Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
April 13 - 23
Frank Loesser’s celebrated 1950 musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway returns to the Ring Theatre. Guys and Dolls takes us from Times Square to the cafes of Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
THE 24 HOUR PLAYS
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Student playwrights, actors, producers and stage managers pair with faculty directors at 10pm on Friday night to present 6 never-before-seen short plays, fully staged and memorized, at 8pm on Saturday night. With imagination as the destination, powered only by creativity, intense passion and waves of anxiety, more than 50 UM Department of Theatre Arts' students come together for this enthralling special event. Don’t miss the mayhem, flotsam and jetsam when this theatrical storm hits our stage. One night only!
Tennessee’s Treasures by Tennessee Williams
September 23- October 3
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tennessee Williams penned many of his theatrical works while residing in the cultural riches of Coconut Grove and Key West. Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating the diverse tapestry of selections from Mr. Williams’ collection of short plays that are all rooted in the beauty that is the human experience.
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Julius J. Epstein
November 11 - 21
A status-obsessed Brooklynite ultimately learns the incredible value of love in this little known Sondheim gem, set in the landscape of 1929 New York. Based on a play by the two brothers responsible for the classic film Casablanca, Saturday Night features a fetching, tuneful Broadway-style score that hints at Sondheim’s triumphs to come while staying firmly rooted in the Rodgers and Hammerstein tradition.
By William Shakespeare
February 17 - 27
Love, religion, circumstance and justice collide in As You Like It, one of the Bard’s most famous and provocative comedies. The Forest of Arden serves as a refuge for exiles, mistaken identities and the quest to uphold love at first sight. Shakespeare put it best with penning the line from this masterpiece–“All the world’s a stage.”