ISU School of Performing Arts: Theatre 2013-2014 Season

Michael

Theatre-ISU Opening Gala Fundraiser Concert

***************************************************************

Philadelphia Story

In this 1939 American classic by Phillip Barry we meet the Lords of Philadelphia--literally. Tracy Lord's final preparations for her wedding to mining heir George Kittredge are complicated by the arrival of reporters from a muckraking scandal sheet and by the re-appearance of her former husband, C.K. Dexter Haven. The play served as a "comeback vehicle" for Katherine Hepburn who also starred in the 1940 film, along with Cary Grant. The play is a delightful, stylized, romantic comedy replete with lots of "eye candy." Our costumes are designed by Edward Stevenson, the Pocatello boy who became a noted costumer for RKO studios, designing many costumes for this era. The ISU costume shop will convert Stevenson's renderings into costumes for this production.
RATED: PG

***************************************************************

Barebones

Choreographed by our renowned dance faculty, Barebones premieres new works in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Ballroom, and Hip-Hop.
RATED: PG

***************************************************************

Shape of Things

(LIMITED SEATING)
Adam's life takes an unexpected turn when he meets attractive graduate art student Evelyn. Never having much success with women, Adam is flattered that Evelyn has taken an interest him. Now he exercises regularly, eats healthier, dresses stylishly, and is more confident. However, Evelyn is hiding something beneath her seductive surface. They say seduction is an art, and Evelyn is an artist.sorta.
RATED: R (mature content)

***************************************************************

Gondoliers

Who is the King of Barataria? A young bride, destined to marry the heir of Barataria, arrives in Venice to join her future husband. However, he cannot be identified because he was entrusted to a drunken gondolier who mixed the prince up with his own son. When the King of Barataria dies, the two young gondoliers must jointly rule the kingdom until the nurse of the prince can be brought in to determine the rightful king.
RATED: PG

***************************************************************

James

Based upon the book by Roald Dahl, (author of Matlida, Charlie and the Chocolate Factorył and The Witches) James and the Giant Peach tells the story of James Trotter, a young orphan living with his terrible aunts Spiker and Sponge. One day while crying in the bushes, James encounters a strange old man who gives him a package of glowing crocodile tongues that will bring him happiness and great adventures. On the way back to his house, James trips and spills all the crocodile tongues by a nearby barren peach tree. The tree becomes enchanted and produces a peach the size of a house! This marks the beginning of a giant adventure for James.
RATED: PG

***************************************************************

Dolls House

(LIMITED SEATING)
Nora Helmer committed forgery years earlier in order to save the life of her husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed and fears what the scandal will do to her husband's career if it is revealed. But when the truth comes out, Nora is more shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem. Ibsen's play aroused great controversy during its time because of its critical attitude towards 19th century marriage norms.
RATED PG

***************************************************************