Theatre and Dance

Production History

The Department of Theatre and Dance has a long history, going back over 53 years. During that time, the department has produced over 600 shows ranging from Mainstage, Studio, Summer Music Theatre, and Showcase productions.  For a nearly-complete history of productions excluding Studio, take a look at the PRODUCTION HISTORY list.

For over 25 years we have usually presented two dance concerts a year in the Hainline Theatre.  More intimate dance concerts have also been presented in the Brophy Hall Dance Studio.

Recent productions are listed below.  By clicking on the title of the production, you will be taken to the WIU Visual Production Center's photos for each production.  Use your browser's back function to return to this list.

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  • Noises Off!
  • The Gift of the Gorgon
  • Winter Faculty DanceWorks Concert
  • Betty's Summer Vacation
  • Oklahoma!
  • Spring Gala Dance Concert

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  • Guernica
  • On The Open Road
  • Smokey Joe's Cafe
  • Winter Faculty DanceWorks Concert
  • Electra
  • I Hate Hamlet
  • Anything Goes
  • Spring Gala Dance Concert

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  • The Arabian Nights
  • The Seafarer
  • She Loves Me
  • Winter Faculty DanceWorks Concert
  • Henry VI
  • Hair
  • Rock N Roll
  • Spring Gala Dance Concert

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  • Take Me Out
  • Trojan Women
  • Cabaret
  • Winter Faculty DanceWorks Concert
  • All My Sons
  • Ruthless!
  • August: Osage County
  • Spring Gala Dance Concert

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  • Little Shop of Horrors revival
  • The Time of My Life
  • The Miser
  • Miss Saigon
  • Winter Faculty DanceWorks Concert
  • Enemy of the People
  • 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Spring Gala Dance Concert

Summer 2009
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  • Seussical
  • All Shook Up
  • Little Shop of Horrors

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  • The Rocky Horror Show revival
  • Women's Minyan
  • The Lion in Winter
  • Dearborn Americana
  • Winter Faculty DanceWorks Concert
  • Urinetown
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Samurai
  • Spring Gala Dance Concert

Summer 2008
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  • Children of Eden
  • Me and My Girl
  • The Rocky Horror Show


  • I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change revival
  • Curse of the Starving Class
  • Parade
  • Moon Over Buffalo
  • Winter Solstice Dance Concert
  • The Visit
  • The Bald Soprano
  • Arms and The Man

Spring Gala Dance Concert - Summer 2007
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  • The Music Man
  • Little Women
  • I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

2006-07 season

  • The Nerd revival
  • Sideman
  • Amadeus
  • Winter Solstice Dance Concert
  • Blood Brothers
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Bach At Leipzig
  • Othello
  • Spring Gala Dance Concert

Summer 2006
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  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • I Shall Not Be Moved
  • The Nerd