Mainstage Theatre and Dance Productions
For ticketing information, reservations, and directions to our theatres, please contact the Cornell College Box Office.
Music, lyrics and book: Jonathan Larson and Billy Aronson
Director: Janeve West
Music Director: Janelle Lauer
Choreographer: Alvon Reed, Cornell College Artist in Residence
October 25 - 28 with two performances on October 27.
Thursday, October 25th - Post-Show talk back with area experts to discuss the contemporary relevance of topics in the show.
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Director: Caroline Price
Plumb-Fleming Black Box Theatre
December 13 - 16
All the world’s a stage, in Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It. Forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity. Romance, revenge, laughter and love abound in a world where all the rules of romance, nature and politics are topsy-turvy.
Spring Dance Concert
Directed and choreographed by Alvon Reed, Dance Artist in Residence
February 28 - March 3, 2019
**Auditions for this production is open only to Cornell College students.
TBD: Original Work created in Partnership with Members of NYC's Puppet Kitchen
Plumb-Flemming Black Box Theatre
May 2 - 5, 2019
**Auditions for this production are open to the public. Audition dates TBD.