Texas Theatre and Dance Presents the 2017/2018 Season

Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the 2017/2018 Season including our Subscription Series. This powerful line up of works includes the story of an immigrant’s journey to find “home,” a playful musical that examines the true nature of theatre, a story of scandal and corruption that defined a generation, striking new choreography and the gripping story of a town overcome with fear.

Subscription packages will be available beginning in August 2017. Individual ticket sales will begin September 2017.

By Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Sam Provenzano

October 4-15, 2017
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

Based on Homer’s Odyssey, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people – some kind, some dangerous and cruel – as he searches for his family. From a sinister, one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies, to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape to find “home.”

Fall For Dance
Artistic Directors: Jeremy Arnold, Erica Gionfriddo and Dorothy O’Shea Overbey

November 1-12, 2017
B. Iden Payne Theatre

Dance Repertory Theatre, the award-winning dance company, presents new work from professional and student choreographers in Fall For Dance.
**Series Plus Option 

The Crucible
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Michael Fry

November 8-19, 2017
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

When teenage girls are discovered trying to conjure spirits, fear and suspicion take hold of Salem, Massachusetts. Accusations of witchcraft turn neighbor against neighbor. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a timeless parable of morality and our contemporary society.

The Drowsy Chaperone
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Directed by Nick Mayo

December 6-10, 2017
B. Iden Payne Theatre

When a theatre fan introduces his favorite musical, the fictitious 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce. Hailed by New York Magazine as “the perfect Broadway musical,” the Tony Award-winner is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.

By Lucy Prebble
Directed by Hannah Wolf

February 21 – March 4, 2018
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

A “true story of false profits,” Enron follows the astounding rise and fall of the Texas-based energy company. Presented as an epic myth complete with songs, dance, puppets and dinosaurs, Enron reveals the depth of deceit that led to one of the largest financial scandals in history.

Artistic Directors: Charles O. Anderson, Andrea Beckham and Yacov Sharir

March 28 – April 8, 2018
B. Iden Payne Theatre

Under the direction of Charles O. Anderson, Andrea Beckham and Yacov Sharir, Transcendence is a celebration of the illustrious career of Dr. Yacov Sharir. The founder of the American Deaf Dance Company and Sharir Dance Company, Dr. Sharir’s research and choreography features virtual environments and computerized movement. Transcendence is also the inaugural year of the Haruka Weiser Memorial Choreographic Fellowship.

UTNT (UT New Theatre)
New plays by M.F.A. Playwriting candidates
Curated by Steven Dietz

April 12-22, 2018
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its eleventh season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.
**Series Plus Option 

Titles, dates, artists and venues are subject to change.