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Past Productions

Each academic year the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance – through the auspices of University Productions – presents nearly a dozen works featuring students from the Departments of Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre & Drama, and Voice (University Opera Theatre). Ranging from full-scale staged productions to smaller studio shows, these performances perennially delight our audiences and provide invaluable experience for our student-artists.

2018-2019 Season: Complex Rhythms

2017-2018 Season: Dancing Globally

2016-2017 Season: Glancing Back, Dancing Forward

2015-2016 Season: Momentum

2014-2015 Season: Currents & Crossings

2013-2014 Season: Moving Pictures

2012-2013 Season: Translation

2011-2012 Season: Dancelucent 2012

2010-2011 Season: Dancing Americas

2009-2010 Season: (Re)Visionary Dances

2008-2009 Season: Arcs in Time

2007-2008 Season: Stravinsky Revisited

2006-2007 Season: Rituals & Reveries

2005-2006 Season: Dance to the Music: A Celebration of UM Composers

2004-2005 Season: Jazzin’ – with U-M Jazz Ensemble

2003-2004 Season: Dances for Petersburg

2002-2003 Season: Resonant Rhythms

2001-2002 Season: Ancient Steps, Forward Glances

2000-2001 Season: Dances of Passion

2018-2019 Season

Sweet Charity
Passing Strange
The Exonerated (Studio)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2019 Musical Theatre Senior Showcase

2017-2018 Season

One Hit Wonder
Violet (Studio)
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Studio)
Me and My Girl
2018 Musical Theatre Senior Showcase

2016-2017 Season

The Drowsy Chaperone
A Man of No Importance
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
2017 Musical Theatre Senior Showcase

2015-2016 Season

Green Day’s American Idiot
The Light in the Piazza (Studio)
Fortinbras (Studio)
Guys & Dolls
2016 Musical Theatre Senior Showcase

2014-2015 Season

Cabaret
Caroline, or Change
The Tempest (Studio)
The Music Man

2013-2014 Season

A Little Night Music
Romeo & Juliet (Studio)
Les Misérables

2012-2013 Season

Sunday in the Park with George
Bat Boy, The Musical
The Laramie Project (Studio)
Crazy for You

2011-2012 Season

The Full Monty
Little Women: the Musical (Studio)
Spring Awakening (Studio)
Chicago

2010-2011 Season

Into the Woods
Gibson Fleck
Brigadoon

2009-2010 Season

Evita
Ragtime

2008-2009 Season

Rent
Ella Minnow Pea
Department of Musical Theatre 25th Anniversary Concert
42nd Street

2007-2008 Season

Big River
Carousel

2006-2007 Season

The Pajama Game
The Pursuit of Persephone
The Who’s Tommy

2005-2006 Season

The Boys from Syracuse
Seussical

2004-2005 Season

A Chorus Line
The Water
City of Angels

2003-2004 Season

Guys and Dolls
Jesus Christ Superstar

2002-2003 Season

Children of Eden
Oklahoma!

2001-2002 Season

Good News!
Parade

2000-2001 Season

Of Thee I Sing
Side Show

2018-2019 Season

Night and Day
Twelfth Night
Love and Information
Flint

2017-2018 Season

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Blood at the Root
The Merry Wives of Windsor
You For Me For You
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

2016-2017 Season

Ah, Wilderness!
Peter and the Starcatcher
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play
Insurrection: Holding History

2015-2016 Season

All My Sons
The Arabian Nights
Henry IV, Part I
Clybourne Park
The Imaginary Invalid

2014-2015 Season

Good Kids
Fuente Ovejuna
Stupid F###ing Bird
Iphigenia at Aulis

2013-2014 Season

Red Noses
Three Sisters
The Comedy of Errors
Hay Fever
Marisol

2012-2013 Season

Almost, Maine
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Skin of our Teeth
August: Osage County

2011-2012 Season

Suddenly Last Summer
Trumpets & Raspberries
The Beaux’ Stratagem
Noises Off
Cloud 9

2010-2011 Season

Pentecost
Much Ado About Nothing
Arms and the Man
The Crucible

2009-2010 Season

Tartuffe
Uncommon Women and Others
Macbeth
Our Town
Trafford Tanzi

2008-2009 Season

Madmen and Specialists
Pride & Prejudice
The Show-Off
Jonesin’

2007-2008 Season

Our Lady of 121st Street
Two by Fassbinder – Pre-Paradise Sorry Now and Katzelmacher
J.B.
As You Like It
You Never Can Tell

2006-2007 Season

The Cradle Will Rock
You Can’t Take it With You
She Stoops to Conquer
Playing for Time – Grand Opening of the Arthur Miller Theatre

2005-2006 Season

1918
The Laramie Project
A Flea in Her Ear
The Gold Diggers
The Burial at Thebes

2004-2005 Season

In Arabia We’d All Be Kings
The Rover
Romeo and Juliet
The Hot L Baltimore

2003-2004 Season

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
The Diary of a Scoundrel or Too Clever by Half
The Nutcracker
The Quick-Change Room
An Arthur Miller Celebration

2002-2003 Season

The Imaginary Invalid
Don’t Dress for Dinner
Hamlet
A Streetcar Named Desire
After a Fashion

2001-2002 Season

The Good Person of Szechwan
The Secret Rapture
The Grapes of Wrath
The Tavern
The Balcony

2000-2001 Season

A View From the Bridge
Lysistrata
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Tempest – Revival
The Heiress
Measure for Measure

2018-2019 Season

Night and Day • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Sweet Charity • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Candide • University Opera Theatre
Passing Strange • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Twelfth Night • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Complex Rhythms • Dept. of Dance
The Exonerated • Dept. of Musical Theatre (Studio)
Love and Information • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Alcina • University Opera Theatre
Flint • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street • Dept. of Musical Theatre
2019 Musical Theatre Senior Showcase • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2017-2018 Season

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
One Hit Wonder • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Dinner at Eight • University Opera Theatre
Blood at the Root • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Violet • Dept. of Musical Theatre (Studio)
The Merry Wives of Windsor • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Dancing Globally • Dept. of Dance
You For Me For You • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot • Dept. of Musical Theatre (Studio)
The Marriage of Figaro • University Opera Theatre
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Me and My Girl • Dept. of Musical Theatre
2018 Musical Theatre Senior Showcase • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2016-2017 Season

Ah, Wilderness! • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Drowsy Chaperone • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Roméo et Juliette • University Opera Theatre
A Man of No Importance • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Peter and the Starcatcher • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Glancing Back, Dancing Forward • Dept. of Dance
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
A Midsummer Night’s Dream • University Opera Theatre
Insurrection: Holding History • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Disney’s The Little Mermaid • Dept. of Musical Theatre
2017 Musical Theatre Senior Showcase • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2015-2016 Season

All My Sons • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Green Day’s American Idiot • Dept. of Musical Theatre
How to Deceive Your Family: A Ravel/Puccini Double Bill • University Opera Theatre
The Arabian Nights • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Henry IV, Part I • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Light in the Piazza • Dept. of Musical Theatre (Studio)
Momentum • Dept. of Dance
Clybourne Park • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Fortinbras • Dept. of Musical Theatre (Studio)
Così fan tutte • University Opera Theatre
The Imaginary Invalid • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Guys & Dolls • Dept. of Musical Theatre
2016 Musical Theatre Senior Showcase • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2014-2015 Season

Good Kids • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Cabaret • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Dead Man Walking • University Opera Theatre
Caroline, or Change • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Fuente Ovejuna • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Currents & Crossings • Dept. of Dance
Stupid F###ing Bird • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Tempest • Dept. of Musical Theatre (Studio)
Julius Caesar • University Opera Theatre
Iphigenia at Aulis • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Music Man • Dept. of Musical Theatre
2015 Musical Theatre Senior Showcase • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2013-2014 Season

Red Noses • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
A Little Night Music • Dept. of Musical Theatre
The Barber of Seville • University Opera Theatre
Three Sisters • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Comedy of Errors • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Moving Pictures • Dept. of Dance
Hay Fever • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Romeo & Juliet • Dept. of Musical Theatre (Studio)
The Magic Flute • University Opera Theatre
Marisol • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Les Misérables • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2012-2013 Season

Almost, Maine • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Sunday in the Park with George • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Don Giovanni • University Opera Theatre
Bat Boy, The Musical • Dept. of Musical Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Translation • Dept. of Dance
The Skin of our Teeth • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Laramie Project • Dept. of Musical Theatre (Studio)
Ariadne auf Naxos • University Opera Theatre
August: Osage County • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Crazy for You • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2011-2012 Season

Suddenly Last Summer • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Full Monty • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Falstaff • University Opera Theatre
Trumpets & Raspberries • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Beaux’ Stratagem • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Little Women: the Musical • Dept. of Musical Theatre (Studio)
Dancelucent 2012 • Dept. of Dance
Spring Awakening • Dept. of Musical Theatre (Studio)
Noises Off • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Rake’s Progress • University Opera Theatre
Cloud 9 • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Chicago • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2010-2011 Season

Pentecost • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Into the Woods • Dept. of Musical Theatre
The Elixir of Love • University Opera Theatre
Gibson Fleck • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Dancing Americas • Dept. of Dance
Arms and the Man • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Little Women • University Opera Theatre
The Crucible • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Brigadoon • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2009-2010 Season

Tartuffe • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Evita • Dept. of Musical Theatre
The Marriage of Figaro • University Opera Theatre
Uncommon Women and Others • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Macbeth • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
(Re)Visionary Dances • Dept. of Dance
Our Town • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Armide • University Opera Theatre
Trafford Tanzi • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Ragtime • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2008-2009 Season

Madmen and Specialists • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Rent • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Eugene Onegin • University Opera Theatre
Ella Minnow Pea • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Pride & Prejudice • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Arcs in Time • Dept. of Dance
The Show-Off • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Albert Herring • University Opera Theatre
Department of Musical Theatre 25th Anniversary Concert
Jonesin’ • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
42nd Street • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2007-2008 Season

Our Lady of 121st Street • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Big River • Dept. of Musical Theatre
La Bohème • University Opera Theatre
Two by Fassbinder – Pre-Paradise Sorry Now and Katzelmacher • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
J.B. • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Stravinsky Revisited • Dept. of Dance
As You Like It • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Postcard from Morocco • University Opera Theatre
You Never Can Tell • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Carousel • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2006-2007 Season

The Cradle Will Rock • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Pajama Game • Dept. of Musical Theatre
The Pursuit of Persephone • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Così fan tutte • University Opera Theatre
You Can’t Take it With You • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Rituals & Reveries • Dept. of Dance
She Stoops to Conquer • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Bartered Bride • University Opera Theatre
Playing for Time • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Who’s Tommy • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2005-2006 Season

1918 • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Boys from Syracuse • Dept. of Musical Theatre
The Coronation of Poppea • University Opera Theatre
The Laramie Project • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
A Flea in Her Ear • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Dance to the Music: A Celebration of UM Composers • Dept. of Dance
The Gold Diggers • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Jackie O & The Dreamy Kid/De Organizer • University Opera Theatre
The Burial at Thebes • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Seussical • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2004-2005 Season

In Arabia We’d All Be Kings • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
A Chorus Line • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Hansel and Gretel • University Opera Theatre
The Water • Dept. of Musical Theatre
The Rover • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Jazzin’ • Dept. of Dance
Romeo and Juliet • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Tartuffe • University Opera Theatre
The Hot L Baltimore • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
City of Angels • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2003-2004 Season

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Guys and Dolls • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi • University Opera Theatre
The Diary of a Scoundrel or Too Clever by Half • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Nutcracker • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Dances for Petersburg • Dept. of Dance
The Quick-Change Room • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Don Giovanni • University Opera Theatre
An Arthur Miller Celebration • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Jesus Christ Superstar • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2002-2003 Season

The Imaginary Invalid • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Children of Eden • Dept. of Musical Theatre
The Cunning Little Vixen • University Opera Theatre
Don’t Dress for Dinner • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Hamlet • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Resonant Rhythms • Dept. of Dance
A Streetcar Named Desire • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Xerxes • University Opera Theatre
After a Fashion • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Oklahoma! • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2001-2002 Season

The Good Person of Szechwan • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Good News! • Dept. of Musical Theatre
The Consul • University Opera Theatre
The Secret Rapture • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Grapes of Wrath • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Ancient Steps, Forward Glances • Dept. of Dance
The Tavern • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
La Cenerentola • University Opera Theatre
The Balcony • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Parade • Dept. of Musical Theatre

2000-2001 Season

A View From the Bridge • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Of Thee I Sing • Dept. of Musical Theatre
Lysistrata • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Falstaff • University Opera Theatre
To Kill a Mockingbird • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
The Tempest – Revival • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Dances of Passion • Dept. of Dance
The Heiress • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
La Périchole • University Opera Theatre
Measure for Measure • Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Side Show • Dept. of Musical Theatre