There are four mainstage productions – including a musical – drawing from genres such as classical and contemporary dramas, new works, issue-orientated plays and comedies. Additionally, our Lab Theatre is home to senior thesis projects and course showcases. Students will experience a wide variety of styles, genres and themes in their time at Concordia.
Our 2018-19 Main Stage Season Includes:
Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus
October 4-7, directed by David Wintersteen
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. A cast of 10 women portray 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.
Cabaret by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff
November 8-17, guest-directed by Carol Schuberg
A garish Master of Ceremonies assures the audience that they will forget all their troubles in the song, dance and drink of a Berlin nightclub. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, this musical explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.
For mature audiences only.
In the Next Room, or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl
February 12-17, directed by Christian Boy
A comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity. Set at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat 'hysterical' women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household. Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone. The play is a sensitive exploration of the physical and emotional repression suffered by the women of the era, which has yet to disappear entirely.
Musical Theatre Showcase
April 4-7, directed by Holly Janz, Andrew Steinberg, David Wintersteen and TBD
This production will be developed by Concordia Music and Theatre faculty and students in the Advanced Acting: Music Theatre class in Spring 2019. We will invite a professional performer to conduct an intensive musical theatre workshop with the class. Performances will be held on the mainstage with fabulous cabaret-style setting, lights and costumes!