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2018-19 University Theatre Season

The Arts at ASU 2018-19 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.


Two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical


Music by Green Day, Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer

April 25-28 and May 2-4

 The story of Johnny, Tunny, and Will struggling to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line.

American Idiot is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).




KCACTF, Irene Ryans Evening of Scenes and 

MainStage Student Designs: 

A collaboration of scenes, monologues and design/technology/stage management presentations that will be showcased at the Regional KCACTF is presented for our patrons’ delight.

ASU Modular Theatre / Carr Education-Fine Arts Bldg.

Evening of New Original One Acts

ASU Modular Theatre


FEBRUARY 13-16 @ 8:00 pm

February 16-17 @ 2:00 pm

Art Life 2075 by Sam Cole

In a world with growing technology it’s often questioned whether it challenges our humanity. What’s morally right, what’s wrong.What does it mean to be alive.

Smoke Break by Logan Burgess

Two strangers smoke a cigarette together and talk a little bit about life.

The Burning Room by Derek Salazar

After coming home from work, Montana tries to deal with Dallas moving back to Texas, until a promotion at Montana’s work leads to them discussing their future.    

The House on Paramore Street by Angela Cavada

Growing up, we were told to always knock before we enter someone’s home.Open houses never go well anyways, though.
Studio Theatre and 2nd Stage Events

Brighton Beach Memoirs

(Holiday Dinner Theatre)
Dramatic Comedy by Neil Simon
November 29 - December 2

 December 6-8, 2018
ASU Modular Theatre

Box Office opens to General Public on November 12, 2-6 pm

 Here is part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states “if you didn’t have a problem, you wouldn’t be living here.”

2nd stage production

November 9-10, 2018
 The House of Several Stories

by John Boulanger

Directed by Marco Molina, produced by Alpha Psi Omega 

ASU Studio Theatre, 241A


Bastian returns home for Thanksgiving with news of “joining the service.” Mother suggests he join a gym. Bastian’s news takes a backseat when his sister, Rissa, suddenly decides that she’s pregnant, and though not yet showing, expects to deliver “any minute now.” Both children are then bombarded with Mother’s news of an older brother that they’ve never known about, Thom, who has returned home for Thanksgiving from the war. Things are further complicated with the arrival of the mysterious, young Abigail, who has simply stopped by to drop something off—her newborn baby. That is, until she discovers the baby’s father might be in the house.

Winner, 2008 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Student Playwriting Award 

The Flick

Dramatic Comedy by Annie Baker
October 11-14 and October 18-20, 2018
ASU Modular Theatre

Box Office opens to General Public on October 3, 2-6 pm

In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2014 - A thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters that focuses on three employees of a Massachusetts art-house movie theater, rendering lives rarely seen on the stage.

2nd Stage Production

Any Given Monday

By Bruce Graham - Directed by Dakota Jones

OCTOBER 5-6 / 8:00 PM / Studio 241A 

 Lenny is a great guy: a good teacher, an excellent father and a loving husband. So when his wife leaves him for a smooth-talking lothario who builds Walmarts, his life is shattered. While Lenny consoles himself with pizza and Monday Night Football, his best friend Mick takes matters into his own hands. Now Lenny must decide what he will stand up for and who he will stand up to. How far is too far to get back to happily-ever-after?


David Ives ShortPlays

(Dinner Theatre)
Comedy by David Ives
July 26-29 and August 2-4, 2018
ASU Modular Theatre

A collection of plays by the master of the short play form David Ives.

Sure Thing- Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love.

7 Menus- A round-robin of relationships at a restaurant table, as demonstrated by a group of friends that change, couple by couple and course by course, throughout several different meals.

Time Flies- Two lonely but sweet young mayflies meet at a pond and really hit it off. Unfortunately, Horace and May watch a nature program on this first night out and discover they have a lifespan of only one day—and their lives are half over.

Fore Play: Or the Art of the Fugue- Chuck, a would-be Don Juan, goes through three rounds of seduction with three different women on a miniature-golf course.

Mere Mortals- Eavesdrops on a lunch hour on a girder fifty stories over the street, as three construction workers share increasingly amazing secrets of their past.

Babel’s in Arms- Two blue-collar Mesopotamian construction workers are handed a provocative task: Build the Tower of Babel—or else. How many stones does it take to get to heaven, anyway?


Premiere production (Dinner Theatre)
Comedy by Timothy Haynes
June 29-July 1 and July 5-7, 2018
ASU Modular Theatre


Set in tiny Roscoe, TX (1979), on I-20 between Abilene and Big Spring stands the Domino Hall and local hangout. A play that has it all, intrigue, homecoming activities, childhood sweethearts (years later), jealousy, vanity, greed, power and fame right there on stage.  Clydi Mae, mother of twins, runs the Domino Hall, drives a truck and helps out at her parents’ grocery store while trying to become Alumni Homecoming Queen. She is pitted against her former friend and always rival Betty Jo for the coveted title.  Along the way things are further complicated by a vandalized water tower, trickery involving land purchases, the sheriff chasing criminals and much more.  Generally, a rollicking good old west-Texas time.

For more information, call:

University Theatre Office: 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 notifications of art and music events.

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Ticket Prices

General Admission: $10 for plays and musicals, $20 for dinner theatres

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

Non-ASU Students: $5 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.


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:

  • Odene Crawford
  • Josephine Bell
  • William “Bill” Erwin Drama
  • Martha’s of First United Methodist Church
  • Karl and Mona Malden
  • Juanita Norris
  • Minnie H. Mayer, Alpha Psi Omega
  • Tracy Womack Memorial Scholarship
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