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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Opera and Musical Theatre

Into the Woods Mom’s Weekend 2018
Once Upon a Mattress Family Weekend 2023

The WSU Opera Workshop presents performances of opera and musical theatre, providing singers and actors with the opportunity to perform exciting repertoire while developing singing, acting and stage movement skills. After auditions, those singers whose voices are developed enough to perform in the production will be cast in scenes or full roles, according to their individual abilities.

The Pirates of Penzance Family Weekend 2022

Each fall the ensemble presents a production of operatic scenes and/or one-act operas. For Mom’s Weekend in the spring, a full production is presented, rotating between opera and musical theatre, accompanied by the WSU Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2002 the ensemble added a now annual summer musical theatre production to its offerings on campus. Auditions for the fall are held the week before classes begin while auditions for the spring and summer productions are held in the previous semester’s closed week before finals.

Click Here For Choral Ensemble Audition Information

Keep Moving On! Songs of Stephen Sondheim Family Weekend 2021

If you visit the WSU campus, please feel free to stop by one of our rehearsals. The class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:10 – 5:00 p.m. in Kimbrough 115 or on the Bryan Hall Theatre stage.

Past Productions Include:

2023 Once Upon a Mattress by Mary Rodgers
2022 The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan
2021 Keep Moving On!  Songs by Stephen Sondheim
2020 The Secret Garden by Lucy Simon (cancelled due to COVID)
2019 A…My Name is Still Alice by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd
  The Merry Wives of Windsor by Otto Nicolai
2018 Nunsense II: The Second Coming by Dan Goggin
Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
2017 First Date by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks
2016 Life is a Cabaret: Songs of Kander and Ebb
The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar
2015 Edges by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
The Addams Family by Andrew Lippa
2014 Beguiled Again by Rodgers and Hart
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss
2013 Song By Song By Sondheim
Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein
2012 I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts
The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan
2011 Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits by Gerard Alessandrini
Company by Stephen Sondheim
2010 Shout! The Mod Musical by George, Lowenstein, and Morris
Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach
2009 Gershwin Revue
Jane Eyre by Paul Gordon and John Caird
2008 Baby by David Shire
Naughty Marietta by Victor Herbert
2007 Nunsensations! by Dan Goggin
Godspell by Stephen Schwartz
2006 Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken
The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti
2005 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner
Sweet Charity by Cy Coleman
2004 High Society by Cole Porter
Carmen by Georges Bizet
2003 Lucky Stiff by Stephen Flaherty
Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
2002 She Loves Me by Jerry Bock
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss
2001 Company by Stephen Sondheim
The Secret Garden by Lucy Simon
2000 The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1998 Susannah by Carlisle Floyd


The Merry Wives of Windsor Family Weekend 2019


Young Frankenstein Family Weekend 2017


The Merry Widow Mom’s Weekend 2016


The Addams Family Mom’s Weekend 2015


Die Fledermaus Mom’s Weekend 2014