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September 30, 2019 : Ohio University Lancaster Theatre Unveils New Season


Ohio University Lancaster Theatre is proud to announce the 2019-2020 slate of productions for the upcoming season.


“I am looking forward to the 10th Anniversary Season. It is full of surprises from Ohio University alumni guest artists and community members.” said A. Victor Jones, Artistic Director and Lecturer of Theatre for Ohio University Lancaster.


Season tickets for three shows are available again this year for $40. Purchasing season tickets provides exclusive access to the best seating at all three productions. Ohio University alumni guest artists, along with community members from past productions will be featured in all of this season's shows.


There is also a 10th anniversary show which is available as an add-on to the season ticket package or individual tickets may be purchased.


“Our 10th Anniversary Gala Cabaret: A Decade of Song and Celebration” promises to be one of the hottest tickets in town," said Jones. "It is a one night only event and includes original cast members from our musical theatre productions over the past 10 years.” 


hamletOhio University Lancaster Theatre’s schedule for 2019-2020:

I HATE HAMLET by Paul Rudnick
Thursday, November 7 at 7 PM
Friday, November 8 at 7 PM
Saturday, November 9 at 7 PM
Sunday, November 10 at 2 PM

THE STORY: Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and  acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. When Andrew's agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance  with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew's apartment. This prompts a  seance to summon his ghost. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park. Rated PG 13


Almost, MAINE By John Cariani

Thursday, February 27 at 7 PM
Friday, February 28 at 7 PM
almostmaine2Saturday, February 29 at 7 PM
Sunday, March 1 at 2 PM

THE STORY: Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north,  it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents  of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in  unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But  the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. Rated PG 13


10th Anniversary Gala, A Decade of Song and Celebration!

Saturday, April 18, 2020,  7 PM

A Musical Cabaret! This special event will have surprise guests from OUL Theatre's musical productions over the past 10 years! Reserved seating: Tickets $25, VIP Preshow reception and show $40


sound of musicSummer Musical- THE SOUND OF MUSIC by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Sunday, July 26 at 1 PM
Sunday, July 26 AT 7 pm
Thursday, August 6 at 7 PM
Friday, August 7 at 7 PM
Saturday, August 8 at 1 PM
Saturday, August 8 at 7 PM
Sunday, August 9 at 1 PM


THE STORY: Based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp and the Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Every Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", and the title song "The Sound of Music"


Online ticket sales are available at  Ohio University Lancaster’s theatre box office (located in the OUL north lobby) is staffed two weeks prior to each production, Monday through Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., and one hour before shows or call (740) 681-3353.


A rich tradition of theatre continues to thrive and grow on the Ohio University Lancaster campus. Ohio University Lancaster’s Theatre program offers three to four major productions a year, one of which is featured during the historic Lancaster Festival. The faculty and staff of Ohio University Lancaster are dedicated to continuing a strong, successful and educational theatre program. Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre is located at 1570 Granville Pike in Lancaster, Ohio. For more information on the Theatre program, contact A. Victor Jones, Artistic Director and Lecturer of Theatre for Ohio University Lancaster at