Previous Productions

2021

By various artists , Directed by Scott Koonce
Rhysnburger Theatre

Blame it on the Summer Night: A Benefit Concert for the Dr. Marcia Berry Memorial Scholarship Fund

Directed by Scott Koonce, Musical Direction by Brett Kristofferson

Please join the cast of Madagascar and special guests as we celebrate the return of live theatre with an evening of theatre music from the last 100 years. All proceeds will benefit the newly created Dr. Marcia Berry Memorial Scholarship fund.

8:00 pm: June 30 and July 2 Rhynsburger Theatre

Madagascar
By Book by Kevin Del Aguila Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan , Directed by Joy Powell
outdoors Traditions Plaza

Madagascar Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture

Book by Kevin Del Aguila, Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan

Directed by Joy Powell, Musical Direction by Brett Kristofferson, Choreography by Brandon Riley

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip, hip Hippo and those hilarious penguins on a musical adventure of a lifetime. Follow all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from NYC’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves in the madcap world of Madagascar.

7:00 pm: June 23-26, July 1-2

2:00 pm: June 26-27, July 3

11:00 am: July 3

Outdoors at Traditions Plaza on the MU campus

Madagascar

$20 adult each

$9 child each 

Family package - $50 two adults, three kids package

Large groups of 8 or more - $10 each

MADAGASCAR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Ticketing link: https://secure.touchnet.net/C20067_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=124&SINGLESTORE=true

Comdies in Concert 2021
By various playwrights , Directed by David Crespy
Studio 4 672 Hitt St.

Comedies in Concert featuring Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), family-oriented comedies.

In less than eight hours, Mizzou actors, directors and playwrights read, rehearse and stage a new comedy! Can they do it? Without losing lines, props, costume pieces, and their minds?!! Join us for an evening of comic mayhem with new comedies written by our Kennedy Center award-winning playwrights.

7:00pm
Tuesday, June 1
Goldilocks the Babysitter by Jillian Manners
There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Scapel by Abi Mirikitani

Monday, June 14
Finding True Love by Lewis Shilane
Table Talk by Maddie Bunten
The Papa Castle and the Mama Garden by Dr. David Crespy

Indoors, socially distanced in Studio 4

Tickets are $5 online or at the door, on a first come basis. Limited seating available.

By José Rivera , Directed by Xiomara Cornejo
online

Marisol

By José Rivera, an Obie Award-winning, Oscar-nominated playwright
Directed by Xiomara Cornejo
In a world where apples are extinct, and people turn into mounds of salt, the angels plot an epic battle to save the human race. Marisol, a Puerto-Rican woman from the Bronx, embarks on a magical journey through the apocalypse to survive on her own.

MU Theatre's production of Marisol opens Thursday 4/15 at 7pm (Central Time) with a live stream from the beautiful Rhynsburger theatre. The show runs from 4/15 (live stream show) with a different filmed version (a cinematic take on the play) from 4/16-4/23/21 at 7pm through the Mizzou Theatre YouTube page. But you need a ticket to get the link. This is a limited time online run of a show you won't want to miss. Please join us on this magical journey.

Live stream April 15th at 7:00 pm
Recorded performance available April 16 through Friday April 23

Buy tickets online!

2020

Charlotte's Web online 2020 LDCSRT
By E.B. White, Adapted by Joseph Robinette , Directed by Kasey Lynch
FREE - Live on YouTube https://bit.ly/MUTheatreYT

Charlotte’s Web

Mizzou Theatre live stream performances on YouTube! FREE - FOUR DAYS ONLY!

Watch it here: https://bit.ly/MUTheatreYT

June 17 and 18 at 4pm, June 19 at 6pm, June 20 at 10am

Search YouTube and Facebook for Mizzou Theatre for the link or find it on our website at theatre.missouri.edu

 

By E.B.White, Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Your favorite children’s novel come to life in fifty minutes of fun! This heartwarming story, based on E.B. White’s beloved book, is one for all ages. Join Wilbur, Charlotte, and other barnyard characters in their journey to show the world what it means to be kind, to be a friend, and to be “some pig”.

LIVE four performances

Dates: June 17 and 18 at 4pm, June 19 at 6pm, June 20 at 10am

Director: Kasey Lynch

How to watch: YouTube

Search for Mizzou Theatre on Youtube or Facebook

By José Rivera , Directed by Xiomara Cornejo
Studio 4

Marisol

By José Rivera, Directed by Xiomara Cornejo

This play by the Puerto Rican playwright earned him the 1993 Obie Award for Playwriting.

In a world where apples are extinct and people turn into mounds of salt, the angels plot an epic battle to save the human race. To survive on her own, Marisol, a Puerto-Rican woman from the Bronx embarks on a magical journey through the apocalypse.

7:30p Apr 29 - May 2

2:00p May 3

Studio 4

$17

MU Theatre information: Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Tickets are $7 for Life and Literature Performance Series, Opera Scenes, Chancellor’s Arts Showcase, Mizzou New Play Series, Comedies in Concert

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).

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

672 Hitt St. Columbia, MO 65211

By By Elizabeth Robins, an American version adapted by the director , Directed by Cheryl Black
Rhynsburger Theatre

Votes for Women

By Elizabeth Robbins,
an American version, adapted and

directed by Dr. Cheryl Black

A commemoration of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment, freely adapted from Elizabeth Robins’ Votes for Women, Marie Jenney Howe’s Unsolicited Interviews and Anti-Suffrage Monologue, and other historical sources. To celebrate the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment, MU Theatre presents an adaptation of Elizabeth Robins’s 1906 feminist classic. Our production relocates the action to America, where suffragists marched, preached, wrote, sang, rallied, went to prison and rode horses down Fifth Avenue to win “the free delights of women’s rights!”

7:30p Mar 11 - 14

2:00p Mar 15

Rhynsburger Theatre

$17

MU Theatre information: Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Tickets are $7 for Life and Literature Performance Series, Opera Scenes, Chancellor’s Arts Showcase, Mizzou New Play Series, Comedies in Concert

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).

Rhynsburger Theatre

505 Hitt St. Columbia, MO 65211

By various , Directed by Joy Powell
Historic Missouri Theatre

Chancellor’s Arts Showcase

Directed by Dr. Joy Powell

A celebration of the arts at Mizzou featuring outstanding student performances, with
Hitt Street Harmony
University Singers
Concert Jazz Band
Musical Theatre Performances from the Department of Theatre

and guest artist Alicia Olatuja.

7:00p Feb 28

MU Theatre information:

 

Tickets are $7 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Admission is FREE for faculty, staff and students with MU 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 are not available for the Chancellor's Arts Showcase.

Performed at the historic Missouri Theatre, 203 S. 9th St. $7, free with MU ID.

By various playwrights , Directed by David Crespy
Studio 4

Mizzou New Play Series

Dr. David Crespy, Artistic Director

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 at the Missouri Playwrights Workshop, part of MU’s nationally recognized Writing for Performance Program, recipient of the Gold Medallion from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

7:30p Feb 12 - 15

2:00p Feb 15 - 16

Studio 4

$7

MU Theatre information: Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Tickets are $7 for Life and Literature Performance Series, Opera Scenes, Chancellor’s Arts Showcase, Mizzou New Play Series, Comedies in Concert

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).

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

672 Hitt St. Columbia, MO 65211

2019

By various composers , Directed by Christine Seitz
Rhynsburger Theatre

Opera Scenes

Show-Me Opera presents two evenings of Opera Scenes

Directed by Christine Seitz

Spend an evening enjoying scenes from a wide range of operatic repertory, performed by our talented students, selected to move and inspire you.

7:30p Nov 15 - 16

Rhynsburger Theatre

$7, free with student ID

By Book by William F. Brown, Lyrics by Charlie Smalls , Directed by Joy Powell
Rhynsburger Theatre

The Wiz

The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, winner of seven Tony awards in 1975

Book by William F. Brown

Lyrics by Charlie Smalls

Directed by Dr. Joy Powell

A modern retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s story reflecting contemporary African-American music and culture featuring a multi-cultural cast. After Dorothy gets swept up in a tornado, she finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz. An explosion of magic and heart for audiences of all ages.

7:30p Oct 31 - Nov 2 and Nov 7 - 9

2:00p Nov 3, 10

Rhynsburger

$17

MU Theatre information: Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Tickets are $7 for Life and Literature Performance Series, Opera Scenes, Chancellor’s Arts Showcase, Mizzou New Play Series, Comedies in Concert

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).

Rhynsburger Theatre

505 Hitt St. Columbia, MO 65211

By various playwrights , Directed by Heather Carver
Studio 4

Cutting-edge original and adapted works by our own MU student and faculty authors, presenting short solo performances, poetry, ethnographic adaptations and plays from the Climate Change Theatre Action project. Come join us as we experience new voices speaking about our ancient planet.

7:30p Oct 16 - 19

2:00p Oct 20

Studio 4

$7

MU Theatre information: Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Tickets are $7 for Life and Literature Performance Series, Opera Scenes, Chancellor’s Arts Showcase, Mizzou New Play Series, Comedies in Concert

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).

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

672 Hitt St. Columbia, MO 65211

Funny House of a Negro / A Movie Star has to Star in Black and White
By Adrienne Kennedy, Obie Award Lifetime Achievement winner , Directed by David Crespy
Studio 4

Funny House of a Negro / A Movie Star has to Star in Black and White

By Adrienne Kennedy, Obie Award Lifetime Achievement winner and Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.

Directed by David Crespy

Two dazzlingly experimental, dreamlike plays, by one of America’s most adventurous playwrights, which explore the uncomfortable divide between black and white America through the eyes of a young African-American women in a gorgeous, furious burst of poetry, imagery, and sound.

7:30p Sept 25 - 28

2:00p Sept 29

Studio 4

$17

MU Theatre information: Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Tickets are $7 for Life and Literature Performance Series, Opera Scenes, Chancellor’s Arts Showcase, Mizzou New Play Series, Comedies in Concert

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).

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

672 Hitt St. Columbia, MO 65211

By Terrence McNally Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty , Directed by Dr. Joy Powell
Rhynsburger Theatre

Join us for a special showing of Ragtime the Musical at 6:00 pm on July 13, 2019 when we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Larry D. Clark Summer Repertory Theatre. A reception will follow the show.

Ragtime the Musical

Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Dr. Joy Powell
Music director, Christine Jarquio Nichols

Set in the ever-changing landscape of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together. – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

Rhynsburger Theatre on the MU campus
6:00pm: July 13   7:00pm: July 11 - 12, and July 18-20
2:00 pm: July 14, 17, 21

Tickets:  Rhynsburger Theatre box office, Mon - Fri, 2p - 5p
(573) 882-PLAY (7529) or online at theatre.missouri.edu

MU Theatre information:

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

BOX OFFICE:

Please check box office hours at theatre.missouri.edu. The MU Theatre box office is in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby, open from 2-5 pm, Mon. – Fri and one hour before show times.

Or call 573-882-PLAY (7529) or purchase 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).

By Terrence McNally Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty , Directed by Dr. Joy Powell
Rhynsburger Theatre

Ragtime the Musical
by Terrence McNally
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Dr. Joy Powell
Music director, Christine Jarquio Nichols

Set in the ever-changing landscape of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together. – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

Rhynsburger Theatre, 505 Hitt St.

All Tickets: $16
All seats are general admission.

2pm: July 14, 17, 21
7pm: July 11 - 13, 18 - 20

Tickets online at theatre.missouri.edu

Group discounts available.
Please call 573-882-PLAY
(573-882-7529).

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