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We will be following strict safety protocols and utilizing creative approaches to delivering some amazing theatrical experiences for our audiences. As the landscape of the pandemic is constantly shifting, please keep a close eye on our production plans on this page and/or on our FB page.




Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Directed by Dr Emily Rollie


May 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30PM  

MAY 13, 21 @ 2:00PM

McConnell Auditorium





Did you know that ticket sales and donations account for only 30% of the cost of producing plays at Central Theatre Ensemble?

We hope you will consider supporting our mission of preparing students for the professional world and enriching our community. Here are 3 easy ways to support:

  • A cash donation box is located in our foyer during the run of the shows
  • Go to Give to Theatre and make sure to;
    • Click on Give to the College of Arts and Humanities
    • Designate your donation to "Theatre Arts Student Success" from the pull down menu
  • Thank you for your patronage and support.


In an effort to advise patrons of program content we have developed three rating levels that you may find useful:

Family Friendly
Families of all ages can enjoy this production together. 
Children should be able to sit next to their parent quietly for at least 1 hour.

Parental Guidance
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.

Mature Audiences
Some material unsuitable for children under 17
Includes language and situations some patrons may consider offensive.


GROUPS of 10 or more receive 20% discount on CTE Productions- automatically applied to order. We would love to make your group's experience unique and memorable- please contact to find out more about backstage tours, workshops, visits with designers, production teams and cast.

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