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Theatre & Film at The University of Mississippi

Theatre & Film produces 4-5 shows a year representing a variety of forms and eras with at least one production each season being a major musical. The primary mission of Theatre & Film is to bring quality experiences to departmental students, the University community and the area at large through the production of culturally relevant works. Join our mailing list.

We are grateful for the support of our patrons and donors. You can support Theatre & Film and the work of our student actors, designers, filmmakers, and technicians by becoming a season ticket holder (UM Box Office) or by donating directly to the department.

Theatre & Film auditions are open to the university and local community. There are two auditions, one for the Fall Semester shows and one for the Spring Semester shows. Additional auditions will be announced as necessary.

Theatre & Film 2021-2022 Season

"Dreaming Green: Our Planet. Our Future. Our Responsibility"

Legally Blonde

"When" written by Wren Brian
"The Penguin" written by Nicolas Billon
Directed by Lauren Bone Noble
October 1 – 5:00pm-8:00pm
Armory Pavilion
Produced in conjunction with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council’s Goodnight Market

This fall, the Department of Theatre & Film will be participating in the international Climate Change Theatre Action. Founded in 2015, Climate Change Theatre Action is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented biennially to coincide with the United Nations Conference of the Parties Convention.   

Directed by Lauren Bone Noble, the show will be inspired by flash mob performances – an unexpected performance in a public space that aims to surprise, delight, and inspire. 

Free Admission

Legally Blonde

Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, Neil Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn Mayer motion picture
Directed by Rory Ledbetter
Choreography by Nicole Fava

October 29 – October 30 at 7:30pm
October 30 – October 31 at 2:00pm
Ford Center for the Performing Arts

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Legally Blonde

Written by Anne Marie Cammarato
Directed by Peter Wood
February 25 – 26; March 1 – 5 @ 7:30pm
February 26 – 27; March 5 – 6 @ 2:00pm
Meek Auditorium

Hazel is about a family struggling to survive a climate that has collapsed, bringing continual storms and emptying out their hometown. Even as the storms rage and food becomes scarce, they also struggle with their mother’s increasing dementia and confusion. When one of the two sisters becomes pregnant, the decision to stay in the land they still consider home becomes a point of contention and disagreement.

Legally Blonde

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Lindsay Rae Taylor

April 21 – 22; April 24 at 7:30pm
April 24 at 2:00pm
Fulton Chapel

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in Shakespeare's career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays.

Theatre & Film at The Univeristy of Mississippi is thrilled to share this contemporary telling of this timeless story, where we will explore its many relevant themes, such as family, friendship, discord, and courage. Passion, pace, and precision will be our guide as we navigate the idea of fate steering the course of action.