Previous Productions

2018

By Show-Me Opera , Directed by Christine Seitz
Rhynsburger Theatre

Show-Me Opera presents two evenings of Opera Scenes, directed by Christine Seitz

The World Premiere performances of “A Certain Madness” by MU student composer Hans Bridger Heruth.

Based on the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Certain Madness" sees Sherlock and Watson attempt to solve a murder with the help of an unlikely ally - a medium! The program will also include selected scenes from a wide range of operatic repertoire.

Tickets: $5 available at the MU Theatre Box Office; free to all MU Students with ID

7:30 pm: Nov 9 – 10

Rhynsburger Theatre

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the box office, free to all MU Students with ID.

 

BOX OFFICE:

MU Theatre box office in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby
from 2-5 pm, Mon. – Fri and one hour before show times.

Or by calling 573-882-PLAY (7529) and online at theatre.missouri.edu

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS: Early bird discount is not available for this event.

The Rhynsburger Theatre

505 Hitt St.

Columbia, MO 65211

38.945716, -92.325851

  

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

672 Hitt St.

Columbia, MO 65211

38.943452, -92.325174

Fever/Dream
By Sheila Callaghan , Directed by Lainie Vansant
Rhynsburger Theatre

Fever/Dream by Sheila Callaghan, directed by Lainie Vansant

Segis is yanked out of his dismal corporate dungeon one day, only to discover that he is the heir to a major business empire. Join us for this quirky, magical, modern-day journey through Pedro Calderón de la Barca's Spanish golden age classic, Life is a Dream.

7:30 pm: Oct 31 - Nov 3

2:00 pm: Nov 4

Rhynsburger Theatre

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

 

BOX OFFICE:

MU Theatre box office in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby
from 2-5 pm, Mon. – Fri and one hour before show times.

Or by calling 573-882-PLAY (7529) and online at theatre.missouri.edu

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS: $2 discount on tickets purchased one week or more ahead of show at box office. Early Bird discount is not available online or by phone. Group discounts available only at the Rhynsburger box office, please call (573) 882-PLAY (7529).

 

The Rhynsburger Theatre

505 Hitt St.

Columbia, MO 65211

38.945716, -92.325851

  

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

672 Hitt St.

Columbia, MO 65211

38.943452, -92.325174

By Jason Robert Brown , Directed by Dr. Joy Powell
Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Dr. Joy Powell

It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice or take a stand or turn around and go back. This moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World.

7:30 pm: Oct 11- 13 and Oct 18 - 20

2:00 pm: Oct 14

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium
 

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

 

BOX OFFICE:

MU Theatre box office in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby
from 2-5 pm, Mon. – Fri and one hour before show times.

Or by calling 573-882-PLAY (7529) and online at theatre.missouri.edu

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS: $2 discount on tickets purchased one week or more ahead of show at box office. Early Bird discount is not available online or by phone. Group discounts available only at the Rhynsburger box office, please call (573) 882-PLAY (7529).

 

The Rhynsburger Theatre

505 Hitt St.

Columbia, MO 65211

38.945716, -92.325851

  

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

672 Hitt St.

Columbia, MO 65211

38.943452, -92.325174

 

Here's an interview with the director: https://www.kopn.org/programs/speaking-of-the-arts/

 

By David Lindsey-Abaire Music by Jeanine Tesori , Directed by Dr. Joy Powell
Rhynsburger Theatre

Music by  Jeanine Tesori

Book and Lyrics  by David Lindsay-Abaire

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

Shrek the Musical takes us on a journey with an unlikely hero who finds himself on a quest to regain his home from a cavalcade of fairy tale misfits. Along for the ride is a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess. This funny and heartwarming fairy tale teaches us that curses are meant to be reversed, monsters can get the girl and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes.     family friendly!

The Rimers of Eldritch
By Lanford Wilson , Directed by Dr. David Crespy
Rhynsburger Theatre

by Lanford Wilson, directed by Dr. David Crespy This haunting and lyrical Midwestern murder mystery, written by Missouri’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lanford Wilson, digs into the dark, decaying heart of American mid-western hypocrisy. The production celebrates the publication of “Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, & Poems,” published by University of Missouri Press, and featuring visits by Wilson’s Tony Award-winning director, Marshall W. Mason, and Tanya Berezin, artistic director of Circle Repertory Theatre.

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

The Drowning Girls
By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic , Directed by Sarah Senff
Studio 4, McKee Gymnasium, 672 Hitt St.

by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic, directed by Sarah Senff.
Three women rise from watery graves to prosecute their murderer in this morbidly funny play. Based on the true story of one of England’s most notorious serial murderers, the audience becomes judge and jury in the trial, as violence against women then echoes to now. Shocking and delightful, it will take your breath away.

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

The Green Duck Lounge
By Michelle Tyrene Johnson , Directed by Dr. Claire Syler
Rhynsburger Theatre

by Michelle Tyrene Johnson, directed by Dr. Claire Syler The Green Duck Lounge explores how the contemporary #BlackLivesMatter movement parallels the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s by focusing on the life of Leon Jordan, a Kansas City police officer, MO legislator, and civil rights activist. The play is a swift sixty-minutes with a first act set in 2015, a second act set forty years earlier, and a third act comprised of a post-play discussion.

Equity actor and artistic director of Kansas City’s Melting Pot Theatre, Harvey Williams, will be in residence at Mizzou during the month of February to perform the historical figure of Kansas City activist and politician, Leon Jordan, in The Green Duck Lounge

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

More information about the history of the play at: http://greenduckproject.com

Mizzou New Play Series
Directed by Dr. David Crespy
Studio 4, McKee Gymnasium, 672 Hitt St.

Artistic Director, Dr. David Crespy Be in the front row as our talented playwrights spin tales of daring, drama, and desperate desire! Each spring brings a festival of exciting new plays to the MU stage, developed during MU’s nationally recognized Missouri Playwrights Workshop, which has received over 50 awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Tickets only $5, at the door. 

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

2017

Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2, and 3
By Suzan-Lori Parks , Directed by Dr. Cheryl Black
Rhynsburger Theatre

by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Dr. Cheryl Black A story from America’s past with profound contemporary relevance, this poetic, irreverent, blues and hip-hop infused riff on Homer’s Odyssey from a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright follows a brave young slave named Hero who journeys with his master to the battlefields of America’s Civil War and returns a changed man in a changed world.

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

By the Bog of Cats
By Marina Carr , Directed by Natalie McCabe Tartière
Corner Playhouse

by Marina Carr, directed by Natalie McCabe Tartière A haunting play by prominent Irish playwright Marina Carr that loosely adapts Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy Medea into a surreal modern tale fraught with murder, abandonment, and prophesies surrounding Irish Traveller Hester Swane. Set on the mystical site of a bog, ghosts of the past converge with spirits of the present and test the limits of a motherless mother’s undying love.

PLEASE NOTE: FRIDAY OCT 6 IS SOLD OUT. 

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Directed by Dr. Cat Gleason
Rhynsburger Theatre

music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, book by John Gordon, directed by Dr. Cat Gleason For 50 years this musical has been delighting audiences all over the country, bringing to life Charles M. Schulz’s comic about a boy and his dog. The Peanuts gang brings us some of their most memorable and beloved moments – Lucy’s five-cent psychiatry, Snoopy’s flights of fancy, the kite eating tree, and much more.

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

Life and Literature Series
Directed by Dr. Heather Carver
Corner Playhouse

Artistic Director, Dr. Heather Carver The 15th annual Life and Literature Performance Series features cutting-edge original and adapted works by MU student authors, giving voice to emerging talent by staging a diverse body of new scripts. Come see an evening full of stunning solo performances, poetic and ethnographic works, original and even some classics with a twist. FREE, first come, first seated, doors at 7PM. 
 

Seussical

It’s Seussical the Musical! Based upon the magical works of Dr. Seuss, this story takes us along on a fantastic journey as Jojo and Horton the Elephant embark on a mission to protect the Whos of Whoville. On the way, they encounter a cast of zany and wonderful characters! A show for all generations, Seussical is a powerful tale of friendship, true love and the power of community.

The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman
Directed by Prof. Cat Gleason
Rhynsburger Theatre

In the wake of the brutal murder of 21-year-old college student Matthew Shepard many people asked themselves how this could happen? Moises Kaufman and the members of the Techtronic Theatre Project chose to find answers to that question. They traveled six times to Laramie, Wyoming to conduct more than 200 interviews. The Laramie Project is the complex and compassionate answer to that question.

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