Auburn University Theatre and Dance presents 109th season, ‘& Dance’
The Auburn University Department of Theatre and Dance presents its 2022-23 season, “& Dance,” a theme that celebrates the recent addition of “and Dance” to the title of the department in recognition of the incredible efforts of students, faculty and staff throughout the years to bring dance to classrooms and stages.
While dance has long been a vital, valued and visible part of the production season through annual dance concerts and musical theatre performances, the department hopes with this celebration to shine a light on the ways dance informs and infuses the work of the entire department, onstage and off.
“This moment allows us the opportunity to continue to recognize and honor the incredible work of our students. As we enter a new season, we remain committed to and focused on that work each and every day,” said Chase Bringardner, department chair and artistic director. “We hold the strong belief that our students, staff and faculty are some of the hardest working on campus and we are eager to share that work with you this year.”
The department presents an outstanding, thought-provoking season this year, including a vital, powerful contemporary play (“Detroit ’67”), a staged reading of a new satire headed to Broadway in the spring (“The Thanksgiving Play”), two vibrant musical offerings (“Pippin” and “Edges”), a classic Shakespearian comedy (“Twelfth Night”) and a celebratory dance concert (“and Dance!”) to cap it all off.
General production information is included below. You can access specific production dates by selecting the individual show here.
By Dominique Morriseau
Directed by Abdul-Khaliq Murtadha
September 29-October 5, 2022
The Thanksgiving Play (A Staged Reading)
Directed by Chase Bringardner
October 27-30, 2022
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow
Directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse
2013 Broadway revival directed by Diane Paulus
Theo Ending originally conceived in 1998 by Mitch Sebastian
Directed by Ashley Butler
Music direction by James Mablin
Choreography by Jeri Dickey
November 10-18, 2022
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Andrew Schwartz
February 23-March 1, 2023
By Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
World Premiere of EDGES produced by Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, NY
Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, producing artistic director
Elizabeth Doran, managing director
Directed by Scott Philips
Music direction by James Mablin
March 30-April 7, 2023
... And Dance!
Conceived and directed by Adrienne Wilson and Jeri Dickey
Featuring the Auburn University Dance Ensemble and Guest Artists
April 20-23, 2023
Buy Your Season Subscription and Tickets
Season subscriptions are currently on sale! Purchase your subscription by September 29 and receive two additional tickets for free to any production of the season. That’s seven tickets for just $65! Call the box office at 334.844.4154 or visit here.
Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Box Office: 334-844-4154
Evening performances: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees: 2:30 p.m.
Senior Citizen: $12
Faculty and Staff: $12
AU Student with ID: Free
Non-Auburn University Student: $12
Find more information here.
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.
Tags: Theatre and Dance