The Musical of Musicals: The Musical
Book by Eric Rockwell & Joanne Bogart, Music by Eric Rockwell, Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
This loving spoof takes one simple archetypal plot and turns it into five different parodies of iconic musical theatre writers: “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers & Hammerstein, where dream ballets are as normal as blueberry pie; “A Little Complex,” in the style of Sondheim, featuring a lot of words, a lot of blood, and a lot of dissonance; “Dear Abby,” in the style of Jerry Herman, a hummable star vehicle; “Aspects of Junita,” in the style of Lloyd Webber, a rock mock opera where people only sing and never talk; and “Speakeasy,” in the style of Kander & Ebb, set in Prohibition-era Chicago.
Knutson Theatre, Nov 30th – Dec 4th, 2022

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tick, tick... BOOM!
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Before Rent, there was tick, tick... Boom! This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson is the story of a composer and how he managed to get his big break in theatre. Torn between making money, creating art, and getting married, the protagonist waits tables as he tries to write the next big Broadway hit. Three performers play ten characters in this compelling story of personal discovery that is a rock musical uniquely blended with musical theatre styles.
Knutson Theatre, Feb 16th – Feb 19th, 2023

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Ron L. Moyer One-Act Plays
USD’s popular annual festival of short plays, directed by graduate and advanced undergraduate directing students.
Performed in the Arena Theatre, Mar 24th – 26th, 2023

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The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Mistaken identities, double lives, and witty dialogue come together in this high farce. Jack and Algernon are two young gentlemen who maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Complications and comedy both arise when they must reconcile their alter egos with the women they intend to marry, Gwendolen and Cecily. Subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” this satire of Victorian society is Oscar Wilde's most enduringly popular play and one of the funniest in the English language.
Knutson Theatre, April 20th – 23rd, 2023

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Spring Dance Showcase 2023
This biennial concert highlights the work of USD student choreographers, who will be practicing their creative scholarship while collaborating with many other student dancers, designers, and technicians.
Performed in the Knutson Theatre, Apr 30th, 2023

Tickets for this show are available at the box office on the day of the performance.

 

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