Current Season


COVID-19 Protocols
UMD Theatre will follow the University of Minnesota guidelines which will always be based on state and federal scientific data and advice from University of Minnesota public health and medical experts. The most recent update for the UMN systemwide campuses will not require social distancing nor indoor event capacities, however, masks are required.

This season all events will be sold as individual ticket sales two weeks prior to each production as we forgo our season ticket offerings during this unusual and unprecedented season while still living in our COVID-19 environment. Purchase tickets at tickets.umn.edu

2021–2022 UMD Theatre season shows

Alice in Wonderland
An immersive performance at Glensheen 
based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Directed by Jenna Soleo-Shanks
Performed outside on the grounds of Glensheen Mansion
September 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 24 and 25. @ 7:30 pm 
Follow Alice through the looking glass to the wonderland of Glensheen for an immersive adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale that ends in a celebration on the shore under the stars.
Recommended age: 10 & up
ASL interpreted show: Sunday, September 19, 2021 | 7:30pm

Maxa, The Maddest Woman in the World | A new Horror Musical WORLD PREMIERE
Book & Lyrics by Mika Kauffman | Book & Music by Thomas Jacobsen
Directed by Bill Payne and Naomi Leedahl | Choreographer Rebecca Katz Harwood | Music Director Patrick Colvin         

Marshall Performing Arts Center | Mainstage
October 14–16, 20–23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm & October 17, 2021 @ 2 pm
This new horror musical captures the story of Paula Maxa, the famed French tragedienne who died thousands of deaths for patrons of the horror theater known as the Grand Guignol.
ASL interpreted show: Sunday, October 17, 2021 | 2 pm
KCACTF Participating Production

DanceWorks 2021
Artistic Director Matthew Wagner
Marshall Performing Arts Center | Mainstage
December 2–4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm and December 5, 2021 @ 2 pm
Following a year of social distancing, we’re coming together to explore the intimacy of human connection through dance. Faculty and student choreographers present innovative new works culminating in a live dance concert.

Special Event: Arena Dances
Marshall Performing Arts Center | Mainstage
December 9, 2021 | 7:30pm
Founded in 1995, ARENA DANCES is a contemporary dance company performing the work of Mathew Janczewski. The work is abstract in form, giving shape to emotions, exploring the depths and the limits of what drives us as humans to connect, to break away, to survive. 
Work being performed: https://www.arena-dances.org/now-touring-hold-my-hand/

The School for Lies
Written by David Ives | Adapted from Le Misanthrope by Molière
Directed by Lauren Roth
Marshall Performing Arts Center | Mainstage
February 3–5, 9–12, 2022 @ 7:30 pm and February 6, 2022 @ 2 pm
This witty adaptation of Molière’s Le Misanthrope embraces the gossip and glamour of modern-day reality television while continuing to honor the brilliantly crafted rhythm and rhyme of the original French classic.
ASL interpreted show: Sunday, February 6, 2022 | 2 pm

Flying Solo
Written & performed by current UMD students
Marshall Performing Arts Center | Dudley Experimental Theatre
March 3–5, 16–19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm and March 20, 2022 @ 2 pm
One-person plays written and performed by UMD students. Biographical, autobiographical, fictional, literary adaptations – anything goes. Five short plays per evening as students tell the stories that matter to them. 
ASL interpreted show: Sunday, March 20, 2022 | 2pm

Pippin
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz  | Book by Roger O. Hirson 
Guest Director Dennis Johnson | Music Director Thomas Jacobsen | Choreographer Matthew Wagner
Marshall Performing Arts Center | Mainstage
April 14–16, 20–23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm and April 24, 2022 @ 2 pm
Pippin is determined to be extraordinary. But will the price be too high? Known for Stephen Schwartz’s score, and Bob Fosse’s original direction, Pippin explores what makes a meaningful life.
ASL interpreted show: Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 2 pm