2022-2023 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.

2022-2023 Season

Corktown, Or Through the Valley of Dry Bones

Corktown, Or Through the Valley of Dry Bones

By Jeff Augustin

Directed by Courtney Brown

October 6 – 12, 2022

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

Songs by The Go-Go's
Based upon The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived and Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder

Directed by Amy Fritsche

November 4 – 13, 2022

 

Dance '22: Shifting Landscapes

Dance '22: Shifting Landscapes

Artistic Director: Barbara Allegra Verlezza

December 2 – 4, 2022

This concert features original choreography by members of Kent State University’s dance faculty and guest artists and performances by dance majors and minors.

Urinetown

Urinetown

Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis

Directed by Danny George
2022-2023 Roe Green Visiting Director

February 24 – March 5, 2023

In the hilarious and award-winning Urinetown, a 20-year drought and water shortage has led to a ban on private toilets and citizens are forced to use public amenities – for a cost. With corporate greed and government bureaucracy overtaking one of life's most basic needs, hero Bobby decides enough is enough – it's time to revolt.

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

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

Faculty Director: Barbara Allegra Verlezza

March 17 – 19, 2023

Join B.F.A. Dance Performance candidates and current dance majors and minors for an evening of choreography and performance.

Kent Dance Ensemble 2023

Kent Dance Ensemble 2023

Artistic Directed by Catherine Meredith

April 6 – 8, 2023

Join the Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State University's pre-professional dance company, for an evening of choreography by acclaimed guest artists and performance by Kent State dance students. 

Somewhere

Somewhere

By Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Fabio Polanco

April 21 – 30, 2023

In the midst of environmental calamity and the impending collapse of society, siblings Cassandra and Alexander track the world's last remaining Monarch butterflies and come across a small group of people on a truffle farm preparing for the end of days.