September 22-23, 26-30 at 7:30 p.m.
- September 24 and October 1 at 2:30 p.m.
Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop
Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant”
Directed by William Jenkins
Musical Direction by Michael Rafter
Choreography by Christie Zimmerman
The department is delighted to welcome Michael Rafter, Emmy Award-winning arranger and Broadway musical director. Damn Yankees is
about middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, who trades his soul to the
Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite
team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. But as
young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he realizes the true worth of the
life that he's left behind and works to outsmart Applegate in this musical comedy.
Pride and Prejudice
- November 3-4, 7-10 at 7:30 p.m.
- November 5 at 2:30 p.m.
- November 11 at 8 p.m. (to allow for Theatre and Dance Alumni dinner)
Adapted by Jon Jory
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Beth Turcotte
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come
to life in this refreshing and engaging adaptation. Finding a husband is
hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority, but her four sisters
and overzealous match-making mother make it difficult to escape the
subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but
enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph
over her good sense. In a society where snubs and deceit proliferate, is
it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her
It Can Happen Here: A Modern Dance Concert
- December 7-9 at 7:30 p.m.
- December 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Artistic Direction by Audra Sokol
Choreography by Audra Sokol, Rebecca Pappas and Melanie Swihart
It Can Happen Hereresponds to an ever shifting landscape of politics and purpose. Through dance and text the choreographers ask who is welcomed and who is not in today's America. Its purpose is to build community-seeking resistance, faith and change in motion.
- February 2-3, 6-10 at 7:30 p.m.
- February 4 at 2:30 p.m.
By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by André Garner
In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and
Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their
basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her
way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family
business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they
find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
A Chorus Line
- March 23-25, 27-31 at 7:30 p.m.
- March 25 and 31 at 2:30 p.m.
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett, Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Directed by Emily Tzucker and Anne Beck
Musical Direction by Jodi Cotton
Choreography by Anne Beck
A Chorus Line is a stunning musical that captures the spirit and
tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and
poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features
one powerhouse song after another. Memorable musical numbers include
“What I Did for Love,” “One,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the
Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A Chorus Line is a brilliantly complex
fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama.
- April 25-28 at 7:30 p.m.
- April 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography by Susan Koper
The classic fairy tale comes to life through dance, music, costumes,
and lights. Set to the famous musical composition by Sergei Prokofiev,
this dazzling ballet features Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and the
Fairies of the Four Seasons who help Cinderella overcome her
mean-spirited stepsisters and find her Prince.