Production is at the very center of our award-winning theatre program. Each season UAA theatre produces plays on its convertible thrust Mainstage, and many one act or full-length plays in the student directed second stage program.

The plays are cast at open auditions and more than 100 majors, non-majors, and members of the community are involved in our season each year.

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2013 - 2014 Productions


The following Theatre productions are offered as our 2013-2014 season. 
Curtain times: Friday & Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm

Big River

November 1-24, 2013

Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Directed by Tom Skore


Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.

The Night of the Iguana

February 14 - March 2, 2014

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Steven Hunt


Poignant moments of enormous compassion shine in the midst of a cheap Mexican resort hotel during an Equinoxial storm. The desolation and emptiness are in the characters: the tough, sex-starved widow who runs the hotel; the neurotic, defrocked minister, and the gentle maiden lady from New England. Thrown together in this squalid setting their human needs become explicit, and from their conflicts comes the realization that life must be endured, and that the spirit will somehow survive even beyond the limits of anguish.

M. Butterfly

March 21 - April 6, 2014

By David Henry Hwang
Directed by Jessica Jacob


Winner of the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award as Best Broadway Play. A brilliant theatrical tour de force which, in its Broadway production, became an immediate critical and popular success. Drawn from real life events, involving the strange tale of a French diplomat who carried on a twenty year relationship with a Chinese opera star without (he contended) being aware that his "perfect woman" was really a man, this audacious and imaginative production becomes a powerful metaphor for the exploration of deeper themes, including the perception of Eastern culture by the West, and the persistent romanticism which clouds and inhibits that perception.

Parental Advisory: Strong Language and Brief Nudity. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.


The following Dance productions will be presented in 2013-2014. Dance Ensemble in Concert and New Dances 2014 are presented Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm.

Dance Ensemble in Concert

November 15-24, 2013


Featuring UAA Dance Ensemble in several works choreographed by internationally recognized guest artists and UAA Dance program faculty.

New Dances 2014

April 11-20, 2014

This annual and popular event offers new choreography by UAA Dance program students, faculty, and guest artists.