Robin Stephens

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The ULM Visual and Performing Arts Department is presenting Bye Bye Birdie! March 22-25 in the Brown Auditorium. The show features the comedy, confusion, and love that comes from rock star "Conrad Birdie" being drafted in the army.

The show follows struggling songwriter Albert Peterson and his longtime girlfriend, Rosie, as they work out how to get out of debt after rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted in the army. "Albert is a bit of a mama's boy, and his love interest Rosie doesn't like that," says Gray Hall, one of the two actors playing Albert Peterson. 

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Get your tickets now for the most exclusive party in town hosted by KEDM!

The Director’s Gala is Saturday, March 24 at 5 p.m. at the University of Louisiana Monroe, just before the Saturday performance of Bye Bye Birdie. Call 318-342-5556 for tickets or click here.

"RENT" Brings Message of Hope in Dark Times

Mar 7, 2016
University of Louisiana Monroe

The musical RENT brings a message of hope and acceptance from New York’s East Village as a group of artists struggle for significance in the era of HIV/AIDS.

“It’s about love. It’s about loss. It’s about finding things. It’s about living in the moment. It’s very inspirational. It’s a love story,” says Director Robin Stephens, associate professor of Dance in ULM's School of Visual and Performing Arts.

A junior executive has a plan to win favor and climb the corporate ladder.  But, all doesn't go as planned in Promises, Promises.  

The Strauss Theatre Center opens the Neil Simon musical on May 8th.  "It's a delightful show, set in New York, and shows the main character, C.C. Baxter trying to do what he thinks he  needs to do to be successful," says director Robin Stephens.

Something's Coming: KEDM Director's Gala

Mar 17, 2015
Alison Tugwell

Update 12:52 p.m. March 27: Call 342-5575 for tickets, since online tickets are sold out. There may be a few left at the door beginning Saturday at 4:30.

Get your tickets now for a musical evening of star-crossed lovers and the city streets leading to them!

Dance and Drama of "West Side Story" at ULM

Mar 17, 2015
Alison Tugwell

Things are tense in New York's upper west side.  The story of the Sharks and Jets unfolds as the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Visual and Performing Arts presents West Side Story.

"It's a commonly-known musical.  It's an iconic piece," said director Robin Stephens.  The musical has won numerous Academy, Tony, and Grammy Awards since it first opened in 1957.  The story features a blossoming relationship between two people associated with rival gangs on the streets of Manhattan.