Alums Come Home


Held approximately every five years, Alums Come Home is a reunion for all members of the KU Theatre & Dance family. The weekend includes performances, workshops for students led by alumni with established careers, and receptions for alumni and students to connect.

Alums Come Home VII, April 27-29, 2023

Planning is now underway for the unfortunately much delayed Alums Come Home VII. Information will be posted and updated on this page as it becomes available.

Registration

We are now taking registrations. You will be asked to RSVP for the events you are planning to attend. If your plans change, you can let us know by emailing kutheatre@ku.edu. If you are attending with a spouse or partner, please register separately so that we can have an accurate headcount. You can also register, even if not attending, to be part of an alumni networking database and to be part of a video message that will be played during the Welcome Home Celebration. If at all possible, please register by April 7, 2023.
Register for Alums Come Home VII

Payment:

In recognition of the fact that our alumni come from all walks of life and that many have endured financial hardships during the pandemic shut-downs of the entertainment and other industries, we are adopting a pay-what-you-can model for Alums Come Home VII. The Professional Advisory Board has created an endowment fund that will be used by the department to pay for all expenses associated with this and future Alums Come Home events. We ask that you contribute what you can, when you can.

Suggested contributions:
Graduates from 2015-present: $50
Graduates from before 2015: $75
Contribute to the Alums Come Home Expense Fund


Schedule of Events

Events take place on campus unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

  • 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. - Alumni Guest Visits to Classes
  • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Early Bird Reception with FROTH at Arterra
  • 7:30 p.m. - Cabaret performance - Stage Too!, Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Friday, April 28, 2023

  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Workshops/Master Classes/Panel Discussions
  • 11:00 a.m. - Tour of Murphy Hall
  • 1:00 p.m.- Tour of Robinson Center
  • 1:15 p.m. - Dance Showcase – Sherbon Theatre
  • 6:00 - 11 p.m. - Welcome Home Celebration at Liberty Hall

Saturday, April 29, 2023

  • 9:00 a.m. - Memorial Service at TBA
  • 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Workshops/Master Classes/Panel Discussions
  • 2:30 p.m. - Cabaret performance - Stage Too!, Crafton-Preyer Theatre
  • 7:30 p.m. - Cabaret performance - Stage Too!, Crafton-Preyer Theatre
  • 9:30 p.m. - Afterglow Party – Maceli’s

Sunday, April 30, 2023

  • 10:00 a.m. - PAB Meeting at The Eldridge (Professional Advisory Board members only)

Hotels

Country Inn & Suites

2176 E 23rd Street
785-856-7703

  • Group name: Alums Come Home - KU Theatre & Dance
  • Rates
    • Thursday: $119
    • Friday & Saturday: $159/night
    • Minimum 2 night stay for group rate discount
  • 10 rooms available
  • Cutoff date: 3/28/23

DoubleTree by Hilton

200 McDonald Drive
785-841-7703

  • Group name: KU Theatre & Dance
  • Rates
    • $199/night
    • Includes breakfast for up to 4 people per room
  • 15 rooms available
  • Cutoff date: 3/28/23

StoneHill Hotel

6101 Rock Chalk Drive
785-330-8009

  • Group code: 0427 KU Theatre
  • Rates
    • $89/night
    • Includes breakfast 
  • 10 rooms available
  • Cutoff date: 4/13/23

Tru by Hilton

510 Wakarusa Drive
785-272-4244

  • Event name: Alums Come Home VII
  • Rates
    • $193/night
    • Includes breakfast
  • 10 rooms available
  • Cutoff date: 3/28/23