Calendar

Opera

Handel’s Alcina

January 22-24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 25, 2pm

Taken from the epic poem, Orlando furioso, Handel’s masterpiece focuses on the sorceress Alcina and her enchanted island. Bradamante, disguised as her brother, searches for her lover, Ruggiero. Can she find him before Alcina seals his fate?

Jazz Series

Ensembles combine with faculty and guest jazz artists to perform classic and contemporary jazz music.

Friday, October 3, at 8pm 

Wednesday, November 19, at 8pm

Wednesday, March 18, at 8pm

Wednesday, April 22, at 8pm

Theatre 2013-2014

Mainstage

The Boys Next Door

October 16*, 17, 18, 24, and 25, at 7:30pm and October 26, at 2pm

An Off-Broadway success, this touching and funny play focuses on the lives of four developmentally disabled men living in a communal residence. Mingled with scenes from their daily lives where “little things” become momentous (and often funny), are moments of great poignancy. We are reminded that the disabled, like the rest of us, want only to love, laugh and find some meaning and purpose during their brief time in this world.

Night of Musical Theatre

October 30, 31, and November 1, at 7:30pm

This annual musical review features numbers from numerous musical theatre productions. This exclusively student-produced collaboration is sure to have you singing along.

Passion Play 

December 10, 11, 12, and 13, at 7:30pm and December 14, at 2pm

Passion Play examines the intersection of religion and politics as three communities – Queen Elizabeth’s England, Hitler’s Germany, and Reagan’s America – attempt to stage the death and resurrection of Christ. The play-about-a-play takes the audience on a humorous yet unsettling journey, exploring devotion through lust, whimsy, and…fish. Intended for mature audiences.

Charlotte’s Web

February 14, at 2pm and 7:30pm

The classic story about the friendship between a pig and a spider comes alive onstage. When Wilbur’s life is in danger, Charlotte does whatever it takes to keep him alive. Charlotte’s Web shows what it means to be a true friend to someone in need.

Into The Woods

May 7*, 8**, 9, 15, and 16, at 7:30pm and May 17, at 2pm

What happens after you receive everything you wished for? And what does “happy ever after” really mean? Into the Woods looks at Grimm’s Fairy Tales from a new perspective. A wish granted does not necessarily lead to emotional fulfillment; it often leads to a new responsibility that may be harder than for what was wished.

* Join us on our Student Preview nights, where students get a free, first look. Show your student ID for free admission. Non- students may attend for standard ticket price.
**The opening night on May 8 is part of our 2015 Focus Series.

Studio Theater

The Play About The Baby

October 10 and 11, at 7:30pm

This dark comedy follows a young couple, Boy and Girl, who have just had a baby. They are visited by an older couple, Man and Woman. As Boy and Girl come to learn about the loss of their baby, Man and Woman present the notion of truth and fantasy to force the young couple to question the existence of their baby in the first place. Intended for mature audiences.

The APO One-Acts

January 22, 23, and 24, at 7:30pm

Completely student-produced, this January term festival features three one-act plays that are directed, performed, and often written solely by students.

Steel Magnolias

March 5*, 6, 7, 13, and 14, at 7:30pm and March 15, at 2pm

Set in a small town in Louisiana, Steel Magnolias follows six women who fill Truvy’s beauty salon with laughter and banter. Over the course of three years, the women gather in the comfort of the salon and lead the audience through life events showing elegance and determination in good times and bad. As Truvy states, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”

Bug

April 17 and 18, at 7:30pm

Agnes is a lonely waitress who isolates herself in the hopes of avoiding her abusive ex-husband, but when her best friend R.C. introduces her to Peter, she can’t help connecting. But Peter isn’t quite what he seems, and according to him nothing else is either. Tracy Letts crafts a tale of paranoia and conspiracy that is riveting, exciting, and thoroughly entertaining.
Intended for mature audiences.