Xavier University Theatre - 2012-2013 Season


The 1950's are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!


The inaugural season of the newly formed Department of Music and Theatre continues with William Shakespeare's comedy THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. The inspiration for the Hollywood teen film 10 Things I Hate About You, this outrageous comedy is a laugh-filled battle of the sexes. Filled with witty and playful humor, desperate suitors, clever disguises, an unconventional romance, and even a little cross-dressing, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW promises to be an enjoyable and hilarious evening for all!