By William Shakespeare
Directed by DeeDee Batteast
- February 7-8, 11-15 at 7:30pm
- February 9 at 2:30pm
One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night features a cross-dressing heroine, Viola, in search of her twin Sebastian after they are separated in a shipwreck. She soon finds herself in a love triangle with Olivia and Orsino. Our production, set in 1920s America, explores the freedoms and advances women were fighting for during this time, while set within the love, confusion, mistaken identities, and joyful discovery.
Crazy for You
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan
Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams
Original Broadway Choreography by Susan Stroman
Directed by Karen Kessler
Musical Direction Ron Hellems and Ryan Hourigan
Choreography by Michael Worcel and Christie Zimmerman
- March 27-28, 31-April 4 at 7:30pm
- March 29, April 5 at 2:30pm
A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, CRAZY FOR YOU® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who falls for spunky Polly Baker. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include “I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
The worldwide copyrights in the music of George and Ira Gershwin® for this presentation are licensed by the Gershwin Family.
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CRAZY FOR YOU ®, THE NEW GERSHWIN® MUSICAL is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK www.tamswitmark.com
Choreography by Mya Ajanku and guest artists
- April 23-25 at 7:30pm
- April 25 at 2:30pm
INTERTEXTUALITY investigates how dance can help dissolve borders, blur lines, and result in new understandings. The evening dance work features Ball State student groups such as RedPrint StepTeam and Belly Dance Club, as well as Theatre and Dance majors.
Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet
By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by André Garner and Matthew Reeder
Choreography by Mya Ajanku
- September 20-21, 24-28 at 7:30pm
- September 22 at 2:30pm
Written by 2013 MacArthur Fellow and 2017 Oscar-winning writer for MOONLIGHT, MARCUS is the provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young man in the South. Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana, the currents of Marcus’ life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds.
Contains mature language and themes.
Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
A Little Night Music
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Bill Jenkins
Musical Direction by Sean Paul Mills and Johnna Tavianini
Choreography by Michael Worcel
- November 8-9, 12-16 at 7:30pm
- November 10 at 2:30pm
Set in 1900 Sweden, Stephen Sondheim’s musical, based on the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress, Desirée Armfeldt, and the men who love her: lawyer Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When all the players agree to spend a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Masters and Visionaries
Directed by Audra Sokol
Choreography by Martha Graham (restaged by Sandra Kaufmann), Marius Petipa (restaged by Lisa Carter), Sidra Bell, and Jamy Meek
- December 6-7 at 7:30pm
- December 7-8 at 2:30pm
This concert pays tribute to the prolific and influential careers of Martha Graham and Marius Petipa, featuring their works Steps in the Street and Le Corsaire, respectively, as well as looking to the future of dance through the lens of visionary choreographers of today including works by Sidra Bell and Jamy Meek.