Performance Schedule 2023 to 2024 Season

Fall 2023

Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward

Dowd Mainstage

Production dates: October 5-8 

Love, Billy  by Mark Reynolds and Crystal Lyon

Lab Theatre

Production dates: November 2-5

Cortland College Community Orchestra Concert
Rose Hall
December 5, 8pm

Image with text reading: SUNY Cortland College Community Orchestra, Max Buckholtz Conductor, Tuesday December 5, 2023 at 8 p.m. at Rose Hall (19 Church St. Cortland NY). Free Admission. Music includes Vivaldi, Mozart and vignettes.


College Singers Concert
Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre
December 8, 7pm

A photo of four singers, with text reading "SUNY Cortland Presents: Spitfire. Dowd Fine Arts Center, Mainstage Auditorium. Friday December 8, 2023. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Show 7 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Choral Union Concert
Rose Hall
December 10, 3pm

A poster reading: Choral Union, Sunday December 10, 3 p.m. Rose Hall, 19 Church Street. Free Admission. Reception following concert.

The SUNY Cortland Choral Union will present a richly diverse performance of contemporary choral music on Sunday, December 10th at 3:00 pm, in Rose Hall, 19 Church Street, Cortland. The student-community ensemble of about 40 singers will be conducted by David Neal, and the pianist is Dolores Brooks. Student and community members will be featured as soloists.

The program opens with several reflective works by contemporary masters Craig Courtney and Shawn Kirchner including “A Ukrainian Alleluia” and “Bright Morning Stars,” and continues with arrangements of pop standards by Dua Lipa and Bob Dylan. Concluding the program are the popular Ukrainian Bell Carol, and a festive and joyous seasonal finale of holiday music from Glenn Ballard’s Polar Express.

Admission is free, and a reception will follow the concert. Bring family and friends and usher in the holiday season with this beautiful and celebratory program. 


Spring 2024

In Emily's Words Music and Lyrics by new theatre artist Jessy Tomsko
Thursday, February 1stat 7:30pm
Saturday, February 3rdat 3:00pm

The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown
a collaboration between the SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Department and Cortland Repertory Theatre

All performances will take place at the Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown

Production Dates: February 22-25

Poster for the musical "The Last 5 Years"

Sweet Charity music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and book by Neil Simon

Dowd Mainstage

Production dates: April 5-7, 12-14

Past Performances

The Performing Arts Department produces a full year of performances ranging from musicals to various ensembles. Past performances have included:

  • Tommy
  • Sweeney Todd
  • RENT
  • Pippin
  • The Mikado

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