Theatre and Dance

Shows & Tickets

CSU Department of Theatre and Dance


All shows take place in the Allen Theatre Complex at Playhouse Square on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. For individual show details, click here.
2019-2020 Season Scroller
Tickets for 2019-2020 are now ON SALE! / 216-241-6000 

Ticket Prices:

Tickets are now on sale. Most regular performances take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm.
$15 General Admission
$25 Dinner and a Show (for specific dates only)
$10 Seniors
$8 Non-CSU College Student
$5 CSU Students / Faculty / Staff (with valid CSU ID)
$8 CSU Spring Dance Concert 2020 General Admission

As a resident company of the complex, our ticketing is through Playhouse Square! To order tickets, call 216-241-6000. You can also purchase online at

90-minutes prior to a performance: Tickets can be purchased in person at the Allen Theatre Complex. If purchasing in person before this, visit the State Theatre Ticket Office at 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.


CLICK HERE for all of our information and dates for DINNER AND A SHOW!

See special $25 DINNER AND A SHOW options by clicking HERE.

October 11-12, 2019
The Allen Theatre Mainstage
Directed by David Shimotakahara
Dance opens the year with a performance by GroundWorks DanceTheater, running October 11 and 12 on the Allen Theatre Mainstage. As the resident professional dance company of the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance, GroundWorks returns under the artistic direction of David Shimotakahara.
October 24 - November 3, 2019
The Allen Theatre Mainstage

"Into the Woods" $25 Dinner and a Show option on 10/25/2019 - information here.
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by James Lapine
Directed by Russ Borski, Music Direction by Maria DiDonato
The theatre season opens on the Allen Theatre Mainstage with the Stephen Sondheim / James Lapine musical INTO THE WOODS, running Oct. 24 through Nov. 3, 2019. Directed by Russ Borski with musical direction by Maria DiDonato, this Tony Award winning musical begins with “Once upon a time…” and tells the intersecting stories of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales. Just when everyone’s journey seems to be resolved, the characters’ worlds are shattered, only to be recombined to show that nobody really lives “happily ever after.”

CSU Student audition information click HERE.

Februrary 27 - March 8, 2020
The Outcalt Theatre
"God's Country" $25 Dinner and a Show option on 2/28/20 - information here.
Written by Steven Dietz
Directed by Dr. Michael Mauldin

The second theatre production is Steven Dietz’s explosive GOD’S COUNTRY, playing in the Outcalt Theatre Feb. 27 through March 8, 2020. Directed by Dr. Michael Mauldin, this exciting, highly theatrical docudrama is about the growing white supremacist movement in America, those dedicated to violent revolution and the expulsion from "God's Country" of non Aryans. Taken from court documents, interviews, news articles and other sources, these narratives are skillfully interwoven, sometimes nonchronologically, with statistics and facts into a kaleidoscopic and highly theatrical vision.
April 3-4, 2020
The Allen Theatre Mainstage
The Dance Program returns to the Allen Theatre Mainstage with its popular annual CSU SPRING DANCE CONCERT, April 3 and 4. Featuring the CSU Dance Company, faculty, staff, musicians and guest artists, this repertory concert, under the direction of Lynn Deering, includes an eclectic evening of contemporary and traditional choreography.
April 16-26, 2020
The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
Written by Katori Hall
"Our Lady of Kibeho" $25 Dinner and a Show option on 4/17/20 - information here.

The final theatre production of the season is OUR LADY OF KIBEHO by Katori Hall, running April 16 through 26, 2020 in The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre. In 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. She is denounced by her superiors and ostracized by her schoolmates—until impossible happenings begin to appear to all. Skepticism gives way to fear, causing upheaval in the school community and beyond. Based on real events, OUR LADY OF KIBEHO is an exploration of faith, doubt and the power and consequences of both.

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