ISU Theatre Season


Welcome to ISU Theatre's 2023-2024 Season!

To view the full Department of Music and Theatre schedule, visit our Events calendar.

ISU Theatre Playgoer's Guide: Discover the artists and history behind this season's productions in the ISU Theatre Playgoer's Guide. The guides are a resource for anyone interested in learning more about a production. They include artist biographies, stories about the historical, social, and artistic context of the production, discussion questions, and activities for students and teachers.

ISU Theatre 2023-2024 Season

ISU Theatre presents Head Over Heels


Songs by The Go-Go's I Based on 'The Arcadia' by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived and Original Book by Jeff Whitty I Adapted by James Magruder

October 27 - November 5, 2023 in Fisher Theater

General admission $25; youth and ISU students Free

This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980's all-female rock band The Go-Go's, including the hit songs, "We Got the Beat", "Our Lips Are Sealed", "Vacation", Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven is a Place on Earth" and "Mad About You". A modern musical fairy tale where once-upon-a-time is right now, it follows the escapades of a royal family who set out on a journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction. New York Magazine calls it "a clever, delightful, bubbly, exuberant party!" 

Advisory: Contains adult language and content.

ISU Theatre presents The Velveteen Rabbit


Adapted by Amanda Petefish-Schrag and Ben Schrag based on the book by Margery Williams

Touring Production, late November - early December

This new adaptation of Margery Williams' classic children's book will feature original music and puppetry, blending a variety of traditional and innovative storytelling and theatre techniques. 

ISU Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival


Produced by Theatre 455: Directing for the Stage

December 1 and 2, 2023 in Fisher Theater

General admission; Free for all

Every year the ISU Theatre Directing students get to choose, cast, and bring to life an exciting array of ten-minute plays by playwrights both old and new.

Advisory: Some plays contain adult language and content.

Barjché 24

Produced by Orchesis I

February 2 & 3, 2024 in Fisher Theater, 7:30 pm

General admission. Adults $12; Students $10. Tickets available through TicketMaster or by visiting the Iowa State Center ticket office, located on the ground floor of Stephens Auditorium. Ticket office hours listed here

Orchesis I Dance Company presents Barjch√© 2024 Moving Pictures, stories in our lives. Experience the expressive beauty of Iowa State's annual modern dance performance with dances by students, guests and faculty as they explore stories past and present.

ISU Theatre presents Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner


By Darcy Parker Bruce

February 29 - March 3, 2024 in Fisher Theater

General admission $20; youth and ISU students Free. Limited seating!

A quirky queer time travel adventure. With dinosaurs. A cross between Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, and Fried Green Tomatoes. In this charming love story, the stakes are more than life and death; they're life or extinction.

Advisory: Contains adult language.

ISU Theatre 2023-2024 Season


By Arthur Miller



By Kimberly Belflower

April 18 - 28, 2024 in Fisher Theater

General admission $20; youth and ISU students Free

The Crucible: This American classic based on the Salem witch trials of 1692 tells the story of a village that becomes embroiled in a witch hunt. The people of the village live in a constant state of fear as more and more people are accused of witchcraft.

John Proctor is the Villain: In present-day Appalachia, a high school class explores The Crucible. As scandal swirls in their community, the assignment turns into an examination of power, love, and sex education.

Advisory: John Proctor is the Villain contains adult content and language.