2017 - 2018 Season

Theatre at Grand Valley, now a part of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, is preparing for our 2017 - 2018 season. We hope you will join us for more outstanding theatre performances as we celebrate our 46th season and premiere new facilities in the Thomas J. and Marica J. Haas Center for Performing Arts!

For the past 46 years, Theatre at Grand Valley has offered affordable, compelling, and entertaining theatre that is artistically exceptional as well as challenging and educational to our students and community. We take great pride in offering a quality theatre program that explores different cultures, social issues, and themes so we hope you will consider joining us for all of our productions and enjoy another outstanding season of great theatrical performances.

Please either click here to receive our 2017 - 2018 season brochure,. And our season brochure will be arriving soon so make certain you are on our mailing list!


ANTON, HIMSELF: First and Last

Written by Karen Sunde


This single actor tour de force reveals the deeply personal and artistic sides of Russia's most famous playwright, Anton Chekhov. The play begins with the dramatist immediately following the failure of his early masterpiece “The Seagull” (1895) and concludes with the success of “The Cherry Orchard” (1903). Sunde's semi-documentary drama skillfully captures the soul and the spirit of this giant of the modern stage struggling with his literary identity, with the opinions of an often-hostile public, and with the challenges of pursuing romance and serving as head of a family. Performed by Grand Valley State University faculty actor-director Roger Ellis.

January 19 and 20 @ 7:30 p.m.
January 21 @ 2 p.m.
Keller Theatre, Haas Center for Performing Arts, Allendale Campus

Purchase tickets through the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm, calling 616-331-2300, the Kirkhof 2020 Desk, Startickets telecharge 888-585-3737 or on-line at Startickets.

ANTON, HIMSELF: First and Last

Anton, Himself: First and Last


Oklahoma!

GVSU Opera Theatre presents

Oklahoma!

Music and Lyrics by Rodger and Hammerstein

Stage Direction by Christopher Carter

Artistic Direction by Dale Schriemer

February 2 - 11, 2018

Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in the West just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

February 2, 3, 9, & 10 . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.

February 4 & 11  . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.

Adults $14.00, Alumni/Seniors/Faculty/Staff $12.00, Students/groups $6.00

Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional. Tickets are all reserved seating.

Purchase tickets through the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm, calling 616-331-2300, the Kirkhof 2020 Desk, Startickets telecharge 888-585-3737 or on-line at Startickets.


P S Series

Performance Studio Series, 2017 - 2018 in the Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre:

Oleanna

Written by David Mamet

Directed by GVSU Theatre student, Jacob Molli

February 22, 23, and 24 @ 7:30 p.m.
February 25 @ 2 p.m.

New Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

All tickets are general admission $6.00

Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional.

Purchase tickets through the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm, calling 616-331-2300, the Kirkhof 2020 Desk, or Startickets.

 

No Exit

Written by Jean-Paul Sartes

Directed by GVSU Theatre student, Bruno Streck Rodrigues

April 5, 6, and 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 8 @ 2 p.m.

All tickets are general admission $6.00

Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional.

Purchase tickets through the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm, calling 616-331-2300, the Kirkhof 2020 Desk, or Startickets.

 


J. B.

Theatre at Grand Valley presents

J. B.

Written by Archibald MacLeish

Directed by Roger Ellis

March 23 – 31, 2018

Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

March 23, 24, 28, 29 & 30  . .  . . 7:30 p.m.

March 25 & March 31 . . . . . . . .  2:00 p.m.

Adults $12.00, Alumni/Seniors/Faculty/Staff $10.00, Students/groups $6.00

Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional. Tickets are all reserved seating.

Purchase tickets through the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm, calling 616-331-2300, the Kirkhof 2020 Desk, or telecharge Startickets at 888-585-3737 or on-line at Startickets.

Cabaret

Theatre at Grand Valley presents

Cabaret

Written by Christopher Isherwood

Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb

Directed by Dennis Henry

November 16 – December 3, 2017

Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

November 16, 17, 18, 29, 30, December 1 & 2 . . . . . 7:30 p.m.

November 19 and December 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.

Adults $12.00, Alumni/Seniors/Faculty/Staff $10.00, Students/groups $6.00

Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional. Tickets are all reserved seating.

Call 616-331-2300, visit the box office or the 20-20 Desk in the Kirkhof Center for tickets OR on-line at startickets or call them at 800-585-3737.

Cabaret


GVSU Opera Theatre

A Kurt Weill Cabaret:  Songs for a Changing World

Music by Kurt Weill

Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Bertolt Brecht, Ira Gershwin, Michael Feingold, Odgen Nash, Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Jacques Deval, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein

Stage Director – Dale Schriemer

October 20, 21 & 22, 2017

Betty VanAndel Center, Grand Rapids

Filled with songs of great beauty and evocative power, Kurt Weill’s music was written for the changing world of the 20th century. Capturing the imagination of countless performers, songs like “Mack the Knife” “September Song”, and “O Moon of Alabama” have been recorded by Frank Sinatra,  Judy Garland, David Bowie, The Doors as well as Todd Duncan, Sam Ramey, and Teresa Stratus, and on and on……Come see this imaginative staging of Weill’s greatest hits!

Betty Van Andel
Opera Center
1320 Fulton St. E,
Grand Rapids

Tickets: 616-451-2741

$14 Adult
$12 Faculty/Senior/Alumni/Staff
$6 Student

A Kurt Weill Cabaret Performance

A Kurt Weill Cabaret


Bard To Go!

Our Touring Bard To Go 2017: 

THE WONDER OF WILL: THIS IS YOUR AFTERLIFE!

What happens when The Bard himself, William Shakespeare, is brought back to life and taken on a rollicking ride through his most famous plays?  Eight plays in 50 minutes—but will Will remember that he truly is the most famous English language playwright in the world?  Featuring scenes from Hamlet Richard III, A Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and The Merchant of Venice.

Touring area high schools in the Fall of 2017! For details please contact Katherine Mayberry to schedule your high school at maybekat@gvsu.edu

This Is Your Life!

Bard

Bard To Go - 2017-18

Bard To Go


Flex Passes & Dress Circle

You can purchase our 2017 - 2018 Flex Passes, either 4 or 6, that may be redeemed in August for any of our productions in our 2017 - 2018 season!

Our Flex Passes are:

4 Flex Passes - $40.00 for adults, $32.00 for faculty, seniors, and $20.00 for all students.

6 Flex Passes - $60.00 for adults, $48.00 for faculty, seniors, and $30.00 for all students.

And our Dress Circle supports our Shakespeare Scholarships and Assistantships throughout the year in any amount! Click here to donate!




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