Theatre and Dance

HAIRSPRAY opens April 1! You can purchase tickets ONLINE!

Each year, Ball State's Department of Theatre and Dance offers audiences extraordinary plays, musicals, and dance concerts of the highest quality. Our dynamic production season enriches the education of our students and allows for an extension of the skills they are learning in the classroom. At the same time, we hope to take you, our audience and extended family, on an unforgettable journey as you experience these stories with us. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre this year!

Ball State representing at the Irene Ryan finals with SIX out of the SIXTEEN finalists!
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
January 2016

Events Calendar 

HAIRSPRAY in University Theatre begins April 1!
 Tickets are on sale now!

April 1-3, 5-8 at 7:30pm
April 3 and 10 at 2:30pm
April 9 at 8:00 pm*

To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact
the University Theatre Box Office at 765-285-8749.

Tickets are now available ONLINE!
Go to and search Ball State University.
This will allow you to purchase any tickets for our spring semester shows!

*Special late start to accommodate Theatre and Dance Alumni event

  Visit the Department of Theatre and Dance 2015 Video Newsletter!

Click here for the Mainstage Subscription Order Form for the 2015-2016 season. 

Contact or visit the University Theatre Box Office at 765-285-8749 or

 Interested in Supporting our CRAFT?

2015-2016 Season  

University Theatre

Book by Cristian Guerrero and Chandler Patton
Lyrics by Steven Schmidt, Cristian Guerrero, and Chandler Patton
Music by Steven Schmidt
Directed by Eva Patton
Musical Direction by Johnna Tavianini

September 25-26, 29-October 3 at 7:30pm
September 27 and October 4 at 2:30pm

As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tracey Elaine Chessum

November 6-7, 10-14 at 7:30pm
November 8 at 2:30pm

Best of Ball State Dance Theatre: Past and Present
Artistic Direction by Audra Sokol

December 10-12 at 7:30pm
December 13 at 2:30pm

By Edward Mast
Directed by Troy Dobosiewicz

February 12-13, 16-20 at 7:30pm
February 14 and 21 at 2:30pm

Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Directed by Beth Turcotte
Musical Directed by Ron Hellems
Co-Choreographed by Michael Worcel and Christie Zimmerman
Featuring Bill Jenkins and Peter Zapp

April 1-3, 5-9 at 7:30pm
April 3 and 10 at 2:30pm

Dancing Towards Change
Aristic Direction by Audra Sokol

April 27-30 at 7:30pm

Strother Theatre

The House of Blue Leaves
By John Guare
Directed by Michael Daehn

September 11-12, 15-19 at 7:30pm
September 13 at 2:30pm

Merrily We Roll Along
Music by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Direction and Musical Direction by Michael Elliott
Choreography by Michael Worcel

October 23-25, 27-31 ay 7:30pm
October 25 and November 1 at 2:30pm

Alias Grace
By Jennifer Blackmer
Directed by Karen Kessler
Featuring Marc Devine

February 26-March 3 at 7:30pm
February 28 at 2:30pm

LIFT: Lifting Up The Stories of Today's Youth
Directed by Dee Dee Batteast

April 15-16, 21-23 at 7:30pm
April 16-17, 23 at 2:30pm