Urinetown, The Musical, 2014
photo courtesy of Teresa L. Steward Photography
Our 2014 - 2015 Season! Please click here and see this year's productions.
Shakespeare Dress Circle contributions are always gratefully accepted throughout the season. Please click here to go to our Shakespeare Dress Circle donation page!
ReACT! theater group raises domestic violence awareness. Click here to read more about ReACT!
Please click on the photo to read the article. In observance of Domestic Assault Awareness month, a Grand Valley State University theater group is taking conversations about the power of language directly to students via The Rapid 50 Campus Connector bus. -
See more at: http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/index.htm?articleId=D274E803-C64D-3320-497536AFAD015988#sthash.ouXIrcm7.dpuf
GVSU Opera Theatre presents
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Stage Direction by Karen Babcock
Artistic Direction by Dale Schriemer
January 30 – February 8, 2015
Tickets are on sale now! Adults - $14, Seniors/GVSU faculty & staff - $12, all students - $6.
Stephen Sondheim’s production broke new ground in several ways when it premiered back in 1970—it tackled adult subject matter rarely seen in the world of Broadway musicals, and it forwent a linear narrative in favor of vignettes that revolved around a single character. This unconventional approach paid off: the musical went on to win six Tony Awards and helped cement several songs in the Broadway canon, including “Getting Married Today,” “Being Alive,” and “The Ladies Who Lunch.”
Listen to WGVU's Shelley Irwin's interview with members from the show! Please click here!
Read The Lanthorn's article about Company in Monday, January 26, paper by clicking here!
Twenty two Theatre students accompanied by Jim Bell and Karen Libman attended the production of The Beaux’ Stratagem at the Stratford Festival. This fall, professor Bell is teaching a class on Restoration Comedy Dramaturgy that coincides with the upcoming production of Restoration Comedy in April. Restoration Comedy is an adaptation of two Restoration period comedies-Loves Last Shift and The Relapse . The Dramaturgy class is an intensive study of the nature of Restoration period comedies including reading numerous examples. But in theatre seeing is always believing. As such, the opportunity to see a Restoration comedy performed by a professional company was too good to pass up. Half of the students who attended were from Bell’s Dramaturgy class and read the play in preparation. The production was outstanding and very much enjoyed by all. The Grand Valley Theatre students were an exemplary and enthusiastic audience. The stars aligned in that the production closed on October 11 with a Saturday matinee. This allowed the group to see the production after the close of the Shakespeare Festival that would have conflicted for many of the students, and allowed the group to travel to see the production and return in one day, saving on costs.
Performance Studio Series:
GVSU Theatre students hone their skills in all aspects of theatre in these fully staged, student directed and acted productions in an intimate setting on stage in the Louis Armstrong Theatre.
Reasons To Be Pretty, written by Neil LaBute and directed by Theatre student, Cody Robison
February 13 - 15, 2015
Friday, February 13 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, February 14 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, February 15 @ 2:00pm
All tickets are general admission, $6.00, and $7.00 on the day of the performance.
If you are interested in production opportunities, you are needed! Positions still needed are Sound board op, 2 stagehands, and a display board designer. If you can help, contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reasons to be Pretty focuses on the human tendency to be all to consumed by physical appearance. The events that follow in the play begin from a subtle remark of being "regular" and in a downward spiral of events comedic and serious, the couples' relationships find themselves at the breaking point. LaBute creates a very relate-able story within this work, and shows just how shallow people can be without even realizing it.
Theatre at Grand Valley presents
Written by Amy Freed
Directed by Kiara Pipino
March 20 - 29, 2015
Tickets are on sale now! And watch our website for audition notices!
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To read about Bard to Go's March 2014 trip to Genova, Italy and Prague, Czech Republic, please click here!
March 14 - 16, Alaine Alldaffer, Casting Director for Playwright Horizon, held two free workshops and a performance to culminate the workshops.
Alaine Alldaffer & GVSU Theatre students, March 2014
Watch a GVSU Spotlight video with Theatre student, Brynhild Weihe - click here!
Nancee Moes (Magna Cum Laude, '09, Theatre) will begin pursuing her MFA in Dramaturgy at the State University of New York-Stony Brook this fall.
Katrina is currently starting her second season with The Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, a LORT B equity theatre. She works in the costume shop as a costume crafts artisan and in wardrobe running shows. (Soon, hopefully she'll be able to announce t
GVSU's traveling Shakespeare troupe performed before several hundred area high school students and participated in Shakespeare in Paradise in the Bahamas! We are working on a new date for the benefit performance of LOVESTRUCK! New date is April 16, 201