Current Season

NWU Theatre has an exciting season planned. Our list includes four hit musicals, a Shakespeare play and the beloved Christmas Carol. Thank you for your continued support!

 

As the story of what really happened that night unfolds, the truth behind Callie and Sara's feelings begin to surface. What does a kiss lead to? Will they find love or violence in New York?

For mature audiences only.

 

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Say hello to one of the greatest musicals of the Golden Age. This Broadway classic brims with romance, dance and some of the best songs in musical theatre.

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“The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?” Moralists set immoral traps in this play that stands in the grey among drama, comedy and tragedy.

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Two sisters are separated by an ocean, a war and a concentration camp’s razor wire. Even after a haunted Lusia and a guilty Rose reunite in Manhattan, they must work to cross the chasms that separate them still.

This show coincides with the library’s traveling exhibit, “Americans and the Holocaust”. Tickets required.

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You know the characters of this Dickens' Christmas classic. What if Dickens’ message wasn’t intended just for Scrooge, and wasn’t limited to one holiday? This faithful retelling offers a glimpse into the story’s lasting impact.

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For the Scottish women who work in bondage to powerful farmers, injustice and hardship grow like vines. These resilient women must bond together to root their strength in something even deeper than Scotland’s soil.

For mature audiences.

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For a budding writer like Jo, making it big means moving far beyond the March family’s smallness. But, as her sisters and her love interests prove, her life’s boldest subject matter shines brightest in the little women near her heart.

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Planted for 11 years in the Russian countryside, the Prozorov sisters long to blossom again in metropolitan Moscow. But weedy compulsions keep tangling up their opportunities. Chekhov’s classic script blooms in this bright production.

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You can drink your Chekhov straight (“Three Sisters”), or with a twist. This howlingly funny production features the same cast as NWU’s “Three Sisters” in an irreverent, millennial reboot.

For mature audiences.

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The Seussian world is family friendly without being “just for kids.” Everyone will enjoy the complex and intriguing worlds the cat pulls from his hat in this magical musical.

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Ancient Greece glances off film noir in this Golden Age of Hollywood retelling of the classic Greek story of a woman’s revenge. Audience and actors will interact as this immersive theatre experience crisscrosses Elder Theatre Center. Just make sure you don’t cross Medea. That never ends well.

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To compete for admittance to a prestigious university photography program, Grayson Miller must develop a high-quality portfolio that demonstrates his promise as an artist. His photos, however, embroil him in an ethical dilemma where he must make difficult choices concerning past loyalties and future ambitions.

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Performance dates in January and locations to be announced.

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NWU is head over heels to have James Newman, artistic director of the Santa Rosa Repertory Theatre Festival, on campus to direct this hilarious, exuberant celebration of love. Ancient Greece meets songs based on the music of the Go-Go's as a royal family works to save the kingdom.

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