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Tickets are now on sale for URINETOWN, the Musical, Feb. 23-26.

Engaging and Connecting Students in a Safe and Meaningful Way

John C. McIlwee

It is not often life brings us someone as special, someone as talented, and someone as loved as John McIlwee. His inspiration to so many is made evident by the many cherished stories from his students, family, and friends. Many speak of how their lives were made better because of him, and University Theatre is no different.

John passed the morning of October 2 and although there will not be a funeral service, a celebration of life will be scheduled for the spring of 2023 in Stewart Theatre. The family requests no flowers but invites you to consider making a donation in his honor to the John C. McIlwee Theatre Endowment.

We invite you to hear John reflect on his 31 years with University Theatre in an article written at the time of his retirement.

Honoring John C. McIlwee, former director of University Theatre

Up Next at UT

Urinetown tickets on sale now!

AUDITIONS: Muse and She Kills Monsters
Friday, Feb. 3 | 7pm

The WRIGHT Way: WHAT WE GREW UP WITH by Kiran Soma (Reading)
Friday, Feb. 10 | 7pm

OUT LOUD: LIGHT OF JUPITER by Mackenzie Cayco (Reading)
Friday, Feb. 17 | 7pm

URINETOWN, the Musical
Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 23-26, 2023

Onstage at University Theatre | 2022-23 Producing Series

The Studio Series

See the full University Theatre season. Get tickets and information!

Need a space for your next event?

University Theatre’s Event Operations team manages and operates spaces in Frank Thompson Hall, and Stewart Theatre located in Talley Student Union.

Thompson Hall is home to the 192 seat Titmus Theatre, and 103 seat Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre — production shops, a rehearsal hall, and classrooms.

Video Archive

Strictly Speaking Series
Conversations with professional theatre makers who speak about their work, their industry and their journey in the arts.

How-to-Theatre Series
Video lessons in various production techniques that work beyond the walls of the theatre. Lessons span general items such as woodworking, sewing, makeup, welding, audio, scenic painting, embroidery, audio recording, and CNC router use.

The final play presentations from TheatreFEST ’22 and October 1, and Nov. 5 editions. See works written by Satya Paramita, Emily Chiola, Christian O’Neal, Allison Fradkin, Gus Allen, George Jack, Kaitlan C. Farrior, Ter Chavez, and Brody McCurdy.

Cover image for Strictly Speaking video series archive