Performing Arts
Please note: The Theatre is open to off-campus patrons this season, with proof of vaccination checked at the door and facemasks during the performance. We do not accomodate exceptions to this policy.



The Amateurs
by Jordan Harrison

September 29 – October 14, 2021

Directed by Jonathan Cole

When crisis comes to call, it’s time to improvise! An intrepid troupe of pageant players races across medieval Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death. The arrival of a mysterious outsider sends Hollis, the leading lady, in search of answers that can only be found off-script – somewhere much closer to our own time!


September 29 – October 14, 2021
Wed – Sat, 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees at 2 pm.

The Amateurs is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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Faculty Jazz Sextet

October 19, 2021

This is no ordinary classroom! Join us for a premiere jazz jam, featuring Willamette's award-winning faculty members: 
Tyler Abbott (bass), Ryan Biesack (percussion), Sean Nobel Flannery (saxophone), Mike Gamble (guitar), James Miley (piano/electronics) and Mike Nord (guitar/electronics).  


Tuesday, October 19, 2021
7:30 pm, Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center  

Fall Dance Concert Fall dance
November 10 – 19, 2021

“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.” – Maya Angelou.

Explorations in time and in space! Willamette University faculty join with student choreographers as they continue to seek out the boundaries of movement and dance.  


November 10 – 19, 2021
Wed – Sat, 7:30 pm. Sunday matinee at 2 pm.

Wayfinding Wayfinding

by Whitney Rowland

February 9 – 20, 2022 

Directed by Lava Alapai

A fantastical, poignant comedy about Jane, an emotionally-numbed new widow, and Harrison, an inattentive, self-sabotaging fiancé. In seeking escape, these two strangers collide – both literally and figuratively – tangling their life lines and setting them on a time-bending journey involving an intercontinental plane crash, a magical forest, and a choice that leads them both to an unexpected destination. 


February 9 – 20, 2022
Wed – Sat, 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees at 2 pm

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Willamette's Dramatic Vocal Arts

March 12 and 13, 2022

Katherine Skovira, Music Director

A celebratory vocal and ensemble bash! Featuring world, regional and local premieres of works by female composers and performers. A part of their “Artist as Advocate” series, Dramatic Vocal Arts and the Voice Area share the musical treasures of artist-advocate, BIPOC, and other female voices from the 21st and 20th centuries. 


Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 7: 30 pm
Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 pm

Performed at Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center  

12th Night 12th Night

by William Shakespeare

April 6 – 23, 2022

Directed by Susan Coromel

This enduring comedy about masquerade and identity finds twins Viola and Sebastian shipwrecked and separated. Their journeys home leads them through the land of Illyria, where romance springs at many angles – even impossible triangles. “If music be the food of love, play on!”


April 6 – 23, 2022
Wed – Sat, 7:30 pm.
Matinees: Sunday, April 10 and Saturday, April 23, 2:00 pm

Psalms Psalms

Igor Stravinsky...and more! 

April 24, 2022

Christopher Engbretson, Conductor

The Willamette University Music Department combines its largest choral and instrumental ensembles in this presentation of the iconic 20th-century psalm settings for orchestra and chorus. Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms is by far the composer’s best known religious work — a powerful, moving, and transcendent piece that moves from lonely isolation and wandering, to rebirth, to joyful exultation. 


Sunday, April 24, 2022
3:00 pm, Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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