2013-2014 VSU Theatre & Dance Season

(Subject to Change)

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by Paul Weitz 

September 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Lab Theatre                                                       

Playgoers Advisory: this production is not recommended for young audiences.                                        

At an age when most people are discovering what they want to do with their lives, Porter has been married and divorced, earned seven figures as a corporate "ninja," and had a nervous breakdown.  It's been four years since he's had a job or a date, and he's decided to give life another shot.  LONELY, I'M NOT is a comic journey that follows Porter as he meets Heather, an ambitious, sightless young businesswoman who is overcoming her own obstacles to emotional success.

Paul Weitz has had several of his plays produced Off-Broadway, the most recent of which is Lonely, I’m Not in 2012.  He is perhaps best known as a filmmaker and his more notable credits include Antz, In Good Company, and About a Boy which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, and most recently Admission.

"Critic's pick. This damaged-boy-meets-defensive-girl story has the sweet suspense, elliptical construction and off-kilter charm of an ideal Hollywood romantic-comedy, the kind that you hope (usually in vain) is coming to a screen near you. It's both slight enough and serious enough to scratch an itch without raising welts." -NY Times

Please note: this production contains adult language and themes.


Performed by
The VSU Repertory Dancers

October 3, 4, 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre

This year’s annual dance concert will present original choreography as well as restagings from our extensive repertoire by Sarah Wildes Arnett, Eric Nielsen and Catherine Schaeffer.One of the highlights in this year’s concert will reveal spectacular technical advancements as they relate to the choreographic process.  Don't miss what has become a seasonal favorite for students and patrons alike. 





by William Shakespeare

November 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre                                               


A rollicking romantic comedy set in the Forest of Arden, AS YOU LIKE IT explores the true nature of love and the rocky road to romance with a witty and mischievous heroine seeking to capture the heart of her beloved.   With its pastoral setting and humorous devices of mistaken identity and missed opportunities, AS YOU LIKE IT promises to be delightful entertainment for all. 





An Original Dance Production

Written, Directed & Choreographed
by Sarah Wildes Arnett

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Sawyer Theatre

Did you ever wonder what would happen if Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother showed up too late or if Little Red Riding Hood did not follow the directions to her Grandmother’s house? Join us in this dance production of twisted tales, created specifically for young audiences, in EVENTUALLY EVER AFTER.  Well-known fictional characters are brought to life through movement and audience participation in order to share the importance of timeliness and commitment.

VSU Theatre & Dance Area is committed to serving the young people of South Georgia and North Florida by bringing live theatrical events to them.  This tradition will continue in the 2013-2014 season with this presentation for young audiences.

For tour information or to book a tour date for February or March, 2014, please contact Jacque Wheeler at (229) 333-5820.




by Tom Stoppard

February 20 – 22, 24 – 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Lab Theatre

ARCADIA transports us delightfully between 1809 and the present, puzzling over the nature of truth and time, the amusing differences between the Romantic and Modern, and the disruptive influence of “carnal embrace” on our orbits in life.





Lyrics by                      
Tim Rice

Music by
Andrew Lloyd Webber

March 27 – 29, 31, April 1-2, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre

EVITA tells the story of Eva Peron, the second wife of Argentine President Juan Peron.  The Tony Award winning musical was revived on Broadway in 2012 and was also a feature film.  Rising from the slums of Argentina, Eva Peron became one of the most powerful women in the world.  Some of the beautiful songs include “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” and “High Flying Adored.”






Fourth Annual

Readers' Theatre
April 17 & 19, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

Musical Theatre
April 18, 2014 @ 7:30 PM 
& Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre

VSU Theatre and Dance audiences have long enjoyed watching our students as they progress through their programs of study. With the Emerging Artists Showcase audiences can enjoy a performance or two of contrasting programs.  One program features our students graduating from the musical theatre program, the other performance includes students in other programs of study in our degree programs.  Each performance of the showcase will spotlight our outstanding students.