Regent University's theater productions include Broadway musicals, dramas and comedies.

Theatre Season

Since 1978, Regent has been producing shows of the highest caliber. Productions range from Broadway musicals and the classics, to touching dramas and modern comedies. These stories are brought to life by passionate young artists, presenting our audiences with theatre for heart and soul.

Season 2020-2021

Regent University theater will present Lerner and Loewe's Brigadoon.

Lerner & Loewe’s Brigadoon

Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by Frederick Loewe

Oct. 9-11 & 16-18, 2020

Dede Robertson Theatre

After last spring’s cancellation, BRIGADOON is back on track to kick off our season! The mysterious town of Brigadoon appears out of the mists of the Scottish Highlands once every 100 years. When two New Yorkers stumble upon it, Tommy falls hard for Fiona, placing the fate of the entire village at risk. Will he return home or remain in Brigadoon forever? Will Brigadoon disappear into the mists of time forever – never to reappear? With dreamy hits such a “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend to Me,” and “Heather on a Hill,” this timeless romantic musical will sweep you off your feet.

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Regent University theatre will present Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon

Nov. 19-22, 2020

Dede Robertson Theatre

Ever wonder what happened next, after the spirited Elizabeth wed her beloved Mr. Darcy? In this imaginative sequel to Pride and Prejudice, the Bennet sisters are together again, celebrating Christmas at the Darcy’s Pemberley estate. Capturing the language and style of Jane Austen’s beloved characters, and introducing a charming new one, this play will leave you cheering for new love and the joys of the season.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, New York.

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Regent University theatre will present The Good Doctor.

The Good Doctor

By Neil Simon and Anton Chekov

Jan. 28-31, 2021

Dede Robertson Theatre

Russian playwright (and medical doctor) Anton Chekov is known for his 19th-century family dramas, but he also wrote some hilarious short stories. Comedy genius Neil Simon has translated these stories into an evening of comedy gold. Through the invention of a frustrated writer serving as narrator, the stories unfold as a series of vignettes – some charming, some touching, but all, uproariously funny.

The Good Doctor is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.

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Regent University theater will present The Heiress.

The Heiress

By Ruth and Augustus Goetz

Mar. 4-7, 2021

Dede Robertson Theatre

In this classic melodrama set in the New York of the 1850s, shy and plain-looking, “unmarriageable” Catherine lives alone with her wealthy and overprotective father, Dr. Sloper. When she falls desperately in love with a penniless – and mysterious – new suitor, her father suspects a con and threatens her disinheritance should they marry. Eventually, Catherine must decide whether her new love is a schemer or a savior worth risking it all.

The Heiress is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, New York.

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Regent University theater will present The Fantasticks.

The Fantasticks

By Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones

Apr. 23-25 & Apr. 30 – May 2, 2021

Dede Robertson Theatre

The world’s longest-running musical tells the story of two neighbors who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. A mysterious narrator and metaphorical lyrics will draw you into their world. This imaginative allegory promises to send you home humming the tunes from this wonderfully inventive score, featuring such songs as “Try to Remember,” “Never Say No,” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”

The Fantasticks is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI.) All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com

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Past Performances

  • Romeo & Juliet
  • It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
  • Dear Brutus
  • Little Women
  • The Servant of Two Masters
  • The Women of Lockerbie
  • She Loves Me
  • Dear Ruth

THEATRE SEASON

  • Dracula
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Seagull
  • Oklahoma!

SECONDSTAGE

  • Silent Sky
  • Shorts!
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Macbeth
  • Ah! Wilderness
  • She Stoops to Conquer
  • The Diviners
  • Big River
  • Steel Magnolias
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Bus Stop
  • Shadowlands
  • The Trojan Women
  • The Drowsy Chaperone
  • Blithe Spirit
  • The Tempest
  • Joyful Noise
  • The Adding Machine
  • Everywoman
  • The Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Beau Jest
  • Tartuffe
  • Doubt
  • As It Is In Heaven
  • Two Rooms
  • Last Night of Ballyhoo
  • Leaving Iowa
  • Our Town
  • The Royal Gambit
  • The Runner Stumbles
  • Medea
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • As You Like It
  • The Boys Next Door
  • Dancing at Lughnasa
  • Little Women
  • The Elephant Man
  • Godspell
  • You Can’t Take It With You
  • The Emporer’s New Clothes
  • Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
  • The Cherry Orchard
  • The Glory Man
  • The Rivals
  • Shorts
  • Singing in the Rain
  • Spinning Into Butter

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