Welcome to the Show!

The School of Theatre and Dance acknowledges that we are in the aboriginal territories of the Salish and Kalispell people. We honor the path they have always shown us in caring for this place for the generations to come.

Thank you to everyone who supported our 22-23 season!

We are moving to a simplified pricing structure. Facilities fees are now included in the price of your ticket. Online orders will continue to include an additional 10% convenience fee and phone orders will include a 15% convenience fee. 

Advance tickets will be sold at a discounted price versus tickets sold on the day of the performance for the 23-24 Season:

Tickets types and prices

 Ticket Type

Advance Price

Day of Show Price

General Admission



Senior (60+) / Youth (12 and Under)



Griz Card/Student ID



You can also purchase a ticket package and save more in advance! Check out the GrizTix website for more information. 

All tickets are general admission, with group rates and reserved seating available for parties of ten or more. Contact mike.post@umontana.edu for more information.

2023-2024 Season

  • two dancers in a duet outside among trees

    Dance on Location

    October 7-8 | 12pm | Mansfield Library Mall | $10 minimum contribution suggested

    The UM Dance Program launches the season with our annual event: Dance on Location. This free outdoor concert begins at UM’s Mansfield Library Mall and unfolds as the audience travels (on foot, bike, stroller, skateboard, etc.) to different venues around and near campus to behold diverse dance and performance-art installations. Dance on Location invites the audience to celebrate the gems of UM’s beautiful campus through the eyes of a choreographer and the magnificent movement of dancers.

  • the word "IN" distorted on a blue background

    A Wrinkle in Time

    By Madeleine L’Engle, Adapted by Morgan Gould

    October 12-15, 19-22 | Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. | Montana Theatre | Tickets available through GRIZTIX

    This spectacular adaptation brings the classic novel to life with an adventure for the whole family. Meg Murry, the enduring heroine of the Time Quintet, joins forces with her curious younger brother, Charles Wallace, her classmate Calvin O'Keefe and a host of mysterious allies to battle the forces of evil, rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: love can overcome evil and there is such a thing as a tesseract.

    A Wrinkle in Time is produced by special arrangement with Crosswicks, Ltd. and Stage Partners.
    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle © 1962 Crosswicks, Ltd. All rights Reserved.

    High-school and middle-school matinees are being planned. More information coming soon!

  • a spooky smiling head that looks like a cross between the moon and a jack-o'-lantern

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    Adapted from Washington Irving’s story by JM Christiansen

    October 26-28 7:30 p.m. | October 29 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | Special October 31 Performance 7 p.m. | November 2-3 7:30 p.m. | November 4 2 p.m. | Masquer Theatre | $10 minimum contribution requested at the door

    Sleepy Hollow has a new schoolmaster … and an ancient terror! This adaptation of a Halloween classic features familiar characters including Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina van Tassel. We follow Ichabod as he struggles to fit into his new life in the Hollow, tries to manage his infatuation with Katrina, struggles in his rivalry with Brom, and encounters the spirits who live beside them all, led by the infamous Headless Horseman.

  • the phrase "35mm" on a red background

    35mm: A Musical Exhibition

    Music & Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver

    Based on photographs by Matthew Murphy

    Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ryan Scott Oliver

    Additional Percussion arrangements by Jeremy Yaddaw
    Additional Guitar arrangements by Matt Hinkley

    November 17-18 | 7:30 p.m. | The Show Room, Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC), 216 W. Main St, 59802 | Tickets available from the ZACC Online

    Co-production with the School of Music

    A picture is worth a thousand words—but what about a song? This intricately woven collection of stories told through song reimagines what the modern American musical can be. This concert musical is presented by the Zootown Cabaret ensemble at the ZACC in downtown Missoula.

    35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
  • a trio of dancers on a black stage with arms upstretched and looking up

    Dance Up Close

    November 30-December 2 | Thursday-Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | Masquer Theatre | Tickets available through GRIZTIX

    A highlight of the season, this black-box concert provides audiences with a chance to see new, original work of emerging and established dance artists in an intimate setting and gives developing designers the opportunity to collaborate with those dancers. This year we are thrilled to welcome nationally renowned dance artist and teacher Michelle Boulé, who will create work with our students.

  • a group of dancers on stage, some lying on the stage and others jumping straight up in the air

    ACDA Benefit Concert

    February 9-10 | 7:30 p.m. | Open Space | Tickets: $20 at the door (cash preferred)

    This celebratory performance—UM’s twenty-first annual production—features performers and choreographers who will be attending the Northwest Regional Conference of the American College Dance Association (ACDA) at Weber State University in March. ACDA is an extraordinary opportunity and highlight for most university dance students, and this is a great chance for our audiences to help them get there.

  • the phrase "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in front of an eclipse

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    By William Shakespeare

    February 15, 17-18, 22-25| Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. (NO PUBLIC PERFORMANCE FRIDAY, FEB. 16) | Montana Theatre | Tickets available through GRIZTIX

    In what is perhaps the Bard’s best-known comedy, four young people, plus a ragtag group of workers, stumble headlong into the middle of magical spat. Almost all humans in the vicinity become hilarious casualties of the supernatural war between Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the fairies. The world of the play itself is turned upside-down as Shakespeare weaves an unforgettable tale of misplaced affection, supernatural mischief, and compounding happy endings. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an ode to love, nature, loyalty, and the sheer magic of words.

    High-school and middle-school matinees are being planned. More information coming soon!

  • the phrase "Bright Star" above mountains

    Bright Star

    Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin; Music, Lyrics & Story by Edie Brickell

    April 18-21, 25-28 | Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. | Masquer Theatre | Tickets available through GRIZTIX

    Co-production with the School of Music

    Inspired by a true story, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of Appalachia in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

    BRIGHT STAR is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.
  • three dancers on stage in a contemporary ballet position

    Dance Underground

    May 3-4 | Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m. | Open Space | $10 minimum contribution requested at the door

    Dance Underground is a uniquely intimate production that provides a platform for choreographers to experiment with choreography and performances. Choreographic work from students and faculty will be presented in this distinctive production.


Audience Information

Parking Lot P in front of the Adams Center is impacted by construction for the foreseeable future. The east half of Lot P and Sixth Street near the Adams Center will be closed to parking while the new Montana Museum of Art and Culture is under construction through fall 2023.

More information on parking and impacts to the north end of campus can be found on the University’s Facilities Services webpage.

During evenings and afternoons when Theatre and Dance performances are the only events on campus, patrons can find convenient parking in the P, Z, and N lots. See the map below for details. 

Parking can be difficult during performances that coincide with events at the Adams Center. P and Z lots are used for reserved and paid parking. Patrons are welcome to purchase parking at their discretion.

Limited free parking is available in the N parking lot between PARTV and the Law School to the North and the College of Education and the School of Music to the South and along Maurice and 6th Street. These spaces may be shared with other events in the College of the Arts and Media so we recommend coming early to get your spot.

Parking during Football Games is not open to Theatre and Dance patrons. We recommend arriving early, taking the free campus shuttle, or parking in the University District.


The School of Theatre and Dance is committed to creating inclusive, accessible events. The following is service is available at all performances in the Masquer and Montana Theatres:

Assistive Listening Devices

The Masquer and Montana theatres each have an FM assistive listening system for patrons who are hard of hearing. Earphones and neckloops are available at the Box Office for checkout during performances. Patrons will be required to leave a credit card or the number of their active Griz Card until the equipment is returned.

In addition, each theatre production sold on Griztix will feature an advertised performance (generally a weekend matinee) featuring both of the following:

Audio Description

Audio description is a service for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Through an inconspicuous FM receiver, the listener hears a description of the visual elements of the performance between lines of dialogue. Patrons will be required to leave a credit card or the number of their active Griz Card until the equipment is returned.

CART Captioning

CART stands for Communication Access Realtime Translation for the hearing impaired. CART provides a written, verbatim account of what is being said live in the theatre in realtime and displayed on a screen located in a reserved section of the theatre.

If you have questions or would like to request other reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact (406) 243-4481.


We ask that you follow all directives from staff and house management. If you do not wish to follow current guidelines, please do not attend.


If you carry a cell phone, pager, watch, or any other device with an alarm, please make sure it is turned off. Texting during the performance is prohibited.

Photographs and Recordings

The photographing or audio/video recording of any performance, or the possession of any device for such photographing or recording inside the theatre, is prohibited without the express permission of the School of Theatre and Dance.


Our concession counter is open before the performance and during intermission. Please enjoy your refreshments in the lobby and do not bring food or drink into the theatre.


Tobacco use is prohibited in or on property owned, leased, or used for specific events by the University or any of its components.