Welcome to Theatre at Grand Valley!

Upcoming Events & Important Information

  • To see our 2015 -2016 Mainstage Season, please click here!
  • Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students -  Thinking of attending GVSU? Schedule a tour, talk to a professor, and see one of our shows for free! GVSU has been named "Best Buy" for the 20th year in a row and one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. in Georgia! Find out why and please contact Jack Lane at lanejack@gvsu.edu!
  • The deadline to sign-up for the February 13-19 Puppet Workshop is this Friday! The sign-up sheet is available in person at the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office or by calling 616-331-2300. There will be a free, public performance on Saturday, February 20, at 7:30pm in the Louis Armstrong Theatre. Parental guidance is suggested for children. Space is limited and you must commit to all workshop sessions as well as the final performance.
  • Please check out our 2 show prices by clicking here!
  • New Theatre Financial Aid Procedures are now in place. Current and prospective students should go to the GVSU website and search for the new link: MyScholarships. You must complete an application first, submit it, and then you will see all GVSU scholarships, and you can highlight Theatre awards. This new page gives you information and allows you to apply! Shakespeare Scholarships and Service are due again on March 1, 2016. Auditions for freshman and incoming transfer students for the scholarships and service awards will be held March 19 at 11am. Please contact Jack Lane at lanejack@gvsu.edu for an audition.
  • Applications for Directors, Designers and Stage Managers for the PS Series are being accepted now until March 31, 2016! Click here to get an application!
  • Our 2016 Shakespeare Festival performance, Measure for Measure, will perform September 30 - October 9, 2016.
  • Dates for our bi-annual Shakespeare Festival Conference, Pedagogy and Performance, are set for October 7 - 9, 2016. Watch for more details and mark your calendar now! Please click here to see more about our conference.

Up Next - Godspell


For more details, click on the poster to go to the Godspell webpage!

For tickets, please call the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office at 616-331-2300 or Startickets at 1-800-585-3737 and on-line by clicking here. Tickets without a service fee can be purchased in person at the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office, Monday through Friday, from 10am to 5pm and at the 20-20 Desk in the Kirkhof Center both on the Allendale campus!

Workshop Sign-up!


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To see the workshop daily schedule, please click here.

Come Join Us!

Please visit our campus and facilities! Just email lanejack@gvsu.edu or call 616-331-8176 to set an opportunity to talk with one of our professors and take a tour of our facilities! Click on the image to view a larger version.


Shakespeare Dress Circle contributions are always gratefully accepted throughout the season.

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Or click here to go to our Shakespeare Dress Circle donation page and check out our donation levels and benefits!

Email Club

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Take a virtual tour! Please click here to see the Performing Arts Center by clicking on the blue number 16!

Shakespeare Festival 2015

Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well, October 2 - 11, 2015

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ReACT! Cast 2015 - 2016


ReACT! troupe Fall 2015
Back row, left to right: Jacob Molli, Mallory Caillaud-Jones, Lindsey Normington, Emilee Miller
Front row, left to right: Nicole Buchmann, Dez Begay, Rachel Dziabuda

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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

November 13 - 22, 2015

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And if you missed it, we had a free, encore presentation January 18 in Kirkhof, Room 2263, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. as part of the MLK Celebration!

Laker Effect

Stratford Trip 2014


Twenty-two Theatre students accompanied by Jim Bell and Karen Libman attended the production of The Beaux’ Stratagem at the Stratford Festival. Last fall, professor Bell is taught a class on Restoration Comedy Dramaturgy that coincides with the production of Restoration Comedy in April. Restoration Comedy is an adaptation of two Restoration period comedies-Loves Last Shift and The Relapse . The Dramaturgy class is an intensive study of the nature of Restoration period comedies including reading numerous examples. But in theatre seeing is always believing. As such, the opportunity to see a Restoration comedy performed by a professional company was too good to pass up. Half of the students who attended were from Bell’s Dramaturgy class and read the play in preparation. The production was outstanding and very much enjoyed by all. The Grand Valley Theatre students were an exemplary and enthusiastic audience. The stars aligned in that the production closed on October 11 with a Saturday matinee. This allowed the group to see the production after the close of the Shakespeare Festival that would have conflicted for many of the students, and allowed the group to travel to see the production and return in one day, saving on costs.

Restoration Comedy, March 2015

Restoration Comedy

Company, Winter 2015

Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY

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The Women of Lockerbie, Nov. 2014

Lockerbie 2014

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The Comedy of Errors, 2014

The Comedy of Errors - Fall 2014

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ReACT! 2014-2015

ReACT! 2014-2015

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Urinetown - The Musical 2014

Urinetown - The Musical, February 2104

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Alaine Alldaffer Workshop

March 14 - 16, Alaine Alldaffer, Casting Director for Playwright Horizon, held two free workshops and a performance to culminate the workshops.

Alaine Alldaffer

Alaine Alldaffer & GVSU Theatre students, March 2014

Workshop Video!

Spotlights Import 12/20/13

GVSU Alum: Patrick Holt

GVSU Alum: Patrick Holt

Round Belly Theatre Company founders in Oakland, CA. Check out their website and their review in the San Francisco Examiner: www.roundbellytheatre.com

Aaron Sohaski gets Master's from Johns Hopkins and on to Law School!

Aaron Sohaski gets Master's from Johns Hopkins and on to Law School!

After graduating from GVSU in 3 years, Aaron participated in Teach for America and spent two years teaching in Baltimore, MD, and received his Master's Degree in Urban Education from Johns Hopkins University in May 2012 with a GPA of 4.0! Now Aaro

Jill Zwarensteyn in LA

Jill Zwarensteyn in LA

Theatre alum pursues comedy dreams in LA! Jill Zwarensteyn (Theatre, 2009) moved to LA in 2010 and is already working in the business! Universal Pictures just hired her to promote the film "Hop" at different events throughout Los Angeles. Since

Alum, Tamira Henry in Nashville's Shakespeare Festival

Alum, Tamira Henry in Nashville's Shakespeare Festival

Tamira Henry, left, and Brian Russell, middle and guest artist for GVSU Shakespeare Festival's RICHARD III, appear in Nashville's 2011 Shakespeare Festival, JULIUS CAESAR. In background, Eddie George, former OSU and NFL player.

GVSU Alum: Brian Quakenbush

GVSU Alum: Brian Quakenbush

Round Belly Theatre Company founders in Oakland, CA. Check out their website and their review in the San Francisco Examiner: www.roundbellytheatre.com

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News Import 12/20/13

GVSU students in South Pacific

GVSU students in South Pacific

March 27, 2015

Read about two GVSU students appearing the Grand Rapid Civic Theatre's production of South Pacific.

Dezarae Degay in Civic's SOUTH PACIFIC

Dezarae Degay in Civic's SOUTH PACIFIC

February 11, 2015

GVSU Theatre student, Dezarae Begay, is part of Civic Theatre's February 27  March 22, 2015 production of SOUTH PACIFIC.

Summer 2015 Will Power Summer Camp

Summer 2015 Will Power Summer Camp

September 12, 2014

For two sessions in July, GVSU will host its fourth annual WILL POWER SUMMER CAMP and host dozens of local children. Link to our Facebook page and see more photos and comments!  https://www.facebook.com/GVSUShakespeareFestivalWillPow

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