2023-2024 Production Season

Join UB Theatre and Dance for a season of dance, musicals, and drama. Nationally recognized directors, choreographers, and faculty work with emerging student talent to produce innovative original productions that entertain audiences and explore the human condition. The season consists of live performances at the UB Center for the Arts and at the Katharine Cornell Theatre, both on UB North campus.

Tickets for all public performances are available on Ticketmaster via the individual show links below.

Please note that our box offices are now cashless. We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit and debit cards for in-person purchases.

Group Sales: Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets. Contact: ubcfatickets@buffalo.edu to make a reservation. Please allow 24 hours for a reply.

The UB Theatre and Dance 2023-2024 season is sponsored in part by Fox Run at Orchard Park, celebrating its fifth season in support of our student productions!

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  • Fall 2023

  • Spring 2024

    • MFA Dance Thesis Concert

      Directed by Anne Burnidge
      Choreographers: Natasha McCandless and Hannah Walter

      Apr. 19 – 20, 2024
      7:30 p.m.

      UB Center for the Black Box Theatre

      $22 Adults
      $17 Seniors/Veterans/UB Employees
      $12 Students
      $7 UB Students
      (Ticketmaster fees apply when purchasing online.)

      *Playbill will be available 48 hours before performance.

      dancer on stage.

      The annual MFA Dance Thesis Concert will feature the premier of new works by MFA Dance candidates Natasha McCandless and Hannah Walter. The production showcases the culmination of the duo’s creative research from their Thesis projects, a requirement for the conferral of the degree Master of Fine Arts. The concert features collaborations with media artists and the student performers.

      The Master of Fine Arts in Dance is the equivalent of the PhD in a scholarly discipline and represents the synthesis of years of study and the honing of artistic sensibilities. The MFA Dance Thesis Concert is an opportunity to see new works by the next generation of doers, makers and thinkers in the field.

      Natasha McCandless’s Thesis project is sponsored by a Humanities New York Public Humanities Grant.

    • 9 to 5 The Musical

      Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton
      Book by Patricia Resnick, based on the Twentieth Century Fox film
      Directed and Choreographed by Eric Deeb Weaver
      Music Direction by Matt Marco

      Apr. 26 - 27, 2024 and May 3 – 4, 2024
      7:30 p.m.
      Apr. 28, 2024 and May 4 - 5, 2024
      2 p.m.
      UB Center for the Arts Drama Theatre

      $22 Adults
      $17 Seniors/Veterans/UB Employees
      $12 Students
      $7 UB Students
      (Ticketmaster fees apply when purchasing online.)

      *Playbill will be available 48 hours before performance.

      9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is rated PG-13 by Music Theatre International. Audiences should be advised that, while this show works in the frame of camp, content includes sexual situations and references, violence (explicit and implied), gun violence, and light drug use. Please take care while viewing.

      American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will also be provided for the May 4, 2pm public performance.

      9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
      All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

    • Dancers Workshop

      Directed by Lily Colligan
      as part of our Student Directed Series

      May 10 - 11, 2024
      7:30 p.m
      May 11, 2024
      2 p.m.
      UB Katharine Cornell Theatre

      $22 Adults
      $17 Seniors/Veterans/UB Employees
      $12 Students
      $7 UB Students
      (Ticketmaster fees apply when purchasing online.)

      *Playbill will be available 48 hours before performance.

      Dancers Workshop is an annual student-run showcase led by UB Dance majors, extending to all undergraduates, for a unique dance show experience. The 47th installment includes several dozen choreographers and more than 100 performers, with a variety of styles represented: jazz, jazz-funk, contemporary, modern, tap, hip hop, and ballet. Dancers Workshop is a fun way to celebrate diverse talent at UB beyond the Department of Theatre and Dance, and to commemorate the end of a successful year for all students.

    • Senior Dance Showcase

      Co-Directed by Morgan Mahoney and Mia Pierce
      as part of our Student Directed Series

      May 12, 2024
      4 p.m
      UB Katharine Cornell Theatre

      $22 Adults
      $17 Seniors/Veterans/UB Employees
      $12 Students
      $7 UB Students
      (Ticketmaster fees apply when purchasing online.)

      *Playbill will be available 48 hours before performance.

      The annual Senior Dance Showcase provides graduating dance majors with a final opportunity to perform their own choreography for the community before their future professional endeavors in the arts. The program features more than a dozen graduating seniors who appear primarily in solo works, as well as in collaborative group pieces, as they take the UB stage a final time. Senior Dance Showcase is student-directed and produced.