Theatre Arts

Meet Jim Koehnle, Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design and Technology

Please join us in welcoming Professor Koehnle to KWC and enjoy reading about his life and career below.  Career:Jim Koehnle has been working in the technical theatre industry for over 25 years. Most recently, he was the managing director, technical director and resident scenic designer for Seagle Festival in the Adirondack region of Upstate New…

Wesleyan Theatre Works to present “Steel Magnolias”

Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Wesleyan Theatre Works will present “Steel Magnolias” Nov. 16-18 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Ralph Fine Arts Center. Purchase Tickets Based on the real-life family of playwright Robert Harling, the story goes beyond Southern charm to the heart of a mother-daughter relationship and the bonds of…

Wesleyan Theatre Works to present “Frankenstein”

Wesleyan Theatre Works at Kentucky Wesleyan College will present “Frankenstein” by R.N. Sandberg on Sept. 28-30 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Ralph Center. Set in the icy polar regions where scientist Victor Frankenstein has chased the creature he brought to life, this highly theatrical and emotional play traces Frankenstein’s path…

Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Theatre Program Presents “Chess the Musical”

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Theatre Program will present “Chess the Musical” Mar. 23-25 at 7 p.m. and a Mar. 26 matinee at 2 p.m. in the Jack Wells Activity Center on campus. Each performance will be an evening of high hair and amazing music at the height of the Cold War. This groundbreaking rock musical…

Kentucky Wesleyan students to present musical “The Trail to Oregon”

Kentucky Wesleyan students will present a student-directed musical, “The Trail to Oregon,” Oct. 27-29 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. Shelby (Morgan) Watson ’23, a senior zoology major and theatre minor, is the director. The event takes place in Hager Hall at the Ralph Fine Arts Center at S. Griffith Ave. and…

KWC Theatre Department Receives Donation to Enhance Student Experience

The Kentucky Wesleyan theatre department was the recipient of a generous donation of new and gently used tools from the Home Builders Association  of Owensboro on behalf of Kight Home Store. The tools were delivered on Friday, Sept. 16 and will be used to build sets and props for the department’s theatrical productions and to…

Kentucky Wesleyan College to present “Much Ado About Nothing”

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Theatre Program will present “Much Ado About Nothing,” a Shakespeare experience set in the whimsical, western world on Sept. 22, 23, 24 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. The two-hour version of the classic play will be in the reverse round, and the audience will be in the…

Kentucky Wesleyan College to present “Sweeney Todd” musical

The theatre and music programs at Kentucky Wesleyan College will present “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at the Jack T. Wells Activity Center March 17-19 at 7 p.m. and March 20 at 2 p.m. A worldwide success, “Sweeney Todd” was awarded eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s…

Faculty Focus: Nate Gross

Nate Gross, Director of Theatre, is doing great things at Kentucky Wesleyan.  Check it out! Upcoming Musical I have wanted to direct Sweeney Todd for years. Why, you may ask? First, Sondheim. He’s the best. Such a tremendous loss recently, but what a life!! That’s really enough, but there is so much more. It is…