Student Life

Theatre Siena

Experience the joy of live theater at Siena Heights University. All productions take place in
Francoeur Theater or in the Stubnitz Lab 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/Seniors/




  Youth Theater $8 $6  
  Musical $12 $8  
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.

2015-16 Season Schedule


Sept. 24-26
Other Desert Cities
Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Mark DiPietro
Stubnitz Lab Theater

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas.  Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history — a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it...

Oct. 15-17
Urinetown: The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Directed by Kerry Graves
Musical Direction by Michael Yuen

An award-winning musical comedy satirizing politics, capitalism, Broadway and more, Urinetown deals with a community that outlaws private toilets to regulate water consumption. A 20-year drought has produced a critical water shortage — and a goldmine for the Urine Good Company which controls pay-to-pee restrooms. Both funny and serious, the production coordinates with Siena’s 2015-16 focus on justice.

Nov. 19-21
Student One-Acts
These shows are free and open to the community. 

Jan. 28-30
Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare
Directed by Mark DiPietro

Shakespeare’s timeless classic tale of violence and love.

Feb. 12-14
Children's Showcase: Robin Hood

Kathryn Schultz Miller
Stubnitz Lab Theater
Directed by Joni Warner

This Art Reach adaptation of Robin Hood combines classic drama with side-splitting comedy, fast-paced, imaginative, action-packed and over-the-top hilariousness! Join Robin and the “merry band” as they steal from the rich and give to the poor. Fun for the entire family.  Best of all – the audience is part of the show! 
This performance is for children ages 6-16 who are currently enrolled in our Creative Stages Youth Theatre programs. Curtain times are at 7 p.m. Feb. 12-13 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 14.

Feb. 25-27

The Importance of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Oscar Wilde
Directed by Kerry Graves

This ever-popular, laugh-filled and witty farce shines a clever light on the British Edwardian upper class and its unique approach to romance and marriage.

  April 15-16
  Bryan Harnetiaux
  Directed by Siena Heights Student Alissa Reeder
  Performed by Siena Heights Students

Hospice of Lenawee & Theatre Siena are pleased to bring you this student-led production of Vesta, a sometimes humorous and often touching play that explores the emotions and decisions a family must face through the end of a grandmother’s life. Discussion with actors and Hospice of Lenawee team members immediately following the show. This show is sponsored by Old National Bank.

For a printable season schedule, click here.




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


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.