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.

bat boy poster   2013-2014

   Bat Boy: The Musical

   Noises Off!

   The Gift of the Gorgon

   Winter Faculty DanceWorks Concert

   Betty's Summer Vacation


   Spring Gala Dance Concert





smokey poster 2012-2013


On The Open Road

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Winter Faculty DanceWorks Concert


I Hate Hamlet

Anything Goes

                                        Spring Gala Dance Concert


2011-2012  hairposter

The Arabian Nights

The Seafarer

She Loves Me

Winter Faculty DanceWorks Concert

Henry VI


Rock N Roll

Spring Gala Dance Concert


august poster 2010-2011

Take Me Out

Trojan Women


Winter Faculty DanceWorks Concert

All My Sons


August: Osage County

Spring Gala Dance Concert


saigon poster 2009-2010

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


smt09 Summer 2009


All Shook Up

Little Shop of Horrors




lion poster 2008-2009

The Rocky Horror Show (revival)

Women's Minyan

The Lion in Winter

Dearborn Americana

Winter Faculty DanceWorks Concert


Long Day's Journey Into Night


                                Spring Gala Dance Concert


smt 08 Summer 2008

Children of Eden

Me and My Girl

The Rocky Horror Show






moon 2007-2008

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (revival)

Curse of the Starving Class


Moon Over Buffalo

Winter Solstice Dance Concert

The Visit

The Bald Soprano

Arms and The Man


                                Spring Gala Dance Concert


smt 07 Summer 2007

The Music Man

Little Women

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change




2006-07 season 2006-2007

The Nerd (revival)



Winter Solstice Dance Concert

Blood Brothers

A Streetcar Named Desire

Bach At Leipzig


Spring Gala Dance Concert


smt 06 Summer 2006

Meet Me in St. Louis

I Shall Not Be Moved

The Nerd