Our Season

Cancellation of performances/events for rest of season—Updated 3-20-2020
Dear Patrons:
Within the past ten days, information pertaining to restrictions have changed rapidly -- nationwide, across Washington state, and at Gonzaga University, due to the coronavirus. After gathering collectively and meeting with University leadership, we have made the following decisions:

  • In the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Arcis Saxophone Quartet, Wonderheads: Grim and Fischer, James Tormé, and Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock-N-Roll are now postponed, and we are working with the artists to select new performance dates in the 2020-2021 season. Rescheduled dates for ticketed events will be provided to current ticket buyers as information becomes available.
  • All Gonzaga Theatre & Dance Department events scheduled to take place in the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Magnuson Theatre, and downtown Urban Arts Center have been canceled.
  • All Gonzaga Music Department events scheduled to take place in the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center and Music Hall have been canceled; potential exceptions are individual student recitals which may be live-streamed from other locations, Considering Matthew Shepard, which may be rescheduled, and The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, which has been rescheduled for May 2, 2021.
  • All events produced by the College of Arts and Sciences have been canceled or postponed until September, 2020.
  • Refunds and Exchanges:
    Refunds will be automatically processed and ticket buyers will receive a full refund to the credit card used to purchase tickets. There should be no need to contact the Box Offices of the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center or the Magnuson Theatre. If you do not receive your refund within two weeks, please contact us at ticketcenter@gonzaga.edu. For events that are rescheduled, ticket holders are encouraged to keep existing tickets until new dates are announced. If new dates are acceptable, previously issued tickets may be used for the same seat on the new performance date. If new dates are not acceptable, buyers can request a refund in full. For any ticketholders who purchased tickets with cash, you may bring your ticket to the Box Office where you purchased it (Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center or Magnuson Theater) upon reopening to the public and receive a refund.

    The health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, students, touring artists, and staff is our primary concern, and we hope that our actions, along with the actions of performing arts venues across Washington will help control the spread of the coronavirus. As we move forward in planning for future performing arts events, we will continue to keep our patrons apprised through our websites – www.gonzaga.edu/mwpac, www.gonzaga.edu/theatreanddance, www.gonzaga.edu/music, and https://www.gonzaga.edu/news-events/events. Thank you for your continued support of the performing arts!


    Past Events

    Student Directing I Showcase

    Friday, May 1, 2020 @ 7:30pm
    Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

    Free Event

    19th Annual Spring Dance Concert - Directed by Suzanne Ostersmith, Choreographed by Dance Faculty

    Friday-Saturday, April 17 & 18, 2020 @ 7:30pm
    Saturday, April 18, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center - Mainstage, Gonzaga University

    Tickets: $10-$20

    Student Choreography Concert

    Tuesday-Wednesday, April 7 & 8, 2020 @ 7:30pm
    Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

    Tickets: $8-$10

    The Shape of Things - By Neil LaBute, Directed by Erin Sellers

    The Shape of Things by Neil Labute, directed by Erin Sellers, asks us how for we would go for love, for art, and for passion. A modern romantic comedy with its roots in the biblical myth of Adam and Eve, The Shape of Things shows us a semester in the lives of four deeply connected individuals as naive college student Adam is pulled into a relationship with charismatic and seductive art major Evelyn. As their relationship heats up, the engagement of Adam’s friends Jenny and Phillip begins to crumble and their lives are forever changed. This show gives us a stark look into the consequences of human desire.
    Rated R- for crude language, sexual content and near nudity

    Thursday-Saturday, March 26-28, 2020 @ 7:30pm
    Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

    Tickets: $8-$10

    American College Dance Association Northwest Conference (ACDA) - Dance As Service

    The Gonzaga Dance program, in keeping with our university mission, offers a number of ‘dance as service’ programs. Dance for Parkinson’s and ZagDance provide a variety of community members access to this art form we all know and love. Our academic dance program rigorously trains students to become better artists, community members, and people. We hope our theme, Dance as Service, sparks new thoughts and discussions about what is possible with this interdisciplinary way of thinking about dance.

    March 11-14, 2020
    Gonzaga University, Spokane WA

    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 Third Annual Love Your Body Week

    This event runs February 10th - 15th and will include body-positive activities across campus.

    Dancing at Lughnasa - By Brian Friel, Directed by Jack Delehanty

    "Brian Friel’s masterpiece and multi- award winning play, Dancing At Lughnasa, is considered by many to be one of our finest examples of Irish Theater. Perhaps it is because it so perfectly embodies the essence of the Irish soul and, at the same time, in a truly powerful way, reveals to us a universal hope in the future. It is often referred to as the greatest memory play since The Glass Menagerie. We travel with Michael as his memory takes us back to 1936 County Donegal where his mother and her four sisters struggle to balance a life of heartache and loss with moments of joy and hope. It is a play about women, strong, independent women yet, Like all great theater, Dancing At Lughnasa carries all of us aloft with music and dance and characters to a universal place where longings and loss are buoyed by simple joys and hope for the future.

    Friday-Saturday, January 31 & February 1, 2020 @ 7:30pm
    Sunday, February 2, 2020 @ 2pm
    Friday-Saturday, February 7 & 8, 2020 @ 7:30pm
    Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 2pm
    Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center - Mainstage, Gonzaga University

    Peace Corps Project

    Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 2pm
    Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

    Boundless Dance Club - Snowflake Showcase

    Monday, December 2, 2019 @ 7pm
    Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

    Dance Presents! Khambatta Dance Company and Forthun + Rome Dance Theatre

    Join the Gonzaga Theatre & Dance Department for Dance Presents! featuring Khambatta Dance Company and Forthun+Rome Dance Theater with the 2019/2020 Gonzaga University Repertory Dance Company.

    Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm
    Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center - Mainstage, Gonzaga University

    Contemporary Partnering/Contact Improv Workshop with Khambatta Dance Company and Forthun + Rome Dance Theatre

    Date: Wednesday, November 20th
    Time: 7-9PM
    Open to the Spokane Dance Community

    Small Company Arts Administration Workshop with Cyrus Khambatta

    Learn from Cyrus Khambatta about his administrative journey with his dance company and as founder of the Seattle International Dance Festival.  Followed by discussion, workshopping ideas, and Q & A.

    Date: Friday, November 22nd
    Location: Theatre & Dance Studios #103

    Romeo ∞ Juliet - By William Shakespeare, Directed by Charles M Pepiton

    Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet is one of the most enduring plays in the English language, but what do we know about it? What do we remember? Why bring the lovers back? Romeo and Juliet die, but the play is not about their death. They love, but the play is not about their passion. If it were about either of these, we might not be told the entire plot in the first 14 lines of the play. Romeo ∞ Juliet is about the transformative power of a choice, despite all evidence and warnings to the contrary, to fully connect with another, that simultaneously selfish and selfless act wherein strength is found in weakness. This new adaptation, using Shakespeare’s original text, is about how such an event can be two very contradictory yet simultaneous moments. Juliet lives as she dies. She heals as she kills. What if we were to allow this dawn song to shift itself back into phase?

    Rated PG

    Friday-Saturday, November 1 & 2, 2019 @ 7:30pm
    Sunday, November 3, 2019 @ 2pm
    Friday-Saturday, November 8 & 9, 2019 @ 7:30pm
    Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 2pm
    Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center - Mainstage, Gonzaga University

    ZagFam Weekend - 60x60 Dance Performance (SOLD OUT)

    Join the Gonzaga Dance Program for their first ever 60x60 Dance Performance – a 60min Choreography Festival featuring sixty 60sec. performances choreographed and performed by Gonzaga students.

    Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 6:30pm
    Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall, Gonzaga University

    ZagFam Weekend - Musical Theatre and Dance Revue (SOLD OUT)

    Join us for a one-hour performance showcasing high-energy dance numbers from a variety of popular musical theatre shows. Come to hear some of your favorite show tunes while being entertained with student-created choreography. Perfect for the whole family!

    Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 9:30pm
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 2pm
    Magnuson Theatre, Gonzaga University

    Guest Artist Residency Showcase - Forthun + Rome

    Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 7:30pm
    Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center - Mainstage, Gonzaga University

    24-Hr Theatre Project

    The Gonzaga Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to present our 2nd Annual 24-HR Theatre Project – a series of short plays which are all written, rehearsed, and performed within a 24-hour period. Featuring the writing, directing, and acting of GU students, faculty, and staff, the 24-HR Theatre Project is live theatre at its most chaotic and unpredictable.

    At 7:30pm on Friday, August 30th the fun begins, as actors audition and playwrights receive their prompts. By curtain time on Saturday evening, the plays are staged, props and costumes are gathered, lines are memorized, and the show goes on!

    Join us for a night of original theatre where anything can, and probably will, happen!

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

    Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ 7:30pm

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