Theatre and Dance

CSU Theatre and Dance Shows

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance. – MORGAN FREEMAN

Avenue Q 2023 (Wagner)

(Avenue Q - Fall 2023, photo by Steve Wager Photography)


October 31 – November 10, 2024
Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Greg Kotis
Directed by Russ Borski, Music Direction by Maria DiDonato
Allen Theatre - Playhouse Square
A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms. Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards.


The Lady From the Sea
December 4-7, 2024
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Toby Vera Bercovici
CSU Black Box Theatre - CSU Arts Campus, Theatre & Arts Building
A Workshop Production

When the lighthouse keeper's daughter Ellida meets the widower Dr Wangel, she tries to put her long-lost first love far behind her and begin a new life as a wife and stepmother. But the tide is turning, an English ship is coming down the fjord, and the undercurrents threaten to drag a whole family beneath the surface in this passionate and sweeping drama. Ellida must choose between the values of the land: solidity and reliability against those of the sea: mystery and fluidity.

Ibsen's lyrical and still startlingly modern masterpiece, anticipated the emergence of psychoanalysis and talking cures. Similar to Hedda Gabler and A Doll's HouseThe Lady from the Sea vibrantly explores the constrained social position of women, exploring themes of choice, marriage, responsibility and freedom. David Eldridge's translation is subtle, faithful and sensitive to Ibsen's language, and makes this classic play accessible to the English reader without compromising any of the original's intensely poetic and atmospheric tone.


February 20 - March 2, 2025
Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Ananias Dixon and Toby Vera Bercovici
The Helen Theatre - Playhouse Square

The play follows a middle class African-American family as they prepare for a birthday dinner for their grandmother only to be watched by four white people.

At the Frasier household, preparations for Grandma’s birthday party are underway. Beverly is holding on to her sanity by a thread to make sure this party is perfect, but her sister can’t be bothered to help, her husband doesn’t seem to listen, her brother is MIA, her daughter is a teenager, and maybe nothing is what it seems in the first place…! FAIRVIEW is a searing examination of families, drama, family dramas, and the insidiousness of white supremacy. Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


Spring Dance Concert 2025
April 18-19, 2025
Directed by Michele Ainza
The Outcalt Theatre - Playhouse Square

This year’s annual concert will feature student choreographers, guest artists, and a variety of dance styles. The work centers around student learning opportunities, bridging ties with the community, and supporting the inclusivity of diverse forms of expression. Through ongoing master classes, residencies and rehearsals, CSU dance students have gained essential team-building skills, strengthened their work ethic, and experimented with artistic expression through the evolving process of dance making. Join us in our celebration of dance!


General Ticket Info

TICKETS - $5-$20
Phone / Web: Tickets will be on sale beginning July 1, 2024 for URINETOWN!

DISCOUNT CODE What it is Price
REG General admission $20.00
STUCSU CSU Student (w/ID) $5.00
ALUCSU CSU Alum $10.00
FAC CSU Faculty/Staff (w/ID) $10.00
1SEN Seniors 65+ $10.00
NST Non-CSU student (w/School ID) $10.00
ASL Sign Language Performances
GRP Groups of 10+ $10.00