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Love and Information

By Caryl Churchill
September 15-17, 2023
Gallagher Student Center Onstage Theatre
Directed by Regina Pugh

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In this fast-moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
October 19-22, 2022
Gallagher Student Center Theatre
Directed by Suann Pollock

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, The Sound of Music follows the he inspirational story of an exuberant governess who brings music and joy back to a broken family. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family are forced to make a moral and life-changing decision. The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, The Sound of Music features a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music.  

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
November 17-19, 2023
Gallagher Student Center Onstage Theatre
Directed by Jeremy Dubin

After a shipwreck separates Viola from her twin brother, a whirlwind of mistaken identities and unrequited love on the coast of Illyria begins. Disguising herself, Viola sets out to conquer this strange land. When she falls in love with her new employer, Viola gets caught up in a romantic knot that she must untangle. Just when things stretch to the brink of bedlam, her twin appears and the puzzle pieces begin to come together. One of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, Twelfth Nightbrims with a lust for life and a longing for love.

XT Student Showcase Series

February 9-18, 2024
Gallagher Student Center Studio Theatre

Xavier Theatre is excited to bring back our Student Showcase! Featuring two plays and choreographers' workshop, every aspect of the productions are led by our amazing students: student-directed, student-choreographed and student-designed! Check back in September for more details!

The Prom

Book and Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book by Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
March 22-24, 2024
Gallagher Student Center Theatre
Directed by Darnell Benjamin

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together.

John Proctor is the Villain

By Kimberly Belflower
April 19-21, 2024
Gallagher Student Center Studio Theatre
Directed by Stephen Skiles

At a rural high school in Georgia, a group of lively teens are studying “The Crucible” while navigating young love, sex ed, and a few school scandals. Holding a contemporary lens to the American classic, they begin to question who is really the hero and what is the truth, discovering their own power in the process. Alternately touching and bitingly funny, this new comedy captures a generation in mid-transformation, running on pop music, optimism, and fury, writing their own coming of age story.