Robert Stephens

Born:                January 13,1954
Died:                May 28, 1995

Turtle Years:   1984-1993
Section:            Tenor I

A Turtle’s Tribute:

Robert was a hairstylist for 20 years. His best friend, Jim Lee, said he met most of his friends through his job.

He loved Broadway, acting and music. Robert performed in several musicals during his five years with the Dallas Repertory Theater.

Services for Robert George Stephens, also a performer the Dallas Repertory Theater were held at the White Rock Community Church in Dallas on Wednesday, May 31, 1995. He died on Sunday, May 28, 1995 at Baylor Medical Center in Garland.

At the time of his death Bob was survived by his parents, Martha & A.L. Atkinson of New Boston, Texas, sister Susan McClanahan of Denton; and brothers Bill Stephens of New Boston and John Stephens of Eden, Texas.

This Turtle Sponsored by: TCC INET Committee

A Turtle’s History

He sang for 10 years with the Turtle Creek Chorale. He first performed with the Chorale in A SONG IN THE NIGHT in March 1984 at the Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University. During his time with the Chorale, Bob was featured in several productions as follows:

JUBILATE – December 1985 – sang “Mary Had A Baby” as a solo.

TURTLE CREEK IN CONCERT – October 1986 – sang “Regular Royal Queen” from H.M.S. Pinafore in the Gilbert & Sullivan Medley as a solo.

POPS ’87 – June 1987 – sang “Fugue for Tinhorns” from Guys & Dolls and “Off To The Races” from Edwin Drood as part of a Trio.

HELLO DALLAS – October 1987 – sang “Ridin’ The Train” as part of a Trio.

TWELVE DAYS AND COUNTING – December 1988 – sang “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” as a solo.

20’S – 40’S – 60’S – POPS! – June 1989 – sang “In The Mood” as a solo.

FROM THE HEART – May 1990 – sang “Ain’t Got Time To Die” as a solo.

A NIGHT ON BROADWAY – June 1991 – sang “Fugue for Tinhorns” from Guys and Dolls as part of a Trio.

MAGIC! – December 1992 – sang “Wolcum Yole! There is No Rose” as part of a Trio.

MOVIES! – June 1993 – sang “When I See An Elephant Fly” from Dumbo as a solo

THE WIZARD OF OZ – October 1993 – played the part of a Winkie.

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