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From the Director's Chair - "Grapes of Wrath"

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit LogoResearching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance. Whilst consumed in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira. Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Ch‌arles’ new wife Ruth. One husband, two feuding wives and a whisper of mischief in the air – who will win in Coward’s unworldly comedy?

  • Author: Noël Coward
  • Present by Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
  • Director: Richard B. Roberts, Jr.
  • Audience: Rated PG (some minor adult content/language)
  • Blithe Spirit Cast List (17kB)

 

Audition Information:

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 4:00pm
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

 

Performance Information:

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 23, 2014 @ 3:00pm‌
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

 

Ticket Information:

  • $13.00 - General Admission
  • $10.00 - Senior Citizens (62+)
  • $10.00 - Students
  • For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261.

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A Christmas Carol: A 1940's Radio Show

A Christmas Carol LogoWe are very excited to be celebrating our 5th anniversary of our holiday radio play program!

Back before television, a holiday season tradition in America was listening to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now this heart-warming, historic broadcast will be remounted LIVE on the SVSU Stage! First originally aired live on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1939, this LIVE radio broadcast will relive in the memories of those that heard it for a lifetime. If you remember listening, and want to recapture those magical days of your childhood Christmas, or have never heard it, but want to experience the magic of live radio theatre and create new memories for you and your family, attend this production! All of your favorite Dickens characters are here live on stage recreating an entire 1940's radio production.

Come and enjoy the top theatrical performers at SVSU alongside the award winning Cardinal Singers.

  • Adapted from Charles Dickens novel and the original 1939 radio teleplay by Richard Roberts & David Rzeszutek
  • Directors: Richard B. Roberts, Jr. & David Rzeszutek
  • Audience: All ages

 

Performance Information:

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

 

Ticket Information:

  • $13.00 - General Admission
  • $10.00 - Senior Citizens (62+)
  • $10.00 - Students
  • For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261.

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Othello

Othello LogoPromote someone else to the rank of lieutenant?  Over Iago’s dead body!  And more pointedly, over the dead bodies of nearly everyone ensnared in Iago’s plot of revenge.

Jealousy, passion, misplaced trust: these themes permeate Shakespeare’s towering tragedy.   The warrior who ruled armies but not his own heart comes to life on the stage.  The Moor who “loved not wisely but too well” commands the attention now and for generations to come.

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Director: Steven C. Erickson
  • Audience: 16+ (mature themes)
  • Cast list

 

Audition Information:

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATES & LOCATION.

  • Monday, November 17, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Dance Studio (Curtiss 181)
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 4:00pm in the Dance Studio (Curtiss 181)

 

Performance Information:

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, February 20, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, February 22, 2015 @ 3:00pm
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

 

Ticket Information:

  • $13.00 - General Admission
  • $10.00 - Senior Citizens (62+)
  • $10.00 - Students
  • For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261.

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying LogoPower, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. From the authors of GUYS AND DOLLS comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. 

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGfollows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGmelds wit, comedy, and romance together to perfection. This show requires a large cast, featuring many roles for all types of performers.

  • Book by Abe Burrows and Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert

   Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

   Based on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead

  • Presented through Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • Director: Richard B. Roberts, Jr.
  • Audience: 10+ (mild adult themes)
  • Cast list

 

Audition Information:

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 @ 4:00pm
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

 

Performance Information:

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 3:00pm

 

Ticket Information:

  • $16.00 - General Admission
  • $13.00 - Senior Citizens (62+)
  • $10.00 - Students
  • For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261.

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Super Sidekick: The Musical

Super Sidekick LogoSVSU Children’s Theatre Touring Production                                                                                     

When famous superhero Blackjack the Bold is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, it's up to his assistant Inky to step up and save the day! Little does he know that he'll also have to contend with Ninja Koalas, dark caves, secret weapons, and an abducted princess who's considerably braver than he is. Colorful characters, witty humor, and an upbeat catchy score make Super Sidekick: The Musical a treat for young audiences, and an engaging project for thespians of all ages.

"...perfect for small children, with audience participation, a perfect hour run-time and catchy musical numbers" - L.A. Theatre Review

  • Book by: Gregory Crafts
  • Music and Lyrics by: Michel Gordon Shapiro
  • Presented through Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
  • This show is based to elementary school children K - 6

 

Teacher Information:

Freshman Showcase

Freshman Showcase LogoThe Showcase Event is an opportunity for all incoming Freshmen and Transfer students to showcase their talents to the Theatre community at SVSU.

All new majors and minors are required to take part in the Showcase in Winter semester of 2015 as it is one of the requirements for full acceptance into the theatre major.

Under the guidance of a full-time faculty member, and assigned mentor group leaders, all new majors and minors will create a performance based on a conceptual idea.  Acting directing, and technical/ design students will all participate in the preparation of the event.

This year’s topic is “Great Characters From the World Stage.”


Performance Information:

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 4:00pm
  • Location: Black Box Studio Theatre (Curtiss 180)

 

Ticket Information:

  • This event is FREE and no ticket needed to attend.

Read Saginaw News Preview

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Saginaw Valley State Actors to Explore "The Grapes of Wrath"- Saginaw News, October 11, 2014

 

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"The Grapes of Wrath" Backstage

Alli Switalski, Costume Designer

Jerry Dennis, Scenic Designer & Technical Director

"Ma Joad" as played by Charky Mushatt

"Rev. Jim Casy" as played by Jordan Stafford