Guests may park in Lots D or I when attending music concerts on campus.
Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. Venues will open for seating approximately 30 minutes prior to curtain. Guests should be seated 10 minutes before the performance time.
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics and Book by Brian Crawley
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts
Directed by Jamey Strawn
Music Director: Scot Buzza
Sept. 23—Oct. 2, 2022 | Corbett Theatre
As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward ax blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved, she travels across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Although she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those scars that are lying deeper than her skin. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Violet is a moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems ranging from American roots to folk to gospel.
Violet is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Michael Hatton
Oct. 27—Nov. 6, 2022 | Stauss Theatre
Dr. Jekyll is a kind, well-respected and intelligent scientist who explores the darker side of science, as he wants to bring out his ‘second’ nature. His experiments transform himself into Mr. Hyde - his evil alter ego who doesn’t repent or accept responsibility for his evil crimes and ways. Jekyll tries to control his alter ego, Hyde, and for a while, Jekyll has the power. The struggle to keep his alternate nature contained leads Dr. Jekyll down a path of death and destruction in this Gothic thriller. This exciting stage adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson is a narrative about the complexities of science and the duplicity of human nature.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)
A Play by Rick Elice
Based on the Novel by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker
Directed by Corrie Danieley
Dec. 2-11, 2022 | Corbett Theatre
A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training. They find a mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin containing starstuff, a powerful, celestial substance. The journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure when the ship is taken over by pirates determined to claim the trunk and its treasure. Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher is a coming-of-age adventure story about how a nameless orphan became the strange and celebrated hero that is the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.
Peter and the Starcatcher is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Mike King
Feb. 16-26, 2023 | Stauss Theatre
Shipwrecked on the shores of the strange land, Illyria, Viola believes herself alone in the world and her twin brother drowned. Disguising herself as a boy to work in the court of Illyria’s Count Orsino, Viola discovers her male disguise has proven all too effective: Orsino sends her as a go-between in his persistent love-suit to the unresponsive Countess Olivia. Even as Viola solicits for Olivia’s love on Orsino’s behalf, Viola falls in love with Orsino herself. What ensues is a cross-dressing comedy rife with pain and triumph, humor and madness, transformation and redemption. Twelfth Night or, What You Will, is one of the most structurally perfect comedies ever written and beloved by audiences.
Featuring the musicals Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty: Rise and Shine
Book by Ken Jones
Music by Jamey Strawn
Lyrics by Christine Jones
Directed by Ken Jones
Music Director: Jamey Strawn
March 24—April 2, 2023 | Corbett Theatre
Did you know that Snow White’s Dwarfs are amazing dancers? See for yourselves as the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale of Snow White, her evil stepmother, the all-knowing mirror and the handsome (but not-too-brainy) prince sing and dance their way back into your hearts and imagination.
Princess Aurora, a bold, unconventional young heroine princess, defies the age-old tradition of attending ‘Princess School.’ As her eighteenth birthday nears, she encounters an evil witch and a cursed spinning wheel. Aurora is tested when she fails, for the first time, to believe in her authentic self. Then with help from her sweet Prince Phillip, she awakens, ready to rock, and begins a whirlwind musical quest to defeat the witch and restore order to the Kingdom.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's
Music and Lyrics by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Musical Arrangements by Orchestration by Fred Wells, Michael Gibson and Jonathan Tunick
Conceived by Walter Bobbie
Directed by Ed Cohen & Dee Anne Bryll
Music Director: Damon Stevens
April 14-23, 2023 | Corbett Theatre
Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon, conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Featuring songs from lesser-known works as Allegro, Me and Juliet, and Pipe Dream, to big hits like Oklahoma!, South Pacific, and The Sound of Music, this Tony-nominated musical revue showcases the work of Rodgers & Hammerstein with flair and distinction.
A Grand Night for Singing is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com
April 28-30, 2023 | Corbett Theatre
Featuring a company of our best young dance artists, along with new and innovative works created by faculty, guest artists, and nationally renowned choreographers, Dance '23 has something for everyone – contemporary dance forms that include modern, jazz, and African/Afro-Fusion.