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.

Tickets are available at UAAtix.com and
the Performing & Fine Arts Box Office, (907) 786-4TIX (4849)

 

Tickets

Theatre Production Ticket Prices 2014-2015

  • General Admission $18.00
  • Seniors/Military/Non-UAA Students $13.00
  • UAA Students $11.00

*Musical Theatre Production Ticket Prices

  • General Admission $20.00
  • Seniors/Military/Non-UAA Students $18.00
  • UAA Students $15.00

Dance Production Ticket Prices 2014-2015

  • General Admission $15.00
  • UAA Students $12.00

Please visit the Performing & Fine Arts Box Office page for performance policies including refunds and child age requirements.

 

2015 - 2016 Productions

The following Theatre and Dance productions are offered as part of our 2015-2016 season. 

44 Plays for 44 Presidents

October 2 - 11, 2015

Written by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston, and Karen Winberg

44 Plays For 44 Presidents is a chronological, biographical survey of the lives and presidencies of each of the 44 men who have held the office so far. Their mistakes and successes are celebrated by a company of actors who take turns donning a star-spangled coat that symbolizes the presidency. Beginning with George Washington's almost Eden-like perfection, the scenes shift frequently between the comic and the tragic, from Ben Franklin giving Thomas Jefferson a Borscht Belt-style roast, to the frank portrayal of William Henry Harrison's life as an "Indian slayer," and later the grim onset of the Civil War. Act II starts off the twentieth century with the assassination of William McKinley, moves through a Nixon-praising dance number, a George Bush Sr. mini-musical about dirty campaigning and arrives at a polarized America in both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama plays. Audience members consider their role in shaping the history they've just witnessed, as they are left to ponder where the presidency has gone since its fall from paradise...and where it will go next.

Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 3pm in the Mainstage Theatre

Dance Ensemble in Concert

November 5 - 8, 2015

Directed by Brian Jeffery

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

Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 6pm in the Harper Studio Theatre

Marie Antoinette

November 20 - 29, 2015

Written By David Adjmi

In David Adjmi's contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France's love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.

Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 3pm in the Mainstage Theatre

Eurydice

February 26 - March 6, 2016

Written By Sarah Ruhl

In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 3pm in the Mainstage Theatre

Stalking the Bogeyman

April 1 - 24, 2016

Adapted and by Markus Potter | Original Story by David Holthouse | Additional writings by Shane Ziegler, Shane Stoke, and Santino Fontana

When he was seven David Holthouse was raped by a 17-year-old acquaintance that he knew through friends of his parents. The teenager threatened to kill him if he did not comply with his wishes and after he was finished, David was threatened with violence if he did not keep quiet. Twenty five years later, David can no longer remain silent, when he learns that the man who destroyed his childhood has moved into his new neighborhood. With key ties to the leader of an Arizona gang and other illicit connections, David meticulously plans the murder of the Bogeyman.

Performances: Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 3pm in the Harper Studio Theatre

New Dances 2016

April 14 - 17, 2016

Directed by Brian Jeffery

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

Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 3pm in the Mainstage Theatre