Baylor Theatre is now open for the 2023-2024 Season. Listed below are all the shows we'll be producing this school year. Please use this page to see any content, language, and/or effects warnings for our shows this season. If you have any questions please contact us by calling 254.710.1865 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Widely regarded as O'Neill's greatest work, Long Day's Journey Into Night is a modern classic. In this autobiographical and unflinching depiction of love, betrayal, and addiction, the "father of American theatre: examines the fragility of family bonds and the fallout of intergenerational trauma. Join us for the staged reading of this
*This play contains profanity, depictions of addiction and violence, and mature themes not suitable for all ages.*
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Staged Reading directed by John-Michael Marrs
September 15 at 7:30pm
September 17 at 2pm
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Go, Go, Go, Jo!!
We are thrilled to be producing one of the most popular musicals of the last 50 years. This upbeat reimagining of the biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, his eleven envious brothers, and his coat of many colors, follows Joseph the dreamer as he faces adversities and triumphs, and manages to keep his dreams and faith intact.
Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this show is a musically eclectic journey told using different genres of music from pop to country, with a few stops in between. And it features memorable tunes like Close Every Door, and Any Dream Will Do, that you’ll be singing long after. Joseph is a witty, sparkling, inspirational show, that is perfect for the entire family.
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Lisa Denman
September 27-30 at 7:30pm
October 1 at 2pm
October 4-6 at 7:30pm
October 8 at 2pm
Join us this fall as CaBEARet presents a concert version of 9 to 5 the Musical. Mark the dates for this show on your calendar now for December 1 and 2. The show is double cast so different performers are playing the leads each night. Another offering of CaBEARet will also happen in Spring '24.
In a country house at the end of 19th century Russia, three sisters long to return to the Moscow of their youth. Olga, Masha, and Irina must contend with their brother’s love life, unfulfilling employment, and a troupe of soldiers stationed in the town. Together they search for meaning in Sarah Ruhl’s fresh and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece about memory, inertia, and missed opportunities.
Written by Anton Chekhov
A New Version by Sarah Ruhl Based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron
With Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Directed by Lucas Skjaret
In partial fulfillment of the MFA in Directing
Nov 7-11 at 7:30pm
November 12 at 2pm
Men on Boats
It is the summer of 1869, and a government-sanctioned expedition led by John Wesley Powell seeks to charter the new frontier. Traversing the Green and Colorado Rivers, Powell, his comrade William Dunn, and eight other explorers encounter perilous rapids, raging rocks, capsized boats, slitherin’ snakes, and a rescue by a pant-less man! Told entirely by a female cast, this story invites us to experience the joy of exploration, while also considering whose stories have been left untold or erased. Join Powell and his crew as they discover grueling challenges, the strength of camaraderie, and the beauty of the river’s path. *This show contains strong language not suitable for all audiences*
Written by Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Marian Barshinger
In partial fulfillment of the MFA in Directing
February 20-24 at 7:30pm
February 25 at 2pm
Tickets on sale February 6
Everyone needs friends! Friends make your life better! In this time of social isolation and cyber communities, who wouldn’t want a big group of real friends! Friends to help you with your style, your career, and even your love life! Whether you want them or not, everyone needs friends!
From one of Japan’s greatest post-war writers, Abe Kōbō, comes this darkly comedic look at social isolation, togetherness, and friendship. *This show includes depictions of violence and dark themes that are not suitable for all ages*
By Abe Kōbō
Directed by David Jortner
March 19 - 23 at 7:30pm
March 24 at 2pm
Tickets on sale March 5
CONCERT AND CONVERSATION ABOUT THE CREATION OF THE NEW MUSICAL, AMERICAN ECLIPSE, WITH AWARD-WINNING CREATORS AND BROADWAY STARS
As the clock ticks down to the moment of the eclipse and the stunning, breathtaking event itself, relationships forged on the trek out west deepen and bloom, leaving each scientist — and us — to ask that ever-timely and magnificent question — what and who makes America, America?
A concert and conversation about the creation of a new musical with award-winning artists David Baron (author), Michael John LaChiusa (composer/lyricist/librettist) and Bill Rauch (director). Set in 1878, American Eclipse, a new musical, is a story about three American pioneers of science and their ambitions, failures, and resilience that laid the foundation for America’s rise to scientific greatness.
April 7 at 1pm
April 7 at 6:30pm
Tickets go on sale January 22
A tempestuous sea shipwrecks the Ruler, the Prince and their retinue on a mysterious island. But they soon discover that this magical tempest was brought on by old betrayals; and this island, filled with spirits, still has a score to settle. What happens next may lead to either love or vengeance. Join us for Shakespeare’s celebrated romance of enchantment and castaways, The Tempest.
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Steven Pounders
April 23-27 at 7:30pm
April 28 at 2pm
Tickets go on sale April 9