School of Theatre and Dance Announces 2015-2016 Season

Season opens with Roe Green Visiting Director Series production of "The Servant of Two Masters"

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University is happy to announce its upcoming 2015-2016 season. Featuring two plays, two musicals and three dance concerts, the season will open in October 2015 with the Roe Green Visiting Director Series production of "The Servant of Two Masters" directed by guest artist Tracy Young.

2015-2016 Season

The Servant of Two masters

October 9-18, 2015 

Directed by Tracy Young

The Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldoni
Adaptation by Oded Gross and Tracy Young
Original Music by Paul James Prendergast
Original Lyrics by Oded Gross, Paul James Prendergast and Tracy Young

What do you get when you combine a sister disguised as her brother, a fiancé returned from the dead, a lover accused of murder, and an always hungry servant who decides one master isn’t’ enough? Hilarious comedy. 

Side Show

November 6-15, 2015

Directed by Amy Fritsche

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger
Vocal and Dance Arrangements by David Chase
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
“Side Show” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Based on a true story, conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton seek love, acceptance, fame, and fortune as their journey takes them from a side show to vaudeville and then to Hollywood.

Dance '15

December 4-6, 2015

Artistic Director: Joan Meggitt

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

Zorba! In Concert

December 5, 2015 at 2pm

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

Book by Joseph Stein
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Adapted from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantkis
“Zorba!” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

On his way to Crete to claim his family’s mine, Nikos meets the carefree vagabond Zorba the Greek. When tragedy strikes Zorba teaches Nikos to embrace the value of life.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

February 26 - March 5, 2016

Directed by Terri Kent

Book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan
New Music by Jeanine Tesori
New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684  Fax: 212-397-4684

When small-town girl Millie Dillmount arrives in 1922 New York City she embraces the flapper lifestyle and sets out to accomplish her goal of marrying for money. But in this “thoroughly modern” world, things don’t go according to plan.

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

March 11-13, 2015

Faculty Directors: Barbara Allegra Verlezza and Joan Meggitt

Enjoy wonderful choreography and performances from graduating senior BFA candidates in dance performance and the dance program’s student choreographers.

Kent Dance Ensemble 2016

April 1-3, 2016

Artistic Director: Kimberly Karpanty

Join Kent State’s pre-professional dance company for its annual concert featuring faculty and guest choreography. 

Student Theatre Festival

April 8-10, 2016

Join School of Theatre and Dance students for a weekend of student created and student directed works.

Bus stop

April 22 - May 1, 2016

Directed by Fabio Polanco

By William Inge
“BUS STOP is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

When a blizzard strands a bus overnight at a diner outside Kansas City, romantic connections are made and friendships begun.


Tickets for the 2015-2016 season will go on sale in September 2015 through the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. Tickets can be purchased in person, by phone at 330-672-2787, or online at

POSTED: Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:57pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:06am
Joni Koneval