Tickets are available to be reserved online 2-3 weeks prior to opening night, and all seating is general admission. There are handicapped accessible/wheelchair seats at both of our theatres. We encourage you to sign up for our email list to receive a notification when tickets go live for each of our shows.
Our Department works as a Company – where students and faculty work alongside each other on each and every production. Our students are involved in every aspect of producing our productions, from designing lights and sounds, constructing sets, stitching costumes, stage managing, and of course performing! We welcome students from all majors to audition and be involved – not just those majoring or minoring in Theatre or Dance.
Directed by Doug Brown
These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them.
The Fall Dance Concert is our annual student-produced dance showcase and features mainly modern and contemporary pieces. Featuring choreography by students Grace Ann Letzinger, Lynn Cole, Liv Huang, and Samantha Bridge, alumni guest artist Mal Verez, and faculty Michele Trumble, Emily Crofford, and Christine Stevens.
The Fall Dance Concert is also a community outreach event, and our students ask that attendees bring donations of school supplies for Fairview Elementary School in High Point.
Directed by Jay Putnam
Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.
As Judy London nears the end of her career as a Professor of Home Economics, an encounter with one of her former “practice babies” leads her to question her life’s journey and the sacrifices she’s made along the way. Loosely based on Ball State’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences former operation of “practice houses,” BORROWED BABIES explores the ever-evolving role of women and mothers in American society over the last sixty years.
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
The 2020 Spring Dance Concert features a mix of ballet, contemporary, and jazz pieces choreographed by faculty and guest artists and performed by HPU students. This year’s concert features choreography by Lindsey Bramham Howie, Christine Bowen Stevens, Michele Trumble, Emily Crofford, Kerrie-Anne Sparks and guest artists Denise Murphy and Micah Geyer.
As part of the concert, The HPU Dance Company is hosting a food drive for the Backpack Program of United Way of Greater High Point, which provides nutritious, kid-friendly, pre-packaged food for 1900+ children in our area during the school year, holidays and summer break. Items needed include individual cereal boxes, toaster pastries, cereal bars, shelf-stable milk, 100% juice boxes, pop-top meats, ramen noodles or microwave pasta, 8oz bottled water or juice pouches, and cups of fruit, fruit snacks, crackers etc. Patrons are asked to support this cause by bringing a donation when they attend. For more information on the Backpack Program, click here.
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There is no photography, food or drink, texting, or telephone calls allowed during the show. Please plan to stay for the entire performance out of respect for the actors and fellow audience members. We reserve the right to remove patrons that are causing disruptions or not following these rules.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU FOR A SHOW: Nothing! After you have confirmed your tickets, your name will be on our list and we will check you in at the door. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. All shows are general admission.
HOW TO GET TO OUR THEATRES:
The Empty Space Theatre is located in McInnis Hall, the small building adjacent to Slane Student Center and the Roberts Hall Reflecting Pool. McInnis hall is between map marker 25 and 26 on this campus map.
If you are driving to campus, you can enter at any gatehouse. We recommend that you enter at Montlieu Ave/University Parkway or Montlieu Ave/N Centennial St. The friendly security officer will direct you on where to park. If you enter at one of the entrances listed above, you will be walking approximately 5 minutes from the designated parking lot to the Empty Space Theatre. There is handicapped access for this theatre – please call Campus Concierge at (336) 841-4636 if you have questions.
The Charles E. and Pauline Hayworth Fine Arts Center is home to the Pauline Theatre. Upon entering campus at Montlieu Ave/University Parkway, it is the building with the dome on your right.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
By Phone: Call 336-841-4529