Theatre & Dance, Department of

Event    Saturday, December 9, 2023
With all new costumes, Georgia College & State University celebrates its 27th annual production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved 1892 two-act classical ballet “The Nutcracker.” Shows are Friday through Sunday, Dec. 8-10, in Russell Auditorium. The Russian ballet has become a staple in many holiday celebrations. The fairytale follows the festivities of a family and their Christmas tree, and a young girl dreams of her handsome Nutcracker coming to life and waging battle with an...
Three ballerinas in the 2023 "The Nutcracker" production at GCSU.
Event    Thursday, November 9, 2023
Georgia College & State University’s coming-of-age production, “Leveling Up,” explores the fears, hesitancy, obstacles and sometimes courageous rites-of-passage into adulthood facing today’s youth. The production opens Wednesday, Nov. 8, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Campus Black Box Theatre. Written by Deborah Zoe Laufer, the play explores the stagnant lives of three roommates who graduated from college two years earlier—but still spend their time on the couch playing video...
Cast of Leveling Up.
Event    Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Georgia College & State University’s coming-of-age production, “Leveling Up,” explores the fears, hesitancy, obstacles and sometimes courageous rites-of-passage into adulthood facing today’s youth. The production opens Wednesday, Nov. 8, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Campus Black Box Theatre. Written by Deborah Zoe Laufer, the play explores the stagnant lives of three roommates who graduated from college two years earlier—but still spend their time on the couch playing video...
Announcement    Thursday, November 2, 2023
Two years after graduation, three college roommates are still living in the same house and spending more time playing video games than moving through the outside world. When a big fight sparks a competition among them to "get a real life," all are propelled into the game of growing up. As the artificial stakes of the virtual world melt into real consequences, they discover that adulthood may not be the hero quest they wanted, but perhaps it's the one they need. Directed by Jeremy Lee...
Event    Saturday, November 11, 2023
Two years after graduation, three college roommates are still living in the same house and spending more time playing video games than moving through the outside world. When a big fight sparks a competition among them to "get a real life," all are propelled into the game of growing up. As the artificial stakes of the virtual world melt into real consequences, they discover that adulthood may not be the hero quest they wanted, but perhaps it's the one they need. Directed by Jeremy Lee...
Poster for theatre production of "Leveling Up."
Announcement    Monday, October 16, 2023
Join us for a delightful fall dance concert. The annual Bountiful concert showcases student choreography. Contemporary dance and surprises await. Beautiful lighting by the lighting design class. For more information contact:  Amelia.pelton@gcsu.edu.
Event    Saturday, November 18, 2023
Join us for a delightful fall dance concert. The annual Bountiful concert showcases student choreography. Contemporary dance and surprises await. Beautiful lighting by the lighting design class. For more information contact: Amelia.pelton@gcsu.edu.
Announcement    Tuesday, September 12, 2023
These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying. It's true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them. Written by Melanie Marnich. Directed by Eric Griffis.
Event    Friday, September 29, 2023
These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying. It's true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them. Written by Melanie Marnich. Directed by Eric Griffis.
Announcement    Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Join us in the GCSU community dance program, a noncredit dance program for ages three through adults! Beginning its 29th year, the GCSU community dance program offers all levels of classes in classical ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, tap, musical theater dance,and creative movement. Classes are being formed now. Join us in the 27th annual Nutcracker production presented the second weekend in beautiful Russell Auditorium! Email amelia.pelton@gcsu.edu for more information.