2018-2019 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; Jumping into FireDracula; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Fiddler on the Roof; Guys and DollsThe Lion in Winter; The Elephant Man; Romeo and Juliet; and the annual Dance in Concert.

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 Theatre & Dance page at GrizTix.

SUMMER AND SMOKE

By Tennessee Williams
October 3-7, 10-14, 2018 / Masquer Theatre

Set in Mississippi at the start of the twentieth century, this subtle and tender drama from one of America’s greatest playwrights follows the years-long connection between a timid minister’s daughter and the charismatic doctor’s son who grew up next door. Its themes of the struggle between the spiritual and the physical, loneliness, and longing make Summer and Smoke a heartfelt meditation on romance, interspersed with incisive humor stemming from Williams’ observations about conforming to—and rebelling against—small-town life.

DANCE UP CLOSE

November 1-3, 2018 / Masquer Theatre

A highlight of the Dance Program’s season, this annual black-box showcase 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.

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Co-produced with the School of Music
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin, Book by David Ives & Paul Blake
November 20, 23-25, 28-December 2, 2018 / Montana Theatre

This enchanting holiday confection is based on—and features the songs made famous by—the classic 1954 film of the same name. Two World War II veterans have a successful song-and-dance act when they meet a pair of singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at the Columbia Inn in Vermont. The Inn, owned by the soldiers’ former general, is in dire straits: no snow means no guests. The entertainers vow to get the inn back in the black, and of course fall in love in the process!

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

By Tracy Letts
February 27-March 3, 6-10, 2019 / Montana Theatre

Family secrets old and new are unburied in the aftermath of an Oklahoma patriarch’s disappearance in this Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning comic drama. The caustic, all-too-human members of the Weston clan love one another ferociously … but dislike each other with even greater intensity. Three generations convene under the same roof for what becomes an epic and prolonged meltdown: an unforgettable ride the New York Times called “fiercely funny and bitingly sad.”

ASSASSINS

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by John Weidman
April 10-14, 17-21, 2019  /  Masquer Theatre

The nine individuals who attempted to assassinate our nation’s presidents—successful or otherwise—are portrayed with passion and pathos in Sondheim’s seminal musical, the winner of multiple Tony awards. Set against the backdrop of a twisted metaphysical carnival game with the prize being the American Dream itself, Assassins forces us to confront our culture (or cult?) of celebrity and the sometimes violent means though which it is pursued.

DANCE IN CONCERT

April 25-27, 2019  /  Montana Theatre

Our popular annual concert celebrates the culminating choreographic work of students, faculty, and guest artists. This extravaganza features inventive and thought-provoking works that have been selected to provide an evening of dance that is beautifully performed, exquisitely crafted, and provides our audiences with a rich feast of choreographic invention.