Tickets and season

Department of Drama (SU Drama) productions are held in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Theater Complex, 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse. Six-play season tickets for the 2013-14 season range from $89-$99 and are available at the Box Office at 820 East Genesee Street from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or by telephone at 315-443-3275. Single tickets go on sale September 23 via the "Buy tickets here" links listed with each play below. Single tickets for A Christmas Carol are available now.

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Seussical

October 10-20, 2013
Arthur Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Theater Complex, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

Presented by the Department of Drama
Music and book by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics and book by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by David Lowenstein
Musical direction by Brian Cimmet
Choreographed by Andrea Leigh-Smith

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza by 1970 Syracuse University graduate Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (a Tony-winning duo—Lucky Stiff, Once on this Island, Ragtime). It brings to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination—Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. 

Translations

November 15-23, 2013
Arthur Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Theater Complex, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

Presented by the Department of Drama
By Brian Friel
Directed by Gerardine Clark

Set in a hedge school in rural Ireland in 1833, this powerful drama uses the richness of language and the clash of cultures to explore the impact on a small community as a troop of British Army engineers arrives to map the area and Anglicize the place names. For some there is resentment and suspicion, for some unlikely romance; for all there is the realization that they stand on the brink of irrevocable change. Translations was the first production by the famed Field Day Theatre Company founded by Tony Award-winner Friel and actor Stephen Rea. 

A Christmas Carol

November 23-December 29, 2013
John D. Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Theater Complex, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

Presented by Syracuse Stage and the Department of Drama*
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Romulus Linney
Directed by Peter Amster

*Drama subscribers will receive vouchers redeemable for tickets to A Christmas Carol.

The beloved family classic returns to Central New York after a seven-year absence in a music-driven adaptation and production from Peter Amster (Moby Dick, The 39 Steps, This Wonderful Life, The Fantasticks). “I was amazed not only at its beauty and durability, but its blazing theatricality,” remarked playwright Romulus Linney of Dickens’ most famous Christmas story. “It is part Hamlet, in its devastating revelations by fantastic ghosts, part Everyman, in its sure progression toward spiritual salvation, and part Charlie Chaplin, in its fun and overflowing good spirits.”

Speed-the-Plow

February 21-March 2, 2014
Arthur Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Theater Complex, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

Presented by the Department of Drama
By David Mamet
Directed by Rob Bundy

This Tony Award-nominated play is a hilarious satire of Hollywood. Charlie Fox has a terrific vehicle for a currently hot client. Bringing the script to his friend Bobby Gould, the newly appointed Head of Production at a major studio, both see the work as their ticket to the Big Time. The star wants to do it; as they prepare their pitch to the studio boss, Bobby wagers Charlie that he can seduce the temp/secretary. The New York Daily News called Speed-the-Plow Mamet’s “clearest, wittiest play.”

The Good Woman of Setzuan

March 28-April 13, 2014
Loft Theater, Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Theater Complex, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
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Presented by the Department of Drama
By Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Felix Ivanov

Bertolt Brecht had a way with accepted social convention: turn it upside down, give it a good shake, and expose its hypocrisy with humor and delightful characters. In this master work, a good-hearted, penniless prostitute named Shen Tei disguises herself as a savvy businessman in order to master the ruthlessness needed to be a “good person” in a brutal world. She can fool just about everyone, but how will she be judged by the gods? 

Spring Awakening

April 25-May 10, 2014
Arthur Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Theater Complex, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
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Presented by the Department of Drama
Book and lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Michael Barakiva
Musical direction by Brian Cimmet
Choreographed by Andrea Leigh-Smith

Winner of eight Tony Awards, Spring Awakening is a hard-hitting rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s expressionist play. Set in late-19th century Germany, the story follows Wendla Bergmann, Moritz Stiefel, Melchior Gabor, and their peers as they struggle to understand the meaning of sexuality and violence in an oppressive, repressed society where adults refuse to answer any hard questions.