2016-2017 Mainstage Season

Thank you to our past and present season subscribers for your support and friendship. With your help, we have been able to bring Missoula audiences such critically acclaimed productions as Avenue Q, Charles Dickens' A Christmas CarolJumping into FireRichard IIIFiddler on the RoofGuys and DollsThe Lion in WinterDistracted, and the annual Dance in Concert, just to name a few.

Your additional support of the Theatre & Dance Talent Scholarship has allowed many fine young artists to continue to pursue their dreams of learning the crafts of both theatre and dance.

Our varied and vital season provides our students the creative challenges in performance, choreography, and production/design that help ready them for future success. It also offers you the finest in live dance and theatre.

Please accept our invitation to join us for heart-warming, thought-provoking entertainment from October to April. Visit our Season Ticket Order page at GrizTix today!

To order individual tickets, visit the College of Visual and Performing Arts page at GrizTix.

DRACULA

By William McNulty  /  Originally dramatized by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane from Bram Stoker's novel
October 19-23 and 26-30, 2016  /  Montana Theatre

This chilling and sexy adaptation of the famous Gothic novel reintroduces audiences to the urbane and calculating Count Dracula, his victims Mina and Lucy, and his foes Seward and Van Helsing. Dracula is an undeniably theatrical manifestation of the age-old battle between good and evil, full of terror, eroticism, and heroics.

LEGALLY BLONDE The Musical

Book by Heather Hach  /  Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
November 22, 25-27, 30-December 4, 2016  /  Montana Theatre

Based on the beloved film of the same name and bursting with upbeat song-and-dance numbers, this musical follows the irrepressible Elle Woods from running Delta Nu chapter meetings at UCLA to running rings around her opponents in court as a Harvard Law student.

DANCE UP CLOSE

December 2-3 and 9-10, 2016  /  Masquer Theatre

Our annual black-box showcase will again be a highlight of the Dance Program’s season. Dance Up Close provides audiences with a chance to see the original work of emerging and established dance and design artists in an intimate setting. 

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Presented by MONTANA REPERTORY THEATRE

By Neil Simon
January 21, 26-28, February 2, 4, 2017  /  Montana Theatre

The Rep has presented four of Neil Simon’s works over the years, so it’s fitting that its fiftieth anniversary is commemorated by a staging of another of his plays. Simon crafts a classic and hilarious romance that reminds audiences that he is a genius of comedy and of the human heart. 

DANCE IN CONCERT

March 8-11, 2017  /  Montana Theatre

Our popular annual concert celebrates the culminating choreographic work of students, faculty, and guest artists. This extravaganza is an evening of dance that is beautifully performed, exquisitely crafted, and provides our audiences with a rich feast of choreographic invention.

THINNER THAN WATER

By Melissa Ross
February 22-26, March 1-5, 2017  /  Masquer Theatre

In this Montana premiere, a trio of half siblings warily comes together when their dad’s current girlfriend reaches out to let them know he’s in the hospital. Ross has a fine ear for the comedy and quirks of everyday language and a keen sense of the struggles people face when they realize they can, perhaps, choose their families.

NOISES OFF

By Michael Frayn
April 19-23 and 26-30, 2017  /  Montana Theatre

A raucous glimpse at backstage life and the perils inherent in the production process, this uproarious and much-lauded comedy is a love letter to the theatre that follows the attempts of an overly ambitious director to stage a bedroom farce with the deck stacked against him in the form of his enthusiastic but inept cast and crew.