David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

Performances and Tickets

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all remaining shows in our Spring production season have been cancelled. We are tentatively planning to present GODSPELL in September of 2020, but don’t have any further details at this time.

Stay safe, stay home, and stay hopeful. We wish you the best during this difficult time.

We sincerely thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for the Performing Arts at High Point University and look forward to being able to perform for you when it is safe to do so.



These Shining Lives

By Melanie Marnich

Directed by Doug Brown

Performances at 7:30pm October 3-5 and 7-9; 2:00pm matinee on October 6.

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.



Fall Dance Concert

Performances at 7:30pm on October 25 and 26, 2:00pm matinee on October 27.

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.




Bright Star (Broadway Musical)

by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Directed by Jay Putnam

November 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm and Nov 17 at 2:00pm

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.


Borrowed Babies

By Jennifer Blackmer

February 20-26, 2020 at 7:30pm

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.





Book by John Michael Tebelak

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

April 2-5, 2020

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinChildren 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.

Spring Dance Concert

Choreography by faculty and guest artists

Performances at 7:30pm on April 16-18, 2020
Tickets will be available on March 26, 2020.

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.