Unless noted, all performances are Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
The Irish Experience
Sept. 15, 2017
Theatre Department students who participated in this year's Irish Experience program will present "Red Hanrahan", a short story by W.B. Yeats, and "Lovers", a one act play by Brian Friel. Students from the Department of Music will present a program of Irish Folk songs and Art Songs as well. The performance will take place in the Mainstage Theatre.
Tickets are free and open to the public.
With book by Sybille Pearson, based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz, music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Oct. 20-22 & Oct 27-29, 2017
Is there anything more exciting, frightening and utterly transformational than impending parenthood? Baby, the musical from acclaimed duo, Richard Maltby, Jr., and David Shire, examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.
Three couples on a university campus deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle-aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college... when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.
A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas
By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Michael Wilson
Dec. 1-3 & Dec. 8-10, 2017
Celebrating the 11th Anniversary of the Pensacola tradition. This theatrical and spirited version of A Christmas Carol puts the phantasmagoric qualities of Charles Dickens' classic tale center stage. A swirling, dancing chorus of ghosts weaves through this uplifting holiday story of redemption, magic and hope. The play has been performed for almost a million people over the years at Houston's Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage and Washington, D.C.'s historic Ford's Theatre.
The Music Man
Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson
Feb. 16-18 & 23-25, 2018
The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.
The Skin of Our Teeth
By Thornton Wilder
April 13-15 & 20-22, 2018
George Antrobus (inventor of the wheel), his devoted family, and his saucy maid find themselves facing one spectacular disaster after another - a climate change, war, flood, famine and economic collapse. From wooly mammoths to an Atlantic City beauty contest to the aftermath of global war, extinction and survival race to the finish line in a joyous, inspiring and spectacular celebration of humanity's resilience. This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic is as relevant now as when it was written in the 1940's.