Lawrence University's Department of Theater Arts produces three exciting productions each year.

From well-known plays and musicals to collaboratively-devised works and brand new plays featuring student voices, discover what our Main Stage productions have to offer!

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Tickets for shows go on sale two weeks before the first performance date. Please call the box office at 920-832-6749 to purchase.

LU Theatre Arts 2022-2023 - The 92nd Season!

Fall Term

Chorus girls and MC shushing the audience.

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

by Eric Bogart and Joanne Rockwell
Kathy Privatt, Stage Director
Phillip Swan, Music Director

Stansbury Theatre

What do you choose when you haven’t been able to do a Main Stage Musical Live for years??? 5 Musicals, all rolled into one big satirical comedy! This “valentine to musical theatre” tells one story in 5 styles: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, a Sondheim version, a Jerry Herman version, an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, and a Kander & Ebb version. Come be part of this parody party of a performance!


Winter Term

2 seated actors and 1 standing, having a conversation in a living room

The Sixth Biennial Fred Gaines Student Playwrights Series

Jacque Troy, Director and Series Dramaturg

Cloak Theatre

Workshop productions and staged readings of new work by Lawrence students from last year’s Playwrighting class. Saturated in current themes, experience the early drafts of current culture through the lens of our own classmates.


Spring Term

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

from the book by Kate DiCamillo and adapted by Dwayne Hartford
Kathy Privatt, Director

Stansbury Theatre AND...

Ready to take it on the road?  We’ll tour our production to local schools AND offer performances in Cloak Theatre.  Described as a “theatrical tour de force” for actors and musicians, Edward Tulane is a toy rabbit who is lost, who travels, and who learns about love.  May we also.