Published: May 13, 2015

MSU Theatre announces 2015-16 season

Contact(s): Dave Wendelberger Theater cell: (262) 853-1412

MSU’s Department of Theatre announces its 2015-16 season, “A Season of Journeys: From Baltimore to Points Beyond.” Travel across time and space at the Arena Theatre, the Pasant Theatre, Studio 60 and the Fairchild.

  • “Baltimore” by Kirsten Greenidge. The season opener explores the implications of a racially-charged incident in a college dormitory. This is a new play by MSU and part of the Big Ten New Plays Initiative.
  • Haunted Auditorium 2015. Journey into the landscape of your fears as our students take over the Auditorium for the seventh annual Halloween extravaganza.
  • “For Tonight.” A new musical part of the ImaGen program that connects Broadway writers, directors and actors with MSU students.
  • “Stage Door” by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman. A classic comedy-drama where we meet residents of the Footlights Club, a rooming-house for actresses. Join these young women as they laugh and cry together on their journey through Depression-Era New York.
  • “Freshman Showcase: The Monkey King” based on the Ming Dynasty novel Journey to the West. Part of MSU’s yearlong engagement with “The China Experience”
  • “The December Project” directed by Kellyn Uhl. This thought-provoking piece explores themes of postmodernist philosophy through bodies in space.
  • “And Away We Go” by Terence McNally. A madcap journey through theatre history, with a troupe of actors romping across time including Ancient Greece and Elizabethan England, among other dramatic vistas.
  • Student dance organization Orchesis presents a dance concert that showcases various styles from guest choreographers.
  • “Pride and Prejudice” by John Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan. The theatrical version of Jane Austen’s novel brings her beloved characters to life in a journey from page to stage.
  • “Grease” by Jim Jacobs and Warren Carey. Closing the season is a journey to the 1950s that offers a blend of nostalgia and social critique. Using the original, grittier script from 1971, this production will reinvent this musical favorite 

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