Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty
The list of phrases to describe Avenue Q is endless: Irreverent. Hilarious. Surprisingly sincere. Topical. Disarming. Tony Award-winning. A twisted love letter to “Sesame Street.” This fresh and funny musical chronicles the post-college adjustments young adults (and puppets) must make as they realize that growing up supremely special—as their parents, coaches, and teachers told them they were—might not result in being truly prepared for the real world. Overflowing with catchy tunes and mature situations, Avenue Q is sure to captivate audiences with its unique blend of heart and brazenness. Did we mention there are puppets?
Co-Produced with School of Music
By Lisa Loomer
Distracted asks a prescient question innumerable parents struggle to answer: where’s the line between “kids will be kids” and a diagnosis of ADHD? In a thoughtful, humorous, and humane contemporary comedy, one family navigates the worlds of psychiatry, homeopathy, and psychology in their quest to help their son behave better at school and at home. Distracted takes advantage of inventive staging, double and triple casting, and a gleeful overthrow of conventional theatrical rules to keep the audience on its toes. It provides a perfect reflection of how today’s incessant barrage of technology and media influences our every waking moment.
Angels in America:
By Tony Kushner
Set during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, two vastly different couples in New York City grapple with seemingly insurmountable forces, both internal and external. Angels in America provides thrilling juxtapositions of the intimate with the spectacular, the very public (politics) with the very private (love and sexuality), and rich humor with stark pathos. Societal and personal change are chronicled with deftness and empathy even for the drama’s most malicious characters. Full of passion, compassion, and big ideas, Tony Kushner’s epic Part One of Angels in America is no less than one of the most important plays of the late twentieth century.
Dance Up Close
Dance Up Close is a two-program event where students have an opportunity to share their work as dancers, choreographers, and designers in the beautiful Masquer Theatre. It is an intimate and exciting evening of performance you won't want to miss!
MONTANA REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS
The Miracle Worker
By William Gibson
The Miracle Worker tells the story of Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, who finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Anne Sullivan, her gifted tutor. In some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage, Helen overcomes rage and confusion to triumph over her physical disabilities. William Gibson’s powerful drama explores the heart of character and the mystery of courage. The Miracle Worker is a story of victory over unbelievable odds—accomplished through conviction, perseverance, and love.
Book of Days
By Lanford Wilson
Enter the world of Dublin, Missouri, population: 4,780. Dublin is full of seemingly ordinary people who love their community theatre, are faithful churchgoers, and are proud of the cheese factory that is the lifeblood of the local economy. But after figurative and literal tornadoes roar through town, deep cracks in Dublin’s foundations of faith, family, and justice become impossible for some residents to ignore. Book of Days is a simultaneously whimsical and scathing look at the many kinds of power regular people seek and how individuals can be smart and courageous—but very unpopular for their convictions.
Dance in Concert
Our popular annual concert celebrates the culminating choreographic work of students, faculty, and guest artists. This extravaganza in the Montana Theatre features inventive and thought-provoking works that have been selected to provide an evening of dance that is beautifully performed, exquisitely crafted, and provides our audiences with a rich feast of choreographic invention.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
In what is perhaps the Bard’s best-known comedy, two sets of ingénues, plus a ragtag group of blue-collar workers, stumble headlong into the middle of a lovers’ spat. But it’s not just any lovers’ spat, because the arguing couple in question happens to be the king and queen of the fairies! Almost all the humans in the vicinity become hilarious casualties of the magical war between Oberon and Titania; the world of the play itself is turned upside-down as Shakespeare weaves an unforgettable tale of misplaced affection, supernatural mischief, and compounding happy endings. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an ode to love, nature, loyalty, and the sheer magic of words.
Dance New Works
Dance New Works showcases new, exciting pieces that will entertain your spirit and excite your senses! In the unique Open Space, the dancers transform and allow their creativity to flow.