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Announcing the 2017-18 Productions

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April 2017

After much time and careful deliberation, the St. Ambrose Theatre Department has put together a season for the 2017-18 academic year. Hold on to your seat, because it will be one for the books. There will be some changes, but the amazing season that the faculty has put together will be outstanding and create plenty of opportunities for students to be involved.

The Studio Theater series – plays that are directed, designed, and run by students – will retain their fall and spring slots. Students wanting to direct have to develop a script analysis, and then faculty decide which ones will be produced. The first show in The Studio – Lonely Planet by Stephen Dietz – kicks off the entire season the second week of September. It will be directed by senior Brian Liebforth The second Studio show – A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller – is in February and will go through the same process as the first production. It's director will be senior Sam Jones.


The Studio Theater also still will be home to the student-directed One Acts. They will be produced by students in THTR 312 Directing, taught by Dr. Corinne Johnson. These students will be prepping for their big directing debut throughout the fall semester. The One Acts are a brilliant way to show off the talented, young, and wonderful directors that St. Ambrose is lucky to have.

New students and seniors will still have their time to shine. New students will be able to show their talents, whether on stage or behind-the-scenes, during the Fresh Face Revue, which will be directed by Professor Daniel Rairdin-Hale '04. This is a great opportunity for incoming students to get comfortable on the Allaert stage and help increase their confidence.

The Senior Showcase will still be happening at the end of the academic year as well. During the Showcase – a required performance for Theatre majors and minors – Theater Department seniors will either perform two contrasting monologues or present their work for stage management or design. The Showcase is a great way for graduates to reflect on the growth they have made with help from the faculty, staff, and peers from the Theater Department.

picasso drawingNow, for the moment you all have been waiting for: The mainstage productions! The mainstage will be home to three productions in the upcoming academic year. Kicking off the mainstage series will be the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile written by Steve Martin, directed by Dr. Corinne Johnson. The Children's Show will be the ever-famous Pinocchio, based off the novel written by Carol Collodi. To close the mainstage season, the final production of the year will be the musical Cabaret written by Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff, with music composed by John Kander. This musical will also be directed by the amazing Dr. Corinne Johnson.

The St. Ambrose Theatre department has a promising season to bring to you in the upcoming year. Be sure to stay updated on new information that is yet to come!

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