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This Season

The Knutson Main Stage



Music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey

September 26 - 27 @ 7:30 p.m., September 28 @ 2 p.m.
October 1 - 4 @ 7:30 p.m., October 5 @ 2 p.m.

This dynamic rock musical tells the story of Diana Goodman, wife and mother, who struggles with bipolar disorder and how her life affects the rest of her family. Winner of three Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for best drama, "Next to Normal" is a powerful musical that explores suburbia, mental health and loss.



By William Shakespeare

November 21 - 22 @ 7:30 p.m., November 23 @ 2 p.m.
December 3 - 6 @ 7:30 p.m., December 7 @ 2 p.m.

This classic tale of star-crossed lovers is one of Shakespeare's most beloved tragedies. Romeo falls in love with Juliet but due to their feuding families, the Montagues and Capulets, the lovers must marry in secret. Matters worsen when Romeo kills Juliet's cousin in a duel the day before their wedding and must flee the city of Verona. This story has been transformed into musicals, movies, and ballets and remains one of the most powerful tragic love stories of all times.



February 19 - 21 @ 7:30 p.m., February 22 @ 2 p.m.

Demonstrating USD's commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity, the Theatre Department is honored to host guest artists Native Voices at the Autry.  Native Voices is a nationally renowned equity theatre company whose mission is "devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native and First Nations playwrights."



Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty; Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Co-conceived by Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

April 16 - 18, 22 - 25, 27 @ 7:30 p.m..
April 19, 25 - 26 @ 2 p.m.

Based on the beloved characters found in Dr. Seuss's lyrical and rhythmic books, "Seussical" brings those enchanting characters to life as "The Cat in the Hat" tells the story of Horton, an elephant who finds a speck of dust that contains the city of Who-Ville. Even though this musical follows the books "Horton Hears a Who!" and "Horton Hatches the Egg," other characters including Gertrude McFuzz, Yurtle the Turtle, and the Grinch can be seen in this charming and fun musical for all ages. 


The Arena Stage


One Act Plays (TBA)

October 31 @ 7:30 p.m.
November 1 @ 7:30 p.m., November 2 @ 2 p.m.

The Goat or, Who is Sylvia
By Edward Albee
March 26 - 28, 30 @ 7:30 p.m., March 29 @ 2 p.m.
Martin is a middle aged man who has everything he could possibly want, a loving wife and son, a career on the rise full of awards and he's in love with Sylvia. Who is Sylvia and how will the audiences react to their own morality when faced with social taboos?  Adult content and themes.



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