Theatre Productions

 

Fall Show

The fall semester show is a straight (non-musical) production, a drama or comedy, period or contemporary. Recent titles include The Miracle Worker, A Christmas Carol, The Glass Menagerie, Scapino, Little Women, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Anne of Green Gables. Auditions are typically held the first week of class, with rehearsals three to four evenings a week, with four performances in October. Each production is given full technical support with scenery, lighting, costumes and sound. Our technical director, costumer and lighting designer work with you to support the mood of the production.

Boar's Head Festival

The annual Festival, celebrating its 40th season on our campus in December 2017, is a proud continuation of a tradition that began over 700 years ago. Each December the chapel hosts the Concordia choir, a professional orchestra, the technical and acting talents of the theatre department, as well as over 100 members of the community for this Advent celebration. The first half reenacts a medieval Christmas banquet, and the second half celebrates the Nativity, culminating in a prayerful remembrance. All community members are welcome to participate.

Spring Show

Each spring the music and theatre departments join to present a full scale musical production. Recent titles include Godspell, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Johnny Pie and The Fantastiks. The musical director, accompanist and choreographer join with the other production staff to create a wonderful learning experience which culminates in four performances in April. Auditions are held in mid-December, so participants have the break to start working on their roles.

Participation

Auditions are open to anyone: students, staff, faculty and members of the community. However, current students, including dual enrolled students have casting priority. All students are required to take THTR 101, Theatre Practicum, for participation in the fall or spring show. Full time students under 18 credit hours must take it for credit. Students over 18 credits may take it for credit or audit. Dual enrollment students must enroll, for credit or audit. Participation in the Boar’s Head Festival does not require registration.

Guest artists are periodically brought in to play major roles, and to demonstrate advanced acting techniques. Our fall and spring productions are held in our fully equipped black box theatre, allowing intimate seating for just under 200.