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COVID-19 UPDATES: Spring Semester Information

VCUarts Theatre Mainstage Season

Look for updates on ticket information!


With the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community as top priority, the department has adapted our Spring mainstage production season. While we cannot wait to be back live in theaters, we are so excited to share the talents of our students with the community in these new formats. Look for updates on ticket information!

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THE DENTIST by Terry Glaser

By Terry Glaser

Directed by Jeff Darland

Love, vengeance……and slapstick.

April 8th – April 16th, performances outdoors, socially distanced, and masks required. Read More.


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By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Chelsea Burke

Streaming April 29th- May 1st

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Book and Lyrics by Duncan Sheik
Music by Steven Sater

Direction by Kikau Alvaro
Musical Direction by Anthony Smith
Film Direction by Dorie Barton

An angsty rock musical adaptation about the trials and tribulations of teenage life, set in 19th century Germany. Streaming in May

The Dentist

a play by Terry Glaser

Directed by Jeff Darland

April 8th – April 16th

Love, vengeance……and slapstick.

The Dentist is a zany tale of improvised dialogue, physical acting, and colorful characters. Youthful lovers, aging lust, clever servants, foolish masters and eccentric townsfolk collide in crazy combinations and schemes.

It all begins when Pantalone, the town’s most powerful citizen, stirs up a hornet’s nest of unrest. He woos his son’s sweetheart, bites his servant on the arm, and pits himself against friend and foe alike. The aggrieved citizens hatch a plot to get revenge and save the young lovers. They enlist the services of the local baker, Pulcinella, a dental-guild drop-out with a bagful of terrifying tools and a sadistic plan. Come watch this collision course of physical stunts and verbal fireworks— will Pantalone fall for the ruse or have his own revenge in turn?

The Dentist is based off the traditional commedia form of theatre, a fifteenth century form of ‘Italian Comedy’ where actors in traditional masks and costumes use improvised dialogue and slapstick to play stock characters.

Get ready for laughs and a rowdy performance with suggestions and interactions with the audience.

Performances will be outdoors at VCU’s Park Plaza, a small amphitheater located behind Hibbs Hall and to the east of the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Performances will be socially distanced, and masks are required for all audience members.

More information to reserve free tickets soon!

If you have questions regarding mainstage tickets, please reach out to Sarah Moore at

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