ECC Foundation to Hold Patrons Kickoff Event

May 27, 2022
Get ready to roll out the blanket and open up the picnic baskets for the East Central College Foundation kickoff of its 2022-23 Patrons of the Arts season. The Patron’s event will be Thursday, June 9, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Röbller Vineyard & Winery, located at 275 Robller Vineyard Road in New Haven. There is… View Article

Date Change for ECC ‘Puffs’ Performance

January 28, 2022
The East Central College Theatre Department has moved the performance of the Off-Broadway smash hit, “Puffs” to April 21-24. Theatre Department Director Grace Austin, who is directing “Puffs,” said the decision to reschedule the show from February was made from an abundance of caution. “This was a difficult choice to make,” she said, “but with… View Article

ECC Theatre to Hold Auditions for ‘Puffs’

December 16, 2021
East Central College Theatre will be holding auditions for “Puffs,” the Off-Broadway smash hit in January 2022. “Puffs” is directed by Grace Austin with choreography by Chris Page Sanders, lighting design by Bess Moynihan, scenic design by Sylvia Sellers, costume design by Carly Uding, prop design by Dora Bell, and puppet design by Skyler Hunt…. View Article

College Gifted Steinway Grand Piano

November 23, 2021
It was the generosity of an area woman and her connection to East Central College Foundation Patrons of the Arts members that facilitated a historic donation to the ECC Music Department. The department recently received a 7-foot Steinway and Sons Model B grand piano, which matches a performance piano currently used by students and faculty… View Article

Dr. Blackmore Receives Outstanding Adjunct Award

November 19, 2021
East Central College music adjunct instructor Dr. Lisa Blackmore recently received a Missouri Community College Association Adjunct Faculty Award. Blackmore teaches Music History, World Music and trumpet lessons at ECC. She also teaches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Baptist University, and plays with the St. Louis Wind Symphony, Compton Heights Band, and many… View Article

Auditions to be Held for ‘Classic Mystery Game’

August 6, 2021
The East Central College Theatre Department has announced the 2021-22 season’s slate of performances, kicking off with “Classic Mystery Game,” a parody of the 1985 movie, “Clue.” The next step for the department is to hold auditions for the interactive performance that will ask the audience “Whodunit?” Theatre Department Director Grace Austin said auditions will… View Article

ECC Theatre to Present ‘GRITS: The Musical’

July 15, 2021
The East Central College Theatre Department will present “GRITS: The Musical” for its summer performance. “Grits: The Musical” is based on the popular book “GRITS (Girls Raised in the South) Friends Are Forevah,” and it follows four Southern women from four different generations as they reminisce about their pasts and speak to their futures. The… View Article

Real Couples to Star in ECC’s ‘Almost, Maine’ Production

April 5, 2021
The next East Central College Theatre Department’s production, “Almost, Maine” follows the journey of eight couples for one night. And it is fitting that the cast includes three real-life couples. “Almost, Maine,” written by John Cariani tells the story of the couples during the Aurora Borealis, as relationships are formed, broken and rediscovered. The filmed… View Article

ECC Theatre to Present Filmed Play, “The Yellow Boat”

February 5, 2021
The East Central College Theatre Department will virtually present “The Yellow Boat” by David Saar. The touching tale is about a young man and his family who are dealing with a life-changing illness. It is directed by ECC Theatre alum Jacob Schmidt, and stars Tara Steffens, CJ Satterfield, Donovan Counts, Jasmine Derhammer, Harley Vulcolo, Stephanie… View Article