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Shrek The Musical

Contributed by: Renee Busha
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 1:30 PM
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Bill Jenkins and Sutton Foster
Musical direction by Michael Elliott
Choreography by Megan E. Farley

Show Times:
March 31 and April 1, 2, 4-9 at 7:30 p.m.
April 2, 8, 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket Information
Tickets can be purchased at the University Theatre Box Office from Noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before each performance or online.
Box Office Phone: 765-285-8749

The department is pleased to welcome back Sutton Foster to co-direct Shrek The Musical,
for which she originated the role of Princess Fiona on Broadway. Based
on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, the Tony Award-winning
musical features the same beloved characters, with some interesting
twists. Shrek, the ogre content to live alone, plans to confront the
prince to allow the fairy tale misfits to go back to their homes so he
can remain a recluse. After being saved by Shrek, the overly friendly
and fiercely loyal Donkey insists on joining him, and together they
attempt to rescue Princess Fiona, who has her own dark secrets to hide.
Fun for the whole family, Shrek The Musical proves that beauty truly is in the eye of the ogre.
Shrek The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Tickets for “Shrek the Musical” cost $18 for the general public and $15 for students, staff, faculty and senior citizens. New this year for University Theatre Mainstage productions is a ticket price of $10 for children 12 and under.

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This Week at DOMA

Contributed by: Rachel Buckmaster
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:00 AM
Meditation in the Museum this Friday

Mornings bringing you down? Learn to manage your mornings with meditation in the museum. The David Owsley Museum of Art hosts guided meditation almost every Friday. This week's guided meditation, led by the Counseling Center, will help you foster a mindful morning. Attend our session on Friday, March 31, at 3:30 PM at the Owsley Asian Art Gallery, David Owsley Museum of Art.

*Faculty and staff: You can receive one point towards the Working Well incentive program for attending Meditation in the Museum.

Contemporary European and American Art tour this Saturday

A docent is a volunteer who can lead guided tours at the museum. This week, Emily Dykstra will lead a Contemporary European and American art tour at the museum this Saturday, April 1 at 2:30 p.m. Meet at Sculpture Court. This is a free event.

Docent’s Choice Tours happen almost every Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Interpretive Assistance Available

Museum volunteers regularly provide assistance to the public. Ask questions, discuss a work of art, and enjoy a new perspective with a docent in a friendly, low key atmosphere.

Interpretive Assistance happens almost every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. prior to the Docent's Choice Tour. This week, Emily Dykstra will be available.

About the David Owsley Museum of Art
2021 W. Riverside Avenue in the Fine Arts Building
Muncie's Gateway to the World of Art

Our newest galleries exhibit more than 500 works of art from China, Japan, India, Africa, and the Pacific Islands, as well as from Native American, Mesoamerican, and South American cultures. Together with the existing galleries of European and American art, they represent major world civilizations on six continents.

Admission to the David Owsley Museum of Art is free and open to the public year-round.

Visitor hours are:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The David Owsley Museum of Art cultivates lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through its collection of original works of art from around the world. DOMA is located in the heart of Ball State University's Old Quad. Housed in the Fine Arts Building, the collection has grown since 1935, and in 2011 was renamed after the grandson of Frank C. Ball and the museum's largest benefactor, David T. Owsley. For more information, call the museum at 765-285-5242 or email

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Edmund F. and Virginia Ball Endowed Chair Presentation

Contributed by: Tim Pollard
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 8:00 AM
Dr. Vanessa Ament, Edmund F. and Virginia Ball Endowed Chair and Professor of Telecommunications present her annual presentation entitled, "What Do We Do In Foley Class?:  The Performance of Film Sound" on Thursday, April 6, 2017, starting at 7:00pm, in AJ 175.
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The Chirpies - Featuring Guest Artist Chase Bryant

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:00 PM
Chase Bryant will bring his high energy live show to Emens Auditorium April 10 as the headliner for the 2017 Chirpies. The Ball State Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the nation’s first digital sports production program, Ball State Sports Link, will present the university’s third annual student-athlete awards show. Bryant will perform throughout the awards show, including a post show concert. Additional presenters and guests will be announced soon. Learn more.

Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry Announces 2017-2018 Fellows

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Friday, 10 March 2017 12:00 PM

The Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the four fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Fall 2017: "American Women in Film Sound" - Vanessa Ament, Telecommunications
Fall 2017: "Fine Focus: Catalyzing STEM Opportunities for Minority Undergraduates" - John Mckillip, Biology

Spring 2018: "Muslims in Muncie" - Elizabeth Agnew, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Spring 2018: "Beneficence Records: Records for a Reason" - Daniel Porter, School of Music
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Class Visit Opportunities at the David Owsley Museum of Art

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Monday, 09 January 2017 10:30 AM
Group tours, self-guided visits, and select object study and viewing opportunities available for BSU classes. Learn more.