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


Paris En Pointe
Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m.
Journey back to Paris under the Eiffel Tower when the Moulin Rouge was the place to be. It was an exciting time for composers and visual artists alike when they changed the course of history with their music and Impressionist canvases. Such is the inspiration for the dance and music today. Ballet Quad Cities and the St. Ambrose Music Department partner with the Figge Art Museum to bring you "Paris en Pointe."

Oct. 5-6, 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 7, 3 p.m.
Neil Simon's "Rumors" is a madcap, slamming door farce involving cover-ups, deceptions, mistaken identities, and lot of huge laughs.

Letters Home
Nov. 4, 3 p.m.
This powerful performance brings to life actual letters written by service members serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Honk, Jr.
Dec. 1-2, 3 p.m.
Children's Show

Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Antics incorporates street dance, poetry, theater, and film into provocative and daring urban dance performances.

Tartuffe by Moliere
April 12-13, 7:30 p.m.; April 14, 3 p.m.
Provocative and powerful, Molière's dark comedy explores religious hypocrisy and the corruption of money and power.

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Speech and debate

Studio Theatre Productions


Rabbit Hole
Sept. 6-8

Speech and Debate
Feb. 14-16

Past Theatre Productions

Drama, Musicals, Comedy, and One-Acts

We've got variety! Part of what you'll discover in Theatre at SAU is that you're encouraged to try a little bit of everything. That includes not only different acting parts, but also working backstage, creating and/or designing sets, running lights, directing, and more!

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Daniel Rairdin-Hale, Associate Professor and Chair

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

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