Champlain Theatre

Champlain College Theater LogoChamplain Theatre is a unique mix of professional actors, emerging artists, community members, faculty and students all collaborating to present a dynamic and diverse range of performance events.


  • To tell good stories for the college and the larger community
  • To provide opportunities for Champlain students to take part in a co-curricular activity, often collaborating with professional theatre artists
  • To contribute to the multi-dimensional education that Champlain College provides its students
  • To teach—In addition to entertaining an audience, theatre may inform and educate, serving as a pedagogical tool


Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

by Bert V. Royal

In Bert V. Royal's comic drama, we meet a group of high school students who struggle with the usual challenges-bullying, sexual identity, self- identity, loyalty, deception, and even death. CB, the protagonist, struggles with questions about mortality and life's purpose after the death of his dog. In questioning who he is, we see how CB sometimes takes his actions to the extreme. By the end, he still doesn't know the kind of person he would like to be, but he is resolved to figure it out.

PERFORMANCES:  November 13-16 at 7:30 P.M. & November 16 at 2:00 P.M. 

ALUMNI AUDITORIUM, Champlain College
$10.00/General   $5.00/ Champlain Faculty and Staff  
Students free with Champlain College ID
Tickets at the door
email for information

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

by Stephen Sondheim

Sweeney Todd has returned from wrongful imprisonment to avenge his wife, his daughter, and himself, and encounters a cast of characters in Industrial Age London who might help or thwart him—but is he a hero or a villain? Can he, or we, recognize evil and good? You might never get a shave or eat a meat pie again, after seeing this chilling, highly theatrical musical by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Kerry Noonan, this show will appall and enthrall you!

PERFORMANCES:  February 20 - 22 and 27, 28, & March 1 at 8:00 P.M.
ALUMNI AUDITORIUM, Champlain College
$20.00/General   $10.00/ Champlain Faculty and Staff  
Students free with Champlain College ID
Tickets at the door
Call (802) 865-5494 or email for information.

Check out Champlain Theatre's Sweeney Todd review in the Burlington Free Press.

The Vagina Monologues

By Eve Ensler

A V-Day Event

This show, created by Ensler out of over 200 interviews with women and girls, is a series of character-driven pieces, almost like poetry, each revealing a different woman's experience with such topics as love, sex, tenderness, embarrassment, cruelty, pain, and pleasure.  Performed by an ensemble of women from the Champlain College community, The Vagina Monologues is part of the V-Day movement to promote creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and work with existing organizations to stop violence against women and girls

PERFORMANCE:  February 14 at 7:00 P.M.
Morgan Room, Champlain College
$10.00/General   $5.00/ Champlain Faculty, Staff and Students.
All proceeds will be donated to the V-Day Campaign and to Hope Works.
Tickets at the door
Call (802) 865-5751 or email for more information

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