On Stage

Baylor Theatre produces six mainstage plays and two summer plays each year in which students perform and fill a variety of production positions. These shows include at least one musical theatre offering each year and a wide range of contemporary and period pieces. 

A weekly workshop, attended by the entire department, provides another showcase for student work, one which often encourages artistic risk and exploration. 



2022-2023 Season

Baylor Theatre is now open for the 2022-2023 Season.



Join us on the magical streets of Montmartre in Paris, France for a musical fairytale about community, connection, and kindness. Based on the 2001 movie of the same name, Amélie is a story of finding love in serendipitous circumstances.


Music by Daniel Messé
Lyrics by Daniel Messé and Nathan Tysen
Book by Craig Lucas

Directed by Cassie Nordgren
In partial fulfillment of the MFA in Directing

 September 28-30 at 7:30pm
October 2 at 2pm
October 5-8 at 7:30pm
October 9 at 2pm

Mabee Theatre




Tempers flare and biases are exposed, in a contemporary retelling of the beloved classic, 12 Angry Jurors!

7 men and 6 women will determine who’s “guilty,” as a Mainstage production returns to the black box, Theatre 11. Watch as this intimate space is transformed into a jury deliberation room, hear how the arguments are shaped by present-day social commentary, and believe that the stakes are as high as life or death.

Enter the room, if you dare, but no one can leave without deciding which side they’re on. 


12 Angry Jurors

Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
Based on the Emmy Award-Winning Television Movie by Reginald Rose

Directed by Sam Henderson

October 26-29 at 7:30pm
October 30 at 2pm

Theatre 11



Join us this semester for CaBEARet!



“I’m going to get you, Conor O’Malley.” The ancient yew tree outside Conor’s window haunts Conor’s nightmares. The stories this Monster tells blur the lines between dreams and reality. Can the Monster teach Conor to cope with grief and learn to speak the truth?

A Monster Calls is based on the Carnegie Medal winning novel by Patrick Ness based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. This exciting ensemble piece explores connection, the complexity of the human experience, and the power of storytelling.


A Monster Calls

Based on the novel by Patrick Ness and inspired by an original idea by Siobhan Dowd,
Devised by Sally Cookson, Adam Peck, & the Company

Directed by Chelsea Curto
In partial fulfillment of the MFA in Directing

Nov 29 - Dec 3 at 7:30pm
December 4 at 2pm

Mabee Theatre



This Tony-award winning musical starts with a chance encounter between two people who are searching for something to believe, and find it in each other, and in the music they create.  It is about being stuck, and finding the courage to reach out, to hold on, to heal, and to move on. 

Based on the 2007 film of the same title, and featuring the Academy Award winning song ‘Falling Slowly’, this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show speaks to the power of love and music to connect us all



Book by Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Based on the Motion Picture written and directed by John Carney

Directed by Lisa Denman

February 22-25 at 7:30pm
February 26 at 2pm

Mabee Theatre



“Mary Wallace and Athena are brave, seventeen, and training for the Junior Olympics in fencing. They practice together, they compete against each other, they spend their lives together. They wish they were friends.”



By Gracie Gardner

Directed by John-Michael Marrs

March 29 - April 1 at 7:30pm
April 2 at 2pm

Mabee Theatre



Shakespeare’s signature comedy of mistaken identity has everything you need for an evening or matinee of laughter: two sets of identical twins, romance at cross-purposes, verbal wit, chases, pratfalls, and even a bit of stage combat. And with our re-imagined setting of a classic early twentieth century circus, look out for lots of added circus-themed excitement! Come enjoy the spectacle of The Comedy of Errors!


The Comedy of Errors

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Steven Pounders

April 25-29 at 7:30pm
April 30 at 2pm

Jones Theatre

Tickets go on sale April 11