2023-2024 Season

Theatre and Dance at Wayne is thrilled to announce its debut season in our new state-of-the-art performance venue, the Hilberry Gateway. There's something for everyone in this season's lineup. From classic dramas to modern comedies and unforgettable dance concerts, our 2023-2024 season will present a diverse array of productions that are sure to captivate and inspire audiences of all ages. Season tickets go on sale beginning May 5, 2023 and single tickets on July 1, 2023.

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  • Silent Sky | Sept. 29 - Oct. 15, 2023


    Silent Sky

    Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

    September 29 - October 15 in the STUDIO at the Hilberry Gateway

    As she fights against the limitations placed on her by society and the male-dominated scientific establishment, Henrietta and a team of female "computers" make groundbreaking discoveries about the fluctuating brightness of stars, enabling fellow scientists to map the Milky Way and beyond. Playwright, Lauren Gunderson celebrates the determination, passion, and sacrifice of the women who redefined our understanding of the cosmos.

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  • The Rocky Horror Show | Oct. 27 - Nov. 12, 2023

    The Rocky Horror Show

    The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O'Brien

    October 27 - November 12 on the STAGE at the Hilberry Gateway

    In this cult classic, Brad and Janet, find themselves stranded on a dark and stormy night seeking shelter in a mysterious old castle.  In his signature creepy rock and roll style, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his house of wild and creepy friends unveil their latest creation: the perfect specimen, Rocky.

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  • The Wolves | Nov. 17 - Dec. 10, 2023

    The Wolves

    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

    November 17 - December 10 in the STUDIO at the Hilberry Gateway

    Strikingly authentic dialogue captures the bravado and empathy found in players of "The Wolves", a high school girls soccer team. A 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, "The Wolves" delves into the lives of student athletes navigating their way through big questions and tiny battles, also known as gameday.

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  • December Dance Concert | Dec. 8 - 10, 2023

    December Dance Concert

    December Dance Concert

    December 8 - 10 on the STAGE at the Hilberry Gateway

    Be inspired by the creative talent, agility, and grace of our students as they present contemporary dance pieces in a variety of styles.  The December Dance Concert features distinguished guest artists', faculty and student works developed throughout the semester. A special closing to the year, this marks the first December Dance Concert in our new performance venue, the Hilberry Gateway.

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  • Murder on the Orient Express | Feb. 2 - 11, 2024

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express by Ken Ludwig

    February 2 - 11 on the STAGE at the Hilberry Gateway

    A snowdrift stops the luxurious Orient Express in its tracks at midnight. By dawn, an American tycoon is found murdered in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times with his door locked from the inside. The passengers of the train are now isolated with a killer among them, leaving detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer and prevent another attack from taking place. Can you solve this Agatha Christie whodunit before the rest of the guests on the Orient Express? 

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  • Chicken & Biscuits | Mar. 22 - 30, 2024

    Chicken & Biscuits

    Chicken and Biscuits by Douglas Lyons

    March 22 - 30 on the STAGE at the Hilberry Gateway

    The Jenkins family is coming together to celebrate the life of their father, but their hopes for a peaceful reunion are dashed when a shocking family secret reveals itself at the funeral. As rivaling sisters Baneatta and Beverly navigate the challenges and tensions that arise during the funeral, they must deal with the shocking revelation, which could either bring them closer or tear them apart. "Chicken and Biscuits" by Douglas Lyons explores themes of love, forgiveness, and healing through the lens of a Black family's comedic and emotionally complex dynamics.

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  • Amélie | Apr. 5 - 20, 2024


    Amélie  Book by Craig Lucas, Music by Daniel Messé, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messe

    April 5 - 20 in the STUDIO at the Hilberry Gateway

    After surviving a tragic and isolated childhood, an imaginative young Parisian named Amélie finds joy in anonymously doing good deeds for those around her. When a chance at love ends up hanging in the balance, will Amélie risk everything and speak with her heart? Colorful characters and a romantic score create a world of fantastical fun that inspires audiences to find happiness in their everyday lives. 

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  • Spring Dance Concert | Apr. 19 - 21, 2024

    95th Annual Spring Dance Concert

    95th Annual Spring Dance Concert

    April 19 - 21 on the STAGE at the Hilberry Gateway

    Witness the wealth of talent and creativity of our students and faculty in this yearend culmination of Dance at Wayne State. Energetic and thought-provoking works developed alongside guest artists reflect the movement of today. The 95th Annual Spring Dance Concert will showcase various dance techniques developed from around the world. 

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Masks are optional but strongly recommended. Visitors no longer need to complete the Wayne State Daily Screener and masks are now optional. Theatre and Dance at Wayne abides by Wayne State Covid protocols to ensure the safest environment for you and our community. Our commitment to your health and safety includes timely updates to University protocols.

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