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2019-20 Season

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
Freed Center: Biggs Theatre


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Music Events

Ohio Northern Symphony Concerts

Oct. 20, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Dec. 15, 2019, at 4 p.m.
Feb. 23, 2020, at 5 p.m.
May 2, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.



Nov. 3, 2019, at 4 p.m.


ONU Symphonic Band

March 15, 2020, at 4 p.m.


Spring Band Festival

April 26, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Theatre Arts Season

Spring Awakening

Oct. 18-19 and 24-26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 20 and 26, 2019, at 2 p.m.

Book and Lyrics by Stephen Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is an electrifying rock adaptation of the classic play. Daring and inventive, it is an exhilarating journey of teenage self-discovery as well as a celebration of youth and rebellion. Spring Awakening contains nudity, mature language and strong sexual themes.


The ONU Holiday Spectacular

Ada: Nov. 21-23, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 23, 2019, at 2 p.m.

Lima: Dec. 6-7, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 7-8, 2019, at 2 p.m.

Bring the entire family to celebrate the season with the beloved ONU Holiday Spectacular, an annual family tradition for 25 years!


Choreographers Showcase

Feb. 1, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 2, 2020, at 2 p.m.

A vibrant and exciting display of dance from across genres, Chorographers Showcase brings student, faculty and professional choreographers together for an invigorating concert of new work that is sure to satisfy.


Loot by Joe Orton

Feb. 20-22, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22-23, 2020, at 2 p.m.

Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin in an attempt to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower. Winner of London’s Evening Standard Best Play Award, Joe Orton’s Loot is a pitch-black, dizzying farce that is sure to hit the spot. Warning: Loot’s crazy antics may not be suitable for the young or weak of heart.


9 to 5, The Musical

April 2-4, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. and April 4-5, 2020, at 2 p.m.

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick

"What a Way to Make a Living!" This hilarious musical adaptation of the hit film from Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton features the hit title song and Tony Award-nominated score. 9 to 5 is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era. When three unlikely friends take control of the office and put their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” of a boss in his place, they learn there is nothing they can’t do – even in a man’s world.

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