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Something for everyone.

Whether you enjoy comedy, drama, musicals or family entertainment, the Stephens College School of Performing Arts works hard to ensure we offer a variety of productions. 

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Upcoming Performances

Bach's Lunch Student Recital Series

12:30 p.m., Nov. 30, 2017

Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall

A great way to spend your lunch hour!

Relax in the elegant surroundings of Historic Senior Hall and join Stephens vocal soloists and ensembles as they perform a variety of musical theatre, vocal jazz, classical and choral works. Free and open to the public.

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Anything Goes

7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 2017; 2 p.m., Dec. 3

Macklanburg Playhouse

Cole Porter’s fabulous and funny musical extravaganza.

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

[Musical, PG]

The compelling character Reno Sweeney sings and dances to timeless music aboard the S.S. American. Toe-tapping melodies include “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top” and “All Through the Night.” Disaster ensues but romance endures on the magical ship where “anything goes.”

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G2K Getting to Know Rodgers & Hammerstein's G2K Cinderella

2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 2-3, 2017

Warehouse Theatre

The prince is giving a ball!

Impossible things keep happening every day!

A production presented by TRYPS Institute. For tickets, visit trypskids.com.

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March Family Christmas

7:30 p.m., Dec. 3-6, 2017

Historic Senior Hall Parlors

A standing tradition with a new dimension.

[All Ages]

This annual Victorian holiday celebration will include lovely Christmas carols, dancing and treats, as enjoyed every year. This year, we focus on the exceptional women in the March family portrayed in “Little Women,” penned by Louisa May Alcott. Join Marmee, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they try to keep up their spirits during the holidays while their father is away at war. Relish the charming ambience of the Historic Senior Hall Parlors.

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Anything Goes

7:30 p.m., Dec. 8-9, 2017

Macklanburg Playhouse

Cole Porter’s fabulous and funny musical extravaganza.

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

[Musical, PG]

The compelling character Reno Sweeney sings and dances to timeless music aboard the S.S. American. Toe-tapping melodies include “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top” and “All Through the Night.” Disaster ensues but romance endures on the magical ship where “anything goes.”

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The Heiress

7:30 p.m., Feb. 2-3, 2018; 2 p.m., Feb. 4

Macklanburg Playhouse

Self-identity and awareness discovered in an enduring drama.

By Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz

[Classic, PG-13 for Content]

Blissful romance is not enough for Catherine Sloper, a plain and naive young woman finding her way through 1850s New York. She encounters love and betrayal as she develops a sense of self-worth and worldliness. The script is closely aligned to the famous film of 1949 starring Academy Award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland.

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The Heiress

7:30 p.m., Feb. 9-10, 2018

Macklanburg Playhouse

Self-identity and awareness discovered in an enduring drama.

By Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz

[Classic, PG-13 for Content]

Blissful romance is not enough for Catherine Sloper, a plain and naive young woman finding her way through 1850s New York. She encounters love and betrayal as she develops a sense of self-worth and worldliness. The script is closely aligned to the famous film of 1949 starring Academy Award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland.

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Twelfth Night

7:30 p.m., Feb. 15-17, 2018; 2 p.m., Feb. 18

Warehouse Theatre

By William Shakespeare

[PG]

Written by William Shakespeare, this is a wonderful show where romance and comedy meet. Confused identities and love triangles make for a wild game of who loves who.

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Bach's Lunch Student Recital Series

12:30 p.m., Feb. 22, 2018

Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall

A great way to spend your lunch hour!

Relax in the elegant surroundings of Historic Senior Hall and join Stephens vocal soloists and ensembles as they perform a variety of musical theatre, vocal jazz, classical and choral works. Free and open to the public.

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Annual Dance Company Spring Concert

7:30 p.m., March 1-3, 2018; 2 p.m., March 4

Macklanburg Playhouse

Celebrate the beauty of expression through a variety of dance styles.

A highly anticipated Stephens tradition, the spring dance concert showcases classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance. World dance selections choreographed by visiting guest artists make this truly a beautiful production.

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When We Were Young and Unafraid

7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 2018; 2 p.m., March 17-18

Warehouse Theatre

Resonating dialogue around the issues of domestic violence.

By Sarah Treem

[Contemporary, PG-13 for Content & Language]

Set in 1972, before Roe v. Wade and the Violence Against Women Act, the central character, Agnes, runs a quiet bed and breakfast where victims of domestic violence seek refuge and ultimately achieve self-realization. The playwright is on the forefront of film and theatre, having served as a writer on the inaugural season of House of Cards.

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Bach's Lunch Student Recital Series

12:30 p.m., March 22, 2018

Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall

A great way to spend your lunch hour!

Relax in the elegant surroundings of Historic Senior Hall and join Stephens vocal soloists and ensembles as they perform a variety of musical theatre, vocal jazz, classical and choral works. Free and open to the public.

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Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

7 p.m., April 6, 2017; 2 p.m. April 7

Warehouse Theatre

You’ve got to move it. Move it!

Take a journey out of the zoo and into the wild with a crack- a-lackin’ bunch of friends.

A production presented by TRYPS Institute. For tickets, visit trypskids.com.

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One Act Festival

7:30 p.m. April 5-7, 2018; 2 p.m., April 8

Warehouse Theatre

Each night, these four one-act plays will provoke thought and emotion.

[PG-13]


Barefoot in Nightgown by Candlelight
By Don Nigro
Cath is lonely and sad at the boarding school where her adopted family sent her, until one night Belle and Alicia sneak out of bed and invite Cath into their game: Mistress and Slave.

The Donahue Sisters
By Geraldine Aron
Sisters Dunya, Annie and Rosie return home to visit their ailing parents. In the attic of their childhood home, they begin to confess the state of their lives and are shocked to find they all have troubles.

Hold for Three
By Sherry Kramer
While on a beautiful beach watching the moon rise, Scottie and Bartey try to help Ed hold his breath until the moon has fully risen by telling stories.

Horrors
By Don Nigro
Three college girls in a cabin by a lake find themselves trapped in the grotesque position of horror movie heroines awaiting hideous deaths at the hands of the maniac who’s waiting for them outside the door.

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New Works Dance Concert

7:30 p.m., April 20-21, 2018; 2 p.m., April 22

Warehouse Theatre

Vibrant new works give a glimpse of the future in choreography.

Members of the Stephens Dance Company perform adjudicated student choreography in this edgy and contemporary concert that will leave you inspired.

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"Stephens Sings" Choral Concert

7 p.m., April 22, 2018

Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall

Choral music for lovers of song.

Join the Stephens Concert Choir for an evening of choral music. Free and open to the public.

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Bach's Lunch Student Recital Series

12:30 p.m., April 26, 2018

Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall

A great way to spend your lunch hour!

Relax in the elegant surroundings of Historic Senior Hall and join Stephens vocal soloists and ensembles as they perform a variety of musical theatre, vocal jazz, classical and choral works. Free and open to the public.

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Into the Woods

7:30 p.m., April 27-28, 2018; 2 p.m., April 29

Macklanburg Playhouse

Who knows what may be lurking on this mystical musical journey.

Book by James Lapine; Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

[Musical, PG]

This classic fairy tale musical beckons you “into the woods.” Filled with characters from “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella” and many more, this story involves tales that collide, intertwine and cause a bit of chaos. Well-known musical numbers include “Into the Woods,” “On the Steps of the Palace” and “Last Midnight.”

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Showcase Ensembles Concert

7:30 p.m., April 29, 2018

Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall

A wonderful night of music.

Enjoy vocal jazz and show tunes presented by our ensembles, The Velvetones and A Class Act Musical Theatre Troupe. Free and open to the public.

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Into the Woods

7:30 p.m., May 3-4, 2018

Macklanburg Playhouse

Who knows what may be lurking on this mystical musical journey.

Book by James Lapine; Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

[Musical, PG]

This classic fairy tale musical beckons you “into the woods.” Filled with characters from “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella” and many more, this story involves tales that collide, intertwine and cause a bit of chaos. Well-known musical numbers include “Into the Woods,” “On the Steps of the Palace” and “Last Midnight.”

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Seussical Jr.

7 p.m., May 4, 2018; 2 and 7 p.m., May 5; 2 p.m., May 6

Warehouse Theatre

A person’s a person no matter how small!

Oh, the thinks you can think when you think about Seuss!

A production presented by TRYPS Institute. For tickets, visit trypskids.com.

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