Step Into the Story: the 2023-2024 Theatre Season

The new season includes musicals, mysteries and an original, new musical.

George Wolff

September 15, 2023 Arts & Music

In early October, students kick-off the season with Odyssey, a Broadway Revue. Including staged and semi-staged scenes and songs from favorite stage musicals, this annual event is an all-out fun evening of music and dance. Performances are Wednesday and Thursday, October 4-5 at 7PM, at The Theatre at SIMS in the SIMS Center at 160 W. River Street in Bourbonnais.

The mainstage Fall production is a fully-staged production of Lewis Carroll’s Classic Story, Alice in Wonderland, adapted by William Glennon. The audience is invited to “journey down the rabbit hole” in the lively production by ONU Theatre. Ideal for all ages, this production is on stage for six performances October 20-28, with matinees on select Saturdays. All performances are at The Theatre at SIMS in the SIMS Center at 160 W. River Street in Bourbonnais.

In November, David, a New Musical will make its world premiere at the Theatre at SIMS. A student-written, student-directed and student-led production, the Green Room Theatre Co. production of David will examine “a man after God’s own heart” through music and performance. Music & Lyrics: Joshua Hershberger, D’Jaliana Herring, Sisi Clark, & Tionné Guthrie. Book by: Joshua Hershberger & Sisi Clark. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 16-18 at 7PM, with an additional matinee Saturday at 2PM. This production is on stage at The Theatre at SIMS in the SIMS Center at 160 W. River Street in Bourbonnais.

ONU Theatre and the School of Music unite at Kresge Auditorium in February to present Disney’s beloved stage musical, Beauty and The Beast, directed by Kelsie Davis. This timeless tale with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and a book by Linda Woolverton, takes on a new dimension on stage, as talented performers bring to life the beloved characters through their exceptional acting, singing, and choreography, performed with a full orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Neal Woodruff. Beauty and the Beast is presented in Kresge Auditorium, in the Larsen Fine Arts Center at the corner of Main Street and Rte 102 in Bourbonnais. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, February 29-March 2 at 7PM, with Saturday matinees at 2PM.

Two student-led productions close the season in classic, whodunnit style. The Green Room Theatre Co. productions include Clue, based on the favorite family board game and the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn and written by Sandy Rustin, and the interactive, hair-raising mystery Trap, by Stephen Gregg. Clue is presented Thursday through Saturday at 7PM March 21-23, with a special 2PM Saturday performance. Trap will be performed Thursday through Saturday April 4-6, and also includes a 2PM Saturday performance. Both productions are on stage at The Theatre at SIMS in the SIMS Center at 160 W. River Street in Bourbonnais.

TICKETS range from $7-$18.

TICKETS AND MORE for all these performances can be found at

Theatre season promo 2023

George Wolff

George Wolff ’94 is a singer, actor and Creative Director and Partner with 989Group.

2023-2024 Theatre Season
Student on main campus wearing pink sweater and holding water bottle.

Where Your Future Begins

We Believe. You Belong Here. Discover why Olivet is a place where faith meets calling. Take the first step today.

Plan a Visit Start my Application