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This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways.
Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.
THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER is set in Ohio in the 1930’s. The play takes place during Christmas. A famous radio personality named Sheridan Whiteside is invited to dinner at the home of a rich factory owner. Before Whiteside enters the house, he falls and hurts his hip. He ends up staying at the home to recover and consequently terrorizes the lives of the rich factory owner and his family.
SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS is the sequel to Connie Ray and Alan Bailey's wildly successful bluegrass gospel musical SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN. It's December 24, 1941, and America is going to war. So is Dennis Sanders of the Sanders Family Singers. Join Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the rest of the Sanders Family as they send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites.
Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and novel), LITTLE WOMEN, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart. LITTLE WOMEN embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope -- the sounds of a young America finding its voice.
In The Rivals, generations clash as young people pursue their hearts’ desires. A theatrically heightened retelling of playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s own courtship of his wife, the play romps through a delicious variety of comic styles, from comedy of manners to satire, farce, and slapstick, held together by Sheridan’s joyful exuberance and youthful zest for life. Its classic characters include Mrs. Malaprop, whose comic misuse of language gave us the term “malapropism,” the love-sick Lydia Languish, the cowardly Bob Acres, the fiery Sir Lucius O’Trigger and the valiant Captain Jack Absolute.
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “Feed the Birds”, “Jolly Holiday”, “Step in Time” and the Academy Award®-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee”.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again.
A * indicates a Talkback performance. At the conclusion of these performances, there will be an open Q&A with the director, designers, and selected actors. Talkbacks are free and open to the public. You are not required to attend the production to attend Talkback.
A ~ indicates an ASL interpreted performance. Please contact the University Ticket Office for ASL seating information.