The Theatre Department produces two main stage performances (including a full scale musical), one Theatre Studio Lab production, and one student driven show each academic year. Theatre majors participate in all areas of production.
The theatre student will be given the opportunity to perform and train in a wide variety of genres and styles including Shakespeare, Greek, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Drama, Farce, and Avante’Garde to name a few.
2017-2018 AU Theatre Season:
Mainstage Season: (Perry Theatre)
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
November 10-11 and 15-18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Viola loves Orsino. Orsino loves Olivia. Olivia loves Viola. Malvolio loves himself. Love is certainly in the air in Illyria, but nothing is as it seems, especially when twins, sassy servants, a drunk uncle, a pirate, and a merry band of fools are involved. This wise, wacky, and weirdly beautiful comedy about loss, identity and finding love in unexpected places is considered by many to be one of Shakespeare's greatest plays for good reason.
Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Broadway musical meets sci-fi horror is this dark musical comedy. What happens when Seymour Krelborn, a meek assistant floral designer at a skid row florist, finds a strange carnivorous talking plant that promises him fame and fortune? Spoiler Alert: It does not go well. One of the longest running Off-Broadway musicals of all time, this devilishly delightful musical is sure to keep audiences screaming with laughter and tapping their toes to the 1960’s inspired pop/rock score.
Theater Studio Season (Theater Studio Lab):
STUDENT PRODUCED WORK!
We are pleased to offer this space for student produced work this year. Students will have the opportunity to use the space for Senior Capstone projects, creative research or simply a place to flex their creative muscles in front of an audience. Keep your eye out for upcoming announcements and info!
Past Performance Photo Galleries
2016 - 2017 Season
Little Shop of Horrors: View photos
Our Town: View photos
Fuller (and Edgar) in the House of Usher: View photos
2015 - 2016 Season
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee": View photos
"Machinal": View photos
2014 - 2015 Season
"Almost Maine": View photos
"Dancing at Lughnasa": View photos
2013 - 2014 Season
"A Midsummer Night's Dream": View photos
"All in the Timing": View photos
"Trojan Women": View photos
2012 - 2013 Season
"These Shining Lives": View photos
"War at Home": View photos
"Tartuffe": View photos
2011 - 2012 Season
"Proof": View photos
"Blithe Spirit": View photos
2010 - 2011 Season
"Lend Me a Tenor": View photos
"Obligatio": View photos
"The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in the Moon Marigolds": View photos
"The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail": View photos
"The Clean House": View photos
"The Habitation of Dragons": View photos
"As You Like It": View photos