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. 

2019-2020 Season

  • Musical Theatre Cabaret, October 11th.
  • Annual SPIN Theatre 1440 Minute Musical, February 15th.
  • One Act Play Festival, March 13-14.

Recent Productions

  • The Last Cyclist by Karel Švenk, reinterpreted by Naomi Patz (2019)
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry, adapted for stage by Eric Coble (2019)
  • The Summer People by Shirley Jackson, adapted for stage by Brainerd Duffield (2019)
  • The Man Who Couldn't Dance by Jason Katims (2019)
  • Matchgirl by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted for stage by Matthew Espey '19, and Andrew Tiede '19, music by John Kuntz '19 (2019)
  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast by Linda Woolverton, Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice (2019)
  • 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.
  • Student Directed One-Act Play Festival (Co-produced with the Visual and Performing Arts Department)

Other Events

  • 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 Company will not discriminate due to an applicant’s major, minor, previous experience, race, color, faith, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or personal relationship to board members.

"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!