2021-2022 Season: New light

 The 2021-2022 Cornell College Theatre and Dance (CCTD) season is all re-examining the past in new ways, whether by mixing old technologies with new, presenting old stories in new ways, or simply asking new questions to inform our work. 

Our season is designed to educate our students, but also to delight, thrill, and even scare our audiences, whether online or back in a traditional theatre space.  There's a little something for everyone this year... 

Short Cuts: An Anthology of Scary Stories

A short film featuring stories told in traditional (an non-traditional) shadow puppetry form. Not for the feint of heart, these creepy tales will emerge online just in time for Halloween. Expected rating: PG-13
Directed and developed by Scott Olinger and ensemble.
Streaming beginning 10/29/21

Charlie Brown Christmas

UPDATE: Do to the upcoming professional tour of this title, the performance rights are no longer available and our production will be postponed until the following year. Please stay tuned for any word of an additional holiday offering for 2021.

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. 

Based on the story, The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern
Adapted by Joe Landry
Directed by Caroline Price

Kimmel Theatre.  (Audiences may also listen to an audio stream of the production from home.)
December 9th - 12th, 2021. Times TBA

The Fantasticks

"Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

Book and lyrics by Tom Jones; music by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Patrick du Laney

Black Box Theatre
February 17th, 19th, 24th, and 25th at 7:30PM; February 20th and 27th at 2:00PM

Freedom Dances

Join us for a celebratory return to live dance performance on the Cornell campus.  Comprised of new works developed by faculty and student choreographers, this concert is the triumphant cherry on top of the 2021-2022 season.

Directed by Eddie Forehand

Black Box Theatre
April 29th - May 1st, Times TBA

Questions: boxoffice@cornellcollege.edu


Box Office: 319.895.4293
Hours: Monday-Friday 3:15-5:15 p.m. Opens two weeks prior to the performance and one hour prior to show time. Unless otherwise noted, productions run Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Adults $10 (musical ticket price $15). Seniors, students, youth $7 (musical ticket price $12). Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount. Patrons with disability-related needs are encouraged to request accommodations with the Box Office at least 24 hours in advance.