrich Performs in The Royale at City Theatre Company
"The idea that Point Park's program could mold me into a triple threat excited me and pushed me to apply, audition and eventually attend," Lorrich said.
Alumna Sarah Meahl Performing in Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR on Broadway
"I had incredible teachers who taught me the skills I needed to thrive in New York City," said Meahl.
Point Park University Alumni in Showbiz Reunite in Times Square for "Pittsburgh on Broadway"
"Point Park got me to Broadway by instilling a great work ethic, drive and a diversified sense of storytelling from all of my class work," said alumna Rachel Stevens.
Get to Know Tracey Brent-Chessum, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Point Park
"Students work to give 100 percent in the same way I do ... I’m in a place where we are all working towards the same goal and have a similar view of hard work and success," she said.
2016 Musical Theatre Alumnus Peter Hughes is a Mainstage Performer for Disney Cruise Line
"Point Park prepares triple threats ... The esteemed faculty teach a strong foundation for auditioning, focusing on maintaining a motivated and professional attitude," said Hughes.
#PittsburghMe: Meet Elise Dorsey, Musical Theatre Major
"I've already grown so much in my short time here, and I'm ready expand my knowledge further. Being able to take each bit of criticism and apply it to my development as a professional person/performer is very important to me."
Troy Centofanto Recruits Top Talent for Point Park's Conservatory of Performing Arts
"Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts is one of the top conservatories in the country. Having the opportunity to work with the current and future leaders of the industry is very exciting and rewarding," Centofanto said.
Advice to the Class of 2020 at Convocation: Set Goals, Get to Know Faculty, Classmates and the Community
Members of the Point Park community offered advice to help guide the Class of 2020 on their new path as college students.
Musical Theatre Students Spend Summer Performing for Music Theatre Wichita
Jacob Wasson and Jared Roberts spent the summer of 2016 in Wichita, Kan. as resident ensemble members for Music Theatre Wichita.
Point Park Welcomes 14 New Full-Time Faculty
Meet new faculty who bring real-world experience into the classes they teach.
Faculty Profile: Meet Zeva Barzell, Associate Professor of Theatre
"One of the most important messages I try to convey to my students is to have a taste for excellence in their work and to really know and understand their craft," said Barzell.
Graduate Hooding 2016: New Grads Discuss Their Journey to a Master's Degree
More than 115 graduate students walked on stage to have their master’s degrees conferred at Point Park University’s annual Hooding and Degree Conferral Ceremony April 24.
Broadway's Tony Yazbeck to Give Commencement Address, Receive an Honorary Degree
"My message to the Class of 2016 is about how to be successful in life. I've learned that success comes from who are you are as a person," said Yazbeck.
People of Point Park: Sierra Zellmer, '18, found her artistic family in COPA
Musical theater student, Sierra Zellmer, '18 attributes much of her success and passion to the supportive family atmosphere within the Conservatory of Performing Arts.
On Veterans Day, Point Park gives thanks to those who have served
"Thank you for your service," Rep. Jake Wheatley, guest speaker, told veterans, including students, faculty and staff, who attended the ceremony in Village Park.
Entire Cast of Pittsburgh CLO's 'Altar Boyz' Features Point Park Students and Alumni
“Working with Point Park alumni and another current student is a dream come true,” said Mason Alexander Park, a B.A. in theatre student.
Students Perform for Renowned Composer Stephen Flaherty at Pittsburgh Playhouse
"Singing in front of Stephen Flaherty was a dream. It was amazing to receive feedback from the man who composed what I was singing," said musical theatre major Jasmine Overbaugh.
Students Gain Workplace Experience, Make Industry Connections During Summer Internships
Point Park students interned for Ernst & Young, Prudential, WQED, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Riverhounds and more.
Musical Theatre Major Studies Shakespeare at London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
Jennifer Arfsten had the unique opportunity to study Shakespeare at one of the premiere performing arts conservatories in London.
#PittsburghMe: Meet Musical Theatre Major Zane Wagner
Learn what musical theatre major Zane Wagner loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
#PittsburghMe: Meet Musical Theatre Major Davion Heron
Learn what musical theater major Davion Heron loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh,
Conservatory Theatre Company Announces New Season
Into the Woods, The Wild Duck, The Bluest Eye and more this season at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
2013 Alumna Nicole Soriano Lands Leading Role in Berenstain Bears Live! The Musical
Soriano earned a B.F.A. in musical theatre and credits her Point Park experience for helping her find success in her career.
Faculty Profile: Meet Jack Allison, Theatre
Jack Allison has directed at most of the major regional theatres in the United States, Canada and Europe. He has staged acclaimed productions in New York and has received prestigious awards for his direction.
SAEM Senior Discusses Internship with Attack Theatre, Studying Abroad
Meet Töve Johnson, a senior sports, arts and entertainment management major and administrative/project-based intern for Attack Theatre.
Sesame Street Live Features Alumnae Alexandra Zegar and Eileen Janesz
Zegar landed the role of Count Von Count and Janesz plays the role of Elmo. The alumni discuss how the education and training they received at Point Park prepared them for professional success.
Pittsburgh CLO Chooses SAEM Students as Gene Kelly Awards Interns
Junior sports, arts and entertainment management majors Amber Flevaris and Logan Farren discuss their internship, why they chose Point Park, their career goals and more.
Conservatory Theatre Students Present World Premiere of "21"
Theatre students had the opportunity to train with award-winning director Richard Sabellico to stage "21."
Conservatory Theatre 2014-2015 Season Announced
The season opens Oct. 17 with "21," a world premiere about the life of Roberto Clemente at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Musical Theatre Major Discusses Summer Job at Waldameer Water World
"I love every aspect of theatre — I love that I discover more about myself by learning about other people, their emotions and experiences," said Alexandra Schultz.
Alumnus Performing in Tour of West Side Story Hosts Master Class on Campus
2013 musical theatre alumnus Jonathan Freeland talks about his current role in West Side Story and his Point Park experience.
Conservatory Theatre Company and Alumna Gab Cody Collaborate on The Alchemists' Lab
Cody, a playwright and actress, returned to Point Park's campus to devise The Alchemists' Lab, in collaboration with the Conservatory Theatre Company.
2012 Alumnus Earns Best Actor Nomination for Web Television Awards
Connor Russell stars in 'The Hinterlands,' a musical web series.
Award-Winning Singer Ann Hampton Callaway Hosts Master Class at Point Park
Four musical theatre students had the opportunity to sing and receive feedback from Callaway.
Tony Award-Winning Playwright Christopher Durang Visits Point Park
Conservatory of Performing Arts students had the unique opportunity to attend a conversation and reception with Tony award-winning playwright Christopher Durang.
Visiting Assistant Professor Monica Payne Directs Hecuba at the Pittsburgh Playhouse
Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presented Hecuba at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Monica Payne.
Musical Theatre Alumnus Jaron Frand Credits Point Park for Success On Stage
In 2011, Frand had the chance to work with Marvin Hamlisch at Point Park. After only a year in New York, Frand landed a role in the New York cast of Smile, which features music by Hamlisch.
Famed Movie Star Shirley Jones Visits Pittsburgh Playhouse for Oklahoma!
Pittsburgh Playhouse alumna and Hollywood veteran Shirley Jones attended the Conservatory Theatre Company's opening performance of Oklahoma!, directed by her son Patrick Cassidy, a Broadway star.
Alumni profile: Kevin James Doyle, Actor, Comedian and Writer
The 2008 theatre arts alumnus said the training he received at Point Park gave him the necessary tools to know how to write and perform his own material.
Broadway's Patrick Cassidy Directs ‘Oklahoma!’
Oklahoma! runs Oct. 18-27 in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Playhouse Jr. Announces 2013-2014 Season
Conservatory of Performing Arts students have leading roles both on and off stage to help bring 'Wind in the Willows,’ ‘Hush,’ and 'Spelling Bee' to life.