Lindenwood University is honored to continue its yearly tradition of presenting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This timeless classic follows the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastic journey through time and space, forced to confront his past, present, and future through the aid of his spiritual guides. Returning to the main stage Lindenwood Theater for 2017, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit, and to reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas.
Events produced by Lindenwood’s Theatre Program range from main stage productions in our 1,200 seat Lindenwood Theater to intimate experiences in our smaller Emerson Black Box Theater. Productions range from classic Broadway shows like Oklahoma! and Once Upon a Mattress to contemporary hits like Legally Blonde the Musical and Next to Normal.
Not to be upstaged by our popular musicals, the program also presents engaging plays that capture the audience’s attention. From classics like William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to contemporary work like Columbinus by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli.
There are also several non-ticketed special events throughout the year that include improve shows, directorial projects, and one act performances that are designed to keep our students performers, designers, and directors engaged all year long.
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, The Cripple of Inishmaan is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. As word arrives on Inishmaan that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film Man of Aran, the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.
Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay's 18th-century 'The Beggar's Opera' to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife.