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Four plays and musicals on the Festival Stage, and two more in the Herbst Theatre, with three Dance concerts throughout the year!
2014-2015 Festival Theatre
Fences is a 1983 play by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part Pittsburgh Cycle. Like all of the Pittsburgh plays, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play.
NOTE: THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE
Sept 18, 24, 25 at 7:00p
Sept 19, 20, 26, 27 at 8:00p
Sept 21, 27, 28 at 2:00p
Hot Mikado explodes with a cavalcade of musical styles: gospel, blues, rock, swing, and jazz. The show is a swing-era musical comedy in the best tradition of shows like Guys and Dolls and Anything Goes; where the three little maids sing like the Andrews Sisters, Nanki-Poo sounds like Michael Bublé, and the Mikado is a tap dancing Cab Calloway. "Aw, if Gilbert and Sullivan could see me now," he muses in the midst of his big number. hilarious, exhilarating, entertaining, and fun; it is sure to have you on your feet.
Set in the mythical village of Titi-Pu, the plot remains roughly the same as in the classic Gilbert & Sullivan operetta: centering around young lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo, who want to be married. But alas, Yum-Yum is betrothed to her guardian Ko-Ko - the Lord High Executioner. When the powerful Mikado decrees that Ko-Ko must execute someone within the next 30 days in order to keep his job (and his life), Nanki-Poo agrees to be killed--if he can spend his last 30 days
Oct 23, 29, 30; Nov 6 at 7:00p
Oct 24, 25, 31; Nov, 1, 7, 8 at 8:00p
Oct 26; Nov 1, 2, 8, 9 at 2p
Pride and Prejudice
Jan 29, Feb 4, 5, at 7:00p
Jan 30, 31 Feb 6, 7 at 8:00p
Feb 1, 7, 8 at 2:00p
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Jan. 20th
March 19, April 2, 8, 9 at 7:00p
March 20, 21, April, 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00p
March 22, April 4, 5, 11, 12 at 2:00p
***Arts Gala will be held March 28th: No shows this weekend***
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 9th
Romeo and Juliet
Note: This production contains adult language and subject matter. This is a very contemporary adaptation of the classic by William Shakespeare.
8 p.m.: Nov 14, 15, 21, 22 2014
2 p.m.: Nov 16, 22, 23 2014
Sondheim on Sondheim
The Herbst Theatre
7 p.m.: April 23 2015
8 p.m.: April 17, 18, 24, 25 2015
2 p.m.: April 19, 25, and 26 2015
December Studio Dance Performance
Students perform their own work in our unique black-box theatre, The Herbst Theatre or in Studio T205!
December 5, 2014 at 8:00pm
December 6, 2014 at 2:00pm
Emerging Choreographers Dance Concert - 2015
February 14, 2015 at 8:00pm
February 15, 2015 at 2:00pm
Join our emerging choreographers from the Wright State Dance Program for their Junior/Senior concert. Each work promises to be a unique expression of each junior and senior as they discover their artistic voice through movement. Come enjoy original, dynamic choreography! A suggested $3.00 donation is recommended to help support future student productions.
Spring Dance Concert
April 23, 2015 at 7:00pm
April 24, 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
April 26, 2015 at 2:00pm
We invite you to experience a stunning evening of dance in a program that transports you from classical and narrative to contemporary and abstract. Dynamic works by the Wright State faculty display the versatility and diversity that provides the foundation of the Wright State training. This year’s concert will feature new works by Wright State faculty and special guests DCDC2 and DB2.Come enjoy the tremendous talents of the Wright State Dance Ensemble as they take the stage to share their unique gifts of passion and power – to inspire, to entice, to touch, to engage…dance does it all!
Students: $5 / Adults: $10
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