Save the dates for an innovative season of Cal U Theatre

An Evening of Creative Works – The Blaney Theatre – October 4, 5, 6 @ 7 pm, October 6  @ 2 pm

This annual production is filled with a mix of genres and performance styles that provide a form of expression for our students.  One acts, dance pieces, devised performances, digital performance, Reader’s Theatre—the door is open for exploration. Subject matter may not be suitable for younger patrons.  

Red Horse – The Blaney Theatre – November 1, 2, 3 @ 7 pm, November 3 @ 2 pm

A devised production inspired by the work of the Mabou Mimes and Lee Breuer

A completely original retelling of the experimental 1970s production.  Red Horse is a collaborative creation; Actors create images allowing dialogue to give way to actor’s bodies in a poetic staging of the life of the Horse. Exciting for the whole family! Red Horse marks the twenty-second annual first year student show, and one of the first devised productions by first year Cal U students.  As always, a great deal of fun you do not want to miss!

Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf – Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre –   December 6, 7, 8 @ 7 pm, December 8-9@ 2 pm

Music and Lyrics by Harry Connick, Jr.

Book by Lauren Gunderson and Andrew Fishman

Based on the song by Harry Connick, Jr., and adapted from the television show written by Andrew Fishman

Beloved bumbling Eubie is back for one more year in Bluesville.  Join him, Gilda, Hamm, and the big man himself, Santa, for this heart-warming musical filled with the holiday spirit.  Steele Hall will be filled with elves galore as Cal U Theatre students and members of the local community come together to bring this show to life.  This production is suitable for all ages!

Edges – The Blaney Theatre –February 21, 22, 23 @ 7 pm, February 23 @ 2 pm

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Edges is the first musical attempt by award-winning composer/lyricists Benji Pasek and Justin Paul (of Dear Evan Hansen fame).  Edges is a song-cycle about burgeoning adults asking coming-of-age questions. This charming, witty and honest examination of adulthood explores what happens when we are teetering on the edges of our lives.

Unexpected: A Selection of Symbolist Plays, Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre – April 4, 5, 6 @ 7 pm, April 6 @ 2 pm

A night filled with the unexpected sure to make your mind to roam, your heart yearn, and your hairs stand on edge. One-act plays by Maurice Maeterlinck, Susan Glaspell, and Valery Bryusov will have you on the edge of your seat.  As symbolist plays traditionally handle thought provoking content, our selections are sure to provide a night full of surprises.

Commit to the Bit: An Evening of Sketch Comedy and Improvisation.  Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre – April 17 & 18 @ 7pm

Graduating senior Jeshua Myers, known to audiences for his portrayal of Ram (Heathers, the Musical) and Barfeé (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Jesh will combine his training in theatre and improvisation in this showcase.  

An Evening of One Acts – The Blaney Theatre-   May 2, 3, 4 @ 7 pm, May 4th @ 2pm.

Join us as we welcome our new crop of directors with this evening of one act plays ranging from laugh out-loud comedies to through-provoking dramas. Some subject matter may not be suitable for younger patrons.