‘Theatre & Dance’ Category

Choreographer’s Gallery: The Legacy of Dance at Gustavus

The Gustavus Theatre & Dance Department is proud to present this year’s Choreography Gallery. This will take place in the Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 2023 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m. The program is being directed by Associate Professor Melissa Rolnick, […]

Ghastly Gusties: Gustavus Alumni Fuel the Nightmares of Mall of America’s Haunted House

“Onionhead’s Revenge”, the 45,000 square foot horror attraction in the Mall of America, is a terrifyingly innovative haunted house that featured contributions from five Gustavus alums. Through their excellent and diverse education at Gustavus, these Gusties shine in a story driven haunted house that demands improv skills in an ever-changing environment. American Monsters’ “Onionhead’s Revenge” […]

Nobel 59 Opening Procession Brings the Gustavus Spirit to Life

On October 3 and 4, Gustavus Adolphus College hosted the 59th Nobel Conference. This year’s conference, “Insects: Little Body, Big Impact”,  addressed the disproportionate effects insects have on human life and aimed to bring awareness to the essential role these beings play in allowing the earth to flourish. Having had the honor of hosting the […]

Metamorphoses: The Growth That Theater Offers

Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present the Theater Department’s rendition of Metamorphoses. An emotional whirlwind of a play that takes classic stories told by Ovid and redesigns them for modern audiences, this production should not be missed. It will be taking place from November 2 to November 5. Associate Professor in Theatre and Dance […]

Gusties Shine By Working With Renowned Opera Company

Each year, the Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program attracts anywhere from 700-900 applicants, of which approximately 400 are invited to auditions in the fall. From those auditions, 24 Young Artists are chosen to participate in the summer season. This year, Gusties Larissa McConnell, Theatre & Dance, and Myra Nelson ‘24 are working together in Chautauqua […]

Gustavus Dance Senior Abbie Doran and Faculty Jill Patterson Awarded National Honors

Photo credit: Dan Norman This Memorial weekend, Dance Professor Jill Patterson and senior Abbie Doran will travel to Long Beach, California to present their dance piece, Veneer, at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) National Dance Festival. As one of only thirty pieces chosen to be performed at ACDA’s bi-annual gala, this is one of […]

Theatre Professor Larissa McConnell Receives National URTA Award

The Gustavus Adolphus College Theatre Department is honored to announce that the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA) has chosen Professor Larissa McConnell to receive the esteemed URTA Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Training in the area of Costume Design and Technology.  “The awards recognize outstanding work of undergraduate instructors, coaches, mentors, as well as institutions, […]

Fewer Emergencies: Gustavus Adolphus Theater Department Closes Spring Semester with Powerful Production

On Thursday, May 11, 2023, the Gustavus Adolphus College Theater Department will open its spring production Fewer Emergencies under the direction of Professor Henry MacCarthy. Thursday’s performance will begin at 8:00 p.m. and the production will run through Sunday, May 14. Tickets are on sale now at gustavustickets.com. Fewer Emergencies, written by Martin Crimp, is […]

Fine Arts Weekly Preview: April 10 to 16

This week features the Gustavus Dance Company spring recital, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Spring concert, a student recital by Logann Harkness, as well as the Honor Orchestra finale concert. The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert: that single fleeting moment April 13 and 14 | 8:00 p.m. April 16 | 2:00 p.m. Gardner Theatre Revel in […]

Celebrating 70 Years of Dance at Gustavus

The Gustavus Adolphus Theatre & Dance Department is excited to host Encore: Celebrating 70 Years of Dance at Gustavus, on Saturday, April 15th, 2023. The daylong event will include master classes with Brian Evans (‘07) and Cynthia Guttierez Garner, a celebratory dinner in Alumni Hall, and an evening performance of the spring dance concert – […]