Theatre Arts Department

Theatre is the art and craft of play production. It includes the study of dramatic literature and theory, theatre history, acting, set design, lighting design, costume design and film. In addition to the scholarly exploration of these subjects, the theatre program emphasizes the practical application of knowledge gained and skills learned through annual performances before live audiences.

Theatre also explores the historical, cultural and social milieu that produced significant works of dramatic literature.

Students who complete an emphasis in theatre at Snow College will be expected to demonstrate that they

  • know the historical and cultural development of western dramatic literature and tradition;
  • know the characteristics of significant literary schools from classism to Shakespeare;
  • are able to criticize significant great works in terms of the period in which they were written;
  • are able to perform the basic duties of a stage technician;
  • are able to perform a variety of roles from tragic, comic and musical theatre;
  • feel or appreciate the literary and humanistic significance of drama;
  • feel or appreciate significant works of drama from a variety of schools and authors;
  • feel or appreciate the visual and oral elements of theatre.


Purchase Season Tickets until September 30th

If you would like to keep your Season Tickets at will call, we will email you a ticket voucher that has your order number as well as the days you choose.

You can exchange your tickets up to the Monday of the week of the performance. We will print tickets, and all sales will final, on the Tuesday of the week of the performance.


Upcoming Theatre Productions:

See How They Run

See How They Run - September 27-30, 2017

So swift is the action, so involved the situations, so rib-tickling the plot in this London hit that at its finish audiences are left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a foot race. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress (he is now stationed with the Air Force in England), a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who "touches alcohol for the first time in her life," four men in clergyman suits presenting the problem of which is which (for disguised as one is an escaped prisoner), and a sedate Bishop aghast at all these goings-on and the trumped up stories they tell him.

By Phillip King
Directed by Brad V. Olsen
Tickets:  Adults - $8.00, Seniors/High School and Younger - $7.00, Snow College Students w/Activity card - $2.00

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The Rivals

The Rivals - November 8-11, 2016

This is the splendidly witty drawing room comedy that gave the world the immortal Mrs. Malaprop.

In The Rivals, Lydia Languish reads too many romance novels. She wants to marry penniless ensign Beverley, but doesn't realize that in fact he is the wealthy Jack Absolute. Though she initially refuses to marry him, she later changes her mind.  Lydia's aunt Lady Malaprop doesn't approve of Lydia's suitor Beverley, because he's poor. Lady Malaprop has fallen in love with Sir Lucius O'Toole, who mistakenly believes that the love letters he receives from her are actually from Lydia.  It turns out that ensign Beverley is in fact Captain Jack Absolute, the son of the wealthy Sir Anthony Absolute. He has been pretending to be poor because he knows that Lydia has a romantic idea about marrying a poor man from a lower social station.  Unbeknownst to Jack and Lydia, his father and Lady Malaprop have arranged for them to be married. Upon realizing that Jack isn't poor, Lydia wants nothing to do with him, then changes her mind when she hears that he has gallantly entered a duel.

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed by Andrew Nogasky
Tickets:  Adults - $8.00, Seniors/High School and Younger - $7.00, Snow College Students w/Activity card - $2.00

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The Forgotten Carols 

The Forgotten Carols - November 29-30 & December 1-2, 2017

A timeless classic, Michael McLean's The Forgotten Carols have been enjoyed by sold-out audiences nationwide. Now you can feel the warmth of the Christmas spirit from the stage performances in your own home. The Forgotten Carols tells the story of a nurse whose empty life is changed when a new patient recounts the story of Christ's birth as told by little known characters in the nativity story. The accounts from the Innkeeper, the Shepherd and others help her discover what the world has forgotten about Christmas, and open her heart to the joy of this special season.

By Michael McLean
Directed by Davis Underwood
Tickets:  Adults- $12.00, Seniors (62+) and Youth (5-18)- $10.00, Snow College Students w/Activity card - $3.00

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Into The Woods 

Into the Woods - February 22-24, March 1-3, 2018

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

By James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Trent Bean
Tickets:  Adults - $9.00, Seniors/High School and Younger - $8.00, Snow College Students w/Activity card - $3.00

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Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher - April 11-14, 2018

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Peterson
Directed by Milinda Weeks
Tickets:  Adults - $8.00, Seniors/High School and Younger - $7.00, Snow College Students w/Activity card - $2.00

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