You're Invited To Join First Nighters!  

Traditionally, opening nights of theatre and dance performances include celebrating with friends and family. Following this tradition, we invite you to join our First Nighters series. This is a great way to see terrific theatre and dance, get to know our students, met new friends and enjoy a delicious meal before the show! We look forward to welcoming you to our remarkable 2022-2023 production season!

Michael Estanich, Chair
Department of Theatre and Dance

Our First Nighters Season offers theatergoers dinner and a performance on the opening Friday evenings for five of the productions. Meals are served in the Noel Fine Arts Center courtyard by Dining and Summer Conferences. You can choose from several different series packages and individual event tickets to suit your schedules and tastes. Your best value is the combined Studio/Jenkins package of five productions. It is a great price for dinner and a show!

5:15 p.m. Cash Bar Refreshments
NFAC Courtyard

6 p.m. Director's Remarks and Dinner
NFAC Courtyard

7:30 p.m. Performance
Jenkins Theatre or Studio Theatre

Season packages for retuning patrons are on sale. Be an early bird and purchase your package now, or when single tickets go on sale Monday, August 1, 2021.

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Ticket sales are strong, yet cover only a portion of our production costs. Each  year we rely on Backstage patrons’ support to create exceptional productions and endowments for student scholarships.

Your BACKSTAGE contribution supports:

  • BFA Acting and Musical Theatre Senior Showcase
  • Student attendance at the American College Dance Association Conference
  • Student scholarships

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Suggested Contribution Levels

  • Angel - $1000+
  • Producer - $750+      
  • Artistic Director - $500+    
  • Managing Director - $250+    
  • Director - $100+
  • Stage Manager - $50+    

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