2016-2017 PRODUCTIONS

We believe that theatre makes a difference—to our culture and our community. Join us this year as we connect you with unforgettable characters facing life’s challenges and life-challenging situations. Who aspires, who despairs, who bears witness? What would you do?

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

directed by Dr. Suzanne Burgoyne

Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer prize-winning Death of a Salesman is one of the great American plays of the 20th century. With emotional power, it explores the search of a man for his identity, the conflict of father versus son, and the distortion of the American dream into a quest for materialistic success. Alas, the fatal flaws Miller found in 20th century America still exist in the 21st. Part of the Missouri Theatre Concert Series.

7:30pm: September 28-October 1
2:00pm: October 2
Rhynsburger Theatre

Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka

directed by Carrie Winship

Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday. The problem is, Chloe can’t remember anything about that night. Provocative and stunningly current, Good Kids explores the public and unsettling aftermath of a sex crime and its cover-up. Who’s telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?

7:30pm: October 20-21, 27-29
2:00pm: October 30
Corner Playhouse

Antigone by Sophocles

directed by Dr. Kevin Brown

After Antigone’s brother is killed in a battle for succession to the throne of Thebes, the new king declares that his body shall not be buried as punishment for his dissent. Antigone is faced with an impossible decision. What is more important: loyalty to the state, or to honor a fallen hero?

7:30pm: November 9-12
2:00pm: November 13
Rhynsburger Theatre

The Mizzou New Play Series

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.

7:30pm: February 7-11
2:00pm: February 12
Corner Playhouse

X and Julius Caesar—TWO PLAYS in TWO DAYS

presented by The Acting Company, New York City, founded by John Houseman

In times of political unrest, must a man die for the greater good of the nation? The assassinations of Rome’s great ruler of the Republic and the revolutionary leader Malcolm X share the stage when New York’s acclaimed The Acting Company pairs Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR with X, a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley. Presented in repertory, each featuring the same outstanding cast, these two gripping dramas examine two charismatic leaders who rise only to fall victim to rivalry, resentment and retribution.

X directed by Ian Belknap
7:30pm: February 18
Rhynsburger Theatre

Julius Caesar directed by Devin Brain
2:00pm: February 19
Rhynsburger Theatre

The Acting Company

Musical Revue

directed by Chris Oliver with musical director Audra Sergel

Are you ready for a dazzling evening of musical theatre performances? Our talented MU students will delight audiences with a variety of songs from Broadway and off-Broadway to Mizzou! Please join us for this exciting showcase of both your longtime favorites and new smash hits!

7:30pm: March 16-18
2:00pm : March 19
Corner Playhouse

Chancellor’s Showcase

A celebration of the arts at Mizzou.

7:00pm: April 10
Missouri Theatre

The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman

directed by Dr. Cat Gleason

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.

7:30pm: April 26-29
2:00pm: April 30  
Rhynsburger Theatre

Red, White and Tuna by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams

directed by Dave White

Visit the tiny town of Tuna, Texas on the Fourth of July. The fine folks of Tuna are gathering for their annual celebration and laughter and mischief are sure to follow. Righteousness meets satire as the residents of Tuna come to life, reminding everyone that the more things change everywhere else, the more Tuna stays the same.

7:00 pm: June 22 -24 and 29, 30
2:00 pm: June 25, 28 and July 1
Corner Playhouse
Tickets $15

Comedies in Concert

directed by Dr. David Crespy

In this madcap original series, Mizzou actors, directors, and playwrights read, rehearse and stage a performance in less than 8 hours. Can they do it? Without losing lines, props, costume pieces, and their minds?!

7:00 pm: June 27, July 18
Corner Playhouse
Tickets at the door, $5.

Seussical the Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, based on the works of Dr. Seuss

directed by Joy Powell

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.

7:00 pm: July 13 – 14 and 20 - 22
2:00 pm: July 15, 16, 19, 23
Rhynsburger Theatre
Tickets Adults - $15, Youth under 17 - $10

Box Office will reopen on June 1, 2017.

Hours

BOX OFFICE HOURS:
Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby 2p-5p Mon-Fri
and one hour before performance

(573) 882-PLAY (7529)
theatre.missouri.edu/onstage

Ticket Prices

Tickets Adults - $15, Youth under 17 - $10 (for Seussical the Musical only)
Mizzou New Play Series $5
Group discounts available, please call.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the box offices below.

Policies

  • Paid ticket orders received within one week of the performance date will be held at the box office.
  • Tickets may be exchanged on a space available basis.
  • All Sales Are Final. NO REFUNDS.
  • Exchanges are limited by our ticket exchange policy, available at the Box Office.
  • No children under the age of five will be admitted.
  • Cameras and all other recording devices are prohhibted in the theatre during performances.

How to Order

Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the box offices below or by phone at 573-882-PLAY(7529).

Hours:
MU Theatre box office in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby
from 2-5 pm, Mon. – Fri and one hour before show times.
573-882-PLAY (7529)    
theatre.missouri.edu

Ticket Prices
Tickets Adults - $15, Youth under 17 - $10 (for Seussical the Musical only)
Comedies in Concert $5 at the door
Group discounts available, please call.

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

BY PHONE: Phone purchases can be made with payment by Visa/Mastercard/Discover Card. Call (573) 882-PLAY. (NOTE: If you receive the answering machine during regular box office hours, our workers are assisting other customers. Please, leave your name, phone number, the show you wish to attend and the number of tickets you will need. A box office employee will return your call at the first available opportunity.)

ONLINE: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/muconcerts/EN/buy/browse
Check the MU Theatre box on the left side of the page to view MU Theatre shows only. Please note that Death of a Salesman is a University Concert Series performance at the Rhynsburger Theatre and will be listed with the University Concert Series performances.

BY MAIL: Mail your ticket request to Rhynsburger Theatre, 129 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211.

IN PERSON: THE MU THEATRE BOX OFFICE is located in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby in the Fine Arts Building on the MU campus located at the southwest corner of Hitt Street & University Avenue. We have a 15-minute parking space for ticket buyers on the west side of the Rhynsburger Theatre. Call the Box Office at (573) 882-PLAY to verify opening hours and days. Tickets can also be purchased at the Missouri Theatre box office window at 203 South Ninth St., from 9a to 5p, Monday - Friday.

Curtain Times

All evening performances, unless otherwise noted, are at 7:00 PM
Matinees are at 2:00 PM

Request a Brochure

If you would like a brochure, please contact us to request a copy:
MUTheatreUpdate@missouri.edu or
(573) 882-2021
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