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Department of Theatre & Dance

Department of Theatre & Dance

The CU Theatre & Dance Department is a community of students, scholars, artists and artisans who regard the collaborative and creative process as the core of education. We engage with that process at all levels of our work as we pursue excellence and understanding.

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Oct 18-21, 2018

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A musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt
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Body, memory and trauma collide in this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical exploring the collateral effects of mental illness. Set to an electrifying scor...

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

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Oct 25-28, 2018

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

A play by Bert V. Royal
Free reserved tickets

In the unforgiving social sphere of high school, characters based on a classic cartoon learn self-acceptance as a means of survival. This relatable co...

Hecuba

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Nov 2-11, 2018

Hecuba

A world premiere translation by Diane Rayor
Starting at $20

Years of violence and war have stripped Hecuba—Queen of Troy—of all she holds dear. In this translation of Euripides’ bleakest drama...

The House of Ramon Iglesia

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Dec 6-9, 2018

The House of Ramon Iglesia

A play by Jose Rivera
Free reserved tickets

The bond between sons and fathers is tested in this moving drama about two generations of immigrants. Relationships among immigrant family members tur...

Almost, Maine

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Feb 7-10, 2019

Almost, Maine

A play by John Cariani
Tickets $16

On a cold, clear night in the fictional town of Almost, Maine, residents find themselves falling in and out of love in strange and unexpected ways. Th...

The Voice of the Prairie

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Feb 14-17, 2019

The Voice of the Prairie

A play by John Olive
Free reserved tickets

What happens when a naive farmer meets a profit-seeking scammer during the rise of commercial radio? Follow the life experiences of David Quinn as he ...

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Feb 22-Mar 3, 2019

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Title announcement Jan. 1, 2019
Starting at $24

In this Tony Award-winning work from Music Theatre International, the most memorable, iconic characters of children’s literature playfully come ...

Poltergeist

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Mar 7-10, 2019

Poltergeist

A new play by Alika Magas
Free reserved tickets

In the 2017-2018 New Play Festival Winner "Poltergeist," playwright Alika Magas explores love, grief and what it's like to date the dead. Meet Henry. ...

Falstaff in Love

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Mar 14-17, 2019

Falstaff in Love

A new play by Scott Kaiser
Starting at $16

Follow the hilarious origin story of Jack Falstaff—described by Orson Welles as “Shakespeare’s greatest creation”—and di...

Fourth Annual New Play Festival

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Free and open to the public

Come see how the next generation of theatre artists views and imagines the world we live in. Each of these exciting, peer-reviewed new plays will rece...

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Oct 10, 2018

Never before seen on stage:…

The world premiere translation by visiting Roe Green Artist Diane Rayor will…

Sep 18, 2018

Combining community, culture and human…

“Vulnerability—I have an interesting relationship with that word ... It almost feels…

Mar 26, 2018

CU Presents stages ‘Hair’ at…

Theatre & Dance Department celebrates 50th anniversary of love-rock musical. The love-rock…