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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.

 

Fall Play Fest (Nov. 21-23)

Fall Play Fest (Nov. 21-23)

Join the School of Arts, Media, and Communications’ Theatre Program for an exciting evening of one-act performances. These events are immersive, as they are set in the intimate Emerson Black Box Theater.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor (Dec. 5-7)

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Dec. 5-7)

This comedy featuring Sir John Falstaff was first published in 1602, though it is believed to have been written sometime before 1597. Sir John Falstaff, staying in Windsor and down on his luck, decides to restore his fortunes by seducing the wives of two wealthy citizens. He sends Mistress Page and Mistress Ford identical love letters, but they discover his double dealing and set about turning the tables.

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Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Feb. 19-22)

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Feb. 19-22)

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors shares a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode “Cape Feare” entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

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Cabaret (Apr. 2-4)

Cabaret (Apr. 2-4)

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

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Student Directed One Acts & Cabaret Performances (Apr. 16-18)

Student Directed One Acts & Cabaret Performances (Apr. 16-18)

Join the School of Arts, Media, and Communications’ Theatre Program for an exciting evening of one-act performances. These events are immersive, as they are set in the intimate Emerson Black Box Theater.

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