Webster University alumnus Cody Renard Richard knows how to work the stage. His skills as a stage manager brought him to the biggest show on Broadway, as well as to nationally televised musical events.
A radio host speaks on air with a serial killer. An elevator serves as a gate to an alternate reality. A man walks into customs at the airport with credentials from a non-existent country.These stories come from the mind of Webster alumnus Bryan Alaspa, class of 1993.
Geoff Myers, who studied at Webster for two years, has been dancing to the "Circle of Life" since 2003, when he joined a Chicago production of The Lion King. That relationship has been ongoing, and his role has expanded since.
Could Jack the Ripper have died in St. Louis? Dr. Francis Tumblety, a suspect in the murders, did. Webster University graduate student Michael Sandknop is looking into the connection as well as the evidence in his upcoming documentary.
The audience is seated. The lights dim. The curtain rises, and the spotlight focuses on the actors. One person stands back and watches as his and others’ work is on full display. That work is the set and that person is Webster University scene design major Robert Ashurst.
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