Theatre & Dance Current Season


2014-2015 Season Highlights

All Seton Hill Theatre and Dance Program performances are held in the William Granger Ryan Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. A free reception with the cast follows every opening night performance. We look forward to seeing you at the Ryan Theatre!

Cloud 9

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by CT Steele 

October 3 – 11, 2014

A gender-bending, wickedly funny and subversive satire, Cloud 9 challenges society’s conventions concerning sex, race, class and personal identity. Act one is set in 1880 Africa with the philandering Clive, his lovely and unhappy wife Betty, their precocious children and restless servants. Act two takes place one hundred years later in London, with the same characters transformed. Churchill skewers the hypocrisy and human cost of imperialism as it spans continents and generations. 

Opens: Fri. Oct. 3, 8 p.m. 

Performances: Sat. Oct. 4, 8 p.m.; Sun. Oct. 5, 2 p.m.; Thurs. Oct. 9, 8 p.m., Fri. Oct. 10, 8 p.m.; Sat. Oct. 11, 8 p.m.


By Molière
Directed by Denise Pullen

November 14 – 22, 2014

Hilarious family plotting ensues when the gullible patriarch Orgon falls under the persuasive spell of the “devout” Tartuffe. Tartuffe has designs on the family fortune, Orgon’s daughter and Orgon’s wife. Molière’s classic comedy takes an unflinching look at religious hypocrisy. 

Opens: Friday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m.

Performances: Sat. Nov. 15, 8 p.m.; Sun. Nov. 16, 2 p.m.; Thurs. Nov. 20, 8 p.m.; Fri. Nov. 21, 8 p.m., Sat. Nov. 22, 8 p.m.

Musical Theatre Workshop 

November 22, 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Joseph Domencic.  Free and open to the public.

Fall Dance Concert

Choreographers: TaMara Swank, Stefan Zubal

December 5 – 7, 2014

Original work choreographed by faculty and students.

Performances: Fri. Dec. 5, 8 p.m., Sat. Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Sun. Dec. 7, 2 p.m.

A Little Night Music

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Kellee Van Aken

February 27 – March 7, 2015

Charlotte loves the Count, who loves Desirée, who loves Fredrik, who loves Anne, who loves Henrik. Waltz through Sondheim and Wheeler’s brilliant midsummer romance, where love both old and new confounds, awakens and enchants. The delightful score includes: “The Glamorous Life,” “You Must Meet My Wife,” “A Weekend in the Country” and the classic “Send in the Clowns.”

Opens: Fri. Feb. 27, 8 p.m.

Performances: Sat. Feb. 28, 8 p.m.; Sun. March 1, 2 p.m.; Thurs. March 5, 8 p.m., Fri. March 6, 8 p.m., Sat. March 7, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen

April 17 – 25, 2015

This rollicking comedy follows Agnes Evans as she enters the world of fantasy role-playing games in a quest to discover the secret life of her teenage sister, Tilly. A thrilling, swashbuckling adventure complete with geeks, warriors, murderous monsters, ogres and fairies. 

Opens: Fri. April 17, 8 p.m.

Performances: Sat. April 18, 8 p.m.; Sun. April 19, 2 p.m.; Thurs. April 23, 8 p.m., Fri. April 24, 8 p.m.; Sat. April 25, 8 p.m.

Musical Theatre Workshop 

May 2, 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Joseph Domencic.  Free and open to the public.

Dance Spectrum

Choreographers: TaMara Swank, Stefan Zubal

May 8 – 10, 2015

Enjoy an entertaining and challenging assortment of new and original dance works spanning the spectrum from modern to jazz to ballet. 

Performances: Fri. May 8, 8 p.m.; Sat. May 9, 8 p.m.; Sun. May 10, 2 p.m.