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Theatre Department Production Calendar

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ESU Theatre 2023 / 2024 Season

Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by John Alan Menken

The legendary Broadway sci-fi musical

October 26-29, 2023

Karl C. Bruder Theatre

Late, A Cowboy Song

By Sarah Ruhl

A woman's search for true love

outside the box

February 29-March 3

Ronald Q. Frederickson Theatre

Androcles and the Lion

Book by Aurand Harris, Music by Glenn Mack

Aesop's popular fable as commedia dell'arte

April 12-14

Ronald Q. Frederickson Theatre

Ticket Information


  • General Audiences: $18
  • ESU Employees and Senior Citizens: $15
  • Student (any): Free
  • Guild members get 15% off tickets

Please let us know if any of your party may be accommodated for mobility/accessibility.

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