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Current Productions

 


Fall Events


Mainstage Productions


Good Kids

by Naomi Iizuka

November 8, 9, 11, 13, 16-18, 7:30pm,

November 19, 2pm

Set at a high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who's telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?

Milo Smith Tower Theatre
Adults $15 | Seniors $12 | Alumni $12 | Students $12 | CWU student wID $8
Advance ticket purchase recommended

Flashing Lights and Haze are used in this production.
The content includes strong language and mature themes.

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

 

The Red Curtain Broadway Revue

November 30, December 1 & 2, 7:30pm

December 3, 2:00pm
A bit of Broadway right here in Ellensburg.  This annual favorite features top-notch
singing, dancing, and choreography from some of Broadway’s best shows, including selections from Les Miserables, Rocky Horror, Heathers, 9 to 5, Anastasia and more…… 

McConnell Auditorium
Adults $20/15 | Seniors $15/12 | Alumni $15/12 | Students $15/12 | CWU student wID $8
Advance ticket purchase recommended

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

 

Other Events

 

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Red Wind

A Radio Drama

November 21, 7:30pm

Anything can happen when the Santa Ana wind blows through Los Angeles, as a late night murder in a bar sets Phillip Marlowe, P.I., off on a new case. There's a woman with a secret, a missing pearl necklace, an affair that could destroy a career, and another corpse before it all wraps up and the red wind finally blows itself out.

Hertz Auditorium

This Event is FREE to the public!!

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.

 

The Humans at Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland

November 26, 1:00pm Mixer, 2:00pm Show

If you thought your family Thanksgiving was unique, wait until you see The Humans. The Blake family leaves you reconsidering where your family falls on the spectrum of dysfunctionality.  “There is so much love, dread, tenderness and brutality in The Humans…deeply-felt family tragicomedy thriller...” – Newsday

Please come mingle with fellow CWU Alumni, meet some current students and see this Tony Award winning play.

Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, OR

Alumni $25 | CWU Students $15
CALL A.R.T. Box Office, 503.241.1278, tell them you are with CWU
Advance ticket purchase required
*** Students needing transportation to/from Portland, email patrick.dizney@cwu.edu ***

 

The Mattawa Monologue Project (MMP)

December 6, 7:00pm

Come hear what the 6th-8th grade students from Wahluke Junior High School have to say about their world. Written by Wahluke students, performed by CWU students, the MMP is about empowering under-recognized voices. 

SURC Theatre

This Event is FREE to the public!!

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

 

Winter Events


Mainstage Productions

 

Short Works Festival

February 8-10, 2018
What kind of theatre are Students interested in producing?
Come see! You are sure to be surprised.

Milo Smith Tower Theatre
Adults $12 | Seniors $10 | Alumni $10 | Students $10 | CWU student wID $8
Advance ticket purchase recommended

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

 

In the Next Room, or the vibrator play

By Sarah Ruhl

March 2-5 & 8-11, 2018
This award winning comedy addresses Love, Intimacy and the Advent of Electricity.
Shocking and funny.

McConnell Auditorium
Adults $15 | Seniors $12 | Alumni $12 | Students $12 | CWU student wID $8
Advance ticket purchase recommended

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

 

Other Events

 

The Ghostlight Lab Series presents Distracted

by Lisa Loomer

January 2018

What's wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can't sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can't get him into—or out of—pajamas. A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we've tuned out what really matters?

McConnell 119

Tickets TBA

 

Spring Events


Mainstage Productions

Legally Blonde

Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin with book by Heather Hach

May 11-13 & 17-20, 2018
How do you defy expectations while staying true to self? Find out in this
high-energy musical Rom-Com, with song titles like “Omigod You Guys,” and “Serious.”

McConnell Auditorium
Adults $15 | Seniors $12 | Alumni $12 | Students $12 | CWU student wID $8
Advance ticket purchase recommended

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

 

Other Events

 

Orchesis Dance Concert

May 30 and June 1, 2, 2018
McConnell Auditorium

This perennial favorite returns as the Orchesis Dance Company teams-up with the BFA lighting students in presenting their Spring Dance Performance. Student and faculty choreography and lighting are featured in this collaborative effort between the two departments.

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.

 

Spring Fashion Show

June 2, 2018
Milo Smith Tower Theatre
General Admission
Contact Fashion Merchandising for Tickets pre-sale (sold the week before the show in the SURC tabling area) students with ID $8 general admission $10 - all tickets at the door $12.

Building on successful collaborative efforts over the past five years, the CWU student chapter of the United State Institute for Theatre Technology joins the CWU Student Fashion Association and the Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program showcasing the talents of students in all three areas.

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.

AND
Watch for our new year-long

GhostLight Lab Series

Special workshop productions throughout the year;
based on diversity, inclusivity and equity from the voices of a new generation.

 

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.

 

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