2019-20 Current Season

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Fall 2019

Love Me or Leave Me  

by Emily Kirkman
Sept. 18-22, 2019
Welsbacher Theatre (PG)
Director: Jeannine Russell

Winner of the 2019 Annual WSU Theatre National Playwriting Competition

A couple considering divorce are “visited” by two employees of “Relationships Incorporated.” The employees take the couple back through their past, giving them a view of their life together and a new way of seeing each other. 

The Moors 

by Jen Silverman
Oct. 3-6, 2019
Wilner Auditorium (PG13+ for Mild Adult Themes)
Director: Danette Baker

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. 

Anything Goes

by Cole Porter
Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019
Wilner Auditorium (G) 
Director: Bradley Allan Zarr, Guest Artist

Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than Cole Porter’s Anything Goes! The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.

Kansas Dance Festival 

Nov. 22-23, 2019
Wilner Auditorium

The Kansas Dance Festival 2019 returns with an eclectic program of original faculty choreography, guest artist works and the inspsisred dance choreography from regional dance programs that share the same passion to make poetry from movement.  This evening performance promises variety that will provide something for everyone as contemporary dance breathes new life to the stage. 

Spring 2020

Children’s Dance Festival

Jan. 26, 2020
Wilner Auditorium

Thrilled to Announce  

Original sitcom written & directed by Bret Jones
Feb. 15, 22 & 29, 2020
Welsbacher Theatre

3 episodes filmed before a live studio audience (PG)

A collaborative project between the Theatre Program and Media Arts

A three-episode sitcom about four roommates in Chicago trying to “make it” as actors. Follow the four as they deal with acting jobs, auditions, promotions, and personal relationships.

      • Episode #1: Burritos
        One of the roommates books a job for a burrito commercial, and havoc ensues.
        Filmed: Feb 15, 2020
      • Episode #2: Wifi
        The loss of  wi-fi going causes upheaval to the actors’ budding careers.
        Filmed: Feb 22, 2020
      • Episode #3: Combustible
        Difficult auditions, a job playing a pig, and a budding romance.
        Filmed: Feb 29, 2020

Spring Dance Concert

April 10-11, 2020
Miller Concert Hall, Duerksen Fine Arts Center

[title of show] (clean version)

Music & lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Director: Amy Baker Schwiethale
April 23-26 & April 30-May 3, 2020
Welsbacher Theatre (PG13)

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival in New York. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. They gather their two actress friends, Susan and Heidi, and their accompanist and music director, Larry. With the full team assembled, Jeff and Hunter decide to write a musical about two guys writing a musical!

Thrilled to Announce 

Binge watching event!

Original sitcom written & directed by Bret Jones
May 3 & 4, 2020
Welsbacher Theatre

This is the binge-watching performance of the 3 episodes filmed in February before a live studio audience. 


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