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THE SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

Unless otherwise noted, productions take place in Wilner Auditorium Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Doors open one-half hour prior to curtain. Reserve tickets at 316-978-3233 - see our ticket prices!

 

Our 2014-2015 Season

 

 

Our current Fall & upcoming Spring 2014-15 Season!

 

Click on any show title below to learn more about times and locations!

Spitfire Grill -Musical

Julius Caesar - Non-Musical

Don Giovanni - Opera

La Llorona - Non-Musical

Kansas Dance Festival - Dance

Children's Dance Festival - Dance

The Dead Guy - Non-Musical

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - Musical

Cold Sassy Tree - Opera

Spring Dance Concert - Dance

Into the Woods - Musical

 


 


Spitfire Grill by James Valcq & Fred Alley 
Directed by Wayne Bryan 
Sept.  25-27 at 7:30 pm,  Sept. 28 at 2:00 pm
Wilner Auditorium

Based on the film of Lee David Zlotoff, this compelling story follows a feisty parolee (Percy) as she follows her dreams to a place called Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. This heart-warming story of redemption is set to a engaging country score. Both Percy and the Town are revived by the end of the story. Category: Musical (Rated PG w/ Adult Themes)

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Julius Caesar by Shakespeare    
Directed by Dr. Bret Jones
Oct. 16-18 at 7:30 pm and Oct. 19 at 2:00 pm
Wilner Auditorium  

Power, politics, jealousy, and patriotism collide in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.  Caesar’s popularity and ever-increasing power breeds suspicion amongst his friends and enemies alike, including Senators, Brutus and Cassius. Fearing Caesar’s power, a conspiracy unfolds in the Senate. Ignoring prophetic warnings about his demise, Caesar is assassinated sending Rome into chaotic, and disastrous civil war. Category: Non-Musical (Rated PG 13)

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Don Giovanni Opera by Mozart
Directed by Marie King
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at 7:30 pm and Nov. 2 at 2:00 pm
Miller Concert Hall, Duerksen Fine Arts Center

A lover. A murderer. A hedonist. Disloyal to all and completely amoral. Yet, if his little black book can be believed, Don Giovanni has seduced (and abandoned) 2065 women. What is it about this man that is so alluring? And what drives him? The opera offers no pat answers, leaving the audience to work out their own. Among the greatest operas ever written, Don Giovanni continues to fascinate.
In Italian, with English titles. Category: Opera (Rated PG)

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La Llorona (Original Script by Amanda Zeitler)

Directed by Jeannine Russell
Nov. 12-15 at 7:30 pm,  Nov. 15 & 16 at 2:00 pm
Welsbacher Theatre, WSU Metropolitan Complex, 29th & Oliver

Winner of WSU’s 2013 Playwriting Competition, this drama is pregnant with motherhood, mystery, and murder. Public defense Attorney, Andy Walker must decide what she values more: her career or her marriage. While working to defend Marina Ranaldo, dubbed “La Llorona” by the press, Andy struggles to keep her crumbling marriage intact. Category: Non-Musical (Rated PG w/ Adult Themes)

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Kansas Dance Festival 
Nov. 21-22 7:30 pm
Miller Concert Hall, Duerksen Fine Arts Center

Kansas Dance Festival will feature guest choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen and her company NOW-ID. They will be presenting a re-invented version of their latest interdisciplinary/contemporary dance production: FEAST! Feast investigates the concepts of preparation, celebration and transformation and it speaks to the palates and appetites, hunger and satiation, tradition and experimentation, shared customs and the private experience. Category: Dance

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Children's Dance Festival

Sunday February 1st at 2:00 pm

Wilner Auditorium

 

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The Dead Guy by Eric Coble
Directed by Danette Baker
Feb 19-21 at 7:30 pm, Feb 22 at, 2:00 pm
Wilner Auditorium

"The Pitch: You get one million dollars to spend over the next seven days. A camera crew follows your every move and broadcasts your adventures on national television. The Hook: At the end of the week…you die. The Best Part: The viewing audience gets to vote on the method of your death! For hard-luck Eldon Phelps, the deal is irresistible. But does America have the stomach for this much reality? What would you do if you had one week until you became…"The Dead Guy"? Stay tuned…"  Category: Non-Musical (Rated PG)

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown By Clark Gesner

Student Directed by Emily Monrad
March 11-14 at 7:30 pm,  March 14 & 15 at 2:00 pm
Welsbacher Theatre, WSU Metropolitan Complex, 29th & Oliver

 

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Cold Sassy Tree By Carlisle Floyd

Directed by Marie King
April 9-11, 7:30 pm, April 12 at 2:00 pm   
Miller Concert Hall, Duerksen Fine Arts Center

The small southern town of Cold Sassy Tree is scandalized when, just three weeks after his wife passed, Rucker Blakeslee announced his plans to marry Miss Love Simpson. Why, she must be 20 years is junior, and she must be doing it for the money, and do you think they was carrying on all this time? The opera explores the timeless themes of family ties, love, death, and coming of age with tenderness and humor. Carlisle Floyd wrote this for Samuel Ramey, who will debut the role with WSU Opera Theatre. Category: Opera
In English (Rated PG)

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Spring Dance Concert - Brave New World
April 17-18, 7:30 pm  
Miller Concert Hall, Duerksen Fine Arts Center

Brave New World is an original experimental dance theatre production written, directed and produced by the School of Performing Arts Dance Program with Support from SPA Technical Theatre, Performance Facilities, School of Engineering and Consultation with Interim Vice President for research and Technology and NIAR Executive Director, Dr. John Tomblin. Category: Dance

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Into the Woods by Sondheim & Lapine

Directed by Linda Starkey
April 30-May 2 at 7:30 pm,  May 3 at 2:00 pm
Wilner  Auditorium

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is based on many familiar characters from Grimm’s Fairy Tales. This epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make is a modern classic, both enchanting and touching. Category: Musical (Rated PG)

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  School of Performing Arts TICKET PRICES


Main Stage Musicals

$16 General Public
$14 Faculty, Staff, Sr. Citizens, Military
$6  Non-WSU Students

Currently enrolled WSU students will be admitted to all College of Fine Arts Events without charge (WSU ID required).


Main Stage Non-Musicals and Second Stage Shows

$10 General Public
$8 Faculty, Staff, Sr. Citizens, Military
$6  Non-WSU Students

Currently enrolled WSU students will be admitted to all College of Fine Arts Events without charge (WSU ID required).

 

BOX OFFICE HOURS are 12:00 PM - 5PM Monday Thru Friday, located in Duerksen Fine Arts Center

(The Box Office also opens one hour before curtain on show days/nights at the performance location)

Call 978-3233 to purchase tickets!

 

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