Season productions 

KSU Theatre and Dance 2012-2013

 Time Stands Still

Oct. 11-13 and Oct. 18-20 at 7:30 pm

Oct. 21 at 2:30 pm in Nichols Theatre

by Donald Margulies

Sarah, a photojournalist, and James, a foreign correspondent, try to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.

Nichols Theatre


The Music Man

Nov. 8-10 at 7:30 pm

Nov. 11 at 2:30 pm in McCain Auditorium

by Meredith Willson

Con man Harold Hill travels to the small town of River City, Iowa to earn his fortune. He decides to convince the town they need a boys’ band and then plans to run away once the boys have paid for instruments and uniforms. He even claims to be a professor of music. His scheme is moving along perfectly until Harold falls in love with the town piano teacher, Marian. Even though she knows that he’s a con man, she still loves him for the hope he brought to the town. Harold, on the other hand, inspired by Marian’s goodness, reveals his secrets to the town and becomes an honest man. Directed by Jennifer Vellenga.

McCain Auditorium


WinterDance 2012

Nov. 29, 30, and Dec 1 at 7:30 pm

a matinee also on Dec 1 at 2:30 pm

Join us this holiday season as we present a showcase of exciting dance styles, including jazz, tap, modern and ballet. Talented K-State students will perform original choreographed pieces by faculty, advanced students and a professional guest artist.

Nichols Theatre


Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Feb. 7-9 and Feb. 14-16 at 7:30 pm

Feb. 17 at 2:30 pm in Nichols Theatre

by Rajiv Joseph

The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city’s ruins. Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking new American play explores both the power and the perils of human nature. Directed by Dillon Artzer.

Nichols Theatre


The Marriage of Figaro - KSU Opera Theatre

March 7-9 at 7:30 pm in McCain Auditorium

 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera by Lorenzo Da Ponte

In The Marriage of Figaro, Beaumarchais continued their story. The Count has married Rosine but their marriage has gone sour because of his philandering. Figaro has quit barbering and is now the Count's major-domo. He is engaged to Suzanne, who is Countess Rosine's maid -- and the Count's intended conquest. Old Bartholo is back to seek revenge on Figaro for taking Rosine away from him, with the help of the slimy music-master, Don Bazile. Adding to the fun are an amorous teenager, a scheming old maid, a drunken gardener, and a silly young girl. Much happens on a single "folle journée" - a crazy day. Directed by Reg Pittman.

McCain Auditorium


SpringDance 2013

April 5 & 6 at 7:30 pm in McCain Auditorium

Celebrate the arrival of the most joyful time of year with K-State dance as we present an evening of tap, jazz, ballet and modern dance pieces performed by our students. K-State dance faculty and a guest artist will choreography a variety of pieces on the McCain Stage.

McCain Auditorium


The Heiress

April 25-27 and May 2-4 at 7:30 pm

May 5 at 2:30 pm in Nichols Theatre

by Ruth and Augustus Goetz

New York in the 1850s, a shy and plain young girl, Catherine Sloper, falls desperately in love with a delightful young fortune hunter. Catherine's lack of worldliness prevents her from realizing that the young man proposing to her is not entirely drawn to her by her charm. Catherine's father, a successful doctor, sees through the fortune hunter and forbids the marriage, but his daughter proposes an elopement that fails to materialize because the young man knows most of her expected fortune will go elsewhere if he marries her. Catherine is approached by the fortune hunter for her hand in marriage. She leads him to believe she will marry, but will not be fooled a second time. Directed by Charlotte MacFarland.

Nichols Theatre