Theatre and dance

The Kreft Black Box Theatre

This theatre is a 60’x60’ flexible performance space that hosts two theatre productions, multiple concerts, guest speakers, receptions, and other activities every year.

Theatre features

  • A sounds control system that features a 80+ channel Allen and Heath digital mixer and snake
  • Support and communications equipment capable of producing musicals
  • Lighting equipment that includes a Leprechaun light board, complete catwalk access, ninety-six circuits, and a variety of special effects
  • Scene shop offering storage, construction, and painting facilities to create fully-realized scenic environments
  • Costume and properties labs containing pieces of period and contemporary stock, including those for the annual Boar’s Head Festival
  • Male and female dressing rooms

Spring Semester Theatre Department Production:

Into the Woods, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book and Lyrics by James Lapine.

Into the Woods, a modern retelling of several fairy tales, combines wit, fantasy and drama to explore the dangers and opportunities the characters face as they journey through this ever changing forest. With music by contemporary monolith of musical theatre, Stephen Sondheim, the lyricism and humor will transport you beyond the everyday. Recommended for audiences 14 and over. Tickets are $14 for general admission, $8 for students (with ID) and seniors. Concordia University students and staff are free.

Performances: April 19-22 (8pm Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday) Kreft Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre

Tickets: $14 general, $8 students/seniors
Concordia students and staff free

Musical theatre day

The Musical Theatre Workshop is an opportunity for junior high and high school students of all levels of experience to enjoy workshop activities in acting, vocal music and dance, culminating in an informal evening showcase at 7:00pm the same day, that is free for parents and friends of participants.

Taught by Concordia University faculty, working with an accompanist, students will be taken through a variety of exercises, and then be taught a musical theatre number (dance and vocal music), and an ensemble acting scene. Advanced students may bring a musical theatre solo (please provide sheet music in the correct key), or an acting monologue (please bring a copy of the text), which we will help polish, and then will be eligible for performance in the showcase.

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:30am - 8:00pm

For more information, check out our Theatre Department or contact Director of Theatre, Gerard Dzuiblinski, at gerard.dzuiblinski@cuaa.edu.