The CNU Department of Theater and Dance is a dynamic, production-driven program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theater. Here, faculty and students form a community of artists engaged in the creation of theater at the highest level, and supported by the CNU Theatre Guild and Riverside Performing Arts Medicine.  

Contact the Ferguson Center ticket office at (757) 594-8752 for tickets and information.


Upcoming Performances



"Hearts Like Fists"

November 15-17 and 22-24          Buy Tickets


By Adam Szymkowicz

Directed by Gregg Lloyd

A graphic novel for the stage filled with evil and good, bravery and cowardice, and of course, superheroes. Join a team of unique crime fighters as they battle the lethal Doctor X in a spine-tingling smart adventure of mayhem and romance. And discover which is more painful: broken ribs or a broken heart?

"The Drowsy Chaperone"
February 21-23 and 26-27            Buy Tickets

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Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

Directed by Justin Amellio

Choreography by Laura Lloyd

Vocal direction by Colin Ruffer

Musical direction by J. Lynn Thompson

Winner of five Tony Awards this musical is a heartfelt and hilarious love letter to jazz-age musicals. Our modern-day narrator takes the audience on a trip down memory lane introducing us to his favorite musical from 1928, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The recipe for hilarity starts with a Broadway star on the eve of her wedding. Add in a desperate theater producer, disguised gangsters, an over the top Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for madcap delight!


"3x3" One Act Plays

April 3-5 and 9-11                        Buy Tickets


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1. "The Whole World is Watching"

By Will Reynolds

Directed by Laura Lloyd

Musical direction by Colin Ruffer


2. "The Drowning Girls"

By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic

Directed by Amy Insley


3. "TBD"

Directed by Bryan Austin

A series of distinct one-act plays. Three to be exact: three plays by three playwrights. Enjoy these widely varying insights in to the human condition, through spoken word and music. At the theater, there is something for everyone.