Performing Arts & Music


The Performing Arts & Music division seeks to express life’s most profound truths as deposited in music and drama, and through the power and passion of live performance. We train artists who share our vision and desire to have a positive and spirit-filled impact upon the professional stage and the various venues throughout the local community and the Church. Whether you sing, act, direct, dance or write, our programs will stretch you to where your gifts can be best developed and used.


Peter J. Fraser, Ph.D.

Peter J. Fraser, Ph.D.

Director, School of Communication & the Arts

Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

P: 757.352.4562

Peggy Southerland

Peggy Southerland

Chair, Media & Visual Arts and Performing Arts & Music

P: 757.352.4698

Eric Harrell, MFA

Eric Harrell, MFA

Producing Artistic Director of Tidewater Stage

Associate Professor

P: 757.352.4211

Don Krudop, DMA

Don Krudop, DMA

Professional in Residence

Director of Choral Activities

P: 757.352.4204


State-of-the-Art Facilities

Regent University’s $35 million Communication & Performing Arts Center has earned the respect of industry professionals, artists and patrons throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The 135,000-square-foot building houses a state-of-the-art main theatre, costume shop, scene shop, a studio theatre, green room and more — providing emerging artists every opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and experience the world of professional theatre.



Resident Acting Company

The Resident Acting Company for college students is housed within the Performing Arts & Music division and is comprised of our MFA in Acting students. While students in other degree programs, such as our B.A. and M.A. programs regularly perform in our theatre season, our MFA students have a singular focus on professional hands-on theatre education and actor training. These exceptionally talented actors in the Regent University student theatre company are featured not only in Regent Theatre productions, but in film, television and voice-over.

2018-19 Theatre Season


Regent Theatre Season

The Regent University Theatre has been serving our local community for 30+ years by providing inspiring and thought-provoking entertainment of the highest caliber. Seasonal productions range from Broadway musicals and the classics to touching dramas and modern comedies. Audiences are delighted as they watch emerging young artists bring these stories to life.

MFA Auditions & Other Events

Our MFA in Acting program will take a new cohort for the 2018-19 school year.

Auditions* for the next entering cohort include:

*Individual auditions may be available. Please email to inquire.

In addition, our Performing Arts & Music division is proud to host the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) sanctioned Regional Workshop: Virginia Beach BASH, March 24-25, 2018. To learn more, visit

Stay tuned for other audition opportunities.

Distinguished Alumni

Guest Speakers

Regent University’s School of Communication & The Arts seeks to serve as a creative and spiritually uplifting place where people connect with others who are working in media and the performing arts. Each year, it welcomes an amazing cast of industry professionals. On the pages below, you will discover a few of the many artists and professionals who have shared their lives and experiences with us.