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2014-15 University Theatre Season

The Arts at ASU 2014-15 season will continue to present the very best in music and theatre entertainment to the Concho Valley. Join us for a season of great music events, comedies, musicals, and drama. That’s a complete season of six theatre productions and 10 music events! Join us for a season filled with laughter, thought, tears and fine music when you subscribe to the ARTS AT ASU.


   Summer 2014

Dinner Theatre 1
“The Channeler”
by Trey Smith

Comedy
June 26-29 and July 3-5, 2014
ASU Modular Theatre

Horace has absolutely no control over who he becomes or what he does. Although his ability is of constant benefit to others, he struggles with the associated problems that it causes for him. The biggest issue he faces is his own lack of identity. Is there a place in the world for a totally selfless person? Maybe. —Trey Smith

This world premiere is the fourth work by the playwright and asu associate professor of mathematics produced by Arts at asu. 

Dinner Theatre 2
“Leaving Iowa”
by Tim Clue and Spike Manton

Comedy
July 31 - August 3 and August 7-9, 2014
ASU Modular Theatre

A toast to the idealism and character of the “greatest generation” and a littleroast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip, Leaving Iowa is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Premiered in 2004 at the Purple Rose Theatre Company. —Dramatic Publishing Co. 


  Fall 2014

“Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes”
by Jamie Robledo

Comedy
October 10-12 and 17-18, 2014
ASU Auditorium

A mystery, a legend, an enduring friendship, Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes is the story of a good man trapped in the shadow of a great man. Funny, moving and theatrically inventive, this high- energy play balances witty comedy and dramatic mystery as Watson tells a grand tale of heroes and villains that will captivate your audience until the very end. —Backstage 


  Holiday Dinner Theatre

“The Gifts of the Magi”

music by Randy Courts and lyrics by Mark St. Germain and Randy Courts 

Musical
November 20-23, December 4-6, 2014
ASU Modular Theatre

It is Christmas in New York, but for young lovers Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak, as both are out of work and penniless. But as those familiar with the famous O. Henry short story are aware, their dilemma is solved when both part with their most precious possessions in order to buy presents for each other. In addition to their story there are glimpses of various city folk (played by the same two performers) and the hilarious plight of a bum named Soapy, who wants to get arrested so he can spend the night in a cozy cell, all enhanced by tuneful songs. —Dramatists Play Service 


   Spring 2015

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe  - the songs of Leiber and Stoller”  
lyrics and music by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller 

Musical Revue
March 12-15, 2015
ASU Auditorium

Smokey Joe’s Café is a musical revue featuring classic rock and roll, rhythm and blues and pop standards from the 1950s and ’60s. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, whose songs were recorded by such stars as Elvis, Dion, Peggy Lee, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters, as much as anyone invented rock ‘n’ roll, and now their songs provide electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. —Mike Burnett

The show premiered on Broadway in 1995 and the original cast recording won a Grammy Award in 1996.  


“Rabbit Hole”
by David Lindsay-Abaire 

Drama
April 30-May 3 and May 7-9, 2015
ASU Modular Theatre

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. —Dramatists Play Service

Rabbit Hole won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was made into a 2010 movie starring Nicole Kidman. 


   2nd Stage Productions

Intimate theatre produced by our students

Fresh Faces

Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre honor society, presents this annual evening of scenes and songs showcasing the newest class of talent.
Sept. 12–13, 2014

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Texas State Festival

Tarrant County College—South East, Host

Oct. 22–25, 2015

Studio Theatre Production 1—TBA

Oct. 31–Nov. 1

KCACTF Theatre Festival Evening of Scenes and Designs

A collaboration of scenes, monologues, and design/ technology/stage management presentations that will be showcased at the Regional KCACTF Festival.
Feb. 7, 2015

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VI Festival

Angelo State University, Host

Feb. 24-28, 2015

Alpha Psi Omega Studio Theatre Production—TBA

April 10–11, 2015 


For more information, call:

Theatre Program: 325-942-2146
Box Office: 325-942-2000

Subscribe to the Arts at ASU

The Arts at ASU continues to present the very best in music and theatre entertainment to the Concho Valley. Join us for a season of great music events, comedies, musicals and drama. A subscription includes a complete season of six theatre productions and 10 music events. Download our Season Subscription Brochure here.

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Ticket Prices

General Admission: $8 for plays and musicals, $20 for dinner theatres

ASU Students: $3 for plays and musicals, $12.50 for dinner theatres

Non-ASU Students: $4 for plays and musicals, $15 for dinner theatres

ASU Activity Card Holders: Free admission to plays and musicals, $12.50 for dinner theatres

Subscribers: $30 subscription – Free admission to plays and musicals, $15 for dinner theatres

University Theatre productions run two weekends each. Tentative dates are listed on this page.

Please Note: All Sunday theatrical performances, including dinner theatres, will curtain at 2 p.m. All other theatre performances begin at 8 p.m. For dinner theatres, dinner is served one hour before curtain time, and doors open one hour and 15 minutes before curtain.

Scholarships

Patrons who would like to donate to one of our endowed scholarships will be listed in the donors section of the theatre program for the season in which the donation is made.

Current endowment scholarships are: