Theatre and Dance

Upcoming Events
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Boing BoingBoeing Boieng is a classic farce set in 1960s Paris. Bachelor Bernard is happily engaged to three beautiful stewardesses without any of them knowing about the other two. However, Bernard's Life hits some turbulence when his shy friend is introduced. In short order, all three fiancees are in Paris together, Bernard's friend can't keep straight what lies to tell to whom, and a fiasco ensues.
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Crumbs from the table of joyThe year is 1950, and while Americans are dealing with post-World War II life, the start of the Cold War, and the looming civil rights movement, the Crump family - father Godfrey and his two daughters Ernestine, 17 and Ermina, 15 - are reeling from the loss of Godfrey's wife and the the girls' mother.
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Shrek The MusicalThe department is pleased to welcome back Sutton Foster to co-direct Shrek The Musical, for which she originated the role of Princess Fiona on Broadway. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, the Tony Award-winning musical features the same beloved characters, with some interesting twists.
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Anna in the TropicsWinner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for drama, Anna in the Tropics is set in 1929 Ybor City, a section of Tampa and the center of the cigar industry. Cigar factory owners continue the tradition brought from Cuba of hiring lectors to educate and entertain while the workers hand-roll cigars. Everyone is excited when a new lector is hired, but when he starts to read the Russian classic Anna Karenina, he unknowingly becomes a catalyst for the listeners, and their lives and relationships begin to spin out of control.
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Reimagining MaryThe challenge presented by a well-known story is that as people mature and experience different trials, achievements, and losses, what was once a clear-cut tale may now unfold into a more complex and layered narrative. Inspired by the classic film, Ball State Dance Theatre will present a fresh take on a treasured story. It will no doubt be a "jolly holiday" for performers and audience alike as the "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" adventure is told through dance and interpretive movement.