Current Productions

Each year, the Theatre Department produces six mainstage shows in the Allaert Auditorium of the Galvin Fine Arts Center and two Studio Theatre (black box) shows.

The mainstage productions include specialty shows – Fresh Face Revue and Senior Showcase – that highlight first-year and senior students. And two other shows are the culmination of classes offered every other year. The Coffeeshop Cabaret is part of the Intro to Music Theatre class and the Midnight Shakespeare production comes from the Advanced Acting class.

Take a look at what's going on this year and plan to come see us perform!

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Performing Arts Series



Click on each show title to see more details.

Time Stands Still
(in the Studio Theatre)
Sept. 5-6, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 7, 3 p.m.

Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
This season opens with a collaboration between the trio 6-Wire and SAU pianist Marian Lee performing traditional Asian music pieces and excerpts from "The Butterfly."

Big Fish
Oct. 4-5, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6, 3 p.m.
Edward Bloom is a man who loves to tell stories about himself that are filled with impossible romance, epic adventure, and unusual friends. His son Will embarks on his own journey to reveal the man behind the myth and find out who his father really is.

The Little Prince
Dec. 7, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Children's Show
Written by award-winning playwright and St. Ambrose University alum, Aaron Randolph III, this adaptation of The Little Prince includes masks, puppets, and original music.

Chicago Dance Crash
Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Emphasizing a unique mission of both athleticism and accessibility, the Crash aesthetic is most notably recognized by its combination of concert and hip-hop technique in works ranging from full-length productions to repertory pieces and freestyles.
Presented in cooperation with Quad City Arts

The Shape of Things
(in the Studio Theatre)
Feb. 13-14, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 15, 3 p.m.
Set in a small university town in the American Midwest, The Shape of Things centers on the lives of four young students who become emotionally and romantically involved with each other and focuses on people's willingness to do things for love.

Mexico Beyond Mariachi
Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Mexico Beyond Mariachi was created 15 years ago in New York City to educate communities about traditional Mexican performance culture beyond the stereotype.
Presented in cooperation with Quad City Arts

Dancing at Lughnasa
April 17-18, 7:30 p.m.
April 19, 3 p.m.
Five sisters, a charming, but feckless vagabond, a priest with dementia, and a radio named "Marconi" that only works intermittently are the essential components in this semiautobiographical story of the struggles of family life on a farm in 1936 Ireland.

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Studio Theatre Productions


Time Stands Still
Sept. 5-6, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 7, 3 p.m.

The Shape of Things
Feb. 13-14, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 15, 3 p.m.
See details about The Shape of Things and buy tickets

Past Theatre Productions

We've got variety! Try a little bit of everything at SAU, including acting parts, tech work, creating and/or designing sets, running lights, directing, and more!

See our Flickr album of past productions


Daniel Rairdin-Hale, Associate Professor and Chair

Galvin Fine Arts Center 43
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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