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Production History

Productions with an * were jointly produced with the SIU School of Music.

“Journeys”, listed as part of the SIU Dept. Of Theater annual season were originally called “Journeys: Explorations in New Works,” which are student-written new one act plays.

2011-2012
SIU Dept. of Theater
The Glass Menagerie – Sept.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas – Dec.
Two One Act Operas – Feb.
Crave - March
Billy Budd – Apr.


2011
McLeod Summer Playhouse
A Chorus Line – June
The Sound of Music – July
Peter Pan - July


2010-2011
SIU Dept. of Theater
Crazy for You – Oct.
Bananapocalypse  - Nov.
Everywhere You Look – Nov.
Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man’s Blues – Dec.
Tartuffe – Feb
Macbeth – Apr.


2010
McLeod Summer Playhouse
Unnecessary Farce – June
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – June
The Drowsy Chaperone – July
The Wizard of Oz – July

2009-2010 
SIU Dept. of Theater
Company – Sept.
Working Week – Oct.
Lysistrata – Dec.
The Marriage of Figaro – Feb.
Journeys 2010 – Mar.
Intimate Apparel – May

2009 
McLeod Summer Playhouse 

Picasso at the Lapin Agile – June
Mid-Life: The Crisis Musical – June
All Shook Up – July
Into the Woods – July/Aug.

2009-2008
SIU Dept. of Theater 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Oct.
The Old Maid and the Thief and Scenes from Selected Operas – Oct.*
A Christmas Story – Nov./Dec.
A Raisin in the Sun – Feb.
The Secret Garden – Apr. *
Journeys 2009 – Feb.

2008
McLeod Summer Playhouse
Almost Maine - June
Always, Pasty Cline - June
The Producers - July
Little Women – July/Augt

2008-2007
SIU Dept. of Theater
Bilxoi Blues – Oct.
Talking With – Oct.
New Plays – Verse chorus Verse; Summer of the Wolf – Nov.
Journeys 2008 – Feb.
Death and the King’s Horseman – Feb.
Fastest Woman Alive – April 
The Full Monty – April*

2007
McLeod Summer Playhouse
Nunsense – June 
The Compete History of America (abridged) - June
Thoroughly Modern Millie - July
Aida – July/Aug

2007-2006
SIU Dept. of Theater
The Highwayman – Sept.
The Crucible – Oct.
Copernicus Rising – Oct.
Shakespeare’s R&J – Nov.
Journeys 2007 – Feb.
Topdog/Underdog – Feb. 
One Fine Day – Apr.
Urinetown – Apr./May*

2006
McLeod Summer Playhouse
I Love You You’re Perfect, Now Change – June 
Cats – July 
Beauty and the Beast - July

2006-2005
SIU Dept. of Theater
Our Town – Oct.
The Taming of the Shrew – Nov.
Journeys 2006 – Feb. 
Fences – Feb.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Apr./May*

2005
McLeod Summer Playhouse
I Do, I Do - June/July
My Fair Lady - July
New Plays in Development - July 23 
West Side Story - July/August

2005-2004
SIU Dept. of Theater
On the Verge – Oct. 
The Green Bird – Nov.
Bat Boy, The Musical – Feb./March*
Dancing at Lughnasa - April 
Journeys 2004: Exploration in New Works - March/April 2004

2004
Summer Playwrights' Workshop
Three (Thom Miller)
The Haunting of Three West (Vincent Rhomberg)

2004-2003
SIU Dept. of Theater
Measure for Measure - October 2003 
(Guest Artists: Actors from the London Stage) 
The Mystery of Irma Vep – Oct./Nov. 2003
Lady from the Sea - December 2003
Parade - February 2004
In the Blood - April 2004

2003
Summer Playwright's Workshop
His Gal Hildy (Eric Pals)
Callie's Calling (Constance Frank)

2003-2002
SIU Dept. of Theater
Blithe Spirit - October 2002
Majorie Lawrence Opera Theater: A Magician's Rehearsal
King Lear - November/December 2002
La Rondine - February/March 2003
Police Deaf Near Far - April 2003
Journeys 2003: Explorations in New Works - March/April 2003
(student-written plays)

2002
Summer Playwrights' Workshop
Virtual Roses
Resurrection Men
Guilt Comes After

2002-2001
SIU Dept. of Theater
Dracula- October 2001
The Consul (Opera) - 
All My Sons - December 2001
Cabaret - February 2002
The Beaux Stratagem - April 2002
Journeys - 2002: 
Explorations in New Works - March/April 2002
(student-written plays)

2001
McLeod Summer Playhouse
McLeod Theater Renovations - No MSP Productions

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
Awake

2001-2000
SIU Dept. of Theater
You Can’t Take it With You
The Importance of Being Ernest
HMS Pinafore
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

2000
McLeod Summer Playhouse
Always…Patsy Cline
Jesus Christ Superstar
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Summer Playwright’s Workshop
Lullaby
To Handle the Serpent
Masterpiece

2000-1999
SIU Dept. of Theater
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
What the Butler Saw
Candide
As You like It
Journeys 2000: 
Explorations in New Works (student-written plays)

1999
McLeod Summer Playhouse
Once Upon a Mattress
The Foreigner
Meet Me in St. Louis

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
Ladies of Fall River

1999-1998
SIU Dept. of Theater

Machinal
Leander Stillwell
The Magic Flute
Baby With the Bathwater

1998
McLeod Summer Playhouse

Forever Plaid
Most Happy Fella
Annie Get Your Gun

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
The Attic
A Mother’s Love
Thunderstock in Possom Grape

1998-1997
SIU Dept. of Theater

Arcadia
An Evening with the Provincetown Players
Little Footsteps
Sweeny Todd

1997
McLeod Summer Playhous
e
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Noises Off
Man of LaMancha

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
A Woman’s Place
Resurrection

1997-1996
SIU Dept. of Theate
r
Angels in America
Christmas Carol
Romeo & Juliet
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

1996
McLeod Summer Playhouse

Damn Yankees
Love Letters
Bedroom Farce
Crazy for You

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
Broke
Woodhull
An Evening With Ira Aldridge

1996-1995
SIU Dept. of Theater

Anglers
A Christmas Carol
Into the Woods
Merchant of Venice

1995
McLeod Summer Playhouse 

Annie
Lost in Yonkers
West Side Story

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
The Snow Queen
This House is not a Home

1995-1994
SIU Dept. of Theater

A Christmas Carol- Fall 94
Dealers In Young Women- Fall 94
Cosi Fan Tutte- Spring 95
Langston- Spring 95
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Theater for Young Audiences)

1994
McLeod Summer Playhouse

Sugar
I Hate Hamlet
A Chorus Line

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
A Leading Woman
Stages
Father Lawrence’s Solution
Splitting Heirs

1994-1993
SIU Dept. of Theater

A Christmas Carol- Fall 93
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Reflect Up?- Fall 93
Tartuffe- Spring 94
Prince and the Pauper- Spring 94 (Theater for Young Audiences)

1993
McLeod Summer Playhouse

The Fantasticks
Hello Dolly

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
Hard Enough Jazz
Nesting Dolls
Doom’s Chapel Dining Club

1993-1992
SIU Dept. of Theater

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean - Fall 1992
Othello - Fall 1992
The Merry Widow - Spring 1993
The Heidi Chronicles - Spring 1993
How Reading Came Back From Nowhere - Spring 1993 (Theater for Young Audiences)

1992
McLeod Summer Playhouse

Fiddler on the Roof
Rumors

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
Ten Acres of Land in Southern Illinois
Thistle Blossoms/Emily & Otto
X-Y-Z

1992-1991
SIU Dept. of Theater

Grease- October 5
Mirror/Mirror (Original) November 22
Pinocchio- Feb 28 (Theater for Young Audiences)
Equus- April 24

1991
McLeod Summer Playhouse

Oklahoma
Lend Me A Tenor
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
Don’t Bury Me Deep
Bensonhurst
Prison of our Own Desires

1991-1990
SIU Dept. of Theater

Women of Troy
Adventures of Harlequin (Youth Theater)
Could Nine (Lab)
A Little Hotel on the Side
Philadelphia Story
Abduction from the Seraglio

1990
Summer 

Camelot
Odd Couple (Female Version)
Pajama Game

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
Mitts On
Dirty Harry Inferno
Rehearsal for a Revolution
Three Sisters

1990-1989
SIU Dept. of Theater

Les Liaisions Dangereuses
House at Pooh Corner (Lab)
A Christmas Carol (Opera)
Baby (Musical)
Midsummer Night’s Dream

1989
Summer

South Pacific
Actor Nightmare/Real Inspector Hound
Finian’s Rainbow

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
Currents
Mother Six
Thirty (Fred Nordberg's play)
Summer Playwright’s Workshop: 
The Scarlet Pimpernel

1989-1988
SIU Dept. of Theater

Picnic
Margaret Flemming (Lab)
She Stoops to Conquer
Gypsy Baron

1988
Summer

Anything Goes
Sound of Music
Children of a Lesser God

1988-1987
SIU Dept. of Theater

Little Shop of Horrors- October
Romeo and Juliet- December
Don Giovanni- March
Streetcar Named Desire- April

1987
Summer

Mame
Brighton Beach Memories
110 in the Shade
Life with Father

Summer Playwrights' Workshop
Overbury
Monasteries
Everyday Rebellions

1987-1986
SIU Dept. of Theate
r
Godspell- October
Agnes of God (Lab)- November
Our Town- December
Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi- March
Haymarket (Lab)- April
Pygmalion- April

1986
Summer

Amadeus
George M!
Chapter Two
Carousel

1986-1985
SIU Dept. of Theate
r
Three Penny Opera
Grimaldi: King of Clowns- November
Taming of the Shrew- December
True West- January
The Marriage of Figaro- March
Rishomon- April

1985
Summer

Night Must Fall
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
How the Other Half Loves
Brigadoon

1985-1984
SIU Dept. of Theater

Lysistrata- September
The Reception- October 84
Pirates of Penzance- December
The Member of the Wedding- January/February
The Barber of Seville- February/March
The Importance of Being Earnest- April

1984
Summer

The Hollow
Annie
California Suite
A Little Night Music

1984-1983
SIU Dept. of Theater

Much Ado About Nothing- September/October
Fifth of July- October
Hans Christian Anderson- December
A Moon for the Misbegotten- February
Die Fledermaus- March
Blithe Spirit- April

1983
Summer

Harvey
Oliver
Deathtrap
Guys & Dolls

1983-1982
SIU Dept. of Theater

Twelfth Night- September
Quilt Pieces- October
Cinderella- December
Tartuffe- February
Carmen- March
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof- April

1982
Summer

The Male Animal
Gypsy
I Ought to be in Pictures
Music Man

1982-1981
SIU Dept. of Theater

Death of a Salesman- October
The Wind in the Willows- December
The Mikado- March
Brecht on Brecht- April

1981
Summer

Time of Your Life
The Boy Friend
Barefoot in the Park
West Side Story

1981-1980
SIU Dept. of Theater

Madwoman of Chaillot- October
Diana or the Spartan Comedy- November
The Man Who Came to Dinner- December
Uncle Vanya- March

1980
Summer

The Passion of Dracula
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
LUV
Oklahoma

1980-1979
SIU Dept. of Theater

What the Butler Saw- October
The Shadow Box- November
The Christmas Carol- December
The Country Wife- February

1979

Summer

A Flea in Her Ear
Fiddler on the Roof
Ten Little Indians
Kiss me Kate

1979-1978

SIU Dept. of Theater

You Can’t Take It With You- September
Incident at Vichy- October
Antigone- February
Blues for Mr. Charlie- April

1978

Summer

Come Blow Your Horn
Anything Goes
The Unexpected Guest
Man of La Mancha

1978-1977

SIU Dept. of Theater

Last of the Red Hot Lovers- September
The Room Upstairs- October
La Ronde- February
Spring Dance Concert- March
Macbeth- April

1977

Summer

The Mousetrap
Carnival
Scapino
My Fair Lady

1977-1976

SIU Dept. of Theater

Godspell- September
Storyville- October
Crime on Goat Island- March
Spring Dance Concert- April
Once Upon a Mattress- April

1976

Summer

Little Mary Sunshine
Cavalcade of American Musical Films
Godspell
Children’s Play

1976-1975

SIU Dept. of Theater

King Ubu- September
Skin of Our Teeth- October
Young Bucks- November
River Journal- December
The Third President- April
Baltic Plays- April/May 76

1975

Summer

The Solid Gold Cadillac
The King & I
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sugar

1975-1974

SIU Dept. of Theater

Frankenstein- September
The Tommy Allen Show- October
Old Soldiers- November
The Private Ear & This is the Rill Speaking- December
Cyrano de Bergerac- February
Spring Dance Show- May
Baltic Theater- May

1974

Summer

Dark of the Moon
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Ah, Wilderness
Cabaret

1974-1973

SIU Dept. of Theater

Hay Fever- November
Tartuffe- November/December
All’s Well That Ends Well- February
Six Characters in Search of an Author- May
Dances from the Beasts (Dance)- May

1973

Summer

Wait Until Dark
Oliver
The Tavern
Promises, Promises

1973-1972

SIU Dept. of Theater

The Duchess of Malfi- November
See How They Run- December
The Balcony- February
Purlie- April/May
Annual Dance Presentation- May

1972

Summer

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
The Girls in 509
Wonderful Town
Anastasia
Hello Dolly
You Never Can Tell

1972-1971

SIU Dept. of Theater

The Man Who Came to Dinner- November
The American Dame- December
Rhinoceros- February
Martin Luther King- April/May
Riddotoes (Dance)- May

1971

Summer

Tobacco Road
Fiddler on the Roof
The Crucible
Street Scene
You Can’t Take It with You
Guys & Dolls
Dracula
Camelot

1971-1970

SIU Dept. of Theater

The Great White Hope- November
Spoon River Anthology- December
A Flea in Her Ear- February
Dybbuk- April
Esbats ’71 (Dance)- May

1970

Summer

Loot
The Time of Your Life
The Storytellers
The Killing of Sister George
As You Like It

1970-1969

SIU Dept. of Theater

Oh, What a Lovely War!- October
The Comic Parade - November
The Indian Wants the Bronx & 
It’s Called a Sugar Plum- December
Volpone- February
Ghandi- April
Rebuses-70 (Dance) - May

1969

Summer

Black Comedy
The Alchemist
Under the Gaslight
The Glass Menagerie

1969-1968

SIU Dept. of Theater

The Odd Couple- October
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf- November
Measure for Measure- February
Mr. Highpockets- April
Synoptics ’69 (Dance)- May

1968

Summer

Sweet Bird of Youth
The Streets of New York
Mr. Highpockets
Barefoot in the Park

1968-1967

SIU Dept. of Theater

oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You
In the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad- October
The Visit- November
Man Who Lost the River- February
The Little Foxes- April
Of Thee I Sing- May

1967

Summer

A Streetcar Named Desire
Much Ado About Nothing
The Drunkard
Mary, Mary

1967-1966

SIU Dept. of Theater

Arms and the Man- October
Rainbow Terrace- November
Peter Pan- February
Come Blow Your Horn- April
The Three Sisters- May

1966

Summer

Summer and Smoke
Merry Wives of Windsor
Our American Cousin
The Mask and the Face

1966-1965

SIU Dept. of Theater

Madwoman of Chaillot- October
The Fantasticks- December
Lysistrata- February
Long Day’s Journey Into Night- April
Juno and the Paycock- May

1965

Summer

Period of Adjustment
John Brown’s Body
Inherit the Wind
The Miracle Worker

1965-1964

SIU Dept. of Theater

The Boyfriend- Oct./Nov.
The Rivalry- November
God in the Haw Thicket- Nov./Dec.
King Lear - February/March
The Firebugs- May/Fund
The Trojan Woman- May

1964

Summer

The Mousetrap
Look Back in Anger
The Millionairess
Where’s Charley?
Night of the Iguana

1964-1963

SIU Dept. of Theater

The Teahouse of the August Moon- October
The Would-Be Gentleman- November/December
Good Woman of Setzuan- February
The Birthday Party- April
Richard III- May

1963

Summer

The Guardsman
The Great God Brown
A Servant of Two Masters
Rosmersholm
Rashomon

1963-1962

SIU Dept. of Theater

Marseille- October
Shepherd of the Hills- December
Right you Are- February
Raisin in the Sun- April
Look Homeward, Angel- May

1962

Summer

Pursuit of Happiness
The Silver Tassie
The Enchanted
The Imaginary Invalid
Pygmalion
ShowBoat (Co-produced with the Summer Opera Workshop)

1962-1961

SIU Dept. of Theater

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof- October
The Taming of the Shrew- December
Born Yesterday- February
The House of Bernarda Alba- April
Banners of Steel- May

1961

Summer

Ghost
Summertime
A Touch of the Poet
Candida
Summer of the 17th Doll
Pajama Game (Co-produced with the Summer Opera Workshop)

1961-1960

SIU Dept. of Theater

Our Town- October
Laura- December
Wingless Victory- February
Thieves Carnival- April
Hamlet- May

1960

Summer

Ten Little Indians
Death of a Salesman
The Cocktail Party
Desire Under the Elms
South Pacific (Co-produced with the Summer Opera Workshop)

1960-1959

SIU Dept. of Theater

The Diary of Anne Frank- October
Bus Stop- December
The Lady from the Sea- February
The Silver Whistle- April
Fledermaus- May

1959

Summer

Private Lives
The Glass Menagerie
The Copperhead
Morning’s at Seven
The Most Happy Fella (Co-produced with the Summer Opera Workshop)

1959-1958

SIU Dept. of Theater

Major Barbara - November 
Charley's Aunt - December 
MacBeth - January 
Harvey - March 
The Rainmaker – May

1958

Summer

Picnic 
The Importance of Being Earnest 
Shepherd of the Hills 
Comedy of Errors 
Beyond the Horizon

1958-1957

SIU Dept. of Theater

Lady in the Dark – November
She Stoops to Conquer – December
Picnic – February
Playboy of the Western World – April
Dark of the Moon - May

1957

Summer

George Washington Slept Here 
Our American Cousin 
Shepherd of the Hills 
Abraham Lincoln 
The Skin of our Teeth 
A Midsummer Night's Dream

1957-1956

SIU Dept. of Theater

Night Must Fall - October 
Arms and the Man - December 
Romeo and Juliet - February 
A Streetcar Named Desire - April

1956

Summer

Shepherd of the Hills 
The Tender Trap 
The Glass Menagerie 
Taming of the Shrew 
Papa is All 
Ah, Wilderness

1956-1955

SIU Dept. of Theater

My Three Angels - November 
Cry, The Beloved Country - December 
Twelfth Night - January 
Papa is All - May

1955

Summer

The Cat and the Canary 
Village Green 
Blithe Spirit 
My Three Angels 
Shepherd of the Hills 
Our Town

1955-1954

SIU Dept. of Theater

Bell, Book and Candle - October 
Heidi - November 
The Crucible - December