Special Announcement for 2022-2023 season

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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The School of Music and Department of Theatre Arts are proud to announce the Co-Production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

The musical will be directed and staged by Theatre Arts Chair Gregory Ramos, with music directed and conducted by Director of the School of Music Joe Modica, and lighting design and production management by Trevor Norton. The creative team aims for a non-traditional approach that considers artistic innovation as well as diversity and inclusion.

Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway in 1979 and in the West End in 1980 to great acclaim. The winner of both the Tony Award and the Olivier Award for Best Musical, the show has become a classic of musical theatre and one of Stephen Sondheim’s most produced works. Recognized as highly innovative, Sweeney Todd is the thrilling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. Critics often refer to the music as Sondheim’s most perfect score—lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, dark comedy, and stunning theatricality.

The production is scheduled for Spring 2023.


2021-2022 SEASON

Spring 2022

The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse

Directed by Senior Theatre Business Majors James Johnston and Thomas Johnston
Performance Dates: February 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and February 20 at 2 p.m., 2022

thanksgivingv2-420x420.jpgAh, Thanksgiving, that most American of holidays: when families gather to celebrate the warmth of home, the bounty of the harvest — and a legacy of genocide and violent colonial expansion. Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.

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2022 Spring Play Festival

A festival of plays created and directed by Senior Theatre and Theatre Business Majors.

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The Understudy - Directed by Matt Jackson

Teatro Sin Vista - Created & Directed by Gabriel Rodriguez

Comedic Timing - Directed by James Johnston

 

 

 

Saturday, April 9th 2022

    • 2:00PM - The Understudy
    • 7:30PM - Teatro Sin Vista & Comedic Timing

Sunday, April 10th 2022

    • 2:00PM - Teatro Sin Vista & Comedic Timing
    • 7:30PM - The Understudy

*You must purchase a separate ticket for each time slot

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WE are the Kingdum of Lear 

Co-conceived by Chris Beach & Doug Hammett
Performance Dates: May 20th - 7:30pm & May 21st - 2:00pm and 7:30pm

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This production is an experimental re-imagining of Shakespeare’s great play. Blinded by his mad lust for power and his belief that he can possess the earth and all its inhabitants, King Lear divides his kingdom pits his children against each other, and puts the very existence of the world at risk. But his wise daughter, Cordella, tries unites the creatures of the kingdom to save beauty and all natural life in this musical adventure of puppetry, masks, and magic. Can Cordella pull it off? With an ensemble of multi-talented musicians, actors, and dancers, storytelling takes on wild expression and profound meaning.

This production is slated to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 2022

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Fall 2021

Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías

Directed by Senior Theatre Business Major Gabriel Rodriguez
Performance Dates: October 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. and October 17 at  2 p.m., 2021

native-gardens-420x420.jpgNative Gardens is a true breath of comic fresh air. It’s a biting, perceptive, and ultimately hopeful sendup to our fraught relationships with those around us – even right next door. Beyond snappy one-liners and garden hose fights, the play challenges audiences to look beyond petty differences and rediscover our shared decency.

 

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The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez

Directed by Faculty Member Gregory Ramos
Performance Dates: November 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m. and November 21 at 2 p.m., 2021

georgia-mcbride-420x420.jpgHe’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself.

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"Our goal in selecting the season included representing works by writers of color, providing great opportunities for student actors, designers, and technicians. And providing an exciting variety of experiences for our audiences."