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College Theatre 2014-2015

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For the enjoyment of our patrons and the comfort of our cast and crew, we do not allow children six years of age and younger to attend theatre/opera productions.

Tickets go on sale three weeks prior to opening night for Fine Arts Society members and two weeks prior to opening night for the general public. The College Theatre Box Office operating hours are Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. during these weeks.

Ticket prices are $20.00 for Carrie: the Musical, Godspell,and Riders to the Sea/The Mother for the general public. Four by Tenn is $15.00 for the general public. Student tickets are $10.00 regardless of which school students attend. Children aged six and under will not be admitted.


October 30, 31, & November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
November 2 at 2:30 p.m. / College Theatre / Mainstage

Carrie: the Musical

Sweet Carrie has had enough. Meet Carrie White, a vulnerable young woman who longs to connect with her high school classmates. All she wants is to fit in, but her privileged peers tyrannize her each day.  After sunset, Carrie's obsessive, delusional mother rounds off her nightmare. What can she do? After Carrie discovers an extraordinary new ability, she sets out to combat her demons ... and everyone else. The result is a shocking and explosive turn-around.

Carrie: the Musical contains adult language.

Fine Arts Society reservations begin Thursday, October 9
General public reservations begin Thursday, October 16


November 20, 21, & 22 at 7:30 p.m.
November 23 at 2:30 p.m. / College Theatre / The Underground

Four by Tenn

27 Wagons Full of Cotton
Hello from Bertha
This Property is Condemned
Something Unspoken

"Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else."
-- Tennessee Williams

Four jewel-like plays celebrate the will of the human spirit to overcome insurmountable odds.  Each story serves up a dilemma as it introduces us to sensitive, brave, feisty ladies as southern as a tall sweet iced tea.  Experience Williams' lost treasures as he makes otherwise invisible characters unforgettably present.  Four by Tenn is a powerful vision of Williams' legacy to the American theatre. 

Fine Arts Society reservations begin Thursday, October 30
General public reservations begin Thursday, November 6


January 27, 28, 29, & 30 at 7:30 p.m. / College Theatre / The Underground

Godspell

Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew

"A family friendly show that deserves to run forever!"
-- Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

Godspell exploded off Broadway in 1971 andhas played world-wide since, including a Broadway revival in 2011-2012. A beloved musical tradition, Godspell is a joyful celebration of the gospel story according to Matthew. This musical treasure includes the song "Day by Day," which filled the airwaves in the summer of 1972 as it rose to #13 on the Billboard pop singles chart.  Godspell captivates every member of the family.

Fine Arts Society reservations begin Thursday, January 2
General public reservations begin Thursday, January 9


April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
April 26 at 2:30 p.m. / College Theatre / Mainstage

One Act operas

Please join Birmingham-Southern College as the Opera Theatre and Theatre programs present two one act operas: Ralph Vaughn Williams' Riders to the Sea and Stanley Hollingsworth's The Mother. 

Riders to the Sea is a beautifully scored and heart-wrenching drama considered to be one of Ralph Vaughn Williams' finest theatrical works. Based on John Millington Synge's play and set on one of the Aran Islands off the West Coast of Ireland at the turn of the 20th century, it tells the story of an Irish family's struggle against the unforgiving forces of the sea.

The Mother brings us a fantastical drama of a woman struggling to find her dying son. During her search, which is based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale, The Story of a Mother, she encounters the allegorical characters Night, Blackthorn, Lake, and, eventually, Death. Stanley Hollingsworth was a protégé of Gian-Carlo Menotti, and his score contains delightful melodies, a rich harmonic sound palette, and vivid orchestrations.

Fine Arts Society reservations begin Thursday, April 3
General public reservations begin Thursday, April 10


One Act Plays

May 6, 7 at 7:30.
College Theatre / Underground

An uproarious and often unpredictable evening of drama and comedy, as presented by first-time student directors as a part of the requirements for Tha 403, Directing and Stage Management.

Admission is Free.  Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.