The Gift 

Created by the Cast and Artistic Team 
Directed by William Osetek
Musical Direction by Jay Schwandt
Associate Musical Direction by Jim Rhinehart
Text Coaching by Kathy Logelin

Additional streaming of The Gift is now available. 

As a gift to the university, Muncie, and surrounding communities, the Department of Theatre and Dance presents an original production featuring student inspired holiday stories, music, and dance.

To stay up-to-date on all upcoming Theatre and Dance events, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @BSUTheatreDance.

Our dynamic production season enriches the education of our students and allows for an extension of the skills they are learning in the classroom. At the same time, we hope to take you, our audience and extended family, on an unforgettable journey as you experience these stories with us. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre this year!

How to Buy Tickets


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  • In person—Visit the University Theatre Box Office in the lower lounge of University Theatre, south of Bracken Library and behind Emens Auditorium.
  • By phone—Call 765-285-8749
  • OnlineVisit

There will be no subscriptions for the 2020-2021 season. Ticket sales for the Spring 2021 season are on sale now. 

Patrons are required to wear a face mask while visiting the University Theatre Box Office or attending a performance in any of our venues: University Theatre, Strother Theatre, Cave Theatre, or Korsgaard Dance Studio.

  • All persons on campus—including faculty, staff, students, vendors, contractors, suppliers, and visitors—are required to wear face masks while inside campus buildings, including in classrooms and laboratories. Further details are available, including exceptions to this rule, on the Ball State University Coronavirus Face Masks Page.

Patrons will be asked a brief health questionnaire prior to being admitted to performances. Patrons who do not pass the health check will not be allowed into the venue. Patrons should not:

  • have a temperature of 100.4 Fahrenheit or above.
  • have any COVID-19 symptoms (without a separate known cause, e.g., asthma, allergies, etc.). Consult the CDC website for symptoms, which include, but are not necessarily limited to: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and new loss of taste and smell.
  • be aware of any close contact (i.e., in your household or within 6 feet) in the last 14 days with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who showed symptoms of COVID-19.
  • have been advised by a health care provider or government official to stay home or self-quarantine.
  • have been notified of exposure to COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • have traveled outside the United States in the last 14 days

Please be prepared to provide contact information for everyone in your party.

In an effort to maintain physical distancing during check-in and throughout the performance,

  • Please follow any markings and signage directing traffic flows
  • Please remain in your seats until dismissed by a staff member during intermission and post-show.
    • If you need to stretch, please remain at your seat.
  • Please plan to arrive at the following time for check-in
    • 6:55 PM/ 1:55 PM Last names A-E
    • 7:00 pm/ 2:00 PM Last names F-J
    • 7:05 pm/ 2:05 pm Last names K-N
    • 7:10 pm/ 2:10 pm Last names O-R
    • 7:15 pm/ 2:15 pm Last names S-V
    • 7:20 pm/ 2:20 pm Last names W-Z

For more information, please call 765-285-8749 or email us at

Contact our box office to inquire about group sales. We offer discounts to groups of 10 or more attending the same performance of a University Theatre Mainstage production.


In the lower lounge of University Theatre, south of Bracken Library and behind Emens Auditorium.


The University Theatre Box Office hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before each performance at the production venue.

The University Theatre is closed during Ball State's winter and summer breaks.

  • All sales are final. No refunds are available.
  • Exchanges are only available to subscribers.
  • Subscribers may exchange their tickets in person or via phone for another performance of the same production up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Tickets are null and void 10 minutes prior to curtain time. It is recommended to be in your seat by 15 minutes prior to curtain time.
  • Students are children age 13 and older, college students with ID; Seniors are age 62 and older; Child tickets are for those age 12 and under.