Offerings and performance dates of our season are subject to change.
The Addams Family - A New Musical
Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
October 26-28, 30 - Nov 1 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
by Dominique Morriseau
February 8-10, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Sunday February 11, 2024 at 3:00 PM
Nya is a single mom and dedicated teacher at a high-poverty city school, determined to give her teenaged son Omari opportunities that her students will never have. When an altercation with a teacher at his private school threatens Omari’s future, Nya has to fight a system that’s stacked against him. A searing, eloquent, and deeply compassionate look at a broken education system, the moments we are pushed to our limits, and the ferocity of a parent’s love. - From the Studio Theatre website
This production contains mature themes and adult language.
Spring Dances: SHIFT
February 29 - March 2 at 7:30 PM
Sunday March 3 at 3:00 PM
Spring Dances: SHIFT is a collection of concert dance works and dance films created by VSU Dance Faculty, guest artists, and featured students. These works will challenge audiences to shift their perspective, open their minds, and examine the individual and collective experience of dance viewing in the works and topics presented on stage. Dances will provoke, inspire, liberate, and leave audiences in awe as dances intertwine storytelling, abstract thought, and superb artistry.
This production may contain mature themes and language.
The Three Musketeers
by Ken Ludwig
April 12 - 13 & 15, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday April 14, 2024 at 3:00 PM
The story, set in 1625, begins with D’Artagnan, who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with D’Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with D’Artagnan to attend a convent school in Paris, she poses as a young man – D’Artagnan’s servant – and quickly becomes entangled in her brother’s adventures. Soon after reaching Paris, D’Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day – Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the famous musketeers – and he joins forces with his heroes to defend the honor of the Queen of France. In so doing, he finds himself in opposition to the most dangerous man in Europe, Cardinal Richelieu. Even more deadly is the infamous Countess de Winter, known as Milady, who will stop at nothing to exact revenge on D’Artagnan – and Sabine – for their meddlesome behavior. Little does Milady know that the young girl she scorns, Sabine, will ultimately save the day.
The Calico Tiger
Friday September 15, 2023 at 7:30 PM,
Saturday September 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM.
Jerome the Tiger is a ferocious bully! He terrifies all the other animals of the jungle who run and hide whenever he comes near, leaving him lonely and without friends. After all, a tiger can’t change his fierce appearance. But when the other animals devise a plan to paint him calico, Jerome must decide what’s more important – the way we feel on the inside or what we look like on the outside? A heartwarming tale for young audiences and the young at heart.
This production will tour to area schools. Please contact VSU Theatre & Dance at (229)253-2914 to schedule a tour date between mid-September and mid-October 2023.