Departmental Mainstage Productions

Mainstage Productions are produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance, separate from the MTA. These full-scale productions are staged in the Baker Theatre, the Empie Theatre, or the Studio Theatre and provide additional co-curricular opportunitites for students. There are three Mainstage Productions per semester. Mainstage Productions are frequently directed and designed by the faculty and guest artists, but sometimes Theatre Majors approved by the faculty are also eligible to direct or design a Mainstage.


Click here to view the Current Mainstage season.


by Lin-Manuel Miranda
directed by Lior Algrably
Musical Director: Ellie Escher

Production Info - Information for Mainstage Productions will be given during the first department/MTA meeting of the semester and via email from the department during the fall and spring semesters.

Auditions - Audition sign-ups will take place at a time specified during the first meeting of the semester, typically directly following the meeting. You must contact the stage manager of the production in advance if you are unable to attend your audition time, or else you revoke your right to be cast in any production that semester of that status.

Casting - No individual will be cast in more than one mainstage each semester. If directors desire the same actor(s), the conflict is generally resolved by a discussion covering a number of factors including which part would be best for the actor's education and which show would benefit from the actor most.


Cast Lists - Cast lists will be sent out via email.  

Student Directors - Student directors are chosen through an application process their junior year.

Assistant Positions - Information regarding assistant positions will be given throughout the semester. You may also contact the director or the stage manager of the show for more information.

Reserving a Space - The stage manager of a Mainstage Production is responsible for contacting the General Manager in the Theatre Office in order to sign out rehearsal space.


2 rule - Mainstages DO count for the "2 Rule." To read more about the "2 Rule," click here.

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