Dear Friends, Colleagues and Students,
We have a very exciting and well-rounded season of performances in store for the Central Coast. We think you will find our 2016-17 Season both educational and entertaining.
All of our performances are on campus at the Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre. For ticket information, call the Performing Arts Ticket Center at 805-756-2787. And you can always reach us in our main department office at 805-756-1465.
Thank you for your support. See you at the theatre!
Chair, Theatre & Dance Department
Cal Poly Theatre & Dance Season 2016-17
Jan. 20-22, 26-28, 2017
For the 47th year, the Orchesis Dance Company presents its annual concert dance performance. "Synergy" will feature the choreography of Cal Poly faculty, students, and locally and internationally known guest artists. Featured dance styles include ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern, and contemporary dance.
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin
Feb. 23-25, Mar. 2-4, 2017
Join us for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, in which six precocious sixth-graders compete to become champion, while reflecting on the trials, tribulations, and triumphs that led them to the Bee. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Written by Aaron Posner
May 11-13, 18-20, 2017
Love, art, revolution, and a dead bird ... In this meta-theatrical redux of Chekhov's The Seagull, an aspiring young director yearns to break free from the shadow of his actress mother, while his young muse pines for the love of a renowned novelist. Stupid F**king Bird pits old versus young, then versus now, in search of a life of happiness amongst a world of disappointment.