CU Presents Arts Madness

by Will Duncan, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University will present a week of “Arts Madness” March 19-27. This celebration of the arts includes a variety of musical performances, the opening of the spring play, a live painting demonstration and artwork demonstration.

The premiere event is Cedarville’s spring production of “Doubt: A Parable” in the Stevens Student Center DeVries Theatre. The play, directed by Matthew Moore, associate professor of communication arts, opens March 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this event are $15 for adults and $12 for students and can be purchased at

Arts Madness will also include “A Walk in DuParc” with Mark Spencer, Ph. D., associate professor of vocal music, and Chuck Clevenger, Ph. D., professor of piano, on March 24 at noon in the Dixon Ministry Center Recital Hall. Spencer is a baritone and Clevenger will be his pianist. 

An evening of poetry will take place March 24 at 8 p.m. in the Biblical and Theological Studies Center Room 115. This event beings at noon and will include poetry readings from Julie Moore, associate professor of English, and Nellie Sullivan, associate professor of English. 

There will also be an old-fashioned hymn singing in the Dixon Ministry Center Recital Hall on March 25 at 12 p.m. 

“The Wind Rises,” a foreign film, will be shown on March 25 at 12 p.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center Recital Hall, and the spring student art exhibition is scheduled from March 26 through April 13. 

To close Arts Madness on March 27, musical groups from Cedarville will perform a tribute to the great songs in the American Songbook at a Pops Concert. Participating groups include Jubilate, Women’s Choir, Chorale, Men’s Glee Club, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Brass Choir and Jazz Band accompanied by various small ensembles. 

Included with admission to the Pops Concert will be hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages. Tickets are as follows: adults, $15; children (12 and under), $5; Cedarville students, $7. All tickets must be purchased online at

Please note that all tickets for the Pops Concert must be picked up at Will Call starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27. No tickets will be mailed. Pre-show begins at 7 p.m., and doors to the main stage open at 8:15 p.m. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.