Theatre and Dance Performance Calendar

All performances are at the NDNU Theatre, 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont, unless otherwise noted.

Almost, Maine
April 17 – 26, 2015

John Cariani’s quirky romantic comedy in nine vignettes. The stories unfold in the chill of winter under brilliantly lit skies in which shooting stars and the northern lights dazzle the gazers in the far north woods of Maine. On a cold, clear, moonless Friday night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine, so named because, explains one of the characters… “We never got organized.” residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

Almost, Maine will be performed April 18 , 19 , 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 26 at 2:00 p.m. General Admission is $10. Students and seniors are $5.00 with NDNU students, faculty and staff admitted free of charge. Ticket reservations can be made by calling the NDNU Theatre box office at 650 508-3456 or online at boxoffice@ndnu.edu.

NDNU Muves
April 20, May 1 – 2, 2015

Previous Performances This Season

Labor Day Theatre and Dance Festival
August 8 – 30, 2014

Into the Unseen by New Ground Dance Theatre Co. directed by Coleen Lorenz
Trailer Park Gods by Panayiota Kuvetakis
Kappa Delta Epsilon: The First Sorority by Katie Ruppert
Are You There Aphrodite? It’s Me…Gary by Katie Ruppert
Our Town---(Full of Zombies) by Che Enrique Munoz Ramirez
O, Puck… by Che Enrique Munoz Ramirez
Jacqueline Kennedy by Leslie Goddard
Missadelphia - 1961 by Dan Eeds
Three is Better Than Two by Diahanna Davidson
Spoken Word Poetry From the Streets with Khoree (Cory Page) and friends
The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang
Baba and Me by Karen Byrne
The Legend of the Secret Knight by Karen Byrnes
The Girl Who Believed in Unicorns by Karen Byrnes and Ari Wayne
Sing and Dance and Meet the Sporteenies based on characters created by Donna Imsand
Three plays adapted from winners of the “What’s Your Story?” writing contest!

A Midsummer Night's Dream
October 10 – 19, 2014

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream will be staged in the 100 seat NDNU Theatre Studio Theatre that allows audiences to experience Shakespeare’s most popular and frequently produced comedy in an ‘up close and personal’ way. Audiences will be treated to a surreal night of fairies, spells, lovers and plenty of mischief.

Director: Bruce Williams
Choreography: Coleen Lorenz

October 10, 11, 17, 18, at 7:30 p.m. and October 19 at 2 p.m. General admission is $10. Admission is free to all faculty, staff and students. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 650-508-3456 or by emailing boxoffice@ndnu.edu.

Transformations: Exploring the Power of Empathic Resonance in Dance/Theatre, Art, and Science
October 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

NewGround Theatre Dance Company, NDNU Choreography/Performance Class, and Artists from FRPArt Coop and Community. An Arts Unity Movement Production. Admission is free.


A Christmas Carol: A Gift to the Community
December 5 – 14, 2014

For 28 consecutive years "The Gift," a lavish musical theatre production of "A Christmas Carol," has been presented free to the public at the Notre Dame Theatre. Eight of the nine performances, each year, feature free admission. Tickets for the Opening Night Gala performance are sold to help pay for the production. In the spirit of The Gift, each year, audience members bring food and toys to be donated locally for the holidays.

December 5 – 14, 2014
NDNU Theatre
More info at christmascarolthegift.org >

Student Showcase
February 12 – 14, 2015

The Student Showcase program is unique to NDNU Theatre and Dance and it affords students an opportunity to select, produce and direct and/or design a play with the full support of the Theatre faculty and staff.

Naomi in the Living Room
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Hailey Smith
“A satirical play featuring deranged and erratic characters, and a really comfy couch.”
Featuring: Mari Vilardo, Luis Ortiz, Victoria Weber

A Blooming of Ivy
By Garry Williams
Directed by Kenny Silberberg
“A sweet, tender, funny piece about the unexpected possibility of late-in-life love.”
Featuring: Joe Hill, Mia Vodanovich

Our Town: Full of Zombies
By Enrique Munoz
Directed by Arnold Orozco Ramirez
“A premier one act play.”
Featuring: Jay Sharma, Luis Ortiz, Linsey Almassey, Cynthia Delgado

The Concorde Fallacy
By Doug Rand
Directed by Jazmyne Holly
“This play is Totally About Dating!”
Featuring: Hannah Massagli, Jay Sharma, Victoria Weber

The Lover
By Harold Pinter
Directed by Terry Kitagawa
“A subtle blending of artful nuance, veiled menace and zany humor one act play.”
Featuring: Donald Henderson, Chiarra Sorci

Performances February 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. General admission $10. Free for all NDNU faculty, staff and students.