Student Life

Theatre Siena Production Schedule

 

Experience the joy of live theater at Siena Heights University. All productions take place in Francoeur Theater or in the Stubnitz Lab Theater in the Performing Arts Center. Productions take place through most of the school year and feature a renowned and dedicated staff.

 

Ticket Pricing

  Show Type General Admission Students/Seniors/
Faculty/Staff/Children

  Non-Musical

$8


$6


  Youth Theater $8 $6  
  Musical $12 $8  

 

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OTHER INFO

  • Tickets are available at the theater box office beginning 30 minutes before curtain. 
  • All shows are in Francoeur Theater unless noted.
  • We cannot accept reservations.

Season Schedule


2017 

Oct. 12-14

Sunday in the Park With George

Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Kerry Graves

Oct. 12-13: 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 14: 1:30 p.m.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and two Tony awards, the musical is inspired by the French pointillist painter George Seurat's painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte."  The plot revolves around George, a fictionalized version of Seurat, who immerses himself deeply in paining his masterpiece, and his great-grandson (also named George), a conflicted and cynical contemporary artist.

Suggested age:  13 years and older

Nov. 9-11

The Miser

By Molière
Directed by Daniel C Walker

Nov. 9-11: 7:30 p.m.
Stubnitz Lab Theater

The Miser is a comedy by the French playwright/actor Molière, who is often considered to be the “French Shakespeare.”  First performed 1668, it has remained popular to this day. The broad humor of the play lampoons the lead character “the Miser” who values money above all else. Secret lovers, crafty servants, and cases of hidden identity abound, yet like most of Molière's work, underneath all the silliness is a serious critique of society. While loosely based on the ancient roman comedy of Plautus, The Miser owes much of its plot to that of Comedia' D'el Arte (farcical Italian street performs that were contemporary to Molière). That Italian form is famous for its use of masks and physical comedy, including the use of slapsticks (sticks that make a particularly loud noise if something is hit by them), a word that now describes any broad physical comedy, and which certainly describes The Miser.

Suggested age: All ages



Dec. 8-10

Student Directed One-Act Plays

From Mark DiPietro’s Play Directing course

Dec. 8-9: 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 10: 2:30 p.m.
Stubnitz Lab Theater


2018

Feb. 2-4

Tongue of a Bird

By Ellen McLaughlin
Directed by Kerry Graves

Feb. 2-3: 7:30 p.m
Feb. 4: 2:30 p.m.
Stubnitz Lab Theatre

Set in the Adirondacks in midwinter, this drama revolves around a search and rescue pilot, Maxine, looking for an abducted teenager lost in the mountains when everyone else has given up the search.  Maxine must deal with the distraught mother, Dessa, her reclusive Polish immigrant grandmother, and her fragmented nightmares about her own mother who battled with mental illness and abandoned her when she was a child.

Suggested age: Mature audiences only

Feb. 22, 24, 25

Children’s Theatre Showcase: Jack and the Magic Beans

Directed by Joni Warner

Feb. 22: 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 24: 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 25: 2:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

Students throughout Lenawee County will perform in a mainstage production as part of our Creative Stages/Youth Theatre Program.  


April 12-14

Young Frankenstein

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by Mark DiPietro 

April 12-14: 7:30 p.m.
New Theater

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Suggested age: 13 years and older


Additional Information

Francoeur Theater and Stubnitz Theater are both handicap accessible.  During productions, please turn off all cell phones and pagers.  Photography of any sort is prohibited. 

Tickets/Questions: (517) 264-7890


Contact

Questions about an upcoming show? Give us a call.

Ticket info: (517) 264-7890