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The 2015–16 Season

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Pro2Col Events

An evening to get up close and personal with working artists in the entertainment industry. Past guests have included Emmy Winner Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), Tim DeKay (White Collar), Kerris Doresy (Moneyball, Ray Donovan), and panels of working APU Theater alumni. If you are interested in attending a Pro2Col event, contact the department for more information or follow us on social media for details as they become available.

Dates: Ongoing throughout the year
Location: Black Box Theater

24-Hour Play Festival

Written, acted, directed, and produced by APU students. Teams of students will be given 24 hours to write, direct, and rehearse an original short one-act play.

Date: September 12, 2015, at 8 p.m.
Location: Black Box Theater

A Doll House

By Henrik Ibsen
Translation by Rolf Fjelde
Directed by Rachel Tracie

Henrik Ibsen’s timeless 1879 masterwork comes to life on the APU stage set in 1960’s America. In A Doll House, a woman seeks to find her voice when faced with a secret from her past that threatens to destroy her seemingly idyllic world.

Dates: October 15–24, 2015
Location: Black Box Theater

7:30 p.m. – October 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
2 p.m. – October 17, 24

A free, pre-show lecture on Ibsen’s Dramatic World will be held October 15 from 6:30–7 p.m.

A season ticket holder event will be held after the matinee show on October 17 with dessert and a meet and greet with the cast of A Doll House.

Lend Me a Tenor

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Eric Scott Gould

It’s the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. World famous Italian tenor, Tito Morelli, known to his fans as “Il Stupendous,” is scheduled to sing the title role of Otello as part of a $50,000 fundraiser. However, it appears the tenor has his own plans. The show must go on—at all costs. Don’t miss this hysterical comedy!

Dates: November 12–21, 2015
Location: Warehouse Theater

7:30 p.m. – November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
2 p.m. – November 14, 21

Attend a free, pre-show lecture on the importance of farce, November 12 at 6:30-7 p.m.

Take part in the season ticket holder event on November 14 after the matinee show where dessert will be served and a meet and greet with the cast of Lend Me A Tenor will take place.

As it is In Heaven

By Arlene Hutton
Directed by TBD

The 1830’s religious Shaker society of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, is changed when the arrival of a new member upsets the harmony of this tight-knit community. Her ecstatic experience creates a ripple effect through the women and raises the question, what religious experiences are valid and who determines their validity?

Dates: February 4–3, 2016
Location: Black Box Theater

7:30 p.m. – February 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
2 p.m. – February 6, 13

Come to a free pre-show lecture on the importance of As It Is In Heaven, February 4, 6:30-7 p.m.

A season ticket holder event will be held on February 6 after the matinee show. Dessert and a meet and greet with the cast of As It Is In Heaven will follow.


Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Directed by TBD

The hit musical based on John Waters’ cult classic film, Hairspray is boppin’ onto the stage this spring, and it’s piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and infectious tunes. Set in 1960s Baltimore, Hairspray tells the story of a lovable plus-sized teen. Tracy Turnblad is a misfit who becomes a local celebrity by dancing on TV’s Corny Collins Show. Tracy’s love of dancing leads her to become an unlikely heroine, triumphing over both snotty teen queens and racial segregation. And she does it all without missing a hair on her stylish ’do.

Dates: March 31–April 16, 2016
Location: Warehouse Theater

7:30 p.m. – March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
2 p.m. – April 2, 9, 16

A free, pre-show lecture on the “Environment of Hairspray” will be held April 1 from 6:30–7 p.m.

A season ticket holder event will take place on April 2 after the matinee show, followed by dessert and a meet and greet with the cast of Hairspray.

Original Comedy Series Screening

Written and Directed by Adam Hall

A night showcasing the original comedy series starring our senior BFA theater arts students opposite some of Hollywood’s very familiar faces. This is an industry screening at The American Film Institute with professional guest artists and award winning director Adam Hall. We welcome you to join in at the world premiere of our original comedy series.

Date: April 19, 2016, at 7:15 p.m.
Location: American Film Institute | Mark Goodson Screening Room
Tickets: $10

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Written by the 2015–16 Fringe Cast
Directed by Monica Ganas

A group of APU students will be taking their original work to perform at the internationally renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The group will be performing locally before heading to Edinburgh. Contact the drama office if you are interested in finding out more information about local tour dates.

Dates: August 2016
Location: Edinburgh Fringe Festival | Edinburgh, Scotland

For ticket information, contact the Felix Event Center Box Office at (626) 815-5494.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.