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2023 - 2024 Season

Lighthouse and wave painting

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

Directed by: Hollace Starr

Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made—one sister will walk one way, one the other, and the third will stay right where she is. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, fought vikings, crossed oceans, tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women.

Wednesday, September 27th–Saturday, September 30th

Venue: Lindhurst Theatre


Meredith Wilson's The Music Man

The Music Man

Directed by: Kelly Todd

Heralded as funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is classic musical theatre at its best. Meredith Wilson's six-time Tony Award–winning show has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Friday, November 10th–Sunday, November 12th
Thursday, November 16th-Saturday, November 18th

Venue: Smothers Theatre


Students performing on stage; dark set


Directed by: Nanci Ruby

Based on Charlotte Brontë’s  novel, Villette which takes place over the course of a few years in the early 1850’s, in the fictional city of Villette, capital of Labassecour, a fictionalized version of Belgium. Lucy Snow has lost everything and everyone she held dear. We are taken on her journey to open doors for herself in a time when women hold little value and garner minimal respect in society. Lucy weathers life’s storms and creates opportunities with her wit, intelligence, authenticity, and the will to stay true to herself.

Tuesday, January 23rd–Saturday, January 27th

Venue: Lindhurst Theatre


Female performing in costume on stage

The Merry Widow

Directed by: Keith Colclough

This light-hearted romantic comedy promises a fun night for all. Lehár’s charming melodies have kept this operetta in the repertoire since its premiere in 1905, and it continues to be presented in German and in French and English translations. As the wealthy young widow Hannah Glawari ends her mourning and begins to look for a new husband, she rekindles an old flame with the Count Danilo Danilovitsch. However, her childhood sweetheart swears he will never tell Hannah he loves her, because he fears it would appear he is only interested in her fortune. Will these two lovers overcome their pride and find happiness together? Come join us to find out.

Thursday, February 22nd, and Saturday, February 24th

Venue:  Smothers Theatre


Watercolor portrait of The Tempest

The Tempest

Directed by: Cathy Thomas-Grant

Known as Shakespeare’s masterpiece and the last play that he ever wrote, The Tempest tells the story of loss, restoration, injury and healing, fault and forgiveness. Set on an enchanted island, a magician and his lovely daughter live with a motherless cub of a wicked witch along with spirits of the air, water, earth, and wind. A shipwreck and mighty winds carry a king, his son, a duke, and all of their entourage onto shore. Separated by the storm, these wandering souls bring laughter, love, and ultimately the reconciliation of a family torn apart by a political rebellion.

Wednesday, April 3rd–Saturday, April 6th

Venue: Smothers Theatre


Student in white dress performing on stage


Directed by: Kelly Todd

Contempo is Pepperdine’s annual musical theater review. Each spring, 12 musical theater artists perform a show of solos, duets and group numbers from contemporary musicals. It is a wonderful evening of music in a cabaret-style environment.

Saturday, March 16th

Venue: The Lighthouse