The 2015-2016 Mainstage Series presented by Ball State University's Department of Theatre and Dance features two contemporary plays, two musicals, and two original dance concerts. All of these productions are staged by our talented student performers and faculty directors and designers in the 400-seat University Theatre, located behind Emens Auditorium, across the plaza south of Bracken Library. Season subscriptions and individual tickets are available for these productions (see Mainstage Series Tickets). This season's schedule:
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 7:30p.m.
September 27 and October 4 at 2:30 p.m.
MAD WORLD is the first winner of the Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival. Funding for MAD WORLD came from the Discovery Women’s Group, with further funding from the Provost Immersive Learning Grant.
As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tracey Elaine Chessum
November 6-7, 10-14 at 7:30 p.m.
November 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Best of Ball State Dance Theatre: Past and Present
Artistic Direction by Audra Sokol
December 10-12 at 7:30 p.m.
December 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Adapted from Rudyard Kipling's classic children's story
By Edward Mast
Directed by Troy Dobosiewicz
February 12-13, 16-20 at 7:30 p.m.
February 14 and 21 at 2:30 p.m.
By Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Directed by Beth Turcotte
Musical Direction Ron Hellems
Co-Choreography by Michael Worcel and Christie Zimmerman
Featuring faculty members Bill Jenkins and Pete Zapp
April 1-3, 5-8 at 7:30pm
April 9 at 8pm*
April 3 and 10 at 2:30pm
*Special late start to accommodate theatre and dance alumni event.
Dancing Towards Change
Artistic Director: Audra Sokol
April 27-30 at 7:30 p.m.
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