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Faculty Profile

Julie Noonan

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Rm 122A
Garvery Fine Arts Center
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
South Dakota State University, Bachelor of Music Education
South Dakota State University, Master of Arts
The University of Kansas, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Previously taught at:

Ottawa University

University of Kansas

Johnson County Community College

Scholarly Interests/Activities

Interests: Musical Theatre History, Timbre and character construction, Villainous Musical Characters, Feminist Theatre, Dramaturgy and New play development, Directing 


“The Rock Star Figure: Authenticity, Satire and Legacy in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”
Studies in Musical Theatre 10.1 (2016): 19-36.

“Popular Voices: Amplification, Rock Music and Vocal Quality in Grease.” Studies in Musical
Theatre 3.2 (2009): 185-200.

“Little Shop of Horrors: Re-visioning the Future Through Pastiche and Science Fiction." Theatre
Annual: A Journal of Performance Studies 56 (Fall 2003): 111-129.

Service Interests/Activities
Play Respondent, New Play Reader
Career Accomplishments
I have directed both musical and spoken word plays including Outside Mullingar, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, This is Not a Pipe Dream, The Lover, Nickel and Dimed, Cinderella, Woyzeck and Urinetown among others.

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