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 and
the Performing & Fine Arts Box Office, (907) 786-4TIX (4849)



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.


2014 - 2015 Productions

The following Theatre and Dance productions are offered as part of our 2014-2015 season.  

Theatre Curtain Times: Friday & Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm

Dance Curtain Times: Friday & Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday 6:00 pm

The Fantasticks

October 3 - 19, 2014

Music by Harvey Schmidt
Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones

Directed by David Block
Music Direction by Mari Hahn

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow".

The famous score, which includes the classics Try To Remember, They Were You and Soon It's Gonna Rain, is as timeless as the story itself. 

Dance Ensemble in Concert

November 7 - 16, 2014

Directed by Brian Jeffery

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

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

November 21 - December 7, 2014

  By William Shakespeare
  Directed by Steven Hunt

Mischievous servants pulling practical jokes, lovelorn ladies and salacious suitor, music, music and more music - and one of Shakespeare's most famous "corrupter of words" abound in the romantic comedy, Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Laugh along as Viola pines for the melancholy Duke Orsino who has eyes for no one but the Lady Olivia, who in turn is besotted with his messenger boy "Cesario" - poor Viola in disguise! Be sure and join us for this giddy romp filled with mistaken identity and unrequited love.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

February 20 - March 8, 2015

By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Dr. David Edgecombe

Take a rollicking ride through Hamlet with two of the play's minor characters. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern love outrageous wordplay and relish irreverent philosophy. Tom Stoppard gives a hilarious view of royal politics seen through the eyes of this loveable pair of misfits--who become the real victims of the murderous intrigues. This play is an early masterpiece of the man who would become one of the most influential playwrights of contemporary theatre. Clive Barnes of The New York Times described this play as "very funny, very brilliant, very chilling."

New Dances 2015

April 3 - 12, 2015

Directed by Brian Jeffery

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

William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead: A True and Accurate Account of the 1599 Zombie Plague

April 10 - 26, 2015

By John Heimbuch
Directed by Tom Skore

The premiere of Henry V is just concluding when an angry Will Kemp, former member of Shakespeare's company, shows up unexpectedly at the back door of the Globe Theatre to give the Bard an earful for killing off Falstaff, the character that Kemp made famous. Shortly thereafter the Queen's lawyer, Francis Bacon, stops by to propose Shakespeare produce a play Bacon has written called Falstaff in Love about some - merry wives. He is willing to pay Shakespeare an incredible sum if Shakespeare will only produce it as his own. Soon thereafter a company member going into London for supplies is bitten by some "deranged individual" just outside the theatre. Before the evening is over Queen Elizabeth herself will show up at the Globe, as well as more deranged individuals, all pounding on the door! Why? Has the whole town gone mad! Join us for this comedy in five bites! Shakespeare, zombies, sword fights, and some clues as to how some of Shakespeare's greatest plays came to be.