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Auburn University Theatre and Dance presenting 110th season, ‘In a New Light’

In a New Light season poster showing light and color in a kaleidoscope


The Auburn University Department of Theatre and Dance will soon present its 2023-24 season, “In a New Light,” a celebration of the ability of performance to view the world from a multitude of perspectives.

Each production presents a kaleidoscope of interlocking experiences and offers an invitation to start or continue a conversation within the greater Auburn community.

Six years ago, the Department of Theatre and Dance focused on letting in the light and now, after weathering years of pivoting and uncertainty, the department looks forward to continuing to transform that light in new and exciting ways. This season also continues to shine light on and honor the incredible work of Auburn students.

“As we enter another new season, we remain committed to and focused on that work each and every day,” said Chair Chase Bringardner. “We hold the strong belief that our students, staff and faculty are some of the hardest-working on campus. We are eager to share their abundant and transformative light with you.”

This year’s vibrant and engaging season includes a hilarious comedy that explores the complexities of family (“Barbecue”), a spooky musical that incorporates musical styles from pop and rock to bluegrass and folk (“Monstersongs”), a celebration of the multifaceted worlds of dance and movement with the yearly dance concert (“Fractals”), a Tony Award-winning musical (“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”), a riveting staged reading (“The Children”) and an exciting collaboration between Auburn Theatre and Dance students, faculty and staff with the internationally renowned Universes Theatre Company (“Universes”).

General production information is included below. Anyone interested can access specific production dates by visiting the Department of Theatre & Dance website and selecting the individual show.



By Robert O-Hara

Directed by Abdul-Khaliq Murtadha

Sept. 28-Oct. 8



Book, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki

Art by David O’Neill

Directed by Ashley Butler

Music direction by Brian Osborne

Choreography by Jeri Dickey

Oct. 26-Nov. 5



A Celebration of Dance

Conceived and directed by Adrienne Wilson and Jeri Dickey

Featuring the Auburn University Dance Ensemble and guest artists

Nov. 14-17


“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”

By Dave Malloy

Adapted from “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

Directed by Andrew Schwartz

Music direction by Brian Osborne

Choreography by Jeri Dickey

Feb. 22-March 1, 2024


“The Children” (A Staged Reading)

By Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by Scott Phillips

March 28-30, 2024



An original work devised by AUTD students and Universes Theatre Company

April 18-21, 2024


Buy Your Season Subscription and Tickets

Season subscriptions are currently on sale. Purchase your subscription by Sept. 28 and receive two additional tickets for free to any production of the season. That’s seven tickets for just $70. Plus, enjoy opening night receptions and our FREE staged reading of “The Children.” Call the box office at 334.844.4154 or visit the theatre tickets website.

Ticket Prices:

General Admission: $18

Seniors: $14

AU Faculty and Staff: $14

AU Students: FREE

Non-AU Students: $14

Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Box office: 334-844-4154 or email

Evening performances: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees: 2:30 p.m.

Talkback Thursdays
To engage in discussion around the performance or learn more about the production, make plans to attend “Talkback Thursdays” after the show for a conversation with the director and company members.

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