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.
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.