2016-17 Academy Theatre titles announced

Interlochen Arts Academy has announced its theatre titles for the 2016-17 academic year, bringing a selection of stage staples and a "lost work" of Shakespeare to the Interlochen campus.

Staged works for the upcoming year include the French farce, A Flea in Her Ear, the contemporary serio-comic play She Kills Monsters, and a new adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, based on the popular children's book. Musicals are represented by the Tony Award-winning My Fair Lady and Interlochen alumnus (and Tony winner) Adam Guettel's The Light in the Piazza. Also of note is the return of the student-led One Act Festival, which sees Interlochen students taking on the directing and production of several short plays over a three-day period.

Of special note, the Theatre Arts department will be staging what has been called "Shakespeare's lost play," Cardenio, along with a Shakespeare symposium that will investigate the 400-year old authorship issue.

The complete list of 2016-17 shows below includes the plays and musicals scheduled to hit the stages of Interlochen beginning in the fall.

  • A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau
    Nov. 4-5
    Directed by Gulshirin Dubash

  • Fall Studio: She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
    Nov. 11-12
    Directed by William Church

  • The Light in the Piazza, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, book by Craig Lucas
    Nov. 17-18 and Dec. 2-3
    Directed by Robin Ellis

  • One Act Festival, playwrights TBA
    Jan. 19-21
    Student Directors

  • Cardenio by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, adapted by Gregory Doran
    April 21-23
    Directed by David Montee

  • Spring Studio: A Wrinkle in Time, based on the book by Madeline L’Engle, adapted by Tracy Young
    April 28-29
    Directed by Laura Mittelstaedt

  • My Fair Lady, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe
    May 12-13
    Directed by William Church

The Academy Theatre Arts course of study offers students a top-level program of pre-professional training in both stage plays and musicals, balanced with college preparatory academics. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-17 school year. Begin your application online today.

For more information or to find out about financial aid options, please contact our Office of Admission & Financial Aid at 800.681.5912 or 231.276.7472, or at admission@interlochen.org.