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, Blackbox, 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 Blackbox series.

Upcoming Theatre and Dance Events

FALL 2021 LIVE THEATRE/DANCE PRODUCTION

Fall Dance Concert 2021--Led by Barbara Wegher-Thompson
Choreographers: Leilani Horowitz, Jenna Allison, Jessica Anderson, Theresa Brown, and Danika Larsen

Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Preus-Brandt Forum

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents an evening of dance featuring works created by the department's Advanced Choreography students.


*Reservations not required
*Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the event is required for non-CLU IDs. 
 A photo ID matching the vaccination record or negative test is required.
*CLU Students must show they are cleared on Daily Health Check.
*Masks are required at all times. 

The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco--Directed by Grace Phenicie
Blackbox Studio Theatre
October 21, 22, 23 at 8 pm; October 24 at 6:30 pm

Holding the world record for longest-running play in the same theater, The Bald Soprano by Eugene lonesco follows the Smiths, a middle-class English couple, and their dinner party with their good friends, the Martins. Their small talk is merry, but something lurks beneath their white-knucked grip on society's convention of communication.


Reserve Tickets:
https://commerce.cashnet.com/CLUTHTR

Admission is free, but reservations are required.

We are thrilled to welcome you back! The health and safety of our students, guests, performers and staff is our number one priority. We have new safety protocols to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our events. We look forward to seeing you and we thank you for your support. 

COVID-19 Regulations:
*Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the event is required for non-CLU IDs. 
 A photo ID matching the vaccination record or negative test is required.

*CLU Students must show they are cleared on Daily Health Check.
*Masks are required at all times. 

John Proctor is the Villain by Kimberly Belflower--Directed by Michael J. Arndt
Preus-Brandt Forum Theatre
November 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 8 pm; November 21 at 2 pm

While studying the American play The Crucible, young women in a present-day small-town high school English class become uncomfortably aware that the effects of the #MeToo movement are part of their lives. As they struggle with the normal teen issues of self-image, friendship, reputation, and trust, they begin to have a new perspective on classic literature. This challenging modern play empowers its young characters and provides a message of hope. 


Reserve Tickets:
https://commerce.cashnet.com/CLUTHTR

CONTENT NOTICE: This story includes sexual violence, inappropriate sexual relations, teenage sex, mental health, suicide and graphic language.


Admission is free, but reservations are required.

We are thrilled to welcome you back! The health and safety of our students, guests, performers and staff is our number one priority. We have new safety protocols to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our events. We look forward to seeing you and we thank you for your support. 

COVID-19 Regulations:
*Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the event is required for non-CLU IDs. 
 A photo ID matching the vaccination record or negative test is required.

*CLU Students must show they are cleared on Daily Health Check.
*Masks are required at all times. 

 Donations


 

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, Adriana Aspeitia, at  aaspeitia@callutheran.edu or call 805-493-3452.

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