October 12, 2016

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience.

Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.

Upcoming Events

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SSU Faculty Art Show

September 8, 2016 – September 29, 2016

View the work by SSU Faculty in the first gallery show of 2016-2017 academic year.


Of Thee I Sing

October 26, 2016 – October 29, 2016

Just in time for the presidential election, the SSU Theatre Department presents a satirical musical about a presidential candidate who runs in the platform of Love.

Recent Updates


Call For Entries – Second VRCFA After Dark

Thanks to the interest and response to our last After Dark event, we are putting out a call for entries for our next show on Friday, November 4. Right now we are looking for artists interested in participating in showing and selling their art.  We will be accepting applications with work samples until October 21. […]

Child Care Available For Selected Performances

Vern Riffe Center and Shawnee State University Children’s Learning Center are launching a pilot program to provide child care during 10 performances in the 2016-2017 season. if successful, we hope to expand it to other campus events. Our Child Care page has more information and details about how to make arrangements.
McKinley Ticket Office

Try Out Our New Ticketing System

This summer we transitioned from using Ticketmaster to a new ticketing system that will enable us to do a better job of serving our visitors. One of the features we love is that if you get stuck or have questions while making an order on the Internet, you can call in and we can take […]

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