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Theatre Arts Program

Summer Theatre Season 51

Godspell June 8 - 12
School House Rock June 17 - 21
Noises Off June 28 - July 2
Oklahoma July 13 - 17

All performances begin at 8:30 p.m.
Box Office opens at 7:30 p.m.

$12 - Adults
$10 - Seniors, students and military
$8 - 12 and Under
$5 - MSU faculty, staff and summer students with current MSU ID

Reservations begin May 31, call 858-3228

The Theatre
The Minot State University Amphitheater has been the home of the MSU Summer Theatre Company since 1971. This beautiful outdoor theater is set in a grass-lined hillside north of the campus. A stage above the rest from the top of the hill!

Conrad Davidson, Interim Artistic Director
Chad Gifford, Associate Director of Production
Aili Smith, Associate Director of Business
Box Office: reservations and general information (701) 858-3228

June 8 - 12

Music by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John-Michael Tebelak
Directed by Mark McQuade

Featuring hit songs such as "Day by Day," "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side," Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences of all ages.

Under the guidance of Jesus Christ, a small troupe of people vibrantly bring to life various parables. Through an eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, the life of Jesus and his messages of tolerance, kindness and love are brilliantly portrayed through song, dance, games, stories and comedy.

"...Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden). Boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak), and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation..." - Musical Theater International

School House Rock, Live!
June 17 - 21

Book by: George Keating, Kyle Hall and Scott Ferguson
Music and Lyrics by: Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, George Newall, Kathy Mandry, Lynn Ahrens and Tom Yohe
Based on an idea by David McCall and a television series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe.
Special thanks to Original Cast Members: Joseph Beal, Dina Joy Byrd, Shulie Cowen, Dori Goldman and Tom Mizer
Directed by Connie Gilseth

A pop culture phenomenon comes to the MSU Amphitheater stage June 17 - 21!

"The Emmy Award-winning 1970's Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, and more through clever, tuneful songs is lighting up stages everywhere and exciting audiences of all ages.

Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," and "Conjunction Junction." - Musical Theater International

Noises Off
June 28 - July 2

A play in three acts by: Micheal Frayne
Directed by: Joe Koppinger

"Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called "Nothing's On." Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play." - Samuel French

"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium." - The New York Times

Performed by special arrangement with Samuel French

July 13 - 17

Book by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by: Chad Gifford

Where romance and statehood meet there is "O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A - OKLAHOMA!"

Can love conquer the Western Indian Territory at the turn of the 20th century? Despite the spirited rivalry between farmers and cowboys, destiny and the promise of a bright future await Curly, a handsome cowboy and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl, AND the brand new state of "O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A!"

Past seasons
Season 50
Season 49
Season 48
Season 47
Season 46
Season 45
Season 44
Season 43
Season 42