The Department of Theatre at Columbus State University educates students in the collaborative art of theatre and prepares them for professional employment, careers in theatre education, and graduate study. The course of study teaches the craft and artistry of acting, directing, design, technical, and educational theatre.
The professional and energetic faculty encourages students to experiment, explore, and discover in a supportive yet challenging environment. CSU productions serve as a laboratory where students practice classroom theories, test analytical skills, and undertake cooperative endeavors while promoting the creative act of theatre.
- Columbus State University’s Production of “Tartuffe” Features Comedy, Cameos
- Tony Award-Winning Choreographer Backs CSU’s New Dance Program
- Springer and CSU Merge Missions in Theatrical “Marriage”
- CSU Theatre Effort Wins Convention-Visitors Bureau Grant
- Play Promises Good Clean Fun, Music
- Columbus State’s Theatre Department Earns National Accreditation
- Columbus State to Open Newly Renovated Seaboard Depot as Art Studios
Hours of Operation:
12:00 Noon - 6 p.m.
Monday - Friday
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The Mystery of Irma Vep
By Charles Ludlam
This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, recently revived Off-Broadway to raves, is a quick change marathon in which two actors play all the roles. A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened make this a comedy that has everything.
May 19-21 and 26-28 at 7:30 pm
June 2-4, 16, and 23 at 7:30 pm
Junie B. Jones the Musical
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich
It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend Lucille doesn't want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher Mr. Scary thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal", and first grade has never been more exciting.
June 9-11, 14-18, and 21-25 at 10:00 am
June 12, 19, and 26 at 2:00 pm
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
June 9-11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm
Pinkalicious the Musical
Book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann
Music by John Gregor
Lyrics by Elizabth and Victoria Kann and John Gregor
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
September 1-3 at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm
September 4 at 2:00 pm
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
September 30 at 7:30 pm
October 1, 6-8 at 7:30 pm
by Peter van Diest
Everyman seeks to answer the important religious question: "What must a man do to be saved?" God sends Death to summon Everyman, informing him that Good and Evil actions will be tallied like pluses and minuses in an account book. As Everyman journeys to this final reckoning, he meets other characters along the way, hoping to convince them to accompany him and help improve his record.
November 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm
November 6 at 2:00 pm
November 10-12 at 7:30 pm
Jingle Arrgh the Way
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
The "How I Became a Pirate" crew is back! A mysterious message left in the crow's nest of their ship brings Captain Braid Beard and his pirate mates back to North Beach to seek out young Jeremy Jacob to help solve a riddle and find the Christmas treasure. Favorite characters, a rollicking story, great songs, and a trip to the North Pole to find "you know who" - makes "Jingle ARRGH the Way!" a wonderful holiday show for the whole family. Based on a story by Melinda Long, author of "How I Became a Pirate."
November 30 at 9:30 and 11:00 am
December 1-2 at 9:30 and 11:00 am and 7:30 pm
December 3 at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm
December 4 at 2:00 pm
Fiddler on the Roof
Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Joseph Stein
When Tevye's eldest daughter Tzeitel begs him to let her marry a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher that he has already chosen for her, Tevye must choose between his own daughter's happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay.
January 20 & 21,26-28 at 7:30 pm, January 22 at 2:00 pm
by David Mamet
In a Chicago junk shop, three small-time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable "Buffalo nickel". These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three-- Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing; and "Teach", a violently paranoid braggart-- is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams.
February 2-4 at 7:30 pm
Jack and the Wonder Beans
Adapted by Larry Snipes from the book by James Still
All is well for Jack and his Mam. They have their home, a roof, a patch of land and a cow. One spring, when the cow goes dry, life on Wolfpen Creek has to change. In hard times no one wants to buy a cow "dry as a hat." Jack trades his bossy to a Gypsy for "seeds"—and Jack is in for trouble. His adventures with the High Tall Giant Woman and her husband teach him that "the simple life is right for Jack."
February 2-4 at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm
February 5 at 2:00 pm
by Bruce Norris
Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
April 7-8 and 13-15 at 7:30 pm
April 2 at 2:00 pm