Current Productions

Theatre and Dance 2018-19 season: Identity

The Wolves

Written by Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Dr. Kurt Gerard Heinlein
Showing at the Craig Hall Balcony Theatre

Note: There is no late seating in the Balcony Theatre

Caution: contains strong language and adult themes

A team of nine high school girls gathers at an indoor soccer field for warm-up exercises before their weekly games. Over the course of the season, their individual identities emerge through overlapping conversations that range from speculation about the new girl to gossip about their coach, from silly gross•out humor to discussion of world events. While the girls go through their stretching routine, their banter reveals a mix of insecurities, bravado, conformity, rebelliousness, candor, secrecy, friendship, competition, loyalty, betrayal, pain, intelligence and fierce determination.Adolescent energy and emotions run high in this critically acclaimed exploration of girl power, growing up and what it means to be part of a pack. You’ll be rooting for The Wolves! 

2018–19 showings
Date Time
September 20–21 7:30 p.m.
September 23 2:30 p.m.
September 24–28 7:30 p.m.
September 30 2:30 p.m.
October 1–3 7:30 p.m.

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#msuthewolves

Ticket costs
Ticket Cost
Adult $14.00
Senior $12.00
Student $12.00

MSU student with ID
(This ticket must be purchased in advance.)

$8.00

Amélie (new musical)

Book by Craig Lucas
Music by Daniel Messé
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé
Based on the motion picture by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant
Directed by Robert Westenberg
Showing at the Craig Hall Coger Theatre

Raised by emotionally distant yet overly protective parents, young Amélie survives a lonely childhood through the power of her lush imagination.After leaving home to work in a Paris café, she discovers a box of childhood treasures that belonged to the previous owner of her apartment. She decides to return it to him anonymously and thus begins a series of covert acts of kindness that bring joy to those around her. But will she take a chance on her own happiness? Disguising her identity, she reaches out to Nino, a young man who seems to be a kindred spirit, and discovers the power of human connection. With its generous heart, whimsical charm and indomitable spirit, Amélie celebrates the world of possibilities that dreamers can create.

 

2018–19 showings
Date Time
October 25–27 7:30 p.m.
October 28 2:30 p.m.

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#msuamelie

Ticket costs
Ticket Cost
Adult $22.00
Senior $18.00
Student $18.00

MSU student with ID
(This ticket must be purchased in advance.)

$16.00

She Stoops to Conquer

Written by Oliver Goldsmith
Directed by Sarah Wiggin
Showing at the Craig Hall Coger Theatre

Kate Hardcastle is the daughter of a wealthy landowner. Charles Marlow is the son of a rich Londoner. Their fathers, who are old friends, arrange for Charles to meet Kate at the Hardcastle estate in hopes that the young people will want to marry. But there is a problem: Charles finds women of his own class so intimidating, he becomes a bumbling fool in their presence. Kate learns of her suitor’s shyness and decides to masquerade as a maid so she can get to know the real Charles. Hilarious situations abound as mistaken identities, hidden agendas and romantic intrigues involving other household members play out over the course of one long night in the country. First performed in 1773, She Stoops to Conquer remains a comic triumph!

2018–19 showings
Date Time
November 29–December 1 7:30 p.m.
December 3 2:30 p.m.

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#msushestoopstoconquer

Ticket costs
Ticket Cost
Adult $14.00
Senior $12.00
Student $12.00

MSU student with ID
(This ticket must be purchased in advance.)

$8.00

Bare (musical)

Book by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo
Music by Damon Intrabartolo
Lyrics by Jon Hartmere
Directed by TBD
Showing at the Craig Hall Balcony Theatre

Note: There is no late seating in the Balcony Theatre

Caution: contains strong language and adult themes

It’s the Feast of the Epiphany at St. Cecilia’s, a private, coed, Catholic boarding school. Peter, an alter boy, dozes off during mass and has a nightmare in which he is outed and condemned by everyone for being gay. Nevertheless, he feels increasingly compelled to reveal not only his own true nature, but also his secret relationship with the school’s golden boy, Jason, who fears losing everything. Compounding their angst are peer rivalries and crushes, parental expectations and rigid church doctrines. The school production of “Romeo and Juliet” brings matters to a head, and the lovers must decide whether to continue hiding or bare their souls. This timely musical features a heartpounding rock score that propels its powerful message!

 

2018–19 showings
Date Time
February 21–22 7:30 p.m.
February 24 2:30 p.m.
February 25–March 1 7:30 p.m.
March 3 2:30 p.m.
March 4–6 7:30 p.m.

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#msubare

Ticket costs
Ticket Cost
Adult $18.00
Senior $16.00
Student $16.00

MSU student with ID
(This ticket must be purchased in advance.)

$12.00

Sightlines: Spring Dance Concert

Directed by Ruth Barnes
Showing at the Craig Hall Coger Theatre

In theatrical terms, a sightline is the hypothetical line from an observer’s eye to the subject on stage. Good theater design and staging allow unobstructed views of the central action so the audience may experience the full aesthetic impact of the performance. This year’s Spring Dance Concert explores the broader connections between spectators, performers and creators of dance compositions. Going beyond the visual definition of sightlines, these original pieces represent unique perspectives and invite individual interpretations, extending sightlines from the eye to the human psyche. Come experience the beauty and diversity of dance expression and the multilayered meaning of Sightlines!

Ticket costs
Ticket Cost
Adult $14.00
Senior $12.00
Student $12.00

MSU student with ID
(This ticket must be purchased in advance.)

$8.00

The Rimers of Eldritch

Written by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Tellory Arendell
Showing at the Craig Hall Coger Theatre

Caution: contains strong language and adult themes

In the middle of the 20th century, in the middle of the country, the once prosperous mining community of Eldritch, Missouri, is locked in a death spiral. The local economy has collapsed, the population has dwindled, and those who remain are unable to deal with the present reality. They cling to memories of their “glory days,” to law and order and religion, but beneath the surface lurks moral corruption. When a local hermit is found murdered, the townsfolk close ranks, but questions emerge: Who was Skelly Mannor? Who murdered him, and why? As the suspense builds, the truth is revealed through a mosaic of conversations and multiple points of view. Despite its dark undertones, The Rimers of Eldritch is a haunting, lyrical and poetic exploration ofAmerican identity by Missouri’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

2018–19 showings
Date Time
May 2–4 7:30 p.m.
May 5 2:30 p.m.

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#msutherimersofeldritch

Ticket costs
Ticket Cost
Adult $14.00
Senior $12.00
Student $12.00

MSU student with ID
(This ticket must be purchased in advance.)

$8.00