Xavier University Theatre - 2014-2015 Season


THE LAST FIVE YEARS follows the relationship of Cathy and Jamie, an actress and novelist who fall hopelessly in love. As Jamie tells their story from beginning to end and Cathy in reverse, their lives start to take different paths, and we discover even love can't always triumph over personal ambition. An emotionally powerful and intimate musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS won the Drama Desk Award for best music and lyrics and was named one of Time Magazine's 10 best shows of 2001.


"JAW-DROPPING! - New York Magazine


A timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love, GODSPELL follows a small group of people as they learn important life lessons by helping Jesus tell his timeless parables through games, storytelling and comedy. With a parade of beloved songs including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Day by Day" and "By My Side," Jesus' message of kindness and tolerance comes vibrantly to life. This beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz, the composer of Wicked, is brought to the stage in a masterful retelling of the original, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements.


A year after her sister is killed while working as a war photographer, a young woman is set to present the photographs at a memorial. When she and her fiance retreat to a lakeside mountain town to reflect and prepare, they find themselves at odds over their secrets, desires and their place in the world. A new play from a daring young playwright, BLACK FLY SPRING explores how we move forward during times of despair.

Contains adult language and situations.

Hermia loves Lysander. But Demetrius loves Hermia. And Helena - Hermia's best friend - is head over heels for Demetrius. In order to get what they want, they all run away to the woods where these criss-crossed lovers become entangled with two groups of feuding fairies and a troupe of fumbling actors. Needless to say, chaos ensues until all is set right in the morning! A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is a raucous comedy about love and obsession, jealousy and magic, set in an enchanted forest filled with Shakespeare's most popular and comedic characters.


SPRING AWAKENING is an exhilarating rock musical about the trials and tribulations of growing up. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including best musical, SPRING AWAKENING follows a group of students as they navigate the journey from adolescence to adulthood through a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion. A landmark musical, SPRING AWAKENING electrifies audiences with its fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll.


Contains mature themes, sexual situations and explicit language.