Theatre & Dance Department

College of Arts & Sciences

The Theatre & Dance Department at Cal Lutheran is dedicated to providing students with both artistic and scholastic foundations to prepare them for a prosperous life and career in the theatrical and multimedia fields.

We offer a series of fundamental and advanced courses in theatre along with numerous performance and technical opportunities in our highly regarded Mainstage, Black Box Studio Theatre, and film productions.

Students participate in a yearly average of  four major productions, including classics, contemporary pieces, musicals, original films, improvisational theatre, and the student Black Box series.

Spring 2023 Productions
Almost Maine Production Poster

Almost Maine

April 19, 20, 21, 22 at 8:00 PM
April 23 at 2:00 PM

Black Box Studio Theatre

Admission is free/reservations recommended

Ticket Reservations

by John Cariani
Directed by Ken Gardner

A two act collection of shorter scenes set in an imagined town in Northern Maine


Expressive Symphonies Production Poster

CLU Theatre Arts & Dance presents:

Expressive Symphonies: An evening of student choreography
With special guest artist: Taryn Vander Hoop of Summation Dance

May 5 and 6 at 8:00 PM

Preus-Brandt Forum

Admission is free
Open seating





10-Minute Play Production poster

Broken Key Company Presents: 
A Million Ways to Go

Ten-Minute Play Festival

March 9, 10, 11 at 8:00 PM; March 12 at 2:00 PM

Blackbox Theatre

Admission is free/Limited seating.


Broadway Bound Production Poster

CLU Student Stages & Theatre Club Presents:

Broadway Bound: A Student Cabaret


Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 PM

Preus-Brandt Forum

Admission is free/Open seating


Fall 2022 Productions

Fall Dance Concert













Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love

Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Directed by Michael J. Arndt
Assistant Director: Will Peña
Choreographer/Music Director: Jules Weiss

Shakespeare in Love is the imagined early years of the playwright, William Shakespeare as he begins his career and falls in love.

Production Program
Program QR CodeShakespeare in Love Program QR Code



California Lutheran University welcomes donations of wardrobe/costume pieces, as well as wigs and Theatrical makeup. Please contact us through the University Advancement Office with any pieces you would like to donate.

Theatre Arts Costume Shop Donation Guidelines

 If you have questions or concerns, address them to the Theatre Arts and Dance Administrative Assistant, Borasmy Sotuon, at or call 805-493-3452.