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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance


The Theatre and Dance box office is open weekdays 2:30 to 5 p.m. and one hour before each performance.


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At the Theatre and Dance box office in Nichols Hall.


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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cir.
Manhattan, KS 66506


2019-2020 Production Season

Main Stage Theatre

K-State Main Stage productions have the full support of the faculty, staff, and production shops as well as our students. Each of the six productions per year are performed with students, regardless of major or year.

TAKING STEPS by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Jennifer Vellenga

Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall 

Oct. 10, 11, 12 at 7:30pm

Oct. 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm

Oct. 20 at 2:30pm

At the center of this British farce is the sale of an old Victorian house, once a brothel and now perhaps haunted. Characters tangle and untangle their relationships in a highly ingenious setting in which all the rooms, passages, and stairways of the house are on a single level.


Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens, Based on the story by Charles Dickens

Directed by Jerry Jay Cranford

McCain Auditorium 

Nov. 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm

Nov. 10 at 2:30pm

Every four years, K-State Theatre brings Charles Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge to life in the Menken/Ahrens musical at McCain Auditorium.  Don’t miss this holiday tradition! A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. www. MTIShows.com


Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall (DANCE)

Dec. 5, 6, 7 at 7:30pm

Dec. 7 at 2:30pm

Join us this holiday season as we present a showcase of exciting dance styles,

including jazz, tap, modern, and African dance. Talented K-State students will

perform original pieces choreographed by faculty.


Directed by Reginald Pittman

Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall (OPERA)

Feb. 27, 28, 29 at 7:30pm

March 1 at 2:30pm

Carlisle Floyd's best-known opera is based loosely on the Apocryphal tale of Susannah and the Elders set in rural Tennessee. Written in response to the McCarthyism rampant at the time of its composition, it has become one of the few American operas to gain a foothold in the repertoire of both American and international companies. REDUCED VERSION presented by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. publisher and copyright owner.


McCain Auditorium (DANCE)

March 27 & 28 at 7:30pm

Celebrate the arrival of spring with K-State Dance! Original choreography highlights modern, tap, jazz, and African styles of dance.

MACBETH by William Shakespeare

Directed by David Mackay

Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall 

April 23, 24, 25 at 7:30pm

April 30, May 1, 2 at 7:30pm

May 3 at 2:30pm

A brave Scottish general, Macbeth returns home from battle and receives a prophecy from a trio of witches. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth sets out on a path of murder that wracks him with guilt and paranoia.


Main Stage Season