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Department of Theatre & Dance

These Shining Lives (September 21 - 26, 2017)

Arielle Conrad as Francis, Emily Huizenga as Pearl, Sabrina Sieg as Catherine, and Lauren Hanson as Charlotte in "These Shining Lives."

Shyama Iyer as Kattrin, Jada Jefferson as Mother Courage (Anna), Aaron Schilling as Chaplain, and Colin Waters as Cook in Mother Courage and Her Children (Nov. 2 - 7, 2017)

At Western Kentucky University, we believe that what you learn in the shops, the studios, and onstage is every bit as important as what happens in the classroom.  Our intensive production season provides plenty of hands on experience. We provide many opportunities throughout the year for you to perform within WKU’s Theatre & Dance Department.

Our Productions

 On average, we offer around 75 individual performances of 20 to 25 different productions every year, including:

  • 4 Mainstage productions, including at least one musical
  • 2 Mainstage dance concerts
  • 3 Student-choreographed dance concerts
  • A Children's Theatre Series of 3 to 5 productions
  • A Studio Series of student-directed works
  • A Next Stage Series of showcases, Revusicals and works in progress
  • A New Works Festival, every other year

We produce the classics and well-known favorites, as well as creating our very own pieces. Come watch one of our performances, and you will see our students working as writers, devisers, choreographers, directors, designers, performers, stage managers, dramaturgs, and technical directors. Discover your role with us in WKU’s Theatre & Dance Department!

To order tickets, see box office information below:

Fine Arts Box Office Information

Box Office Phone: (270) 745-3121
M-F Noon-4:00 pm

Department Contact Information

Department of Theatre & Dance
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71086
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086

Phone: (270) 745-5845
Fax: (270) 745-5879


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