2017-2018 Main Stage Season | Kent State University

2017-2018 Main Stage Season

The School of Theatre and Dance proudly presents its Main Stage Season each year as a primary learning environment for students and for the entertainment of the Kent State and surrounding communities. The 2017-2018 season begins in October and features dramas and musicals with strong female protagonists and performances of  versatile, professional level dance.

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2017-2018 Season

School of Theatre dna Dance will present Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel. Photo of antique sewing machine.

Intimate Apparel

October 6 - 15, 2017
Wright-Curtis Theatre

Directed by Fabio Polanco

Marginalized by society, Esther sews her power into every corset she creates.

The School of Theatre and Dance will present Little Women: The Broadway Musical.

Little Women: The Broadway Musical

November 3 - 12, 2017
E. Turner Stump Theatre

Directed by Terri Kent

The March sisters come to life on stage in the musical version of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel Little Women.

A student performs in a Kent State dance concert.

Dance '17: Mosaic

December 1 - 3, 2017
E. Turner Stump Theatre   

Artistic Director: Jeffrey Marc Rockland

Features choreography from Dance faculty and guest choreographers in a celebration of artistic versatility and diversity.

The School of Theatre and Dance will present the musical All Shook Up. Photo of musical records.

All Shook Up

February 23 - March 4, 2018
E. Turner Stump Theatre

Directed by Amy Fritsche

Elvis meets Shakespeare in this tale of a rock n' roll rebel who injects his brand of fun into an otherwise dreary town.

The 2017 B.F.A. Dance Performance candidates perform.

B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert / Student Dance Festival


March 16 - 18, 2018
Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre

Faculty Directors: Barbara Allegra Verlezza and Joan Meggitt

Enjoy wonderful choreography and performances from graduating senior BFA candidates in dance performance and dance majors and minors.

Students perform choreography by KDE artistic director Gregory King

Kent Dance Ensemble: Prime

April 6 - 8, 2018
E. Turner Stump Theatre

Artistic Director: Gregory King

Join Kent State's pre-professional dance company for a weekend of choreography and performance.

Student Theatre Festival

Student Theatre Festival

April 13 - 15, 2018
Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre

Faculty Director: Daniel-Raymond Nadon

Join School of Theatre and Dance students as they produce, direct, design and perform student productions.

 2016 Classic Stage Company production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Allegro: In Concert

April 15, 2018
E. Turner Stump Theatre

Directed by Terri Kent
Produced in partnership with The Musical Theater Project

Joseph Taylor, Jr. has spent much of his young life searching for meaning and purpose, and his journey takes him from his small home town to the big city and back again.


Hedda Gabler's boredom leads her to play with fire

Hedda Gabler

April 20 - 29, 2018
Wright-Curtis Theatre

Directed by Corey Atkins
2017-2018 Roe Green Visiting Director

Newly married and unhappy with her situation, Hedda learns that boredom can be both a dangerous and a deadly thing.