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

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?

2021-2022 Season Selection Form

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:

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 3, 2021

Title Type Status Notes
Les Miserables Musical    
In the Heights Musical    
Rent Musical    
Kinky Boots Musical    
Sweeney Todd Musical    
The Crucible Play    
Phantom of the Opera Musical    
Cats Musical    
Finding Neverland Musical    
Jesus Christ Superstar Musical    
Head Over Heels Musical    
My Fair Lady Musical    
Grease Musical    
Carrie Musical    
She Loves Me Musical    
Our Town Play    
Bare – The Rock Opera Musical    
Seussical Musical    
Letters to Sala Play    
Next to Normal Musical    
Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical    
Pippin Musical    
Saturday Night Fever Musical    
Waitress Musical    
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Musical    
Avenue Q Musical    
Cabaret Musical    
Theory of Relativity Musical    
Urinetown Musical    
Falsettos Musical    
WandaVision Unknown    
Beauty and the Beast Musical    
Come From Away Musical    
The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Nighttime Play    
The Musical Comedy Murderers of 1940 Play    
Hadestown Musical    
Fiddler on the Roof Musical    
Burning Vision Play    
The Glass Menagerie Play    
Songs for a New World Musical    
An Octoroon Play    
Young Frankenstein Musical    
Eurydice (Sarah Ruhl) Play    
Almost, Maine Play    
That Guy Play    
Bright Star Musical    
Hit the Wall Play    
Exit Strategy Play    
Everybody Play    
Romeo and Juliet Play    
A Midsummer Night's Dream Play    
Mamma Mia! Play    
Monty Python's Spamalot Musical    
Heavier Than... (Steve Yockey) Play    
Three Sisters Play    
The Skin of Our Teeth Play    
Much Ado About Nothing Play    
The Rocky Horror Show Musical    
Violet Musical    
365 Plays/365 Days Play    
Bella: An American Tall Tale Musical    
Fabulous Monsters Musical    
Ahnue's Antigone Play    
Miss Jairus (Michel de Ghelderode) Play    
Split Second (Dennis McIntyre) Play    
Rookery Nook (Ben Travers) Play    
Boesman and Lena (Athol Fugard) Play    
Angels in America Play    
Spring Awakening (Deaf West Version) Musical    
Thoroughly Modern Millie Musical    
Ohio State Murders (Adrienne Kennedy) Play    
Nine Musical    
The Importance of Being Ernest Play    
The Matchmaker (Thornton Wilder) Play    
Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood Play    
Clybourne Park Play    
Doubt, A Parable Play    
The Humans Play    
The Count of Monte Cristo Musical    
Chicago Musical    
American Idiot Musical    
Dracula the Musical Musical    
Man of La Mancha Musical    
Company Musical    
A Little Night Music Musical    
The Light in the Piazza Musical    
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Musical    
Hairspray Musical    
Speech and Debate (Stephen Karam) Play    
Ordinary Days Musical    
Dance Nation Play    
Picnic Musical    
Legally Blonde Musical    
Godspell Musical    
Heathers Musical    
42nd Street Musical    
Anton in Show Business Play    
Unity: 1918 Play    
Hello Again Musical    
Aida Musical    
The Thanksgiving Play Play    
Burning Vision Play    
Two Gentlemen of Verona Play    
Enron Play    
Top Girls Play    
Spiked Heels  Play    
The Little Mermaid Musical    
Jersey Boys Musical    
Into the Woods Musical    
Wicked Musical    
Sister Act Musical    
Once Musical    
High School Musical Musical    
Cinderella Musical    
Dirty Dancing Musical    
Menopause the Musical Musical    
Omnium Gatherum Play    
Mean Girls the Musical Musical    
Sunday in the Park with George Musical    
Kiss of the Spider Woman Musical    
Stupid F***ing Bird Play    
Chaining Zero (new musical) Musical    
Godspell Musical    
The Wild Party Musical    
10 Out Of 12 (Anne Washburn) Play    
pen/man/ship (Christina Anderson) Play    
King Liz (Fernanda Coppel) Play    
Seven Spots on the Sun (Martin Zimmerman) Play    
A Piece of my Heart (Shirley Lauro) Play    
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie) Play    
Red Velvet (Lolita Chakrabati) Play    
The Panic Broadcast of 1938 (Michael Druce) Play    
O Beautiful (Theresa Rebeck) Play    
The Luck of the Irish (Kirsten Greenridge) Play    
Hello, Dolly! Musical    
Usual Girls (Ming Peiffer) Play    
Kentucky (Leah Nanako Winkler) Play    
American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose
(Richard J. Montoya)
Bfe (Julia Cho) Play    
A Chorus Line Musical    
Six Musical    
Under Milkwood Play    
Be More Chill Musical    
110 in the Shade Musical    
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 Musical    
School Girls: Or the African Mean Girls Play Play    
Anastasia Musical    
Freaky Friday Musical    
Little Shop of Horrors Musical    
Lysistrata Jones Musical    
Gruesome Playground Injuries (Rajiv Joseph) Play