Cal U Dept. of Theatre & Dance announces 2015-2016 season

The Cal U community comes together this holiday season to bring you “Miracle on 34th Street:, The Musical”

The Cal U community comes together this holiday season to bring you “Miracle on 34th Street:, The Musical”

An Evening Of One Acts

Oct. 8, 9, & 10 at 8 p.m.

Oct. 10 at 2 p.m.

Blaney Theatre In Steele Hall

This popular annual event showcases the directing talents of our creative student directors. Sometimes irreverent, sometimes enlightening, but always entertaining, these shows will often challenge your mind…and your morals! Subject matter may not be suitable for our young patrons.

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet

Nov. 5, 6 & 7 at 8 p.m.

Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.

Blaney Theatre In Steele Hall

A reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay and fantastical machines—similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script.

Fun for the whole family, this whimsical telling of a familiar tale is sure to delight. Seussification…marks the nineteenth annual first year student show. Join us as we watch these talented students make their Cal U debut! Always a great deal of fun!

Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical

Dec. 3, 4 &5 at 7 p.m.

Dec. 5 & 6 at 2 p.m.

The Mainstage Theatre In Steele Hall

Join the Department of Theatre & Dance as they once again bring this heart-warming story to life. Say bah-humbug to the Scrooges as Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine “Miracle” on 34th Street, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy’s and Gimbel’s Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth.

Filled with humor, spectacle and such beloved songs as “Pinecones and Hollyberries” and “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment.

Student actors performing in last season’s production of “Proof”

Student actors performing in last season’s production of “Proof”

Deathtrap

Feb. 25, 26 & 27 at 8 p.m.

Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.

Blaney Theatre In Steele Hall

The saying goes that if there is a gun hanging on the wall in the first act, it should be fired by the end of the play (attributed to Anton Chekhov). So what happens when the walls are covered multiple weapons of mayhem? Ira Levin (of Veronica’s Room and Rosemary’s Baby fame) has written a comedy-thriller that is at once self-conscious and self-referential. Filled with twists and turns that will leave the audience guessing until the curtain comes down, Deathtrap is sure to be a suspense-filled evening of theatre.

Yet Another Funeral

April 7, 8 & 9 at 8 p.m.

April 9 at 2 p.m.

The Mainstage Theatre In Steele Hall

Join the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Music Department at Cal U as they unite to bring to life an original musical with music and lyrics by stand-out Commercial Music Technology student, Dominic Carrola. This landmark occasion will allow students and audiences alike to experience the birth of this romantic comedy on the stage of Steele Hall’s Mainstage Theatre. Experience love, death, and redemption through a dissatisfied-with-life hotel clerk, a down-on-his-luck journalist, and a mysterious stranger. Yet Another Funeral is the first original musical to be produced by the Department of Theatre & Dance.

To Achieve or Not to Achieve: That is the Question.

An exploration of self-actualization through dance.

April 21, 22 & 23 at 8 p.m.

The Mainstage Theatre In Steele Hall

Theatre and Dance majors and minors explore Maslow’s theory that individuals are motivated by a “hierarchy of needs” on their journey to self-actualization. Each piece in this concert explores the individual struggle as one seeks to reach his or her full potential. Only 1-2% of adults have actually reached self-actualization (Maslow, 1954). Are you one of them?

To purchase tickets to all shows, call the Box Office at 724-938-5943.