[War Scene in Like Stars Shining Brightly] Metadata

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  • Main Title [War Scene in Like Stars Shining Brightly]
  • Series Title Lewis Fulks Theatre Department Collection


  • Photographer: Jones, Lloyd
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Creation: [1980-10-23..1980-10-26]


  • English


  • Content Description: Production photograph from Abilene Christian University's 1980 original Homecoming musical, "Like Stars Shining Brightly," act 1, scene 16. Behind the Administration Building steps is the silhouette of Arnis Pape (soldier in uniform) playing a bugle among a battle scene. Steve Vertz (boy on stairs) sits at the bottom of the steps. In front of them, Buddy Evans (Professor) looks at Jan Patterson (girl), who turns away, crying into her hands.
  • Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Arts and Crafts - Theatre
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Education - Colleges and Universities - Abilene Christian University
  • Keyword: musicals
  • Keyword: Like Stars Shining Brightly
  • Named Person: Pape, Arnis
  • Named Person: Vertz, Steve
  • Named Person: Evans, Buddy
  • Named Person: Patterson, Jan

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Taylor County - Abilene
  • Time Period: mod-tim
  • Coverage Date: [1980-10-23..1980-10-26]


  • Name: Abilene Christian University Homecoming Musicals Collection
    Code: ACUHMC
  • Name: Abilene Library Consortium
    Code: ABCM


  • Name: Abilene Christian University Library
    Code: ACUL

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: Fulks_Theatre_0497
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth865726


  • Display Note: For Abilene Christian University's 75th anniversary, the president of the school asked Theatre Department Chair Lewis Fulks to write a musical pageant portraying ACU's history and put on a production of the work for the school's 1980 Homecoming musical. Co-written by June Bearden, the result was called "Like Stars Shining Brightly," a theatrical journey back in time spanning from the founding of the school as Childers Classical Institute in 1906 to the time the show was written. The music was composed by Robert Page, and the lyrics were written by Robert Page and Lewis Fulks. The directorial team included director Lewis Fulks, vocal director Jeannette Lipford, choral director Milton Pullen, choreographer Marj Baucam, costume designer Wyatt Hester, scenery designer Matt Aston, and technical director Ted Starnes. The musical ran from October 23rd to October 26th at the Abilene Civic Center.