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NGU Theatre Productions

A big part of the NGU Theatre Department is our mainstage productions. Students at all levels are involved as leaders onstage and backstage. They design, direct, act, build and run the shows in the Billingsley Theatre.

Students study and rehearse for productions and classes in the School of Theatre Building. Together these 2 buildings are used by every area of the NGU theatre program.

Make your plans now to join us for one of our mainstage shows in the Billingsley Theatre next year.

Showtime is 7:30 pm each night - no children under age 5 admitted to any performance. Most shows sell out in advance - be sure to purchase your tickets early!

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2013/2014 Season:

September 18-21, 2013       Proof          
Written by David Auburn and directed by Dale Savidge 

October 3-5, 2013       I Never Saw Another Butterfly          
Written by Celeste Raspanti and directed by Anna Kellett

November 13-23,  2013        1940s Radio Hour  
A musical by Walton Jones, directed by Bess Park
Sets: Tyson Long    Lights: Taylor Broyles    Costumes: Thomas Brooks   Music Director: Cheryl Greene    Choreography: Bess Park   Assistant SD: Kaitlyn Emory

A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of  The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor's Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant "Strike Up the Band" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with an eccentric lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mic, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller. "Totally exhilarating hour of singing, dancing and funny commercials." - The New York Daily News

Tickets are $8 adult and $5 students for the musical.

Tickets for the dinner theatre nights (see below) are $25 adult or $125 for a table of 6 seats for the dinner and the musical.

The performance begins at 7:00 pm each night. The dinner (for those purchasing this option on Friday and Saturday nights) begins at 6:30 pm. Doors open 15 minutes before each start time.

Join us on Friday and Saturday nights (November 15, 16, 22, 23) for dinner in the theatre during the show - dinner seats are limited so make your reservations early. (tickets with the dinner option are also available on Friday and Saturday nights)

 Groups: please contact Jessica Snyder
( for group discounts to the dinner and show. Read the menu here.

February 12-22, 2014          Our Town             
Written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Dale Savidge  
Sets: Tyson Long   Lights: Ethan Hollinger           Costumes: Adam Martin        Sound: Lindsay Ferguson      

Described by Edward Albee as "...the greatest American play ever written," the story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die. Thornton Wilder's final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally. "While all of Wilder's work is intelligent, non-synthetic and often moving, as well as funny, it is Our Town that makes the difference. It is probably the finest play ever written by an American." —Edward Albee. "Thornton Wilder's masterpiece...An immortal tale of small town morality [and]...a classic of soft spoken theater." — The New York Times. "Beautiful and remarkable one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of our theatre...A spiritual experience." —The New York Post  "No American play describes more powerfully how we imagine ourselves."- The New York Daily News

April 10-15, 2014                   The Rivals  
Written by Richard Sheridan and directed by Amy Dunlap    
Sets: Lauren Shealy   Lights: Bess Park        Costumes: Heather Pace                                   

This 1775 comedy of manners is about relationships and deception. Lydia Languish is a rather silly woman who spends her time immersed in romance novels. Her head is so full of these types of plot lines that her own romances must behave similarly in order for her to invest in them. Captain Jack Absolute is the man in charge on his ship. Off of his ship, he is a lowly Ensign who goes by the name of Beverley. He does this in order to carry on a love affair with Lydia that will satisfy her standards. In the meantime, Lydia's aunt (Mrs Malaprop) has discovered that she is involved with Beverley and places her on house arrest. Throw in the comic characters Sir Lucius O’Trigger and “Fighting Bob Acres” and the scene is set for a riotious comedy of manners in the style of the Restoration theatre. Times. "Beautiful and remarkable one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of our theatre...A spiritual experience." —The New York Post  "No American play describes more powerfully how we imagine ourselves."- The New York Daily News

Click this link to purchase tickets to all NGU Theatre shows.


Add a dinner to your show ticket on select nights - information here.

If you'd like advance notice of NGU Theatre shows send your address (email and/or snail mail) to and we'll add you to our list!