The Regent University Theatre has been serving our local community for more than 30 years by providing inspiring and thought provoking entertainment of the highest caliber. Productions range from Broadway musicals and the classics, to touching dramas and modern comedies. Audiences are delighted as they watch emerging young artists bring these stories to life.
2012-2013 Theatre Season
Fiddler on the Roof
Based on the Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince
Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographied by Jerome Robbins
Directed by Mark Paladini
Apr. 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Apr, 21, 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Though such unforgettable songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset," Tevye teaches his daughters about the enduring bonds of faith, family and tradition. As declared by Broadway.com, "No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience."
by Noel Coward
Directed by Dr. Michael Kirkland
Sept. 14, 15, 20–22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 15, 16, 22, 23 at 2:30 p.m.
A happily married novelist suddenly finds himself haunted—literally—by the ghost of his temperamental first wife. Don't miss Noel Coward's hit comedy of stage and screen that The New York Times calls a "laughing machine."
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Eric Harrell
Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 14, 21 at 2:30 p.m.
On an enchanted island, the powerful Prospera controls the fates of fanciful spirits, young lovers and shipwrecked castaways. Shakespeare's final play, considered by many to be his most captivating, is filled with compelling themes of vengeance, redemption and forgiveness.
The Actor's Nightmare
by Christopher Durang
Oct. 26, 27; Nov. 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28; Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
When an ailing actor is unable to perform, accountant George Spelvin must step in to fill his role. Without knowing the lines, or even what play he is in, George fumbles through one hilarious night in the theatre. It's every actor's worst nightmare.
by Tim Slover
Directed by Ailish Riggs
Nov. 16, 17; Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17, 18; Dec. 1, 2 at 2:30 p.m.
The off-Broadway hit exposes the backstage drama surrounding the creation of Handel's Messiah. This shocking true story, described as "fascinating" by The New York Times, reveals how the composer's masterpiece of redemption was born in the midst of jealousy, opposition and sabotage.
The Adding Machine
by Elmer Rice
Directed by Scott Hayes
Jan. 18, 19, 24-26 at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19, 20, 26, 27 at 2:30 p.m.
A fascinating look into the life, death and afterlife of Mr. Zero, a cog in the wheel of modern business, who finds himself replaced by an adding machine. With humor and pathos, this innovative take on an American classic offers a fresh perspective on corporate greed, advancing technology and cosmic injustice.
10-minute Play Festival
Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10, 17 at 2:30 p.m.
A roller-coaster ride of contemporary theatre that will take you through a complete story in less time that most people spend on a coffee break. You'll laugh, you'll cry, but most of all, you will have a great time at the theatre.
Written and Directed by Gillette Elvgren
Feb. 22, 23; Feb. 28 – Mar. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 23, 24; Mar. 2, 3 at 2:30 p.m.
Regent University's resident playwright Gillette Elvgren has once again created a masterful play with his modern retelling of the classic morality tale Everyman. Audiences will be captivated by this comic drama as talk show host Eva Bas attempts to defeat death in what will ultimately be the fight of her life.