University Theatre

Event Listing 2013-2014

August 20, Tuesday,

Campus Crawl, Brickyard

Look for the Arts NC State table


August 20, Tuesday

Open House, Audition orientations and Auditions
OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday August 20 from 4-6 pm, Thompson Hall
Info session at 6 pm, audition orientation at 7 pm

Arcadia: Audition Orientation Tuesday August 20, 7 pm Thompson Hall


August 21-22, Wednesday, Thursday

Auditions: Wednesday August 21, 7 pm; Thursday August 22, 7 pm, Thompson Hall

Stage manager interest meeting, 6 pm, Classroom 300, Thompson Hall more info or volunteer contact Josh at


August 24, Saturday

Packapalooza, Hillsborough Street

Look for us in the Arts Area


August 26, Monday, 6 pm

Minors Meeting, Titmus Theatre for all Theatre Minors


August 30, Monday, 3:30-4:30 pm, Classroom 300

Stage Management Workshop

Annalisa Mickelson, Production Coordinator for Blue Man Group in New York. Annalisa will speak how her background in stage management, marketing, and business allowed her to take a position coordinating the production of an international touring sensation. This master class will be a very informal talk and Q&A session. Annalisa started her career as a stage manager, working at theaters such as Triad Stage, The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Barrington Stage Company and the Tony Award Winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. After moving to New York in 2005, she switched focus to the business side of theatre, working as a Marketing Associate for Soho Rep, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and as an Account Associate for the theatrical marketing firm Allied Live, where her clients were Mamma Mia!, RENT, Billy Elliot and Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana. Since 2011, she has worked at Blue Man Group as a Production Coordinator, helping to produce shows in Brazil, Australia, Berlin, Tokyo and Las Vegas. She holds a BFA from UNCG in Technical Production and a MFA from Brooklyn College in Performing Arts Management.


September 6-8, 2013, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The Spyglass Seven by Michael Seebold

Kennedy McIlwee Studio Theatre 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm
A unique and exciting event, the first ever staging of a play by the winner of the Creative Artist Award in theatre-playwriting, The Spyglass Seven. Written by Michael Seebold, who is currently a junior in English and Philosophy, the play is about a single night when a deceased Edgar Allen Poe is given the chance to find his soul mate. The eerie and thoughtful play will be introduced on Monday, April 8 in the Titmus Theatre. . Admission: NC State students, Free; all others $5. Pick up tickets at Ticket Central or call to reserve (even free tickets) 919.315.1100


September 10, Tuesday, Classroom 300 3:30-4:30 pm

Stage management workshop with Eric Tysinger (Production Stage Manager) Dallas Theatre Center: Giant; The Elaborate Entrance Of Chad Deity; The Wiz; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat. Off-Broadway: Elvis People. Regional: The Sunshine Boys starring Dick Van Dyke; Tonight At 8pm, Light Up the Sky, Hedda Gabler starring Kate Burton (Williamstown); Steel Magnolias, Evita, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Hello, Dolly!, The Producers, Annie Get Your Gun, The Sound of Music, West Side Story (North Carolina Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet.3:30 pm, Classroom 300 More info contact Josh at


September 15, Sunday

Arcadia Light Hang and Load in, Titmus Theatre more info or to volunteer, email Josh at 9am-4pm hang, 12noon-6 pm load-in


September 24, Tuesday 4:30 pm Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre

Performance of Red, White & Banned 2013, marking Banned Book Week. Scenes and monologues from banned books. Actors and readers needed! More information: Diana Quetti,


September 25, Wednesday 4:30 -6:30 pm Rehearsal Hall Thompson 150, lower level

DANCE WORKSHOP-Prepare for the Chicago auditions
All That Jazz
- Get a taste of the traditional/early jazz styles that will be used in University Theatre’s production of CHICAGO. Participants should come dressed to move (dance/yoga clothes, sweats). Jazz shoes preferred. Girls should also bring character shoes if they have them. Find out more and REGISTER>


September 25-29, 2013-October 2-6, 2013, Wednesday-Sundays


By Tom Stoppard

Weeknights and Saturdays  7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm

Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

Arcadia takes us back and forth between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging over the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life. It focuses on the mysteries—romantic, scientific, literary—that engage the minds and hearts of characters whose passions and lives intersect across scientific planes and centuries.


“THERE'S no doubt about it. "Arcadia" is Tom Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and, new for him, emotion. It's like a dream of levitation: you're instantaneously aloft, soaring, banking, doing loop-the-loops and then, when you think you're about to plummet to earth, swooping to a gentle touchdown of not easily described sweetness and sorrow.”- The New York Times (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).


September 30, Monday October 1 and 2, Tuesday and Wednesday

The Game's Afoot
Audition Orientation: Monday September 30 at 6 pm, Thompson Hall
Auditions: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1 and 2, 7 pm Thompson Hall


October 6, Sunday

Arcadia Strike, post show appx. 4 pm. To volunteer or for more info contact Josh


October 14, Monday

Deadline for Student Studio submissions
see instructions


October 14, Monday

Join us for an introduction to sound design and live performance mixing as well as hearing about the business of sound as we welcome local sound designer Brian Hunt to University Theatre.on Oct 14 in the Titmus Theatre from 3:30-4:30. More>


October 16, Wednesday 4:30 -6:30 pm Rehearsal Hall Thompson 150, lower level

DANCE WORKSHOP-Prepare for the Chicago auditions

Acting with the Body – Learn how to create an authentic and fully developed character using gesture and movement. Participants should dress comfortably. Find out more and REGISTER>


October 19, Saturday

Join us at the University Open House, walk through Thompson Hall theatre spaces 9am-12 noon.


October 26, Saturday

The Game's Afoot Light hang, focus 9am-4pm, Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. More info or volunteer contact Josh at


October 27, Sunday

The Game's Afoot Load-in, 12noon-6 pm. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, to volunteer or for info contact Josh at


October 30, Wednesday 4:30 -6:30 pm Rehearsal Hall Thompson 150, lower level

DANCE WORKSHOP-Prepare for the Chicago auditions

Tap Dance – Always wanted to try tap? This is your chance! Participants will be introduced to basic tap steps and learn a short combination. Tap shoes are not necessary, but participants should wear hard-soled shoes and comfortable clothing. Find out more and REGISTER>


November 8-10, 2013, Friday-Sunday, Nov 13-17, November 20-24, 2013, Wednesdays through Sundays

The Game's Afoot

by Ken Ludwig

Weeknights and Saturdays, 7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm

Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. The festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous and it’s up to Gillette himself, assuming the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering holiday whodunit. 2012 Best Play, Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards

 “The Game’s Afoot is Murderously Funny!” - Broadway World Cleveland


November 13, Wednesday 4:30 -6:30 pm Rehearsal Hall Thompson 150, lower level

DANCE WORKSHOP-Prepare for the Chicago auditions
All That Jazz - Take Two – Another chance to experience the jazz styles of CHICAGO! The choreography for this workshop will not be the same as in the September workshop, so students should feel free to attend both workshops. Participants should come dressed to move (dance/yoga clothes, sweats). Jazz shoes preferred. Girls should also bring character shoes if they have them. Find out more and REGISTER>


November 21, Sunday

The Game's Afoot strike, post show, appx. 4 pm. to volunteer or for info email Josh at


December 3, December 4 and 5, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Audition Orientation: There will be no audition orientation for Chicago
Tuesday December 3, Wednesday and Thursday, December 4 and 5, 7 pm Thompson Hall
Tuesday and Wednesday will be readings and music; Thursday will be dance auditions. Plan to be at one of the reading/music and at the dance auditions. More info>


December 6, Friday APO Theatre Holiday Party, Thompson Hall


January 10 Student Lock-in


January 23, 24, Student Studio Auditions, All in the Timing
Auditions: Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 4 and 5, Thompson Hall, 7 pm


February 1, 2, TheatreFest auditions, by appointment.
Auditions: Saturday, February 1 1-5pm; Sunday, February 2, 3-6 pm Thompson Hall


February 3, Monday, Feb 4 and 5, Tuesday and Wednesday,

Audition Orientation: Monday February 3, 2014 at 6 pm, Thompson Hall
Auditions: Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 4 and 5, Thompson Hall, 7 pm


February 13-16 Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 19-23, 2014

Wednesdays through Sundays

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Weeknights and Saturdays, 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm

Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal. Winner of six Tony Awards and an Academy Award. Adult language and themes.

"As dazzling a demonstration of the craft of musical theatre as you're ever going to see" - The New York Post


February 27, 28: Student Studio: All in the Timing
February 27th and 28th @ 7:30PM
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

Tickets: Suggested Donation $5 at the door


March 19, 2014, Wednesday ■ 4:30-5:30pm in Titmus Theatre

This FREE, one-hour lecture will provide participants with an introduction to the technology involved in the creation of LEO (The Anti-Gravity Show) – computer controlled lighting, video cameras, video projectors, computers and computer software. It will begin with a brief introduction to the various individual technologies used by the production, and then it will develop into a demonstration about how those technologies are specifically adapted
to create the show LEO on stage. The lecture will wrap up with a question and answer period. This lecture will be led by the LEO touring technical crew – the Lighting Director and the VideoSound Director. Both have years of experience touring live theatre productions nternationally.


March 28-30, Friday-Sunday, April 2-6, 9-13, Wednesdays through Sundays


By Theresa Rebeck

Weeknights and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm

Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. Innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy. Adult language and themes.

“FIVE STARS! Sexy, savvy and uproarious!” - David Cote, Time Out New York


April 7, Monday 6:00 pm Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre

How Did He Learn All Those Lines?
Come join SEMINAR's guest artist Mark Filiaci for a conversation about acting as a profession and tips and tricks for line memorization. 6:00pm, Monday,  in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. This is free and open to all students. Theatre minors, Acting students and anyone planning to audition for University Theatre shows are strongly encouraged to attend.


April 26, 2014, Saturday

Hammys Awards Dinner and Ceremonies, time and place Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall


May TBD Design Portfolio Exhibit, Jackson-Thiem Hallway, Thompson Hall


May 29-June 29 TheatreFest

There Goes the Bride, Walking Across Egypt, Death by Design
Tickets on sale March 28