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  • Performances

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  • School of Performing Arts: University Theatre

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    University Theatre Series: Main Stage

    The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

    October 1st – 4th / Gaede Stage / 7:30 p.m.
    The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! June is an ingenue who can't pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? Experience the story in Kansas in August in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; with a landlord who is a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work (think Sweeney Todd and Sondheim); a splashy star vehicle a la Jerry Herman; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version and a version set in a speakeasy in Chicago with songs in the style of Kander and Ebb.

    Jungle Book

    November 22nd / Hansen Theatre / 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
    You are invited to come along on an extraordinary adventure with Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera and the python Kaa — Mowgli is learning to survive as they teach him about "Jungle Law."

    Romi/EO Juliet

    February 25th – 28th / Gaede Stage / 7:30 p.m.
    Coming of age, love and the struggle for identity in the modern age- In this provocative new adaptation using Shakespeare’s text, the plight of the “star-crossed lovers” is re-understood. Romeo struggles with his identity in a deeper way than many as he comes of age; he was born into a girl’s body and named – “Romi”. Rejected by his own family, he struggles to protect and maintain that circle of outcast friends that he constructs as his family, as he tries to understand what true love is when he finds it in Juliet. How will his love be accepted? Will Juliet really risk everything for love when she realizes who Romeo is?

    THE [scream]

    April 15th – April 18th / Gaede Stage / 7:30 p.m.
    Dionysus. Agave. Pentheus. This trio collide in a power struggle that pits the divine against the damned, but which is which?!? This contemporary adaptation of Euripides’ The Bacchae will incorporate live music, video, dance, and much more in this one-of-a-kind, visceral, theatrical experience.


    University Theatre Series: Second Stage

    Coming Out Stories

    October 6th / Gaede Stage / 7:30 p.m.
    Held in conjunction with National Coming Out Day, this event will highlight stories of the LGBT community. Presented by MSUM students, faculty and staff, Coming Out Stories will also have a public forum and talk back.

    ben and trish.

    An original student production.
    Written by Michael Johnson / Directed by Nora Flaherty
    Featuring Elliott Heerman and Emily Carlson, with original music by Elliott Heerman
    December 6th / Gaede Stage / 7:30 p.m.
    How distant can a relationship become before it's too damaged to be reclaimed? Ben Anderson and his sister, Trisha, wonder this as they examine their childhood memories together, seeking to rebuild their estranged relationship. Join us this December 6th for an incredible journey of love, secrets, and, ultimately, redemption. This entirely student created work will fill you with hope and leave you asking the question - when was the last time you truly communicated with someone you love?
    General Admission $7, Student Tickets $5

    Works-In-Progress: Dance Showcase

    December 9th / Hansen Theatre / 7:30 p.m.
    A winter showcase of dance featuring work of student dancers and choreographers. These “works in progress” will be a sampling of dance pieces in various stages of completion, and will feature work from Dance I, Ballet I, and Dance Production.

    An Evening of Dance

    Wednesday, April 22nd / Hansen Theatre / 7:30 p.m.
    Join us for a dynamic dance concert featuring the work of student dancers and choreographers. You are sure to be entertained with dances featuring ballet, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, musical theatre styles and tap.

    The One-Act Festival

    April 27th – 28th / Gaede Stage / 7:30 p.m.
    See theory put into practice as MSUM theatre arts students present the One-Act Festival. From direction and stage management, to acting and scene design, emerging theatre artists display their work in an eclectic and entertaining array of theatre. Come both nights!


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