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stage lighting for HAIR scene

Current Season

2015-16 Season

Four-show subscription series

Addams Family Show Rectanlge

Oct.  22-25
The Addams Family
Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Based on characters created by Charles Addams
A girl from an “unusual” family falls in love with a “normal” guy inviting him and his parents to meet her family.
Co-produced with the SIU School of Music

Horizon Show Rectanlge
Dec. 10-13
Beyond the Horizon
By Eugene O’Neill
Two brothers change destinies when they discover they are in love with the same woman.

Hansel and Gretel Show Rectangle
Feb. 26-28*
Hansel and Gretel
By Engelbert Humperdinck
Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm
A young brother and sister, left in the woods, are captured by a gingerbread-baking witch.
Co-produced with the SIU School of Music
With the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Note: *There is no Thursday evening performance for this production

Tartuffe Show Rectanlge
Apr. 28–May 1
By Moliere
Translated by Richard Wilbur
A pretentious and pious imposter plots to possess a family’s fortune and the patriarch’s virtuous daughter.
Performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
(*Except as noted.)
McLeod Theater


Four-show Subscription Series:  $62 Adults/$24 Student
All Individual Tickets: $18 Adults, $6 Student

Special Productions

Mar. 31 – Apr. 3
Big Muddy New Play Festival
New works by SIU playwrights.
The Festival includes one fully-mounted production and several staged readings of new plays.
C.H. Moe Theater
Tickets to the fully mounted production: $18 adults, $6 student
Stage readings are FREE. 

Free Performances 

Saturday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
New Faces
New majors make their departmental debut in an evening of scenes, monologues and songs.
C. H. Moe Theater
Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Special Guest Artist - Tim Mooney
Moliere than Thou
SIU alumnus and veteran performer Tim Mooney brings his one-man play of the work of Moliere to SIU.
McLeod Theater. FREE
Big Muddy Shorts
Readings of short plays by SIU Playwrights. Dates and location vary. For information check out the SIU Playwriting Facebook page. FREE
Pre-Show Lecture Series
There is a preshow lecture at 1:30 p.m. before each of the Sunday matinee performances of the four subscription shows. FREE. Tickets are required to the performances.

Special High School Matinee and Drama Daze

Wednesday, April 6, 10-2 p.m.
Drama Daze
High school students participate in a crazy day of theater workshops and performances.
Interested high school teachers should contact Susan Patrick Benson at
$5.00/student, includes pizza lunch and breakfast snack
Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m.
Special High School Matinee
Hansel and Gretel
Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. – McLeod Theater
A special matinee performance of the opera for high school students.
For reservations contact Scott Elliott at
$5.00/ person

Getting tickets is EASY!

Box Office services for SIU Theater are provided by SIU Intercollegiate Athletics. Ordering tickets is easy. You may order tickets BY PHONE, ONLINE, in person or by mail.  Please note that some fees apply.

  • By phone at 618/453-6000
  • In person at McLeod Theater: Monday–Friday, Noon–4:30 pm (while classes are in session, excluding holidays)
  • In person at the Arena box office
  • Online at