- LYRIC REPERTORY COMPANY AUDITIONS for Summer 2022 Season on January 19th! Follow the link for more information.
- SEMESTER GENERAL AUDITIONS currently closed, see you in the fall!
- Spring 2022 OPEN HOUSE: for all those applying to be part of the program for 2022-23. Held Saturday, February 12th 9:30a-1:30p
Utah State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
If you have questions about what a NAST accredited school can mean for you, we invite you to review NAST's official questions/answers page.
Check out our facilities & a sampling of our students' amazing work!
Our Playbills have gone virtual!
2pm & 7pm
Join movement and dance instructor, Stephanie White, in the culmination of her Masters work. This free performance combines students from the departments of Music, Theatre, & Art, and will feature the USU Dance Company.
You are invited to participate in the performance! Please fill out the waiver linked here (or in the QR code on the poster) prior to the start of the performance to be included.
This is a live reading, meaning there will be no set, costumes or technical elements, just actors & audience engaged in a shared imagining of the story.
Black Box Theatre - USU Fine Arts Center room 224
FREE no ticket required
*Audience Warnings: Adult themes, sexual content, potential triggers of sexual harassment, substance & domestic abuse.
Saturday matinee at 2 pm
Synopsis: Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors by Jen Silverman is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility.
Audience Warnings: Adult humor and content, sexual themes, scenes of violence.
Student performances at 10 am
All audiences at 7 pm
Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Willa Jo Dean and 7-year-old Little Sister Dean are reeling from the death of their baby sister, Baby. Little Sister's torment is so profound that she stopped talking. The girls have come to stay with Aunt Patty so that their mom can recover, but Aunt Patty is unused to the messy human ways of little girls and finds Little Sister's silence intolerable. Aunt Patty's rules and regulations finally drive the sisters to the roof, where they hope to escape her laws while at the same time getting nearer to their departed baby sister. Getting Near to Baby is a Y York adaptation of the book by Audrey Couloumbis.
Saturday matinee April 16 at 2 pm
Synopsis: Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy--giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she? 9 to 5: The Musical features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the book by Patricia Resnick.
Guest Artist Spotlight
Valerie is currently the Artistic Director of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, Oregon, now in its 35th season.
Valerie joins Utah State Theatre this season as Guest Director for "9 to 5: The Musical".
Geoffrey is an Actor, Director, Fight Director, and Dducator based out of Denver, CO.
One of only twenty Fight Masters with the Society of American Fight Directors, Geoffrey has spent twenty seasons with the Denver Center, fourteen with CSF, and has hundreds of professional fight directing credits. Geoffrey has appeared on numerous Colorado stages as well as nationally for the Utah Shaekspeare Festival, the American Shakespeare Center, and the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre among others.
Melinda Pfundstein is Executive Director and co-founder of StateraArts. She is also a director, actor, educator, arts consultant, advocate for women in the arts, and mother of three. She holds an MA in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University, where she also competed her undergraduate work in theatre and dance performance, and served on the faculty as Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts.