Theatre Department Begins an Eventful Season

Theatre students to perform a variety of plays and musicals.


The Hardin-Simmons University Theatre Department has planned an eventful, fun season for all ages to enjoy. Through each performance, HSU and the Abilene community will get to see the theatre students demonstrate their acting and vocal skills.

The evening shows begin at 7:30pm and the Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. General admissions for the plays is $10. The cost for military, seniors, and students is $5. The HSU faculty, staff, and students get in for free.

For the musicals the general Admission is $15; military, seniors and students $10; HSU Faculty, staff and students $5.

Tickets for the events can be purchased at the box office or online at

The Theatre Departments events are listed below in order of performance:

Pops at the Pond, September 29: Students will perform Broadway and musical hits at the Duck Pond at HSU. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be free of charge.    

The Wedding Singer, October 5-8 and 12-15: This musical is set in 1985 when a wedding singer is forced to reexamine the meaning of love and marriage.    

Check Please, Take 2, November 2-4: This play follows a girl's and boy's journey back into the dating life.  

This Girls Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing, November 15-19: This all- ages play follows three sisters who recently find each other again after 20 years.  

The Christians, January 31-February 4: This drama tells of a real minister who stopped believing in the existence of hell.  

Shrek the Musical, February 14-18: Based on the characters and story from William Steig's book and the hit DreamWorks film, this hilarious production turns the world of fairy tales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, musical comedy.    

Starlight Extravaganza, March 24:  An evening of elegant dining and Broadway show tunes. Tables are $350 and individual tickets are $65.  

From Up Here, April 5-8:  A new play about a family limping out the door in the morning and coming home no matter what.    

The Marriage of Figaro, April 12-15: This show will demonstrated the ageless message of love and forgiveness .  

DirectFest, April 25-28: This event consists of four night of student-directed one act plays .  

Dr. Victoria Spangler, Associate Professor of Theatre, believes that the season will bring a fun experience to the students and the viewers.

"We hope to give our audience members a unique theatrical experience which includes a high level of artistry and quality entertainment," Dr. Spangler said.

For more information on the Theatre Department visit  


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