Florida State University’s School of Theatre will celebrate fifty years of success with its 2023-2024 season, which features two plays and three musicals showcasing student artistry.
Performances begin October 2023 and run through April 2024. Season subscriptions, including three-show flex packages, are now on sale to the public.
“Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the School of Theatre has a long history of bringing world-class productions to the Tallahassee community,” said James Frazier, dean of the College of Fine Arts. “We invite everyone to come celebrate this milestone with us and enjoy a performance by our talented students.”
The season starts with “9 to 5: The Musical” from Oct. 13-22, based on the classic workplace comedy film starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton. In addition to the original hit song “9 to 5,” the musical features a new score with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.
“For 50 years, the School of Theatre and our dedicated faculty and staff have trained students, not just for Broadway stages, but as theatre-makers, leaders, artists and advocates for theatre across the world,” said Brad Brock, director of the School of Theatre. “This season is going to be one to remember, and we hope that you will join us and see why the School of Theatre continues to be recognized as one of the top programs in the country.”
From Oct. 27-Nov. 5, the Shakespeare-inspired contemporary play “Imogen Says Nothing” follows the story of a bear posing as a human woman amongst a troupe of 17th-century actors.
This year’s Theatre for Young Audiences production is “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!” from Nov. 16-19, based on Mo Willems’ beloved picture book about a precocious bird in the big city.
The spring semester kicks off Feb. 23-March 3, 2024, with “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” the twelve-time Tony-nominated adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel “War & Peace.” The contemporary play “Everybody” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins closes the season April 12-21.
Tickets for individual shows are $10-$35 and can be purchased online, by phone at (850) 644-6500, or at the Fine Arts Ticket Office in the Fine Arts Building at 540 West Call Street starting Sept. 14, 2023.
The Fine Arts Ticket Office is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. Performance times are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
For tickets and more information, visit tickets.theatre.fsu.edu.