Current Season

Orchestral Concert: Willamette Pro Musica

September 9, 2018

Conductor Héctor Agüero
Co-produced with the Department of Music

Willamette Pro Musica Inaugural Concert

3PM in Hudson Hall

Willamette Pro Musica is a new chamber orchestra at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Our goal is to perform diverse musical programs at the highest possible level. Comprised of students and faculty, Willamette Pro Musica offers the rare opportunity for undergraduate students to perform in a real-world/professional setting alongside their music professors. Our ensemble also offers our faculty the chance to perform concertos with their colleagues and students. The collaborative nature of this ensemble is what makes it so special.

Martenizza – Piet Swerts (Living Composer)
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 – Felix Mendelssohn 
featuring Daniel Rouslin
Symphony No. 104 in D Major "London" – Franz Joseph Haydn

$10 General admission 
$8 Students

Play: Dead City

September 27 – October 13, 2018

By Sheila Callaghan
Directed by Jonathan Cole


DEAD CITY: Photography by Dale Peterson Samantha Blossom, a chipper woman in her 40s, wakes in her Upper East Side apartment one June morning to find her life being narrated over public radio.

So begins her adventure through the hidden corners of the horror and the wonder we call New York City, a journey that Samatha finds both confusing and inspiring. This 90-minute comic drama — a hyper-theatrical riff on the novel Ulysses — takes place exactly 100 years to the day after Joyce’s jaunt through Dublin.

Photography by Dale Peterson
Dead City is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.



Future Voices - Dance Concert

November 8 – 17, 2018

Artistic Director • Michele Ainza

future_voices_2018.jpgFuture Voices is a full evening of dance and movement-based exploration, highlighting the various talents at Willamette. Student choreographers join Artistic Director Michele Ainza , and guest artists Genevieve Gahagan and Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner , in their adventures in corporeal narrative. 

Future Voices focuses on the topics of the passage of time, and the aspirations and doubts that surround the future. Willamette's dance performances strive for inclusion and diversity, both in its stories and the artists' involvement.


Solo Performance: Letters from Home

November 30 – December 1, 2018

Letters from Home

Fresh from its World Premiere in Los Angeles in November, Willamette brings Kalean Ung's solo performance "Letters from Home" to our stage, as part of its nationwide tour.

Based on her family history in Cambodia, during the "Killing Fields" era of Khmer Rouge control in the late 1970s. Writer & actor Kalean Ung explores her relatives’ struggles and eventual rescue, while also describing her own experiences of growing up bi-racial and first generation in Southern California.


$25 - general admission
$20 - special rate for Season Pass Holders!

Play: Servant of Two Masters

February 21 – March 2, 2019

servant_commediaBy Carlo Goldoni
Freely adapted and directed by Kevin Otos

Wedding confusions, hidden identities, secret schemes and mishaps galore make for a timeless 18th-century Italian commedia dell'arte masterpiece.

Servant of Two Masters weaves the intriguing tale of a servant so hungry, he takes on two jobs just in order to survive. Masks, playful costumes and original music create a fresh, bold, surprising event. 

Improvising Folk

March 16, 2019

Conductor James Miley
Co-produced with the Department of Music


Join our award-winning Willamette Jazz Collective for a cool evening of hot jazz with our guests, Little One.

Little One is beloved for its unconventional instrumentation:

  • Douglas Detrick – clawhammer banjo, voice, and trumpet
  • William Seiji – guitar and vocals
  • Lauren Elledge – bass clarinet

The result is a group with a unique ability to access sounds that no other group can. Come access it for yourself. ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Play: Public Enemy

April 18 – May 4, 2019

Public EnemyBy Henrik Ibsen
Translated by David Harrower
Directed by Susan Coromel

A new translation of Ibsen’s seminal work, the play that introduced one of today's most heard phrase in news and politics: "Enemy of the People."

Renowned Doctor Stockmann tries to expose an important discovery to the community. His world soon turns upside-down, as friends and neighbors begin to turn against him. What happens when we dare to speak truth to those who refuse to accept it?

Public Enemy paints a vivid image of a society that values comfort over safety, wealth over equality, and publicity over truths.