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2013-2014 Performance Schedule

An Evening Of One Acts

OCTOBER 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 8pm

OCTOBER 5th at 2pm

 

BLANEY THEATRE IN STEELE HALL

This popular annual event showcases the directing talents of our creative student directors.  Sometimes irreverent, sometimes enlightening, but always entertaining, these shows will often challenge your mind…and your morals!  Subject matter may not be suitable for our young patrons.

 

 

The Mouse That Roared

Adapted by Christopher Sergel

Based on the book by Leonard Wibberley

OCTOBER 31st, NOVEMBER 1st, and 2nd  at 8pm

NOVEMBER 2nd  at 2pm

 

BLANEY THEATRE IN STEELE HALL

What is one to do when faced with national bankruptcy, but declare war on the most powerful nation in the world?  What is worse, what happens when they win?  Gloriana XII of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick faces all of this and more in this delightfully funny tale. 

Told through hilarious use of longbows and arrows, Q-bombs and mad professors, with a love story thrown in, The Mouse That Roared  guarantees mild-hysteria and a jolly good time.  Join a new crop of Cal U students as they showcase their talents in this evening of silly fun.

 

           

Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical

Book by  Meredith Willson
Music and Lyrics by  Meredith Willson
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton 

DECEMBER 5th,  6th, and 7th at 8pm

DECEMBER 7th and 8th at 2pm

 

THE MAINSTAGE THEATRE IN STEELE HALL

            Join the Department of Theatre & Dance as they add a new show to their holiday rotation!  Say bah-humbug to the Scrooges as Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. In his inimitable style, Meredith Willson (The Music Man), tells us the classic story of the year. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine “Miracle” on 34th Street, spreading

a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy’s and Gimbel’s Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth.

Filled with humor, spectacle and such beloved songs as “Pinecones and Hollyberries” and “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment!  Cal U students and community join together welcoming the holiday season to the Mon Valley!

           

 

The 39 Steps

Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock, Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited
And original concept by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble

MARCH 6th, 7th, and 8th at 8pm  

MARCH 8th at 2:00pm

BLANEY THEATRE IN STEELE HALL

 Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!  Watch the chaos unfold in the Blaney Theatre!  This play contains adult situations and humor and may not be suitable for our youngest patrons.

           

           

 

Veronica’s Room

By Ira Levin

MARCH 27th, 28th, and 29th at 8pm

MARCH 29th at 2pm

 

BLANEY THEATRE IN STEELE HALL

         This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys.Struck by Susan's strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long- dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica's room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?   Don’t bring the kids or the grandfolks, the evening is filled with delightfully uncomfortable moments to be savored.  This play is not suitable for our youngest patrons.

 

August:  Osage County

By Tracy Letts

APRIL 10th, 11th, and12 at 8pm

APRIL 12th at 2pm

 

THE MAINSTAGE THEATRE IN STEELE HALL

This fiercely funny and bitingly sad story of family dysfunction unfolds on The Mainstage Theatre.  A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. This performance is not suitable for our youngest patrons.

 

           

Spring Dance Concert

May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 8pm

 

THE MAINSTAGE THEATRE IN STEELE HALL

This evening of dance features the choreographic talent of our dance faculty and students.  This eclectic concert features of variety of dance genres and is always entertaining.

All performances are free to Cal U students with a valid Cal Card, but a five dollar deposit is required. The deposit will be returned upon arrival at the show.

Non-student tickets are $12