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2015-2016 Season is announced!

Ticket Prices:

Unless otherwise noted, all tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students


Due to limited seating, please consider buying your tickets online prior to the show.





October 1-11, 2015
TheatreLab, Arts Complex, FGCU Campus

Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) and John Farra

Based on the Universal Pictures film with a screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel

Directed by Mark Danni

This Tony Award-nominated hilarious, roller-skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures' cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

This is a co-production with TheatreZone in Naples. 


October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 at 8:00 p.m.
October 3 & 11 at 2:00 p.m.
October 4 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets for this production are $40-45 and available only at

The Mansion at Hangman's Bog

February 19-28, 2016
TheatreLab, Arts Complex, FGCU Campus

Written and Directed by Barry Cavin

A well maintained mansion rests deep in the back wood mountains of Northeast Georgia. No one knows how it got there but the National Park Service keeps it ready for aspiring grad students who need a retreat to conduct specialized research. Normally the entire house is reserved for one lucky student at a time. But nature, a clerical error and some unknown force conspire to trap several earnest cryptozoological researchers who must fight for their lives against an onslaught of their own beloved research topics. The Mansion at Hangman’s Bog is a wild and hilarious new comedy by Barry Cavin. Beware of the Pugwudgie.


February 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 7:30 p.m.

February 21, 27 & 28 at 2:00 p.m.


Tickets for this production are $10 for the general public and $7 for students.

Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps

April 8-17, 2016
TheatreLab, Arts Complex, FGCU Campus

Written by Patrick Barlow, John Buchan

Directed by Gerritt VanderMeer

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!


April 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m.

April 10, 16 & 17 at 2:00 p.m.


Tickets for this production are $10 for the general public and $7 for students.

9th Annual 24-Hour Festival

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Presentation and Awards in Parking Garage 2 near the Arts Complex

Produced by Barry Cavin

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler

The 9th Annual 24-Hour Festival is FGCU's annual melee of time-sensitive art. Creative and sleep-deprived students churn up the minutes in a mad race against the clock to produce the best stage play, film, music, or artwork completed within a 24-hour period. For each of the past eight years, students at FGCU have met in a creative competition that draws from their unique capacity for procrastination and their tremendously dynamic creativity. At 6 p.m. on Friday, September 11th, students are given a list of items that have to appear in their film, stage play, visual or performance art, dance, or music piece, and at 6 p.m. on Saturday the 12th, they submit their finished product. At 8 p.m., the public is invited to view the results, which will be as unexpected as they are entertaining. Due to the popularity of this event, it is no longer able to be held at TheatreLab, but will instead be in Parking Garage 2 at the other end of the Arts Complex parking lot. Walls can no longer contain this event!