Theatre

Typically two performances are staged annually, a drama or comedy production in the fall, and a musical in the spring on May Day/graduation weekend.

May Day Musical

Sondheim on Sondheim by Stephen Sondheim
Friday, May 5,  7:30 pm
Saturday, May 6,  7:30 pm
Yoder Recital Hall

This engaging contemporary musical revue features both well-known and seldom heard songs from Into the Woods, Company, Passion, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, and many other works. Exclusive video footage of Sondheim himself bridges the musical sections, offering insights into the artistic process and inspiration of one of our greatest living musical theatre artists.

Curtains "unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (David Hyde Pierce) arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder." - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/its-curtains-for-curtains-murder-mystery-musical-will-close-june-29-148558#sthash.rvYFOTCr.dpuf
Curtains "unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (David Hyde Pierce) arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder." - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/its-curtains-for-curtains-murder-mystery-musical-will-close-june-29-148558#sthash.rvYFOTCr.dpuf

Ticket information
Tickets, $15 for reserved seats,  are available online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or in person at the box office at the Marbeck Center Information Desk.

The Music Man - (May 2012)
The Castle of Otranto - (Nov. 2011) 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - (May 2011) 

Exercise the thespian within by being a part of the annual fall theatrical performance or the spring May Day musical. Want to know more about Bluffton University theatre studies? Visit our department home page or contact Melissa Friesen at friesenm@bluffton.edu