2018-2019 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 2019-2020 season begins in October and features a mix of classic, contemporary, and groundbreaking dramas and musicals and versatile, professional level dance.


2019-2020 Season

Emilie – equations

Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight

October 4-10, 2018
Wright-Curtis Theatre
Directed by Courtney Brown

An 18th century mathematical genius and pioneer in the study of physics, Emilie returns tonight to defend her legacy and to answer the question she struggled with until the end: love or philosophy? Head or heart?

Photo of planet Earth

Children of Eden

November 2-11, 2018
E. Turner Stump Theatre

Directed by Terri Kent

From the composer of Wicked, Children of Eden is a universal tale of our shared humanity. Through narratives from the Book of Genesis, this timeless musical reminds us that "you cannot close your heart to what it fears and needs to know, that the hardest part of love is the letting go.

Dance 18: Transcendance

Dance '18: TranscenDance

November 30 - December 2, 2018

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.

Theatre stage curtain

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

February 22 - March 3, 2019
E. Turner Stump Theatre

Directed by Amy Fritsche

The Music Hall Royale is thrilled to present the ultimate murder mystery of what happened to Edwin Drood. Based on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious whodunit where the audience plays detective and decides who committed the murder.

BFA dance candidate Claire Tilley performs

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


March 15-17, 2019
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.

Kent Dance Ensemble

Kent Dance Ensemble: woMENtum

April 5-7, 2019
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 12-14, 2019
Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre

Faculty Director: Daniel-Raymond Nadon

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


It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman

April 14, 2019
E. Turner Stump Theatre

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

Superman comes to life on stage in this in-concert musical production as he fights an evil scientist and pursues love with Lois Lane.


Photo of film clapboard

Any Resemblance

April 19-28, 2019
Wright-Curtis Theatre

Written and Directed by Ron West
2018-2019 Roe Green Visiting Director

TV actor Stanley Curson is a man whose face we know but name we don't. Fed up with going with his not quite Hollywood life, he's ready for a change but gets caught up in tinsel town's antics in the process.