2019-2020 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

The Hunchback of Seville

The Hunchback of Seville

The Hunchback of Seville
October 3-9, 2019
Wright-Curtis Theatre

Written by Charise Castro Smith

Directed by Courtney Brown

Maxima, the reclusive sister of Spain’s Queen Isabella, is suddenly given the keys to the kingdom in this madcap take on Spanish history and colonialism.


 

Hair

Hair

November 1-10, 2019
E. Turner Stump Theatre

Directed by Terri Kent

The American tribal love-rock musical explores identity, community, global responsibility, and peace in a changing world.

Dance 19

Dance '19: Dynamic Fusion

Dance ‘19: Dynamic Fusion

November 22-24, 2019

E. Turner Stump Theatre

Artistic Directed by Jeffrey Marc Rockland

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

Parade

Parade

February 21 – March 1, 2020
E. Turner Stump Theatre

Directed by Fabio Polanco

The true story of Leo Frank who, amid religious intolerance, political injustice, and racial tension, was wrongly accused of murder in 1913 Atlanta.

BFA/SDF

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

Apex

March 13-15, 2020
Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre

Faculty Director: Barbara Allegra Verlezza

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

Kent Dance Ensemble

Kent Dance Ensemble: Emerge

April 3-5, 2020
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 9-11, 2020
Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre

Faculty Director: Daniel-Raymond Nadon

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

Rothschild and Sons

Rothschild & Sons

April 19, 2020
E. Turner Stump Theatre

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

An epic tale of one family’s journey through adversity to build a business empire from nothing.

 

Richard II

Richard II

April 17-26, 2020
Wright-Curtis Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Mark Valdez
2019-2020 Roe Green Visiting Director

When King Richard II’s wasteful and ineffective reign disillusions his countrymen, he pays the ultimate price: his crown.