Theatre & Dance Program

UCCS Student Production: Salome

March 15–25, 2012

Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

Our student theater is always doing something bold and surprising, and here comes the play celebrated as the quintessence of “decadence.”

Salome was controversial from the beginning-- when word of its lurid quality got around London, rehearsals were halted in 1892 on the grounds it was illegal to depict biblical characters on the stage. Its first production was in France (wouldn’t you know it) four years later, by which time Oscar Wilde was already in prison.

Audiences a century later might be slightly less shocked, but the story of the girl who asks her step dad for a saint’s head on a platter as a reward for her lap dance still seems very--well--modern. Wilde’s version is an elegant invitation to spectacle and we are confident our young and gifted students will deliver every shimmer of every tantalizing veil.

-Murray Ross, artistic director


  • Jessica ParnelloSalome
  • Benjamin BonenfantHerod
  • Erica EricksonHerodias
  • Ómid Dastán HarrisonIokanaan
  • Steven SchubinCappadocian/Jew 1
  • Dana KjeldsenNubian/Slave/Jew 2/Executioner
  • Erik BrevikSlave/Tigellinus
  • Emily ChristensenPage/Nazarene
  • Bryan DufaudYoung Syrian
  • Amy SchlachtermanFirst Soldier
  • Alex WilliamsSecond Soldier

Artistic Team

  • CREW
  • Kevin LandisDirector
  • Roy BallardSet Design
  • Sarah ShaverCostume Design
  • Tonya Moake NeelyLighting Design
  • Glen WhiteheadMusic Director
  • Katie Ryn GirtonStage Manager
  • Tiffany Tinsley-WeeksChoreographer
  • Jay BakerBass
  • Britt CiampaPercussion
  • Elizabeth EricksonPiano
  • Taylor WeimerElectric Guitar
  • Brent WollmanElectronics
  • Mark YoungGuitar

This event is co-presented with: