The Concordia University Theatre program offers students the opportunity to learn the diverse areas of theatre production: performance, literary, history, design, and tech. Students have the opportunity to take a range of Theatre courses, participate in plays, assist in Theatre management and marketing, engage in drama ministry, intern with local Theatre companies, and participate in service projects. Students can pursue the Theatre Minor or pursue a Theatrical Communication degree by combining Communications and Theatre. The program produces 3-5 plays a year of varying styles and genres.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
- February 28th - March 3rd, 10am for School Audiences
- March 2nd - 4th, 7pm for General Audience
- March 5th, 1:30pm for General Audience
About: The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka TYA is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka TYA has been condensed to one act. Filled with imaginative design possibilities, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka TYA will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!
Seniors and Non-CUW students 13 and up- $8
CUW Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Veterans - $5
Children ages 5-12- $3
CUW Students- $3
Under 5 years old- Free
A Raisin in The Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry
- April 27th-29th, 7:30pm
- April 28th, 10am for School Audience
- April 29th and 30th, 1:30pm
A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. The story tells of a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood as they attempt to "better" themselves with an insurance payout following the death of the father. The New York Drama Critics' Circle named it the best play of 1959. It was the first ever play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. The play has remained a classic American play since its debut, produced multiple times a year across the nation. It’s universal themes of love, loss, and hope within the family structure has endeared it to audiences across cultural lines.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- July 14th - 16th, TBA
- July 21st - 23rd, TBA
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare between 1590 and 1597. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. A delight for the whole family!!
Ticket prices are as follows:
$5 CUW Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$3 CUW Students
Free for children under 12
Box Office Specials
Thursday- $1 Student Night
Saturday- $1 Student Night
For ticket information or other questions, please contact Prof. Lori Woodall at 262-243-2035, or email Lori.Woodall@cuw.edu.