FALL 2020

Due to COVID-19, we have limited our audience size with seats going to Elon Students, Staff, and Faculty. Unfortunately, community members and family members of performers will not be able to attend live productions. However, we are planning to make filmed performances available and will release more information on this page.

Dancing in the Landscape

Director: Professor Casey Avaunt

Available for viewing during Family Weekend

Dr. Avaunt is making her Elon directorial debut in our annual site-specific dance concert. This concert features original work by faculty and student choreographers.


Directed by Dan Callaway

Will be performed virtually and be able to be viewed online


Pheromone: An Awkward Olfactory Inquiry

Playwright: Rachel Graf Evans

Director: Professor Kevin Hoffmann

October 1-6, 2020
Roberts Studio Theatre

Somewhere in a dilapidated warehouse in Atlanta, a new kind of party is just getting started. Wear a t-shirt for three days, put it in a Ziploc bag, bring it to the party, fall in love. What matters more in a successful relationship: biology or commitment? An awkward olfactory inquiry into the nature of attraction, betrayal, and the quirky characters we meet in our quest to find true love.

Beast Mode Champion

Composer: Dan Gibson

Book Writer/Lyricist: Alex Higgin-Houser

Director: Professor Kirby Wahl

Choreographer: Professor Deb Leamy

Music Director: Dan Gibson

November 20, 2020 – Please visit www.elonperformingarts.com for the viewing link

Beast Mode Champion is a high-octane rock musical set in the sweaty, masculine, and hilarious world of professional wrestling. The show, slamming to life in and around the wrestling ring, plumbs the murky depths of masculinity, identity, and performance through a team of unlikely heroes, thrust into the arena of pro wrestling in search of power, fame, and love. Beast Mode Champion is receiving its workshop premiere at Elon University, after being developed at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing program at NYU Tisch by Dan Gibson, Elon MTE ‘10 and Alex Higgin-Houser.

Fall Dance Concert

Director: Professor Renay Aumiller

November 13, 2020 – Please visit www.elonperformingarts.com for the viewing link
Roberts Studio Theatre

This always engaging concert will feature six original choreographic works for socially distanced solos, duets, and trios by three BFA dance majors, two dance program faculty, and a multimedia guest choreographer. It celebrates diverse and varied voices in dance that reflect the challenges, limitations, repressions, and isolation experienced uniquely by being alive in 2020.