Current Season

Bonnie and Clyde

America's most notorious lovers and bank robbers take the country by storm in this sexy and compelling adventure.

Music by Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics by Don Black
Book by Ivan Menchell

October 14-17, 7:30 p.m.
Doner Auditorium
Matinee: October 18 2:00 p.m.

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, the TONY-nominated Bonnie & Clyde from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll And Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers' thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo's fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer. 

 

 

 

An Evening With Harvey Dunn's Feminine Images

"Paint her more strongly.  To be feminine is to be strong, not weak" - Harvey Dunn

A collaborative performance by SDSU faculty and students in Theatre, Dance, Art, Mass Communications, Visual Art, English and the South Dakota Art Museum.

November 11-14, 7:30 p.m.
Doner Auditorium
Matinee: November 14 -15,  2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Dance At State

A Christmas Celebration

The 17th annual A Christmas Celebration tells the story of Jesus' birth through the combined artistry of dance, narration, and music. With talented artistic expression from the Exaltation! Dance and Choral Company, this wonderful event has already become an annual favorite in Brookings.

The Exaltation! Dance and Choral Company is a collaborative of dancers, choral musicians, actors, and technicians including SDSU faculty, alumni, students and individuals from the community and region. The proceeds from all their events, benefit local individuals or community organizations in need.

December 12, 7:30 p.m.
Doner Auditorium
Matinee: December 13, 2:00 p.m.

 
 
 


Escape From Happiness

A brutally dark domestic comedy

By George F Walker

February 16-21,23, 7:30 p.m.
Fishback Studio Theatre
Matinee: February 22  2:00 p.m.

In Escape from Happiness we enter the world of a uniquely dysfunctional, self-consciously insular, working-class family whose response to the predicaments that occur in life is defensive and extreme. Yet, strangely enough, we know these people! Walker has succeeded in creating a fascinating household of clearly recognizable people - in various stages of denial - who have perfectly sound reasons for doing whatever crazy things they do. Clear-sighted but profoundly myopic, these people believe in what they are doing;they are driven by passions so strong that their insane behavior seems perfectly rational to them. And we, the audience, look in on their disordered lives with both disbelief and alarming comprehension.

 

 

Dance At State

Spring Dance Concert

Dance minors from SDSU, along with dance students and instructors from the community, will present student and faculty choreography in concert. The collaboration of university and community talent represents efforts in building dance education efforts in the community, state, and region.

March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Doner Auditorium
Matinee: March 20, 2:00 p.m.

 


A Year with Frog and Toad

Arnold Lobel's treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure.

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by Robert Reale

April 20-23, 7:30 p.m.
Doner Auditorium
Matinee: April 24, 2:00 p.m.

A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for 3 TONY Awards - including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad -- through four, fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

 

 

 

 

Student Showcase
 

Each semester, theatre and dance students present their academic work in this unique and diverse forum. Guests will have an opportunity to examine student design projects including: costume design and construction, lighting design, makeup design, and scene design. In addition, performances from the dance, acting, and directing classes will be presented throughout the evening.

Fall Semester Student Showcase

December 8, 7:30 p.m.
Fishback Studio Theatre
There is no charge for this event.

Spring Semester Student Showcase

April 28,  7:30 p.m.
Fishback Studio Theatre
There is no charge for this event.