Tuesday, April 13th, 2021


Professor George Hillow honored by Christopher Newport University Theatre Guild

More than 100 colleagues, friends and well wishers gathered for a reception hosted by the Theatre Guild prior to CNU's Saturday night production of the musical Chicago to honor Professor George Hillow for his outstanding contributions in teaching, directing and scenic design over his 22-year career at the University. He was stunned to receive a hand-written, framed letter from John Kander, the musical's composer. George has been a presence in the Hampton Roads theater scene since he arrived here in 1987 to work at Virginia Stage Company. He has designed sets throughout the area, was honored by Port Folio Magazine as Theater Person of the Year, and his work has been seen at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Theatre Guild announced that it has created a scholarship in his name.

CNU Theatre Guild President Larry Small announded that a scholarship has been named for Professor George Hillow

CNU Theater Department alumnus, playwright Brian Hampton

From left: Briana Taravela, Brian Hampton, Erin McGrann and CNU Professor Jay Paul

CNU Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities Steven Breese

From left: The Shopper's editor Judi Tull, her husband George Hillow, Rosemary Trible and CNU President Paul Trible