October 13-15, 18-21, 2017
By Frank Winters
Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith
A group of college students finds video of what looks like a rape at a party they attended. Was the rapist somebody they know? Does someone in the group know more than they’re willing to admit? As the group argues whether they should call the cops or delete the file it becomes clear that everyone has something to lose.
November 10-12, 15-18, 2017
1 p.m. pre-show talk with the director in Room 221 in the Noel Fine Arts Center
before the matinee on November 12.
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
Directed by Mark Hanson
Choreographed by Jeannie Hill
Music Direction by Alan Patrick Kenny
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? The 2005 Broadway production won 3 Tony Awards including "Best Musical" and received 14 Tony Award nominations. "[Spamalot] exploits about every opportunity that a piece of musical theater can offer, all the while laughing at itself for being a musical." - Star Telegram
December 7-10, 2017
1 p.m. pre-show talk with the choreographers in Room 221 in the Noel Fine Arts Center before the matinee on December 10.
New student choreography
– emerging artistry!
Experience the talent and exceptional artistic range of our student choreographers, performers and designers!
March 2-4, 8-10, 2018
1 p.m. pre-show talk with the director in Room 221 in the Noel Fine Arts Center before the matinee on March 4.
By Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Alan Patrick Kenny
Mature audiences only. This production contains nudity, tobacco-free cigarettes, and adult situations.
Originally devised at Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company by Mary Zimmerman, Metamorphoses brings the familiar tales of Roman poet Ovid to stunning theatrical life. Set in and around a pool of water onstage, Metamorphoses brings vibrant physicality to timeless mythological stories of love, loss, and transformation.
Nominated for three 2002 Tony Awards, including Best Play, Metamorphoses mingles ancient archetypes with contemporary vernacular to create what Time called "the theater event of the year."
April 13-15, 19-21, 2018
1 p.m. pre-show talk with the choreographers in Room 290 in the Noel Fine Arts Center before the matinee on April 15.
Gorgeous dancing, inspiring premieres!
Join us to see exciting new work by faculty choreographers Michael Estanich,
Jeannie Hill, Joan Karlen guest choreographer Nick Pupillo, Visceral Dance
Chicago Artistic Director!
May 4-6, 9-12, 2018
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Tyler Marchant
Music Direction by Mark Hanson
1 p.m. pre-show talk with the director in Room 221 in the Noel Fine Arts Center before the matinee on May 6.
On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his commitment to bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.