Student Life

Theatre Siena

Experience the joy of live theater at Siena Heights University. All productions take place in Francoeur Theater in the Performing Arts Center. Productions take place through most of the school year and feature a renowned and dedicated staff.

One of the programs unique to Siena Heights University is the Creative Stages Child Drama/Children’s Theatre program. It is designed to provide children 4-16 years old with an opportunity to create and take part in improvised creative drama experiences and theatrical productions. Originally started in 1963, the Creative Stages program employs students and faculty of Siena Heights University to work with the children to create improvised plays in workshops held on campus during the fall and winter semesters, and in a summer camp.

Curtain time for all Theatre Siena shows (except student-directed one-acts and the Sunday performance of the Youth Theater production) is 8 p.m.

Ticket Pricing

  Show Type General Admission Students & Staff
Youth Theater

Season Passes (good for two) are available for $75.

  • Tickets are available at the theater box office beginning 30 minutes before curtain. Curtain rises at 8 p.m.
  • All shows are in Francoeur Theater unless noted.
  • We cannot accept reservations.

2014-15 Season Schedule


September 25-27
Musical by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Doug Miller

This award-winning musical centers around a small group of people helping Jesus tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of beloved songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Lasting messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.  

November 6-8
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Mark DiPietro

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their 10th wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

November 20-22
Student-Directed One Acts
Directed by SHU students.

January 30-February 1
The Yellow Boat
Written by David Saar
Directed by Doug Miller

The story is a glorious affirmation of a child’s life and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar’s son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin’s buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A Scandinavian folksong tells of three little boats: “One was blue, one was blue, and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor.  The red one sailed home, too.  But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun.” Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, “Mom, you be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat.” Benjamin’s remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world.  Recommended for children age 8 or older, parents, families and adults. This Theatre for the Young production will be performed by Theatre Siena college students. 

February 13-15
Treasure Island: Young Pirates of the Caribbean
Children's Youth Theater Showcase
From Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Directed by Joni Warner

Arrrgh! Ahoy, me hearties! Join young Jim Hawkins, an ordinary boy, who is swept into a high seas adventure when Pirate Billy Bones steps into his bedroom and hands him a treasure map. Suddenly, Jim is swept into the action of a high seas adventure. This imaginative adaptation of Stevenson's classic is full of pirate fun!!

February 19-21
God of Carnage
Written by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Kerry Graves

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award, God of Carnage takes place when a playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. NOTE: For mature audiences.

March 26-28
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Ebb and Bob Fosse
Directed by Mark DiPietro

In Roaring Twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal. 

Additional Information

Francoeur Theater and Stubnitz Theater are both handicap accessible.  During productions, please turn off all cell phones and pagers.  Photography of any sort is prohibited. 

Box office/Questions: (517) 264-7890

For a printable 2014-15 season brochure, click here.


Questions about an upcoming show? Give us a call.

Box office: (517) 264-7890

Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.