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William Shakespeare’s HAMLET

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“To be, or not to be?” Who has never heard this legendary line? William Shakespeare’s hallmark tragedy of murder and revenge is a timeless masterpiece of classical drama that many consider the greatest play ever written!

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ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS – March 6 – 15, 2020

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Acting: The First Six Lessons is a thought-provoking, sensitive, and warm-hearted dramatization of this legendary tribute to the actor’s craft.

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Michon Gruber – Part-Time Instructor

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Michon is excited to be teaching at Golden West College. Michon has worked in the entertainment field for many years.

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PLAYING WITH FIRE – (After Frankenstein) – October 4 – 13, 2019

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Mary Shelly’s legendary masterpiece, Frankenstein, is not only a gothic tale of horror, but a cautionary tale about the dangers of excessive passion, unchecked science, and the estrangement of god and man, and playwright Barbara Field has masterfully captured each of these themes in her brilliant reinterpretation of the original novel.

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THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS – November 8 – 17, 2019

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CANCELLED – Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

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A new musical lovingly ripped off from the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

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IN THE HEIGHTS

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In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.

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American La Ronde – April 12 – 14, 2019

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A simple silver bracelet travels through the lives of ten bold and desperate lovers, giving us a glimpse of the intrigue and heartache left in its wake.

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Five Women Wearing The Same Dress – Oct 26 – 28, 2018

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During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below.

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The Pirates of Penzance – April 26 – May 5, 2019

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A hilarious farce featuring spirited yet sentimental pirates, a handsome but confused apprentice, an aging nurse maid, a very beautiful girl and her gaggle of very beautiful sisters, an eccentric Major General and a squad of bumbling but zany policemen

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The Great God Pan – March 8 – 17, 2019

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Haunting, insightful, and unfailingly honest, The Great God Pan is a compact, yet complex study of the ways in which seismic events often pass with barely a tremor on the surface of our lives.

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Sister Act – Nov 9 – 18, 2018

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When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and the uptight Mother Superior.

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Dracula – Oct 5 – 14, 2018

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Bram Stoker's Dracula is as immortal as its title character, and playwright Steven Dietz has done a masterful job of resurrecting the terror and eroticism of the original gothic masterpiece!

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The Glass Menagerie – Feb 16 – 25, 2018

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Set in St. Louis during the 1930s, The Glass Menagerie has deep, autobiographical roots buried in Williams’ early life, featuring characters based upon Williams himself, his domineering mother, and his emotionally fragile sister.

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The Little Dog Laughed – April 6 – 8, 2018

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Hollywood thrives on sexual and professional secrecy. In this tabloid age where big stars go on television and jump around like heartsick schoolboys, what we really love is all the gossip!

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EVITA – April 27 – May 6, 2018

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She was a starlet at twenty-two, the president's mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at age thirty-three.

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MACBETH – November 10-19, 2017

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In a mix of witchcraft, prophecy and murder, Macbeth by William Shakespeare dramatizes the damaging effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.

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Never The Sinner – October 6-15, 2017

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The 1924 abduction and brutal thrill-killing of a 14-year-old boy by a duo of wealthy college students comes to life in John Logan’s chilling examination of the impulses that drove Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb to commit what the Chicago Tribune dubbed “The Crime of the Century!”

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ORPHANS – March 10 – 19, 2017

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Nominated for multiple Tony Awards in 2013, Orphans is a dark, comedic tale of two brothers living an almost feral existence, until they meet a mysterious businessman who befriends them, encourages them, and becomes the father they never had.

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2016 “Take a Seat” Campaign

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Show your support for the Golden West College Theater Arts Department and honor someone special by sponsoring a new theater seat in their name. Make your mark at the Mainstage Theater! Donate $300 and name a brand new seat in the Mainstage Theater.

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

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Set in a tiny village in the lonesome west of Ireland, this wickedly dark comedy tells the tale of a virginal spinster and her manipulative elderly mother. Trapped by circumstance in a country cottage in which mutual loathing is as potent as Irish whiskey, Maureen Folan is in desperate need of a break from the daily grind of caring for Mag.

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The Turn of the Screw – Oct 10-19

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Quills – March 11-20

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18th Century France comes to life in this powerful, passionate, and deliciously provocative comedy by Doug Wright! Set in the notorious Charenton Asylum, the story revolves around the infamous writer, the Marquis de Sade

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Mary Poppins – April 29 – May 8

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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” musical adventure for the entire family. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical!

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Waiting For Godot – October 7 – 16, 2016

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Samuel Beckett’s timeless masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, has been called by many one of the most important and enigmatic plays ever written! Though countless theater critics have labored to define and categorize the play, it defies all such attempts. In fact, Beckett himself detested repeated efforts to pigeon-hole his work: “Why people have to complicate a thing so simple I can’t make out!”

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