2023-2024 Theatre Season
She Persisted 2023
November 30 - December 2, 2023
A festival of scenes by Carroll’s women in theatre class will select scenes written by women to produce in this evening of short theatrical works.
Men on Boats
February 23 - March 3, 2024
by Jaclyn Backhaus runs February 23 through March 3, 2023. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Associate Professor and Department Chair Kim Shire will direct.
Seussical the Musical
April 12-28, 2024
Seussical TYA by Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty runs April 12 through 28, 2024. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Associate Professor and Department Chair Kim Shire will direct.
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
September 21 - October 8, 2023
by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki. This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's bestselling book opened on Broadway in 2019. When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he's a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus' missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods. Associate Professor and Department Chair, Kim Shire will direct. Music Direction by Anna Milburn and Choreography by Brandon Taylor.
Photos by Ross Peter Nelson