Current Season 2015-16

Lipscomb Theatre wants to do more than simply provide quality entertainment for our community. Our core mission is to provide quality training to aspiring artists in a Christ-centered environment. We believe that Christians should play a pivotal role in shaping artistic culture. In order to do this, we must “gird them up with the armor of God.” Cultivating and nurturing their relationship with God is the first step. Quality training is the essential next step. This is where your gifts become most important to our work.

The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked nine years in London’s West End. Join our madcap actors in tights as they weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter. Knowledge about Shakespeare's works is helpful, but not at all necessary. All that you might need is someone to dial an emergency number in case you pass out from having too much fun.

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Into the Woods

One of Sondheim's most popular stage works, and an Oscar-nominated film in 2014, Into The Woods intertwines the plots of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, bringing them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and a rare modern classic. Enchantingly comedic with a dark twist, the story brings together everyone’s favorite characters from “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella,” among many others. Will the baker and his wife get their wish to have a child? Can Cinderella attend the King's Festival, and can Jack feed his family with riches plundered from atop the beanstalk? Will Little Red arrive at Granny’s house? When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey that sees that everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

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ELEVATE

Lipscomb Theatre’s resident dance company, Foundation Dance Theatre, in conjunction with invited professional dancers and theatre dance courses, present ELEVATE, an exciting performance featuring all styles of dance including jazz, ballet, tap, theatre, modern and more. FDT company members include Lipscomb University students with a strong dance background and a passion for telling stories through movement.

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The Crucible

The place is Salem, Mass., in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village.

First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but one that compels viewers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theatre ever can.

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

The time of the action is an "average day in the life of Charlie Brown." It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed up with the lives of his friends and dog, and strung together on the strand of a single day, from bright, uncertain morning to hopeful, starlit evening. In the end, Charlie Brown concludes, "Happiness is anything and anyone that's loved by you."

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