Current Theatre Season

Our Upcoming Productions

Whether you enjoy acting, singing, stage management or makeup and costuming, you can find a role in our current season.

Auditions are open to all part-time and full-time DWU students, as well as DWU staff and faculty and area residents.

Little Shop of Horrors, the musical

A poster for the play Little Shop of Horrors. A plant with a mouth.

By Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
DWU Theatre

Oct. 26, 27, 31 Nov. 2, 3 – 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 – 2 p.m.
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A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” has devoured the hearts of theatregoers for more than 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin”) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II,” after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it – BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and intent toward global domination! “Little Shop of Horrors” is one of the longest-running off-Broadway shows and makes its DWU debut in October.

Stay tuned for audition information.

Marvin the Bully, a children’s play

A group of cartoon farm animalsA FREE touring children’s show for regional elementary schools.

For more information, contact Dan Miller, theatre director

This original script, written by students in the Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Theatre at Dakota Wesleyan, tells the story of Marvin the Bull who is a big bully and cannot understand why nobody will play with him or be his friend. Join Bessy the Cow, Dot the Dalmatian, Mikey the Monkey and Ellie the Elephant as they show Marvin what true friendship really entails in “Marvin the Bully.” A fun, energetic play for children that has an important message about the valuable lessons of friendship.

The Game’s Afoot, comedy mystery

A theatre poster with a Sherlock Holmes Ken Ludwig
DWU Theatre

March 22, 23, 29 and 30 – 7:30 p.m.
March 24 and 31 – 2 p.m.
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It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play “Sherlock Holmes,” has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But, when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette, himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are nonstop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Stay tuned for audition information.

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Dan Miller

Dan Miller

Chair of Theatre / Associate Professor of Theatre

Phone: (605) 995-2710