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Upcoming Events


Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead - By Bert V. Royal

Student director Sid Al-Thumali presents Dog Sees God: Confession of a Teenage Blockhead.

Following the tragic death of his dog, C.B. finds himself reflecting on what comes after death. With no insight from his friends, C.B struggles to find closure. But, when he is confronted by the person he has spent years bullying, C.B will discover that his dog’s death isn’t the only problem on his mind.

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead is a dark comedy written by Bert V. Royal depicting the characters of Charles Schultz’s Peanuts in their high school days.

R-Rated - Due to the mature elements of this play (violence, strong language, sexual themes, drug use, suicide, and alcohol consumption) this show is not appropriate for children and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Thursday - Saturday, February 7-9, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

Tickets:

$5 General Seating
Tickets are available for purchase online and in person through our box office.

Love Your Body Week

Join the Gonzaga University Dance Program and the Inland Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation in celebrating all of the amazing things our bodies can do during our Second Annual Love Your Body WeekThis event, which runs from February 11th-16th will include body-positive activities across campus, including:

LYBW Panel Discussion
Monday, February 11, 2019 from 5-6pm
Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

Human Trafficking Dance Presentation & Discussion by the Adaptations Dance Company
Please Note- The Human Trafficking discussion content may not be suitable for young audiences.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5-6pm
Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

Love Your Body Week Night Out - An Inland Northwest Parkinson's Foundation Fundraiser
A night to celebrate the spirit of Love Your Body Week and raise money for the Dance for Parkinson's program.
($10 Suggested Donation)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 6pm
Theatre and Dance Studio Building Room #103, Gonzaga University

Dance Open House
Friday, February 15, 2019 from 2-4pm
Theatre and Dance Studio Building Room #103, Gonzaga University

A Midsummer Night's Dream - By William Shakespeare

Student director Jaron Fuglie presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, a delightful, dark, and delicious comedy by William Shakespeare. Come and experience the love, the heartbreak, the magic, the terror, and the many laughs in this marvelous play. What is the nature of life? Of love? Are we our own masters or playthings of the gods? Why are we here? 

These are the questions we raise before you with wonder and delight.

Rated PG - Parents considering bringing children may wish to contact the box office for more information.

Thursday - Saturday, March 28-30, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

Tickets:

$5 General Seating
Tickets are available for purchase online and in person through our box office.

Student Choreography Concert

Advised by faculty Suzanne Ostersmith, Choreography students present original pieces in a variety of dance styles featuring student performers and lighting designers.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

Tickets:

$5 General Seating
Tickets are available for purchase online and in person through our box office.

A New Season - The Grand Opening Celebration of the New Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

A celebration of artistry, place and potential

Join Gonzaga Dance, Music, and Theatre students and colleagues as they collaborate on this epic opening production celebrating not only the seasons, but the vibrant season ahead for the arts of our region with the new Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center. A New Season features the Gonzaga Repertory Dance Company, Acting and Dance Ensembles, Concert Choir, and Chamber Orchestra performing original works by regional local poets set to A Time to Dance by Alec Roth.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 7:30PM - Grand Opening of the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 10AM - School Matinee Performance
Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 2019 @ 2PM
Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Gonzaga University

Tickets:
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Annual Spring Dance Concert

Artistic Director Suzanne Ostersmith and the dance faculty present the annual Spring Dance Concert featuring a combination of faculty and student choreography, all student performances and lighting design. The concert showcases a variety of dance styles from ballet to jazz, musical theatre to modern and more.

Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Gonzaga University

Tickets:
Please check back for ticketing information

 


Past Events


Guest Dance Artist Residency Performance - Cara Hagan

Featuring Cara Hagan, Dance Film, and Students.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

10 Minute Play Festival

Join us on October 5th and 6th for our 10 Minute Play Festival! Each hour long performance will feature a new lineup of original 10 minute plays written, directed, and performed by GU Students!

Please Note: These plays may contain mature language and themes, and are not appropriate for children. 

Friday - Saturday, October 5 & 6, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

Gruesome Playground Injuries - By Rajiv Joseph

Student director Madeline Keckler presents Gruesome Playground Injuries, produced in repertory with The Last Five Years. Together, these shows explore the connection between happiness and heartache while asking what it means to genuinely care about another person. 

Gruesome Playground Injuries follows Kayleen and Doug over the course of 30 years, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together at the most bizarre moments in their lives.

Gruesome Playground Injuries is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. 

R-rated - This show is not suitable for children.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 2pm
Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

The Last Five Years - Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown

Student director Dan Martin presents The Last Five Years, a character-driven musical about two people's journey towards and apart from another. Jamie tells his side of the story in chronological order, showing the events from the romantic beginning to the bitter end. Cathy, however, tells her side of the story in reverse. Somewhere along the way, the audience taps into exactly what happened in this unique, tortured, universal relationship. This show will have live instrumentation, and is a two-person production.

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 2:00pm
Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

Mother Courage and Her Children - By Bertolt Brecht, Translated by Tony Kushner

Directed by Kathleen Jeffs

Throughout history, moments of courage have defined the contours of war.

Featuring original live music composed by Joshua Shank, D.M.A., innovative scenery by guest designer David Nofsinger, and the chance to experience Tony Kushner's award winning translation of Bertolt Brecht's epic masterpiece, Mother Courage and Her Children is the story of a woman who travels the Thirty Year War in her tattered wagon, literally feeding her family off of the machine of war.  Bertolt Brecht began to write this play in 1939, from exile in Sweden during Hitler's rise to power.  This translation by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner (renowned for Angels in America) was revived for London's National Theatre in 2009.  It is a timely and relevant classic that has engaged audiences throughout tumultuous times.

Please Note: This performance is rated PG-13 and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Dates & Times:

Thursday - Saturday, November 1-3, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 2:00pm
Thursday - Saturday, November 8-10, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 2:00pm
Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

Tickets:

$15 General Public
$10 Gonzaga Students/Faculty/Staff (with ID)

Boundless Winter Showcase

The all-student choreographed and performed dance club welcomes you to their annual December show.

Proceeds from ticket sales support Dance for Parkinson's

Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 4pm
Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

Tickets:

$5 General Seating


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