J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts

University Theatre

University Theatre

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 improv shows, directorial projects, and one act performances that are designed to keep our students performers, designers, and directors engaged all year long.

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days

April 10-13, 2024- From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point). Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who's ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

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