SPIN Theatre Company

Students perform in SPIN's 2019 1440 Minute Musical, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast."

(Above) Luther students perform in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" for SPIN's 1440 Minute Musical in 2019.

SPIN is a student-led organization advised by faculty member Jeff Dintaman. SPIN Theatre Company provides theatrical performance, technical, and production opportunities to students regardless of major or prior experience. Through these events we emphasize the values of creative expression, collaboration, and inclusion. In the 2017-2018 academic year, 80% of participants were not theatre majors. 

2018-2019 Season

  • After Dark: A Musical Theatre Cabaret, Saturday October 20, 8pm. This production is in collaboration with Luther's student directed dance company, Orchesis.
  • Annual SPIN Theatre 1440 Minute Musical: "Beauty and the Beast," Saturday February 23, 8pm
  • One Act Play Festival, April 5, 7:30pm; April 6-7, 1:30pm

Recent Productions

  • Excerpts from The Private Lives of the Master Race by Bertolt Brecht (2018)
  • Camp Rock: The Musical by Faye Greenberg and Robert L. Freedman in 1440 Minutes (2018)
  • Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker (2017)
  • Legally Blonde Jr by Laurence O'Keefe in 1440 Minutes (2017)
  • High School Musical by Matthew Gerrard in 1440 Minutes (2016)
  • The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George (2016)
  • Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (2015)
  • God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza (2015)
  • Lysistrata by Aristophanes (2014)

Annual Events

  • Musical Theatre Cabaret
  • 1440 Minute Musical: A fully performed musical rehearsed exclusively in the 24 hours before the performance.

Other Events

  • One Act Play Festival
  • Full Length Student Produced Play
  • Short Scene Festival
  • Haunted House

Connect with SPIN on Facebook or the Call Board across from CFA 119.

Join SPIN by emailing them- all years, majors, and experience levels are welcome!

As an equal opportunity organization, SPIN Theatre will not discriminate due to an applicant’s major, minor, previous experience, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

"My favorite part about the 1440 musical was the friendships that I made. If you are looking for a way to perform in a show without attending rehearsals for weeks and want to meet really amazing people, I highly recommend performing in the 1440 musical!"

-Tamar Tedla '20 

Read Tamar's blog about the 1440!