SUMMER REP 2019
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Chery and Bill Steinkellner
Directed by Lee Soroko
July 5-21, 2019 | Studio 2
The sensational feel-good musical comedy smash, Sister Act, is a riot a minute! Based on the 1992 film, it features incredible music by Oscar and Tony winning composer Alan Menken, and when it played on Broadway, it was called “one of the happiest surprises” that “hits all the right spots.” Nominated for several Tony Awards including Best Musical, Sister Act is a celebration of music and a pure joy to experience!
Sabrina Fair by Samuel Taylor
Directed by Jean-Louis Baldet
June 7-22, 2019 | Studio One
A beautifully written romantic comedy, Sabrina Fair is a modern retelling of the Cinderella story that flips the fairytale on its head. When it ran on Broadway, it was called a “delightful, sparkling hit” and “the best American comedy in more than a decade.” Sabrina Fair charms the audience with a strong female character, witty dialogue, and plenty of romance and comedy. Sabrina Fair is everything that makes summer enchanting, fun, and beautiful.
The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Kathryn Johnston
September 28 – October 7, 2018 | Studio One
Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and the crowning achievement of Hellman’s career, this beautiful, classic American play explores the relationship of two women who find themselves accused of having a lesbian relationship with devastating repercussions. While written in the 1930s, The Children’s Hour remains a fresh and relevant exploration of love, honesty, and the destructive nature of gossip and intolerance.
A Park in Our House by Nilo Cruz
Directed by Desmond Gallant
October 26-28, 2018 | Studio 2
In this beautiful, lyrical play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz, a Cuban family struggles under the difficult conditions of Castro’s Cuba in 1970. Sister and brother, Pilar and Camilo, find themselves wrapped up in passion and jealousy when a young exchange student from Russia pays them a visit.
Frankenstein, an adaptation, based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Directed by Lee Soroko
November 9-18, 2018 | Studio One
This adaptation of Frankenstein is an exciting, thought provoking investigation into the human struggle for immortality and power, and an incredibly relevant, cautionary tale in our contemporary era of gene manipulation and cloning. Ethical considerations abound when Dr. Frankenstein builds a creature from corpses and communal fear drives people into an irrational hatred of the outsider.
Mill Fire by Sally Nemeth
Directed by Jean Louis Baldet
February 15-24, 2019 | Studio One
Told through a magnificent tapestry of memory, Mill Fire, explores the mysterious causes and devastating effects of a steel mill explosion as seen through the eyes of Marlene, a defiant young widow desperately in need of closure. As she wrestles with her memories, her conflicting emotions carry her through a stunningly beautiful search for meaning in her life.
Next to Normal
Music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Lynn McNutt
April 12-21, 2019 | Studio One
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and three Tony Awards, Next to Normal is the moving story of a woman and her family as they cope with her mental illness. An emotional powerhouse, this pop/rock musical boasts an outstanding score that brings the audience into the minds and hearts of its characters as they journey through love, loss, and hope.
Cabaret | Studio One Theatre
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb
July 6 - 22
Willkommen to Cabaret! The winner of multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival, this raucous musical comes roaring to life in the infamous Kit Kat Klub as some of Broadway’s most memorable songs spill out onto the stage. While the Emcee promises to help us forget all our troubles, Germany begins its descent into hell and we are reminded what happens when we bury our heads in the sand and forget to love our neighbors.
Easy Virtue | Studio One Theatre
By Noel Coward
June 8 - 23rd
From the incomparable wit of Noel Coward comes a breezy, wonderful splash of comedy as a young Englishman marries a glamorous, modern young woman and brings her home to meet his parents. Sparks fly as his new bride, Larita, arrives like a jolt from the future to celebrate a woman’s right to lead her own life. Originally produced when Coward was riding a wave of success, Easy Virtue has enjoyed many successful revivals over the years and is a perfect summer ride in celebration of the individual spirit.
The Merry Wives Of Windsor | Studio One Theatre
By William Shakespeare
April 13th - 22nd
The Merry Wives of Windsor features one of Shakespeare’s best loved comic characters, Sir John Falstaff, the loud, foolish, blowhard with his love of liquor, ladies, and money. When he sets his lecherous sights on two merry wives, Mistress Page and Mistress Ford, a hilarious battle of wits ensues in which the ladies have the last laugh and many a man gets his comeuppance.
The Submission | Studio Two Theatre
By Jeff Talbott
March 22nd - 25th
Shaleeha G'ntamobi's stirring new play about an alcoholic black mother and her card sharp son trying to get out of the projects has just been accepted into the nation's preeminent theater festival. Trouble is, Shaleeha G'ntamobi doesn't exist, except in the imagination of wannabe-playwright Danny Larsen, who created her as a kind of affirmative-action nom-de-plume. But a nom-de-guerre may prove more useful as the lies pile up, shaky alliances are forged, and everyone dear to Danny must decide whether or not to run for cover as the whole thing threatens to blow up in his lily white face.
The Rivals | Studio One Theatre
By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
February 16th - 25th
Sheridan’s comic masterpiece, The Rivals, is a raucous comedy of manners that spins its tale around two couples who are thwarted on their way to matrimony. Featuring some of theatre’s great comic characters – the windbag Sir Anthony Absolute and the foolish Mrs. Malaprop – The Rivals is an uproariously funny feast that satisfies many a lusty appetite all while poking good fun at our superficial, narcissistic, preening times.
The Government Inspector | Studio One Theatre
By Nikolai Gogol adapted by Desmond Gallant
November 10th - 19th
The Government Inspector is a laugh-out-loud, satiric comedy that takes aim at greed, stupidity, and political corruption. Written in 1836, it remains a remarkably relevant jab at politicians who use government to line their own pockets. When Khlestakov, a lazy and conniving civil servant, is mistaken for an important government inspector, a town descends into a flurry of madness as the mayor and his cronies try to cover-up their indiscretions and curry favor with the imposter.
Into The Woods | Studio One Theatre
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
June 30th - July 30th
Musically sophisticated, Into the Woods offers audiences a lush and exciting celebration of life that reminds us that our actions have consequences, our lives are interdependent, and that our interdependence is our greatest strength. Winner of best revival awards in 2002 and 2011, Into the Woods is a sure fire crowd-pleaser!
Sense and Sensibility | Studio One Theatre
June 23rd - July 22nd
Told with quick, tight structuring and a chorus of gossips, thisSense and Sensibilityis inventive and full of comic vitality. The New York Times called Kate Hamill’s bouncy, jaunty take on this beloved classic an unconditional delight, and Time Out called it an exuberant and thoroughly modern exploration of ageless emotions. Kate Hamill’s Sense and Sensibility has everything you’d expect from Jane Austen novel and so much more!
The Last Days Of Judas Iscarriot | Studio One Theatre
April 14th - 23rd
From the dazzling imagination of one of America’s most passionate and powerful young playwrights comes a critically acclaimed, thrilling retelling of the plight and fate of Judas Iscariot. Guirgis gives compelling new life to this most infamous of sinners and demands through this extraordinary play and its beautiful final moments that forgiveness and compassion be our guiding principles. It is an affirmation of the power of the human spirit and represents some of the best playwriting of today.
The Spitfire Grill | Studio One Theatre
February 17th - 26th
The Spitfire Grill is an American musical with music and book by James Valcq and lyrics and book byFred Alley, based on the1996 film of the same namebyLee David Zlotoff. The musical depicts the journey of a young woman just released from prison who decides to start her life anew in a rural Wisconsin town. She participates in a journey within the town itself toward its own tenuous reawakening.
Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble | University Theatre Theatre
January 26th - 28th
Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble, founded by Clarence Brooks in 2005, is Florida Atlantic University’s resident professional dance company.The Ensemble affords patrons, students,and the dance community the opportunity to experience original dances and dancefilms from emerging choreographers and time-honored dances by experienced choreographers.
Rabbit Hole | Studio Two Theatre
December 2nd - December 4th
Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until a random, tragic accident takes the life of their four-year old son. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.
Dances We Dance | University Theatre
December 8th - December 10th
The FAU Dance Program is pleased to present Dances We Dance, the student dance company. The fall showcase will feature a ballerina performing the pointe variation fromLa Esmeralda, a graduate student in ethno-musicology presenting ancient dance and music from indigenous people from Peru, traditional Chinese dances, a samba, hip-hop, and several contemporary/modern dances. It is a true dance variety show!
Anne Frank | Studio One Theatre
November 11th - November 20th
The Diary of Anne Frank tells a deeper story that has restored the terror and shatters the heart. Anne Frank demands that we remember that the vilification of others is not only dangerous but that it destroys our humanity. She reminds us to celebrate our diversity, to defend it daily, and to continue to hope with arms open wide.
Omnium Gatherum | Studio One Theatre
September 30th - October 9th
The issues that divide the characters in Omnium Gatherum sound shockingly timely, their rhetoric painfully familiar. It’s easy to wonder if there’s any hope for the human race to continue to survive at all. History proves that we persist, if only in spite of ourselves, but when do we decide to step off of the perpetual merry-go-round that we’ve created? When do we finally stop blindly spinning long enough to ask ourselves what really matters and what we want our legacy to be? Perhaps the answer lies in Omnium Gatherum.
Bug| Studio Two Theatre
October 14th - October 16th
Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter introduced to her by her lesbian friend, R.C. Agnes stays at a hotel in hopes of avoiding her physically abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was just released from prison. At first, she lets Peter sleep platonically on her floor, but not long after she promotes him to the bed. Matters become more complicated as Jerry eagerly returns to the woman he loves to beat her up, expecting to resume their relationship. On top of that, there's a hidden bug infestation problem that has both Agnes and Peter dealing with scathing welts and festering sores—which has Peter believing this is the result of experiments conducted on him during his stay at an army hospital. Their fears soon escalate to paranoia, conspiracy theories and twisted psychological motives.
Once Upon a Mattress | Studio One Theatre
Musical by Dean Fuller, Jay Thompson, and Marshall Barer
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Hay Fever | Studio One Theatre
by Noël Coward Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own. A housefull of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary 'inspiration' keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the 'quiet weekend' comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.
Talk Radio | Studio Two Theatre
by Eric Bogosian
Barry Champlain, Cleveland's controversial radio host, is on the air doing what he does best: insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night to sound off. Tomorrow, Barry's show is going into national syndication and his producer is afraid that Barry will say something that will offend the sponsors. This, of course, makes Barry even more outrageous. Funny and moving, off beat, outrageous and totally entrancing, Talk Radio had a long run at New York's Public Theatre starring the author.
The Country Wife | Studio One Theatre
by William Wycherley
Friday, February 19 to Sunday, February 28, 2016
Often banned from the stage because of its outrageous and scandalous nature, this rollicking, bawdy farce interweaves multiple plots including a licentious young gentleman's trick of pretending impotence so as to safely bed married women and an inexperienced “country wife’s” discovery of the joys of town life and fascinating London men. Great fun for all – well, maybe not all.
FAU Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble | University Theatre
Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, 2016
King Lear | Studio One Theatre
by William Shakespeare
Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 24, 2016
Considered to be one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, this incredibly electric tale of an old monarch’s tragic descent into madness and personal hell is the ultimate family drama and political thriller. With depictions of greater cruelty and greater tenderness than perhaps any of Shakespeare’s other plays, king and kingdom are scorched, human nature scrutinized, the wise made fools, fools venerated for their wisdom, and through it all, hope lives eternal.
Dances We Dance Spring Showcase | FAU University Theatre
Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, 2016
In Arabia We'd All Be Kings | Studio Two Theatre
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
February 12, 7 p.m.; February 13, 2 and 7 p.m.; February 14, 2 p.m.
Set in New York City during the height of high crime, the characters in this play struggle to make sense of life in the wake of their dashed hopes and dreams.
Agnes of God | Studio One Theatre
by John Pielmeier
Friday, November 13 to Sunday, November 22, 2015
The winner of a Tony Award this riveting Broadway hit thrillingly dramatizes the shocking story of a young nun accused of murdering her newborn after insisting that the child was the result of a virgin conception. As the truth of what happened is investigated, the three women of the play are forced to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love as it leads to a dramatic and compelling climax.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre | Studio Two Theatre
by William Shakespeare
Friday, December 4th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 5th, 2 & 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 6th, 2 p.m.
Dances We Dance Fall Showcase | University Theatre
Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5, 2015
Rockaby | Studio Two Theatre
by Samuel Beckett
Friday, November 21 and Saturday Novmeber 21 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 at 1 p.m.
In Beckett's inimitable way, Rockaby and The End capture humanity a "at the end of a long day." Rockaby is an example of Samuel Beckett's late writing, dubbed by some, his "minimalistic" period. We are asked to experience a lullaby of fractured thought delivered in the cadence of a rocking chair. In this performance poem, thoughts "do not act," they move at the pace of futility.
The Pillars of Society | Studio One Theatre
by Henrik Ibsen
Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 11, 2015
In the first of his revolutionary prose plays, Ibsen turns his unrelenting critical eye to the hypocrisies of society creating a timeless play that illuminates the same hypocrisies at work today. When his past threatens to explode, Karsten Bernick, a shipping magnate and “pillar of society,” willingly places his reputation and business interests above the lives of the passengers of the American ship, The Indian Girl. When his plot goes disastrously wrong, truth and freedom become the pillars that save society.
Stop Kiss | Studio Two Theatre
by Diana Son
September 25th at 7 pm, September 26th at 2pm and 7 pm and September 27th at 2 pm
Sara has just moved to New York City when she meets the woman who will change her life, Callie. In this play we discover how limited our time is together and how one person can alter your life in big and little moments.
Really Really | Studio Two Theatre
by Paul Downs Colaizzo
August 14th, 15th and 16th
A sexually charged comedy-drama about self-serving collegiates also known as "the me generation". In this play, a bit of ugly gossip reveals a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare. It will challenge you to apply your own values and ingrained assumptions to a murky incident of he-said/she-said.
Lost [and Found] in Translation | Studio Two Theatre (AL-102)
Directed by Elizabeth Price
June 12th- June 14th
Anton Chekhov wrote comedies – really! August Strindberg didn’t. Join us as we crash around the worlds these two playwrights created in their short plays – two comedies by Chekhov and a drama by Strindberg.
The Royal Family | Studio One Theatre
by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber
June 26th-July 25th
Nominated for a TONY Award in 2010 for Best Revival ofa Play, this rollicking comedy offers a thinly-veiled parody of the legendary Barrymore Family (particularly John and Ethel Barrymore) – stars of stage and screen. Written by the comic team of George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, The Royal Family is a joyous romp exploring the eccentricities of one of America’s most “royal” families.
She Loves Me | FAU University Theatre
by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Joe Masteroff
July 3rd-July 26th
Nominated for five TONY Awards in 1964 and the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 1993, She Loves Me is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written. The play is set in a 1930s European perfumery, where rival clerks Amalia and Georg unwittingly fall in love after responding to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper. The play was the basis of the film “You’ve Got Mail.”
More Past Productions
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry
This comedy explores ethnic bias and identity in this story of a German-Jewish family in Atlanta as they look forward to the cotillion ball held in the town's restrictive country club.
A play in one act by -den Kopani
Adapted from the play Escurial by Michel de Ghelderode
April 24, 25& 26, 2015
Dances We Dance Spring Fling
Directed by Clarence Brooks
April 24 and 25, 2015
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
November 14 - November 23, 2015
This comedy follows Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein as they muse on genius and creativity and develop their world-changing work.
by Romulus Linney
February 13th, 14th, 15th, and 20th, 21stand 22nd, 2015
This challenging drama uses poignant humor to tell the story of American southerner Coleman Shedman as he tries to regain his runaway wife.
Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble
Directed by Clarence Brooks
February 27 and 28, 2015
by Noel Coward
A production of Alpha Psi Omega, Directed Steven Michael Kennedy
October 30-November 2 | Studio Two Theatre
The Delirium of Total Abandon
a compilation piece of by Wade Appleton
A production of Alpha Psi Omega
October 3-5, 2014 | Studio Two Theatre
by Arthur Miller
September 19 - September 28, 2014 | Studio One Theatre
Miller's portrayal of the Salem Witch Hunt Trials in colonial America are a powerful allegory with modern-day relevance.
by Martin McDonagh
A production of Alpha Psi Omega, directed by Kayla Smith
August 21 - August 23, 2014 | Studio Two Theatre
by Anton Chekhov
A production of Alpha Psi Omega, Directed by David Meldman
August 1 - August 10, 2014 | Studio Two Theatre
Bonnie and Clyde
July 5 - July 27, 2014 | University Theatre
Set at the height of the depression, this musical tells the story of star-crossed lovers on a quest for adventure and fame. For Bonnie and Clyde, "freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose."
August: Osage County
by Tracy Letts
June 27 - July 26, 2014 | Studio One Theatre
A darkly comedic story about a "typical" family in middle America.
by Eugene Ionesco
April 4 - April 13, 2013 | Studio One Theatre
Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses where eventually only one does not succumb. This play will take you on a journey of philosophy, mass movements, and morality.
Ambrose: The Dumb Doctor
by -den Kopani & Jerre Bolnick
A production of Alpha Psi Omega, Directed by Den Kopani
November 21- November 24, 2013 | Studio Two Theatre
“Feelin’ a little bored, lethargic, mentally disconnected or just have a slight case of dementia praecox? Have Dr. Ambrose administer a dose of his special prefrontal enema. It will fix ya right up!”
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
November 15 - November 24, 2013 | Studio One Theatre
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People. While the setting is 1890's England, anyone who finds the appearance of Lindsay Lohan or the Kardashians on their evening new broadcast puzzling, frustrating, or the end of civilization as we know it, will enjoy this satire of Victorian society, where the trivial is important and the important is trivialized.
FAU Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble
Directed by Clarence Brooks
December 6 - December 7, 2013 | University Theatre
A program of diverse dance works by emerging and established professional artists
Two Gentlemen of Verona
by William Shakespeare
February 14 - February 23, 2013 | Studio One Theatre
Shakespeare's first play, this comedy deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behavior of people in love.
The Cherry Orchard
by Anton Chekhov
October 4 - October 13, 2013 | Studio One Theatre
A Chekhov classic tragicomedy about an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to the family's estate right before it is about to be auctioned to pay the mortgage. The family's desire to hang on to life as they know it clashes with the socio-economic forces at work in Russia during the turn of the 20th century and the rise of the middle class.
El suplicio del placer
by Sabina Berman
A production of Alpha Psi Omega, Directed by Dr. Lizz Peterson
October 11 - October 13, 2013 | Studio Two Theatre
This satirical Spanish-only piece deals with the complex relationship between a woman and a man, interweaving the playlets with themes of violence and betrayal. Each act breaks away from the traditional characterization associated with the feminine and masculine, exposing the frailties of human nature. Throughout the trilogy, we meet Él (He) and Ella (She), with a third character in the shadows.
Side by Side by Sondheim
Music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim; Book by David Kernan
June 21, 2013 - July 7, 2013 | FAU University Theatre
A musical revue, Side By Side By Sondheim, thematically ties together many of the famous composer/ lyricist’s best known songs. A narrator gives insight into the background, motivation and musical styles Sondheim used in the development of his work. Featured songs include Comedy Tonight, Love Is in the Air and Send in the Clowns, You Could Drive a Person Crazy and Side By Side By Side.
The Man Who Came to Dinner
A comedy in three acts, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
July 12, 2013 - July 20, 2013 | FAU Studio One Theatre
Radio personality Sheridan Whiteside, invited to dine at the house of a prominent Ohio family, slips on a patch of ice outside the front door and injures his leg. Following doctor’s orders, Whiteside is to remain confined to quarters, whereupon he delights in meddling with the lives of everyone in the household.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
June 28, 2013 - July 21, 2013| FAU University Theatre
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical that tells the bawdy tale of Pseudolus, a Roman slave who strives to win his freedom by helping his young master woo a the girl next door. The farcical plot twists and turns with slapstick humor, cases of mistaken identity, social satire and a bevy of attractive girls. The musical won several Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Book.
Dances We Dance: Spring Showcase
April 26 and April 27, 2013| University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Dances We Dance is a capstone experience for students enrolled in all genres and levels of dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance. FAU students create dances, learn choreography, work collaboratively, exhibit technical skills, explore expressiveness and give thrilling performances of dance in a wide array of genres
A musical adaptation of Aristophanes'
April 12–April 21, 2013 | Studio One Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
A story about an Athenian housewife who organizes a strike among Greek women urging them to refuse sex with their husbands until the men end the Peloponnesian War.
by Peter Shaffer
February 15–February 24, 2013 | Studio One Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
A suspenseful drama that tells the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man convicted of blinding six horses.