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2013-14 Performance Schedule

 

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE


Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar,
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lamert and Greg Morrison

E.M. Pearson Theatre
Thursday – Saturday, October 24, 25, 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2 p.m.

The Drowsy Chaperone begins with a die-hard musical theatre fan playing his favorite cast album on his old turntable.The musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a pampered Broadway starlet and her debonair fiance, an overzealous producer, a dizzy chorus girl, a Latin lover and a couple of bumbling gangsters. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is nothing less than a celebration of musical comedy in all its beautiful and frequently absurd glory.

 

STONE HEARTS

by Mark Rosenwinkel
A Forgiveness 360 production in collaboration with Spirit in the House

Graebner Memorial Chapel
Friday and Saturday, November 8,9, 15, 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 15, 2013, 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 10 and 17, 2013, 2 p.m.

Stone Hearts is a coming of age story of Muslim adolescent, set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War in the early 1990’s.  Drawn from research conducted by Dr. Cheryl Robertson in her study Patterns of Survival, the material represents a living testimony of the effects of war on women and families. The genocidal conflict at the core of the story also furnishes the centerpiece of the second annual Forgiveness 360 event, which will include not only the production of Stone Hearts, but a series of speakers, story-telling, and other performances exploring aspects of forgiveness on a societal level.

Forgiveness 360 is a collaboration between The Concordia University Department of Theatre and Dance and Spirit in the House, a non-profit organization producing theater, dance, music, visual and film series events that reflect and encourage understanding of Spiritual Diversity.

NOTE: Because this is a professional collaboration, separate ticket prices are in effect for this event. Contact: www.ticketworks.com; phone: 612-343-3390.

 

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

by William Shakespeare

Westlund Theatre
Thursday – Saturday, February 20, 21, 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 23, 2014, 2 p.m.

The Taming of the Shrew is a hilarious, delirious tangle of masquerades and misdirection, and in the end, a surprising love story between two rebel souls. One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, it has been adapted numerous times for stage, screen, opera, and musical theatre, including the Tony-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate and the film 10 Things I Hate About You.

 

DISTURBED BY THE WIND

by David Shulner

CSP Student Directed Production

Westlund Theatre
Thursday – Saturday, March 27, 28, 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, March 29, 30, 2014, 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 7 p.m.

The Concordia University, St. Paul Department of Theatre and Dance presents Disturbed by the Wind by David Shulner, March 27-30 at the Westlund Black Box Theatre. This student directed production was selected from among one act samples of work by the Fall semester Directing Class. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SPRING INTO DANCE

E.M. Pearson Theatre
Thursday – May 1, 2, 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2 p.m.

Our second annual dance concert, again featuring choreography by Professor Jan Puffer, director of Concordia’s Dance Program, as well as student works, in a wide variety of dance styles.

 

Other Performances:

 

SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE STARS

Frauenshuh Ampitheatre
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10 p.m.

Scenes, music and poetry from Shakespeare’s works, performed by starshine and firelight in Concordia’s outdoor amphitheatre.

DIRECTING CLASS ONE ACTS

Westlund Theatre
Friday – Saturday, December 13-14, 2013, TBA

A series of short plays, presented by students in the THR478 directing class.

FALL STUDENT SHOWCASE

E.M. Pearson Theatre
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 5 p.m.

Scenes from acting classes, dance recitals and other theatre projects.

SPRING STUDENT SHOWCASE

E.M. Pearson Theatre
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Scenes from acting classes, dance recitals and other theatre projects.

 

Upcoming Theatre & Dance Performances

  1. Spring into Dance

    May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets

TicketWorks │ 612-343-3390

www.ticketworks.com

  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors, Children under 12, Students,  CSP Faculty & Staff: $5
  • CSP Students: Free

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