2021-2022 Season Selection

Your Voice Matters. 

Help the School of Theatre and Dance plan for the 2021-2022 mainstage season by suggesting titles that you want to see on stage at Kent State! The Season Selection committee is currently accepting titles for consideration. Please make your suggestions by Friday, March 5, 2021.

How to Submit Title Ideas

(This portion of the process is now closed)

Fill Out the Form

Filling out the Season Selection Form is easy! And we only want to know a few things:

1. What is the title of the show?
2. Is it a straight play or a musical?
3. Why do you want to see this show on stage at Kent State?

Reply to Us or Retweet Us on Twitter

Reply or retweet any of our Tweets that discuss or mention 2021-2022 Season Selection or DM us with your suggestions. We'll fill out the form for you and make sure your suggestion makes it on the list!

Comment, Reply, or Message Us on Instagram

Comment on one of our Season Selection Instagram posts, reply to an Instagram Story, or message us with your suggestions. We'll fill out the form for you and make sure your suggestion makes it on the list!


What Comes Next?

After the March 5 submission deadline, the Season Selection committee will get to work to craft the 2021-2022 season.

The Season Selection Committee

The committee is comprised of School of Theatre and Dance faculty, staff, and students:

Chairperson:
Amy Fritsche

Faculty members:
Courtney Brown
Tom Humes
Terri Kent
Jen Korecki
Steven Pauna
Michelle Souza
Jonathan Swoboda

Staff Members:
Karl Erdmann
Robin Ruth

Grad Students:
Eve Krueger
Steve Sawicki

Undergraduate Students:
Serenity Tate
Sunny Smith

 

The Process

Review Submissions

The Committee will review all submissions and make preliminary determinations regarding the feasibility of titles. For example, if a suggested title doesn't exist or the rights to produce the show are not available, it will be removed from consideration.

Read and Research

All remaining titles will be read and researched and the committee will consider the following (in no particular order):

  1. If the show is a good fit for the needs of the students of the School of Theatre and Dance, both in terms of performance and design technology.
  2. If the rights to produce the show can be secured for the desired dates.
  3. If the show can realistically be produced with the time and resources available. 
  4. For 2021-2022, if the show can be produced virtually or streamed if the need arises.

Updating the List

As determinations/eliminations are made, the Submission List on the School of Theatre and Dance website will be updated. (See list below).


2021-2022 Season Submissions List

Last updated March 24, 2021

Title Type Status Notes
Les Miserables Musical No longer under consideration  
In the Heights Musical No longer under consideration  
Rent Musical Still under consideration  
Kinky Boots Musical No longer under consideration  
Sweeney Todd Musical No longer under consideration  
The Crucible Play No longer under consideration  
Phantom of the Opera Musical No longer under consideration  
Cats Musical No longer under consideration  
Finding Neverland Musical No longer under consideration  
Jesus Christ Superstar Musical No longer under consideration  
Head Over Heels Musical No longer under consideration  
My Fair Lady Musical No longer under consideration  
Grease Musical No longer under consideration  
Carrie Musical No longer under consideration  
She Loves Me Musical No longer under consideration  
Our Town Play No longer under consideration  
Bare – The Rock Opera Musical No longer under consideration  
Seussical Musical No longer under consideration  
Letters to Sala Play Still under consideration  
Next to Normal Musical No longer under consideration  
Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical No longer under consideration  
Pippin Musical No longer under consideration  
Saturday Night Fever Musical No longer under consideration  
Waitress Musical No longer under consideration  
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Musical No longer under consideration  
Avenue Q Musical No longer under consideration  
Cabaret Musical No longer under consideration  
Urinetown Musical Still under consideration  
Falsettos Musical No longer under consideration  
WandaVision Unknown No longer under consideration No such play/musicla
Beauty and the Beast Musical No longer under consideration  
Come From Away Musical No longer under consideration  
The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Nighttime Play No longer under consideration  
The Musical Comedy Murderers of 1940 Play No longer under consideration  
Hadestown Musical No longer under consideration  
Fiddler on the Roof Musical No longer under consideration  
Burning Vision Play No longer under consideration  
The Glass Menagerie Play No longer under consideration  
Songs for a New World Musical No longer under consideration  
An Octoroon Play No longer under consideration  
Young Frankenstein Musical No longer under consideration  
Eurydice (Sarah Ruhl) Play No longer under consideration  
Almost, Maine Play No longer under consideration  
That Guy Play Still under consideration  
Bright Star Musical No longer under consideration  
Hit the Wall Play Still under consideration  
Exit Strategy Play No longer under consideration  
Everybody Play Still under consideration  
Romeo and Juliet Play No longer under consideration  
A Midsummer Night's Dream Play No longer under consideration  
Mamma Mia! Play No longer under consideration  
Kentucky (Leah Nanako Walker) Play Still under consideration  
Monty Python's Spamalot Musical No longer under consideration  
Heavier Than... (Steve Yockey) Play Still under consideration  
Three Sisters Play No longer under consideration  
The Skin of Our Teeth Play No longer under consideration  
Much Ado About Nothing Play Still under consideration  
The Rocky Horror Show Musical No longer under consideration  
Violet Musical No longer under consideration  
365 Plays/365 Days Play Still under consideration  
Bella: An American Tall Tale Musical No longer under consideration  
Fabulous Monsters Musical No longer under consideration  
Anouilh's Antigone Play Still under consideration  
Miss Jairus (Michel de Ghelderode) Play No longer under consideration  
Split Second (Dennis McIntyre) Play No longer under consideration  
Rookery Nook (Ben Travers) Play No longer under consideration  
Boesman and Lena (Athol Fugard) Play No longer under consideration  
Angels in America Play No longer under consideration  
Spring Awakening (Deaf West Version and Original Version) Musical Still under consideration  
Thoroughly Modern Millie Musical No longer under consideration  
Ohio State Murders (Adrienne Kennedy) Play No longer under consideration  
Nine Musical No longer under consideration  
The Importance of Being Ernest Play No longer under consideration  
The Matchmaker (Thornton Wilder) Play No longer under consideration  
Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood Play Still under consideration  
Clybourne Park Play No longer under consideration  
Doubt, A Parable Play No longer under consideration  
The Humans Play No longer under consideration  
The Count of Monte Cristo Musical No longer under consideration  
Chicago Musical No longer under consideration  
American Idiot Musical No longer under consideration  
Dracula the Musical Musical No longer under consideration  
Man of La Mancha Musical No longer under consideration  
Company Musical No longer under consideration  
A Little Night Music Musical No longer under consideration  
The Light in the Piazza Musical No longer under consideration  
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Musical No longer under consideration  
Hairspray Musical No longer under consideration  
Speech and Debate (Stephen Karam) Play No longer under consideration  
Ordinary Days Musical No longer under consideration  
Dance Nation Play No longer under consideration  
Picnic Play No longer under consideration  
Legally Blonde Musical No longer under consideration  
Godspell Musical Still under consideration  
Heathers Musical No longer under consideration  
42nd Street Musical No longer under consideration  
Anton in Show Business Play No longer under consideration  
Unity: 1918 Play No longer under consideration  
Hello Again Musical No longer under consideration  
Aida Musical No longer under consideration  
The Thanksgiving Play Play No longer under consideration  
Burning Vision Play No longer under consideration  
Two Gentlemen of Verona Play No longer under consideration  
Enron Play No longer under consideration  
Top Girls Play No longer under consideration  
Spiked Heels  Play No longer under consideration  
The Little Mermaid Musical No longer under consideration  
Jersey Boys Musical No longer under consideration  
Into the Woods Musical No longer under consideration  
Wicked Musical No longer under consideration  
Sister Act Musical No longer under consideration  
Once Musical No longer under consideration  
High School Musical Musical No longer under consideration  
Cinderella Musical No longer under consideration  
Dirty Dancing Musical No longer under consideration  
Menopause the Musical Musical No longer under consideration  
Omnium Gatherum Play No longer under consideration  
Mean Girls the Musical Musical No longer under consideration  
Sunday in the Park with George Musical No longer under consideration  
Kiss of the Spider Woman Musical No longer under consideration  
Stupid F***ing Bird Play No longer under consideration  
Chaining Zero (new musical) Musical Still under consideration  
The Wild Party Musical No longer under consideration  
10 Out Of 12 (Anne Washburn) Play No longer under consideration  
pen/man/ship (Christina Anderson) Play No longer under consideration  
King Liz (Fernanda Coppel) Play No longer under consideration  
Seven Spots on the Sun (Martin Zimmerman) Play No longer under consideration  
A Piece of my Heart (Shirley Lauro) Play No longer under consideration  
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie) Play No longer under consideration  
Red Velvet (Lolita Chakrabati) Play No longer under consideration  
The Panic Broadcast of 1938 (Michael Druce) Play No longer under consideration  
O Beautiful (Theresa Rebeck) Play No longer under consideration  
The Luck of the Irish (Kirsten Greenridge) Play No longer under consideration  
Hello, Dolly! Musical No longer under consideration  
Usual Girls (Ming Peiffer) Play No longer under consideration  
Kentucky (Leah Nanako Winkler) Play No longer under consideration  
American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose
(Richard J. Montoya)
Play No longer under consideration  
Bfe (Julia Cho) Play No longer under consideration  
A Chorus Line Musical No longer under consideration  
Six Musical No longer under consideration  
Under Milkwood Play No longer under consideration  
Be More Chill Musical No longer under consideration  
110 in the Shade Musical No longer under consideration  
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 Musical No longer under consideration  
School Girls: Or the African Mean Girls Play Play No longer under consideration  
Anastasia Musical No longer under consideration  
Freaky Friday Musical Still under consideration  
Little Shop of Horrors Musical No longer under consideration  
Lysistrata Jones Musical No longer under consideration  
Gruesome Playground Injuries (Rajiv Joseph) Play No longer under consideration  
Indecent Play No longer under consideration  
Theory of Relativity  Musical No longer under consideration  
Dance of the Vampires   No longer under consideration  
And What of the Night   No longer under consideration