Announcing the 2018-2019 Performance Season
Men on Boats
By Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Jay Putnam
In 1869, ten daring volunteers set out to explore the Colorado River and Grand Canyon for the very first time. (Kind of.) They rode rapids, scaled canyons, tamed wildlife, and left their mark on virgin territory, in a manner of speaking. Led by a one-armed captain, these Men on Boats battled nature, history, and their own cluelessness on this historic voyage. Join us on a hilarious adventure as a cast of ten fearless women recreate this daring expedition, offering gentle satire and timely perspective on what happens when you let men explore the world.
Performances at 7:30pm October 4-10.
Fall Dance Concert
The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to share and showcase the talents of students in the second annual Fall Dance Concert.
Choreography by alumni guest artists and students.
We are asking attendees to bring a school supply item for us to donate to our local schools. We have a lot to be thankful for and we want us to pass that along to help out the community.
Performances at 7:30pm on October 26 through 28.
Little Women (Broadway Musical)
by Allan Knee, Mindi Dickstein, & Jason Howland
Directed by Doug Brown
In 2018, the world will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women. To commemorate this momentous occasion High Point University’s Department of Theatre & Dance and Department of Music will present the Broadway version of Little Women: The Musical. This timeless and captivating story follows the adventures of the four March sisters-the romantic Meg, high-spirited Jo, sweet Beth, and the precociously playful Amy along with their beloved mother, Marmee as they experience life in Concord, Massachusetts during America’s Civil War . Filled with adventure, heartbreak, and hope, Little Women is sure to entertain and delight audiences of all ages.
November 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 and Nov 18 at 2:00
The Great God Pan
By Amy Herzog
Directed by Doug Brown
Evocative, discerning, and unswervingly sincere, The Great God Pan is a complex study of the ways in which a tragic event affects our lives and the lives of those around us. The play centers on an encounter between two childhood friends who have not seen each other for over 25 years. When one reveals a hidden secret from the past, the well-ordered world of the other begins to unravel and his life will never be the same again.
The Great God Pan explores the questions of what is lost and what is won when we are exposed to potentially life-changing truths?
Performances at 7:30pm February 21-23, and 25-27, & 2:00 pm on February 24.
Spring Dance Concert
The 2019 Spring Dance Concert features a mix of dance styles from faculty and guest choreographers.
The Spring Dance Concert is free and open to the public with a food donation at the door. All donations are collected for Open Door Ministries of High Point. Reserve your complimentary ticket and bring a non-perishable food item to donate at the door to help our local community.
Performances at 7:30pm on March 21-23.
Tickets will be available on March 4, 2019.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Huie
Of all the plays written by William Shakespeare perhaps none is as accessible and funny as A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. It is the the eve of Duke Theseus’ wedding day and a group of less-than-talented actors are preparing a play for the big event. Two young couples run off into a dark forest trying to solve their relationship problems where they encounter Puck, a fairy who loves to create chaos. Throw in the Queen of the Fairies falling in love with a donkey and a play-within-a-play guaranteed to bring the house down and you have…. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.
Performances at 7:30pm April 11-13, 15-18, and 25-27.
Tickets will be available on March 25, 2019.
Click on an image below to view photos from the performances in our 2017-2018 season: