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Upcoming Auditions

  • All shows for the 2013/2014 season are cast -check back in the late summer for auditons next year!

Departmental Meetings

Departmental meetings are required of all theatre majors and are held in the SOT Acting Studio or the Billingsley Theatre.

  • March 20, 2014 at 5 pm
  • April 21, 2014 at 5 pm for senior presentatons
  • May 3 at 6 pm: end of year banquet and awards!

Senior Portfolio Presentations

Seniors present their projects to the faculty, theatre majors, friends and family.

  • Fall Portfolio presentations: November 26, 2013 in the SOT (Thomas Brooks, Anna Kellett, Jamie Costa, Brittany Ayers)
  • Spring Portfolio presentations: April 21, 2014 in the SOT (Ethan Hollinger, Chelsea Hoelz, Corbitt Thompson, Tommy Holcomb, Tim Whitson, Jessica Gamble)

Upcoming Performances

April 10-15, 2014 at 7:30 pm     The Rivals
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan and directed by Amy Dunlap

September 11-13 and 18-20, 2014             KAIROS   conceived and directed by Doug Berky 

Kairos is an impressionist telling of the story of Jesus of Nazareth as found in the first four Gospels in the Christian New Testament.  This production utilizes large stylized masks and symbolic visual images to help the audience consider the Gospel story, its context, and popular cultural assumptions.

 November 13-15 and 20-22, 2014              Quilters   
A musical by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek

Directed by Dale Savidge, Sets and Lights by Bess Park, Costumes by Jessica Snyder

Originally developed and produced at the Denver Center Theatre company, this joyous and moving celebration of American Womanhood became a record-setting regional theater success before its presentations on Broadway and at the Edinburgh Festival. Combining music, dance movement and scenes of vivid dramatic intensity, the play pays eloquent tribute to the courage and spirit of our nation's pioneer woman. "Who would have thought that quilts, quilting—quilters—had so much joy and pain, laughter and tears, so much life, beauty and drama in them?" —Drama-Logue. "…an unqualified success, as bright as the colors used in the quilts themselves." —Hollywood Reporter. "QUILTERS is a show pieced together with love and stitched with pride…a thing of beauty, comfort and joy." —NY Post. "…a tender and moving theatre work, a human patchwork rippling in the breeze of memory." —Newsweek.

February 12-14 and 19-21, 2015               
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare  Directed by Amy Dunlap, Sets by Bess Park, Costumes by Jessica Snyder

Believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.                                                                                 

April 16-18 and 23-25, 2015                      
Steel Magnolias
Written by Robert Harling
Directed by Dale Savidge, Sets by Tyson Long, Costumes/hair/makeup by Allison Starling

THE STORY: The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.