Theatre Arts

(for upcoming show information, visit the Corban Theatre Events page)

Corban Theatre Arts provides a platform for students to use their talents to serve God in creative productions that display truths about the human condition, the world we live in, and the power of redemption. We do this through a variety of genres, including comedies, tragedies, dramas, and musicals.

Corban Theatre produces two shows each year, and auditions are open to students in any major! In addition to participating as an actor, you’ll also have opportunities to assist with costuming, makeup, stage managing, and more. Whether you want to be under the lights or behind the scenes, there are opportunities for you to express your creativity through theatre arts.

When you participate in theatre at Corban, you’ll…

  • Activate your creativity and imagination.
  • Embody a variety of characters that challenge your assumptions and help you explore empathy in a new way.
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships.
  • Develop skills like collaboration and interdependence as you work with a close-knit team.
  • Learn more about God’s character as you participate in what Tolkien calls “subcreation.”

Auditions are open to all Corban students.

Corban Theatre Scholarships

New, incoming freshmen and transfers can apply for a renewable theatre participation scholarship. These scholarships are for both actors and off-stage roles (costuming, set, etc.).

For more information, visit the Theatre Scholarship page.

Current Scholarship Students, find your documents here.

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Corban produces two shows each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Auditions are traditionally held during the second week of classes each semester.

Our Past Productions:

Alice – Rachel Ost
American Primitive – William Gibson
Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery; adapted by Joseph Robinette
Antigone – Sophocles; adapted by Jean Anouilh
Arsenic & Old Lace – Joseph Kesselring
Bear Witness – James Reach
Busy Body – Jack Popplewell
Camelot – Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner
Cinderella – Rodgers & Hammerstein
The Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
The Cup of Trembling – Elizabeth Berryhill
Curious Savage
– John Patrick
An Enemy of the People – Henrik Ibsen; adapted by Arthur Miller
Esther: The Hebrew Queen – David Ian
Everyman – David Ian
Exit The Body – Fred Carmichael
The Firstborn – Christopher Fry
God’s Favorite – Neil Simon
The Good Doctor – Neil Simon
Good Wives – Louisa May Alcott; adapted by Peter Clapham
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens; adapted by Barbara Field
Harvey – Mary Chase
The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; adapted by Tim Kelly
Humbug – John Wooten
I’ll Leave It To You
– Noel Coward
The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
Into The Woods – Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
Little Theatre’s Production of Hamlet – Jean Battlo
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott; adapted by Peter Clapham
Luxury Cruise – Fred Carmichael
Macbeth – William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
The Miracle Worker – William Gibson
Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare
Murder in the Cathedral – T. S. Eliot
A Murder Is Announced
– Agatha Christie; adapted by Leslie Darbon
Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie; adapted by Ken Ludwig
The Music Man
– Meredith Wilson
The Odyssey – Homer; adapted by Thomas Hischak
Our Town – Thornton Wilder
The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster; adapted by Susan Nanus
Pilgrim – John Bunyan; adapted by Tom Key
Quilters – Barbara Damashek & Molly Newman
Relative Values – Noel Coward
Remember My Name
– Joanna Halpert Kraus
Robin Hood
– Larry Blamire
See How They Run – Philip King
Sense & Sensibility – Jane Austen; adapted by Emma Whipday
Sleeping Beauty, Briar Rose
– Max Bush
State Fair
– Rodgers, Hammerstein, Briggs & Mattioli
Suite Surrender – Michael McKeever
Tartuffe – Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Moliere)
The Tragedy of King Saul – Vittorio Alfieri
Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Charles M. Schulz; book, music, & lyrics by Clark Gesner