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The 2020 Fall Senior Series

The 2020 Fall Senior Series

  • Date: November 20th, 2020 - November 21st, 2020
  • Every day
  • Location:
  • Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Cost: Live-Stream Only

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents

The 2020 Fall Senior Series

An evening of performance created and presented by department seniors.

Free, Presented Via Live Stream

For access to this live streamed event, click the link above or visit us online at For questions, please call the Ticket Office at 717-691-6036.

*Please note that some performances will contain mature content and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*

The Fall Senior Series: “Till Death Do We Art” & “Where the Apple Falls”

[Weekend 2]

November 20 & 21, 8:00 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building

Estimated Runtime: 2 hours (includes one 10-minute intermission)

Till Death Do We Art Til death do we art 1

Created & Performed by Rachel Rochet & Elizabeth Volpe
with Accompaniment by Maddie Felix

What defines The Arts? The Sciences? The Humanities? We tend to divide these disciplines into different categories, but are they really as separated as we think? Journey with us, as we explore art as the connecting thread between the disciplines—the tapestry on which we weave our lives, whether we are a painter, teacher, chemist, or poet.

Estimated Runtime: 1 hour


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Where the Apple Falls: A Julie Andrews Story

Created by Ellen Grace Diehl
Performed by Ellen Grace Diehl & Aria Walker
Directed by Katie Anne Phykitt
with Accompaniment by Michaela Walker

Featuring excerpts from
Homework: A Memoir of my Hollywood Years
by Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton

Show Image by Sarah Swahlon

Julie Andrews has written over 30 books with her daughter Emma. Now, faced with the task of writing a memoir, Emma and Julie team up to recall stories from their respective childhoods. Through a series of interviews and musical numbers, the mother/daughter duo discover just how similar they really are. Featuring several familiar numbers from Julie’s career and excerpts from her second memoir Homework, Where the Apple Falls is an unexpected behind-the-scenes story of what it’s like to have Mary Poppins as a mom.  

Estimated Runtime: 1 hour

2020 Fall Senior Series