2023-24 Theatre & Dance Season

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Sep. 29-Oct. 1, Oct. 5-7, 2023

2023-24 ?Carrie: The Musical' ‘CARRIE: THE MUSICAL’

Directed by Martin McClendon
Music Direction by Matthew Hougland


Sep. 29, Oct. 5-7 | 7:30 p.m.
Sep. 30, Oct. 1 | 3 p.m.

Carrie White is a teenage outcast who longs to fit in. At school, she’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s dominated by her loving but cruelly controlling mother. What none of them know is that Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.

Nov. 3-5, Nov. 9-11, 2023

The Genderless Play Experiment ‘THE GENDERLESS PLAY EXPERIMENT’

By C. Quintana
Directed by Lucky Stiff

Nov. 3-4, Nov. 9-11 | 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 5 | 3 p.m.

Told through a series of cabaret-style vignettes and an inter-braided love story centering you in six human characters, or soul types, “The Genderless Play Experiment” is a direct-address exploration of queer joy that breaks down preconceived notions about gender, sexuality, and identity, as well as underscores and salutes the endless human journey of self-discovery. “The Genderless Play Experiment” invites audiences into a big-hearted, welcoming ritual celebration of love and community across the spectrum of experience.

Dec. 7-9, 2023

In/Visible Dance Poster ‘In/Visible Dance’

Directed by Stacy Pottinger

Dec. 7-9 | 7:30 p.m.

“In/Visible Dance” shares (the visible) dance works created by and for Carthage dance minors while celebrating the (invisible) relationships and connections that hold us together in dance and in our lives. The program features choreography by artistic director Stacy Pottinger; performance and choreography by Theresa Kalb ’24 in completion of her senior thesis; and guest choreographers, Richard Ashworth, Jenny Barreca, and Gina Laurenzi alongside Carthage’s very own emerging choreographers.

Feb. 15-18, 2024

Wherever You've Been ‘Wherever You’ve Been’

Written by Caitlin DiGiacomo
Directed by Adrianna Jones ’22

Feb 15-17 | 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 18 | 3 p.m.

When a young woman from a local homeless shelter goes missing, tensions rise between those who knew her and other members of the nearby community. The search for Mandy draws attention to the prejudices that shape the lives of the homeless population. Told through the lens of an investigation and personal interviews, the story unfolds as we are brought into the world of this diverse cast of characters. Character interviews are interspersed with scenes of their interactions, as well as brief glimpses of Mandy, who narrates her own perspective with verses from poems. As the two opposing groups clash and struggle to find common ground, we’re all left with one final question: What happened to Mandy?

March 15-17, March 21-23, 2024

On the Verge ‘On the Verge’

Directed by Herschel Kruger
Written by Eric Overmyer

March 15-16, March 21-23 | 7:30 p.m.
March 17 | 3 p.m.

Among the most imaginative works of the 20th century, Eric Overmyer’s “On The Verge” or “The Geography of Learning” captivates with its abundant invention. Three Victorian lady travelers take it upon themselves to discover the mystery of things as they set out for Terra Incognita and discover the future. Along the way, they meet strange and wondrous characters, learn slang, experience artifacts from the future, and debate the appropriateness of a lady wearing pants.

Away From The Mirror

April 5-6, 2024

‘Away from the mirror’

Choreographed by Carthage dance students

April 5-6 | 7:30 p.m.

In our annual student dance concert, Carthage’s emerging artists are provided the platform to develop their unique sense of self and style through dance. All pieces are student choreographed, and revolve around the themes that speak to individual members of the Carthage dance program.

April 26-28, May 2-4, 2024

?Nine: The Musical? Poster ‘NINE: The Musical’

Directed by Neil Scharnick
Music Direction by Matthew Hougland


April 26-27, May 2-4 | 7:30 p.m.
April 28 | 3 p.m.

World-famous filmmaker Guido Contini is a wreck. Up against a deadline and out of ideas, Guido’s attention is torn between his wife, his mistress, and the star he needs to make a great movie. As he attempts to flee from the pressure in Venice, Guido has to look to the past for answers — and to the women who guided and molded him throughout his life.