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. Learn more about our upcoming productions.

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 theater 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. Learn more Boar's Head.

Spring Show

Each spring the music and theater 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. Learn more about our upcoming productions.

Student Opportunities

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, theater 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 theater, allowing intimate seating for just under 200.

Theater Minor

Designed to educate students wishing to pursue a career in film, television or professional theater, a minor gives students both both education and experience in the elements of theater and production, affording them the opportunity to use appropriate techniques in a variety of contexts. theater training teaches collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking, self-discipline, leadership and the ability to apply one’s knowledge in practical situations. Theater minors are mentored by faculty in their professional development and will connect with an inner circle of theater artists whose goals are to support and spark each other’s creativity and development in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ and to positively impact the world.

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What could be better than getting scholarship money for being involved in something you love? Students can audition for a $2,000 scholarship renewed annually. This scholarship is not just for those on stage, but is also available to stage managers, set designers, or technical experts. It takes a team to run the show! Complete details on the theater scholarship and audition process can be found here.


Work Study Program

Looking for an on-campus job? Join the team that makes Concordia’s productions come alive! A work study position in the theater department means working on the behind-the-scenes of each performance and assisting Concordia’s director of theater and director of the Kreft Center for the Arts on necessary tasks that make the fine arts events at Concordia possible. This work study position is creatively fulfilling, giving students the opportunity to be a part of producing events that positively impact both campus and the community.

Musical Theater Day

Help prepare the future of theater! Held on the last Saturday of each January, Musical Theater Day affords junior and high school students of all levels of experience the chance to participate in acting, vocal music, and dance workshops right here on campus. Under faculty instruction and work with an accompanist, students go through a variety of exercises before rehearsing a musical theater number (dance and vocal music) and an ensemble acting scene for an evening showcase at 7:00 p.m. that is open to parents and friends.

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