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Past Seasons

Praising what is lost makes the remberance dear.

The history of the Department of Theatre and Dance is not necessarily a long one. While the College was founded in 1770, there was no formal study of theatre or dance until the 1970s and 1980s. In 1979, with the opening of the Simons Center for the Arts, the Department of Fine Arts was created - which had divisions in Theatre, Music, Studio Art and Art History. In 1989 the School of the Arts was founded and each of the individual disciplines was separated into stand-alone academic departments. At that time the Department of Theatre offered a major and minor in Theatre and also offered a minor in Dance. Finally, in 2013 the major in Dance was offered, thus creating the Department of Theatre and Dance. This archive lists the earliest productions produced in the Simons Center (if you know of earlier ones - some were done at Footlight players for example - please let us know). Prior to 1989 those productions were produced under the banner of CenterStage. However, with the creation of the Department of Theatre in 1989, Center Stage returned to being a separate student-producing organization. View productions below and a list of Center Stage student productions.

Help us fill in the blanks! Were you in a production that isn't listed? Email us and let us know.

2016-2017
Romeo and Juliet
Superior Donuts
Safe Harbor
Stage Door
Buzzer
Silent Sky
Chapel Moves
Rent

2015-2016
Lovers and Players
Her Story
The Children's Hour
Ajax in Iraq
The Secret Garden
Chapel Moves!
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

2014-2015

The Bacchae
Bread and Circuses
Out of Control
Assassins
Blithe Spirit
Home on the Mornin' Train
Midsummer Nights Dream
Chapel Moves!
 

2013-2014

As It Is In Heaven
Tommy
Mad Gravity
Dancing at Lughnasa
Embracing Pangea: A Dance Concert
She Kills Monsters

2012-2013

 

2011-2012

 

2010-2011

 

2009-2010

 

2008-2009

 

2007-2008

Talk (also presented at regional KC/ACTF)

 

2006-2007

King Lear
The Wedding Band
Arms and the Man
Anton in Show Business
Philadelphia, Here I Come
The Children’s Hour

2005-2006

The Tempest
Titus Andronicus
C.O.T.O. (Chocolate on the Outside) (also presented at regional KC/ACTF)
Talking With…
Cabaret
Not Tonight  (also presented at regional KC/ACTF)
Medea
Wolfi!
Take Me Out
 

2004-2005

Winter’s Tale
Merry Wives of Windsor
Hotel Paradiso
Funnyhouse of a Negro
A Cheever Evening (also presented at regional KC/ACTF)
Blood Wedding
Blue Surge
Metamorphosis
 

2003-2004

Twelfth Night
Two Gentleman of Verona
Madwoman of Chaillot
Redcoats
Smash
Waiting for Godot
Oklahoma!

 

2002-2003

Richard II
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Country Wife
Boy Gets Girl

 

2001-2002

Love’s Labours Lost
As You Like it
Our Country’s Good
Lucky Stiff
House of Blue Leaves
Laundry and Bourbon/Lone Star
Trojan Women

 

2000-2001

Merchant of Venice
Julius Caesar
Trouble In Mind
Vinegar Tom
Art
On the Verge
Starting Here, Starting Now
 

1999-2000

MacBeth
Dr. Faustus
Six Degrees of Separation
MarsQuest
Blues for an Alabama Sky

 

1998-1999

Much Ado About Nothing
Suburbia
Sky Light
The Three Sisters
Brigadoon
The Wizard of Wartville
 

1997-1998

Swaggers
 

1996-1997

Stories from America
Baal
The Tempest
Raised in Captivity (Piccolo Spoleto)
 

1995-1996

The Three Musketeers
Lear Africanus (?)
for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf

 

1994-1995

The Dining Room
Midsummer Nights Dream
The Delta Dancer
Six Characters in Search of an Author
All in the Timing (Piccolo Spoleto)
 

1993-1994

 

1992-1993

Eleemosynary
Cloud Nine
Strange Snow
 

1991-1992

Rhinoceros
La Pere
The Boys Next Door

 

1990-1991

Shadow Box
Servant of Two Masters
 

1989-1990

Baby Grand
Creation of the World

 

1988-1989

New Play Festival

 

1987-1988

Slice and Dice

 

1986-1987

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the—Moon Marigolds
I Ought to be in Pictures
Home

 

1984-1985

The Boy Friend
The Crucible
She Stoops to Conquer
Waiting for Godot
 

1983-1984 

Fiddler on the Roof
The Elephant Man
Tartuffe
Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander

 

1982-1983

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Caretaker
Ladyhouse Blues
Cabaret
Every Good Boy Deserves Favor
 

1981-1982

Lysistrata
Our Town
The Good Woman of Setzuan

 

1980-1981

Hansel and Gretel
The Passion of Dracula
Equus
Galileo
Pippin
Makbeth (Piccolo Spoleto)

 

1979-1980

(first season in the Simons Center and the Emmett Robinson Theatre)
Equus
The Wayside Motor Inn
La Ronde
The Robber Bridegroom