Theatre

August Wilson Monologue Competition - Dallas Region Semifinals

When: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Area high school students will compete for a chance to attend the national finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition in New York City. Each student will present a two- to three-minute monologue from Wilson’s “Century Cycle” – 10 plays that include his career-making Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the Broadway blockbuster Fences. Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, is known for works that champion the African American experience while reflecting what one critic called “frustration, nostalgia, anger and dream.”

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Theatre Benard Cummings at abcummings@smu.edu

Meadows Opera Theatre’s Opera Free For All: To Will, With Love!

When: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

The gangsters in Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate implore the audience to “Brush up your Shakespeare,” and we invite you to do the same as some of the world’s greatest composers of the lyric stage take on a bevy of Shakespeare’s funniest and most heartrending characters. 

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows at the Meyerson 2017

When: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 8:00pm

The 24 annual gala benefit for SMU Meadows will feature the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Phillips, in a concert of works by Ravel, Fauré and Delibes. Opening the program is Ravel’s La Valse, which the composer called his “choreographic poem for orchestra”; the music conjures whirling crowds of waltzing couples in an imperial court with unmistakable brooding undertones.

Price: 

$25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $17 for students, faculty & staff ($10 discount available for subscribers)

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

New Visions, New Voices

When: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Produced by Gretchen Smith

This spring playwriting festival, now in its 23rd season, presents one staged reading each of a variety of full-length plays written by graduating theatre students.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

“Mary Stuart” by Friedrich Schiller

When: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Directed by Blake Hackler, assistant professor of theatre

Premiered in 1800, the play depicts the last days of Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned on suspicion of plotting to overthrow her cousin Queen Elizabeth I. The Washington Post wrote, “In its depiction of charismatic but isolated leaders grappling with the demands of ego and diplomacy, it easily satisfies our craving for political stars.”

Photos by Amelia Bransky 

Price: 

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Opera Theatre: “The Elixir of Love” by Gaetano Donizetti

When: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

With the Meadows Opera Orchestra
Directed by Hank Hammett
Conducted by Paul Phillips

Price: 

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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