Auditions, Master Classes and Performances

2021-2022 season

Tickets available at the door: General public $10, College community $5, free for Eckerd students

At least two student performances are held each academic year!

Fall 2021

The Moors
By Jen Silverman

Directed by Cynthia Totten

Photos from The Moors

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moorhen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. A wild riff on the Bronte sisters and the Gothic romance genre. Includes violence and wicked humor.

Performances:

  • October 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • October 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • October 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • October 30 @ 2 p.m.

Location: Bininger Center for Performing Arts

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Music and lyrics by Stephen Trask
Book by John Cameron Mitchell

Directed by Soph Sawyer

The rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch.” This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch.” It’s a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile. Includes explicit language.

Performances:

  • December 1 @ 7  p.m.
  • December 2 @ 7 p.m.
  • December 3 @ 7 p.m..

Location: Nielsen Center for Visual Arts patio

Spring 2022

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss.

Directed by Gavin Hawk

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Performances:

  • April 13 @ 7 p.m.
  • April 14 @ 7 p.m.
  • April 15 @ 7 p.m.
  • April 16 @ 2 p.m.

Location: Bininger Center for Performing Arts

Past productions

Spring

2021Heathers: The Musical

2019Scenes from Metamorphoses

2018 – Failure: A Love Story

2017The Nether

2016The Best of Everything

2015Eurydice

2014 – The Tempest

2013Fuddy Meers

2012Dark Play or Stories for Boys

2011The Gamester

2010Working: A Musical

2009Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants.

2008A Stone That Sings

2007Alice Through Glass

Fall