Forest Roberts Theatre 2013-14 Mainstage Season

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The Second City Goes to College/Happily Ever Laughter
Presented by the Forest Roberts Theatre and Northern Arts and Entertainment
Funded by Your Student Activity Fee
Sept. 11-14 in the FRT

By popular demand, we’re bringing the comedic talents of The Second City to NMU with performances of Happily Ever Laughter and The Second City Goes to College.


The Forest Roberts Theatre Presents
A New Production of Boublil and Schönberg’s
Les Misérables
Les Misérables is licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI)
by arrangement with CAMERON MACKINTOSH, LTD.
Nov. 13-16 in the FRT
Directed by Ansley Valentine

Starring Broadway actor, associate professor and NMU alumnus Paul Truckey as Jean Valjean. Truckey has performed in the Broadway and touring companies of Les Misérables.
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, but is pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. In the end, however, Javert must confront his ideals about Valjean in the gripping conclusion of this international hit.

Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare
Feb. 11-15, 18-22  in the J.P. Black Box Theatre
Directed by Paul Truckey

From the Bard himself, Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, who find themselves in the same city 25 years later with hilarious consequences. Mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps bring a family crisis into heart warming focus.

She Kills Monsters
By Qui Nguyen
Apr. 16-19 in the FRT
Directed by Shelley Russell

Agnes Evans leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her sister, Tilly. However, when Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she is catapulted into a journey to save Tilly’s soul. With homicidal fairies, cranky ogres, demons, and 90s pop culture, She Kills Monsters offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Studio Series 2013-14


A Kind of Alaska
By Harold Pinter
Oct. 18-19 in the J.P. Black Box Theatre
Directed by York Griffith

Deborah, a middle-aged woman who has been in a comatose state, awakens to a still sixteen-year-old mind, and a changed body and world. A Kind of Alaska is York Griffith's Senior Capstone.


Haunted Theatre
Oct. 24-26 in the FRT
Directed by Marty Martello

All-new thrills and chills await you as the Forest Roberts Theatre is transformed into a haunted house. It's bigger, better and scarier than ever!


The 12 Dates of Christmas
By Ginna Hoben
Dec. 5-6 in the J.P. Black Box Theatre
Directed by Ansley Valentine

After being dumped by her fiancé, Mary must come to terms with what it means to be single again...especially during the holidays. A heartwarming Christmas comedy. The 12 Dates of Christmas is Meghan Marquard's Senior Capstone.


Santaland Diaries
By David Sedaris
Adapted For the Stage By Joe Mantello
Dec. 20-21 in the J.P Black Box Theatre
Directed by Ansley Valentine

Based on David Sedaris’ essay of the same name, this hilarious play follows one man’s experiences working as a department store elf. Great holiday cheer for adults. Featuring Brian Dettmann.


An American in Paris
Music by George Gershwin
Choreography by Jill Grundstrom and Alycia Heckathorn
Feb. 7-8 in the FRT

He, American and She, Parisian. They meet one day in the streets of Paris, and travel together through the city. As they wander through the city into the night, something strange occurs. Could it be they slipped through time? Only the rising sun after their magical night can tell…
"An American in Paris" is Alycia Heckathorn's Senior Capstone.


NMU Dance Concert
Dec. 7 & April 26 in the FRT

Join us for an exciting dance concert with faculty and student directed pieces.