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Recitals and Dramatic Productions

In the four years a student will spend at BJU, he or she will have dozens of opportunities to participate in the dramatic productions on campus. The capstone for those studying in a fine arts program is the senior recital. Whether it be a speech or a musical performance, students put their best foot forward in their areas of expertise.

Students and staff perform the Christmas program "It's a Wonderful Life" as a live radio drama in Performance Hall

“I was in Tabula Rasa, and that was a lot of fun. It was a really unique play because there wasn’t a script, so during practice we could do literally whatever we wanted. The director, Janie Board, would usually say something like, “You’re in Paris under the Eiffel Tower. Now make a scene.” We couldn’t talk together about what we were doing before we started; it was all improv. By doing that, we came up with a concept for the play. We didn’t have a storyline until two weeks before the first performance— that was stressful. But by the end, we saw something come together that we didn’t initially think was possible. I learned to trust my director, my peers and myself when I’m acting. Tabula Rasa taught me more about teamwork and learning how to listen to people. And more than that, I saw through the story that God is in control, even when we don’t always see Him working.”

— Micah Moeller, Junior

"There is a time when the cares of this world melt into the carpet of the theatre and the hearts of the audience overflow with joy and hope. It’s A Wonderful Life spoke to the hearts of the everyday man and woman, and time was suspended for a short time. For but a moment the 40s were carefully pulled from the radio and painted across the stage.”

— Sterling Street, Senior

“Theatre is pure magic." —Sterling Street, Senior