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October 1-16, 2021


Written By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

EVERYBODY gives new life to a long-forgotten story about death and the meaning of living.  A retelling of The Summoning of Everyman, Everybody seeks a companion for a trip to the grave.  This provocative and funny tale inspires audiences to contemplate the meaning of living.  All roles are determined by lottery at the beginning of each performance challenging the cast with 128 different performance opportunities.


Get tickets to The Snow Queen
November 19-December 11, 2021

The Snow Queen

Adapted by Tyler J. Monroe from the original tale by Hans Christian Andersen

Witches, robbers, princesses, and talking animals become friends and enemies as Gerta heads to the ends of the world to save her friend from the Snow Queen. Can Gerta rescue Kai before it's too late, or will the Snow Queen freeze him forever? THE SNOW QUEEN  proves that, no matter how young you are, your courage and kindness make you a hero. This fantastical quest through a snowy winter will inspire and entertain children and warm the hearts of parents and adults alike. 


Get tickets to the December Dance Concert
December 10-12, 2021

December Dance Concert

Featuring choreographic work from Guest Artists, Faculty, and Students!

As the weather grows cold, our dancers are warming up for their first show of the year: the December Dance Concert. Contemporary dance masters come together for one thrilling weekend! Join us at the Allesee Dance Theater for these two remarkable performances.



Get Tickets to Fairview
February 11-26, 2021


Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury

This astounding and callous 2019 Pulitzer Prize drama is a searing examination of families, drama, family dramas, and the insidiousness of white supremacy.  Beverly's attempts to create the perfect birthday party for Grandma are challenged by difficult family dynamics.  FAIRVIEW's twists, turns, and revelations will keep you on edge and shock you even after the curtains close.


Get Tickets to Head Over Heels
April 8-23, 2021

Head Over Heals The Musical

Songs by The Go-Go's; Conceived and Original Book by Jeff Whitty; Adapted by James Magruder

A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, HEAD OVER HEELS follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm's survival lies within each of their own hearts. This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980's all-female rock band The Go-Go's including the hit songs, "We Got the Beat," "Our Lips Are Sealed," "Vacation," Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven is a Place on Earth" and "Mad About You."


Get Tickets to the Spring Dance Concert
April 22-24, 2021

Spring Dance Concert

Featuring choreographic work from Guest Artists, Faculty, and Students!

Spring is here and our dancers can't wait to bring the stage to life. Join us as we highlight national and international works from top-performing artists. With only two performances, you don't want to miss the artistry and athleticism of our dance discipline.



Get Tickets to The Underground
Shows throughout 2021-2022

The Underground

The Incubator for Emerging Artists

The Underground productions are student-led and student-run, allowing aspiring artists to discover, create, and present their theatre and dance visions. The series offers an array of stories and experiences.  Audiences will emerge enlightened and entertained.

Watch your email and social media for updates on this production series starting in October.



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