'Puberty: The Musical' to open November 2

The Augustana Collaborative Theatre Society,  a student-led theatre organization devoted to the social and artistic aspects of theatre, presents “Puberty: The Musical” November 2-4, at the Acting Studio in the Edith Mortensen Center.

Event Details


Date: November 2 - November 4, 2018

Location: Acting Studio in the Edith Mortensen Center

The Augustana Collaborative Theatre Society,  a student-led theatre organization devoted to the social and artistic aspects of theatre, presents “Puberty: The Musical” Nov. 2 -4, at the Acting Studio in the Edith Mortensen Center.

When the curses of growing up attack four students at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, they suddenly wonder how they can even go on! Making things all the more stressful is the added pressure of the middle school dance, which is looming right around the corner. From crushes to zits, to hair in new places, these tweens will have to musically dodge each pubescent bullet and ensure that peak awkwardness is avoided!

Come relive all of your middle school trauma at Puberty: The Musical!

  • Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are free, but should be reserved in advance.


About the author:

Currently majoring in Theatre and Music, playwrite Coleman Peterson wrote “Puberty” with his choir director, Janice Gilbert, during his senior year of high school. Peterson has worked on several additional projects including “Golden,” a “10-years later” mini-musical featuring characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which premiered at Augustana last February) a musical about a prison beauty pageant, currently being written with Mitchell Olson (Survivor), and various other music arrangements for high schools, weddings and other clients.

Peterson operates Creative Kids Theatre in Tea, which offers week long summer theatre camps for K-6th graders that end in a fun, free performances. He’s been adapting and directing shows for CKT since 8th grade and also works part-time at the Washington Pavilion’s Community Learning Center where he teaches theatre camps and classes, and does technical work for the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts.


About the Company:

ACTS is committed to providing diverse theatrical opportunities to the students of Augustana University. In collaboration with the the Augustana Theatre faculty, ACTS produces three productions each year. These productions are selected, produced, directed, designed, managed, and performed by Augustana students. All of ACTS productions are free to the public.