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    University Theatre Series: Main Stage 2016-2017

    The Heir Apparent

    The Heir Apparent
    by David Ives

    October 5 - 8 | Gaede Stage | 7:30 p.m.
    Young Eraste has it all—good looks, a beautiful fiancée and the prospect of a sizable inheritance from an elderly uncle. There’s just one snag: the uncle won’t die and he has bequeathed his entire fortune to someone else. Whatever will the young man do? Hilarious rhyming couplets and contemporary slang abound as eighteenth-century bawdiness is catapulted into the twenty-first.

    “Anyone who doesn't think playwright David Ives is a comic genius simply doesn't know funny.” -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


    You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

    You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
    By Clark Gesner

    November 19 | Hansen Theatre | 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
    Spend a day with the Peanuts Gang, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.

    “Happiness is anyone and anything that’s loved by you.” -Charlie Brown


    The Full Monty

    The Full Monty
    By Simon Beaufoy

    February 15 - 18 | Hansen Theatre | 7:30 p.m.
    The Full Monty is a musical full of heart. Right to the end, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz, this heartwarming upbeat comedy is a must for any theatre looking for a big hit.

    “This is a full-frontal feel-good show!” -The Metro Star



    By Mary Zimmerman

    April 5 - 8 | Gaede Stage | 7:30 p.m.
    Called by Time (2002) the "theater event of the year," Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses brings Ovid's tales to stunning visual life. Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change.

    *This production is part of a Tri-College Theatre Colloquium focusing on the work of Mary Zimmerman. Please refer to NDSU and Concordia for other Zimmerman plays being performed around this same time.



    University Theatre Series: Second Stage Series 2016-2017

    The GISELLE Project

    The GISELLE Project

    November 29 | Hansen Theatre | 7:30 p.m.
    An innovative creation using the power of physical movement and dance, this retelling of the classic story is created by MSUM student choreographer, Caleb Reich.



    Works In Progress 2016


    November 30 | 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. Most of these works will continue to be polished and presented as part of the spring dance concert, An Evening of Dance.



    An Evening of Dance 2016

    An Evening of Dance

    April 22 | 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.