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Every Bethany student has the opportunity to audition for an acting role or to join a production crew. The theatre department produces several performances each year, giving many students a chance to perform on stage or work in the various technical aspects of theater, including set building, scene painting, lighting, sound, costumes, make-up, box office, publicity, running crews, and stage managing.

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The Art of Being Vague

Directed by Lee Schauer
Written by Peter Bloedel

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Theatre Events

Theatre Productions

Theatre Physics 2013
Theatre Physics

A lasting tradition in the Bethany theater is the annual production of Theatre Physics. Held just three weeks after the start of the fall semester,

Fall Play

The Fall Play is held each November, the second of four theatre productions held each year at Bethany. Tickets are available from the Bethany Box


Bethany’s Choraliers (a music and theatre department collaboration) present a musical theatre production each February of a classic Broadway musical or operetta. Musicals by Gershwin,

The Importance of Being Earnest (2018) production photo
Spring Play

The Spring Play is held each April, the fourth of four theatre productions held each year at Bethany. Tickets are available from the Bethany Box

Other Productions

Bethany’s Theatre Department regularly produces four shows per academic year (Theatre Physics, Fall Play, Choraliers, and Spring Play), but occasionally additional productions take the stage!

Tell It To The Wind (2017) production photo
Past Productions

This is a listing of past productions of the Bethany Lutheran College Theatre Department. For current productions, or for productions grouped by type, see Theatre


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Theatre Coursework

Theater Facilities

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Scene Shop

Located backstage in the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center, scenery and props for the year’s productions are constructed, painted, and assembled onstage for the college’s award-winning

Black box theatre area
Black Box Theater

The Black Box Theater is the theatre department’s green room, rehearsal space for acting and choreography, theatre classroom space, and a black box theater for


The generous support of friends, family, and fans of Bethany Theatre is a commitment to the continued quality of our productions. We would love your support, and we’d love to recognize your contribution in subsequent playbills. Additional recognitions and rewards will be announced soon.

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