LOGAN — The Department of Theater Arts at Utah State University has announced its production schedule for the 2022-23 academic year.
The season will start with love and information by revolutionary British playwright Caryl Churchill. As with all his works, love and information takes the idea of a play beyond its accepted imaginative limits.
It’s a fast-moving kaleidoscope with over a hundred nameless characters, disembodied voices trying to make sense of what they know.
love and information has slightly adult themes.
love and information will be performed at the Block Box Theater at the Chase Fine Arts Center on the USU campus at 7:30 p.m. October 3-8. A matinee performance will also be offered at 1 p.m. on October 8.
Later that same month, the Department of Theater Arts will launch the controversial musical spring awakening.
The dramatic musical, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
spring awakening is an alternative rock musical that will invite Cache Valley audiences to join a band from the late 19e German students of the century on their rite of passage as they navigate adolescent self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion.
The show has dark themes – including homosexuality, abortion, and suicide – and explicit language.
spring awakening will be presented at the Morgan Theater at the Chase Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on October 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29. A matinee performance will also be offered at 1 p.m. on October 29.
This Christmas, the Lyric Repertory Company will take on a new holiday tradition by presenting A Christmas Carol.
This original version of the Charles Dickens classic – adapted by opera legend Sid Perkes – brings together ghosts, misers, memories and the spirit of generosity in a magical story for the whole family.
And let’s not forget the spectacular puppets designed by Dennis Hassan!
A Christmas Carol will be presented at the Caine Lyric Theater on Center Street in downtown Logan at 7 p.m. on December 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 and 16. Matinee performances will also be offered at 1 p.m. on December 3. 10 and 17.
To celebrate the New Year, the Department of Theater Arts will present the parody comedy Puffs by Matt Cox.
This off-Broadway show is also known as Seven turbulent growing years in a certain school of magic and magic.
As you may have guessed, Puffs follows the escapades of a group of clever, dimwitted, heartwarming, and largely ignored wizarding students in the shadow of a more famous classmate.
Puffs has a mature language and social situations.
Puffs will be presented at the Caine Lyric Theater on Center Street in downtown Logan at 7:30 p.m. on February 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13. A matinee performance will also be offered on February 11 at 1 p.m.
Later in February, the Department of Theater Arts will present the first Pinocchio Theatera new musical version of the Pinocchio story set in a circus.
This show will explore the darker themes of fairy tale history and is recommended for older children.
The Pinocchio Theater will be presented at the Morgan Theater at the Chase Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. on February 24 and 25, as well as March 1, 2 and 3. Matinee performances will also be offered on February 25 and March 4 at 1 p.m.
Finally, the 2022-23 season will conclude with the classic Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw.
Misalliance is a tongue-in-cheek examination of the mating instincts of a diverse group of people gathered at a wealthy man’s country house one summer weekend.
Most romantic interest centers on the host’s daughter, Hypatia Tarleton, a typical Shaw heroine who proves her lifelong theory that in court women are the relentless pursuers and men pursue them apprehensively.
Naturally, Misalliance has adult themes.
Misalliance will be presented at the Morgan Theater at the Chase Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on April 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22. A matinee performance will also be offered on April 15 at 1 p.m.