Whether you are a student, prospective student, audience member, or alum, the Dominican Theatre Department welcomes you to a theatre where you will be inspired, entertained, and moved by the energy and talent of our students! At Dominican, we are committed to providing a wide range of theatre experiences for the actor, the singer, the technician, the set builder and the directors. In any four-year period, students can expect to work on a huge show, an intimate show, musicals from different styles, plays that make you laugh or cry, and continue to learn about different eras and styles. Come join us for the experience of a lifetime!



FALL MUSICAL: The Spitfire Grill

October 5-13, 2018

Directed by Jeff Schaetzke     Musical Direction by Matt Zembrowski ’01

Dominican is pleased to present this Wisconsin musical, written in, and taking place in the woods of Wisconsin. With beautiful folk music, and an uplifting story about acceptance and generosity, “Spitfire Grill” has been an audience-pleaser for the last decade. A parolee finds herself in the Wisconsin woods with a job at a local grill. With the locals skeptical of her presence, Percy finds herself in the middle of gossip, some trouble and eventually as the healing force for a town, and a watering hole in need of some light.


Friday, October 5 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 6 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 7 – 2:00 PM
Thursday, October 11 – 7:00 PM
Friday, October 12 – 7:00 PM
Friday, October 13 – 7:00 PM

All tickets are general admission, sold at the door.



FEBRUARY 15-24, 2019

Directed by Jeff Schaetzke       Choreographed by Michael Endter

Dominican is proud to present this family-friendly and iconic musical. “Newsies” is the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike.


FALL PLAY: Almost, Maine

NOVEMBER 1-4, 2018

Directed by Jenna Bonofiglio

As the Northern lights hover in the star-filled night sky, residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected ways. Knees are bruised, hearts are broken, love is found, lost, and confounded. But the bruises heal and the hearts are mended in this sweet, romantic comedy. “Almost, Maine” inventively explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak and hope. Nine sweet short plays that tell a story.



MAY 2-4, 2019

Choreographed by Chris Gilbert

We’re only just getting started. The second installment of “Elevation” will bring the same energy, dance, meaning and music that the audience experienced year-one. Choreographed again by Chris Gilbert, Elevation II promises to build off of the already inspirational 2018 performance.

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