Current Season

Theatre & Dance is proud and excited to present the line up for next season!

2015-16 Season - See below for details.

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If you'd like to see what else our students cook up on their own, check out the Studio Season.

2015-16 Season

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple." 
Oct. 8 – 11 and 15 – 18

Oscar Wilde’s satirical wit shapes this masterpiece of mistaken identity. Who is Ernest? Is he the disreputable (and fabricated) brother of the honorable Jack Worthing? Is he the pseudonym of Algernon Moncrieff, Jack’s best friend and avid supporter of so-called “Bunburyists”? Their fiancés would like to know. Earnest invites audiences on a farcical jaunt into a world of illusion, deception and Victorian societal decorum.

Fun. F-U-N. Fun. 
Nov. 12-15

Dust off your dictionary and join six whiz kids in their quest to win the Putnam County Spelling Bee. Audience members are invited to show off their skills in this charmingly quirky and surprisingly touching Tony Award-winning musical. Whether you identify with Olive Ostrovsky, whose best friend is a dictionary, Leaf Coneybear, a homeschooler who makes his own clothes, or Marcy Park, an over-achieving athlete/musician/multi-linguist, the Bee offers a familiar throwback to your own awkward adolescence.

You saw it here first. 
Dec. 4, 5, 6

Behind every Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright there is an emerging writer dreaming of his big break. Before a choreographer savors her company’s success she was a young artist setting works on her friends. New Works celebrates the creative talent and vision of students and alumni of UK Theatre and Dance. Drama. Comedy. Dance. A smorgasbord of homegrown, innovative and original works and works-in-progress in one epic event, New Works offers a glimpse into the future of the stage.

NEW WORLD EVE by Rob Miller
SANTA BABY by Kenny Hamilton
THE D/s AUDITIONS by Jenny Winstead
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR by Madison McGhee, Alum
PRESIDENT'S DAY by Abby Schroering
PAPER PEOPLE by Olivia Grothaus (Choreographer)
BITCH/GODDESS by Ellen Hagan, Alum - a Choreopoem

Everybody dance now.
Jan. 29, 30 and 31

Step into the theater and prepare for the unexpected. Prepare to be energized. Prepare to be moved. Prepare to question. Prepare to connect. Prepare to experience a variety of works that celebrate the power of movement, grace and communication.
Choreography from:
Susie Thiel, director of the UK Dance Program
Missy Lay Zimmer of Exhale Dance Tribe
Laurie Fields, Lexington
Stephanie Harris, Lexington

$15, $10 for students.
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"You gotta jump when you can move."
Feb. 18-20 and 25-28

Fleet-footed young athlete Oya is on the verge of womanhood, forced to make a life-altering decision: does she escape fate by accepting a track scholarship at a state university or does she stay caught in the Louisiana projects to take care of her dying mother? Oya must come to terms with her identity, her sacrifice and her loss. The first play chronologically in young American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Brother/Sister Plays trilogy, The New York Times calls this coming-of-age drama “a work of rare lyricism.”

Mad World.
April 14-17 and 21-24

Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice into Wonderland, where nothing is as it seems. Alice’s whimsical adventure through Lewis Carroll’s mad world finds her in mind-bending debates with an enigmatic Cheshire Cat, a dubious caterpillar and tea party companion the March Hare. The cards are stacked against her when Alice finds herself face-to-face with the maleficent Queen of Hearts, a royal with a taste for beheading. Who are you? That’s the puzzle.