Into a Lamplit Room: The Songs of Kurt Weill

Devised by: Aubrey Berg
Musical Arrangements by: Julie Spangler

Into a Lamplit Room was first performed at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as part of A Kurt Weill Celebration, March 2013.

The life of Composer and Social Activist, Kurt Weill, is celebrated in this cabaret-style compilation of his work. The production includes more than 30 songs, ranging from his life in Berlin during the Weimar Era during which he was a voice against the Nazi regime, to his emigration to the U.S. where he was a supporter of the American war effort in the 1930’s, and finally his contributions to the American Musical Theatre canon. Audiences will particularly recognize his collaborations with Ira Gershwin, Bertolt Brecht, and Maxwell Anderson in the songs written for Broadway including Tschaikowsky, Mack the Knife, Pirate Jenny, Lost in the Stars, and September Song. His themes of love, sex, politics, and equality made him an artist and a voice ahead of his time, or perhaps the ideal voice for our world today. The fully-staged production will be filmed in various locations on and off the Otterbein campus and available virtually via four scheduled, ticketed streaming events March 18-21.

*Rated PG. Content includes some adult themes.

Streaming to Your Electronic Device

This performance is scheduled for streaming as digital content to an electronic device of your choice. The link provided with your ticket will only be active for the date and time of the selected performance. Rewinding and fast forwarding will not be possible. Tickets cannot be exchanged after the scheduled performance has begun.


  • Thursday, March 18, 7:30 pm EDT
  • Friday, March 19, 8:00 pm EDT
  • Saturday, March 20, 8:00 pm EDT
  • Sunday, March 21, 2:00 pm EDT

Box Office Information

Location: The lobby of Cowan Hall (30 S. Grove Street, Westerville, OH).
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm & one hour prior to showtimes.
Phone: 614-823-1109

“Into a Lamplit Room” Production Team:

Directed by: Thom Christopher Warren
Musical Direction by: Lori Kay Harvey
Choreography by: Stella Hiatt Kane
Scenic Design by: Rob Johnson
Costume Design by: Rebecca White
Lighting Design by: T. J. Gerckens (’88)
Sound Design by: Kailey Miller (’21) & Doc Davis 
Stage Managed by: Avery Barrett (’21)

Presented under license from European American Music Corporation, on behalf of The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc.

Ticket Pricing & Policy

Until we can safely perform for you in our theaters again, please enjoy our fully-staged productions, complete with costumes, scenery, and lighting, digitally streamed to you online in the comfort of your home.

Online service fees of $4 are assessed per production, not per transaction. If you are purchasing tickets to multiple productions and prefer to avoid paying more than one service fee, our box office staff is happy to take care of your order by phone M-F between noon and 4pm. We apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to the opportunity to talk to you!

Sales begin on February 8.

Ticket prices to stream our scheduled performances are the following:

  • Into a Lamplit Room: The Songs of Kurt Weill – $15 per device
  • The Tempest – $15 per device

If we are able to provide live, in-person performances, ticket prices will be $30 per person for musicals and $22 per person for plays and dance concerts.

Performance Times:

Opening night performances begin at 7:30 pm.
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.
All other performances begin at 8:00 pm.

Tickets for Otterbein Students, Faculty and Staff:

Academic Year Productions:
All Otterbein University full-time students, faculty, and staff receive FREE tickets to all streaming mainstage theatre and dance productions during the academic year. Tickets can be reserved in person at the Cowan Hall Box Office or by calling 614-823-1109. A valid Cardinal Card is required.

Do not use the online ticketing system for complimentary or reduced priced ticketing. Otterbein Students, Faculty, and Staff must reserve tickets in person at the Cowan Hall Box Office or over the phone. A valid Cardinal Card is required. The Box office does not offer refunds or exchanges for individual ticket sales.

Otterbein Summer Theatre Productions:
Due to the high cost involved in producing the professional summer season, discounted tickets are not available for the campus community for regular performances. Otterbein Students, Faculty, Staff are invited to attend a free preview of each production onstage in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall. Seating is general admission, first come-first served and no advance tickets will be distributed.

Box Office Hours

Location: The lobby of Cowan Hall (30 S. Grove Street, Westerville, OH).
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm & one hour prior to showtimes.
Phone: 614-823-1109

Costume Rentals & Donations

Interested in Donating Clothing or Renting Costumes?

 After reading the following information, all inquiries about costume rentals/donations should be directed to the Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823 – 1203.


We are happy to accept unique vintage items that fit the following criteria:

  • Pre 1980’s fashions including furs, gowns, suits, and other stage-worthy items
  • Fabrics/clothing are in good condition without dry-rot, mildew, moth damage, etc
  • The clothing must be able to withstand excessive movement, such as running and dancing, without being damaged
  • Adult-sized items. Women’s wear must have a minimum waist measurement of 26”

We do NOT accept the following:

  • Children’s clothing
  • Items that are too fragile/damaged to be worn by an active dancer/actor.
  • Clothing from 1980’s to Current, unless the item is in very good condition and is unique.
  • Domestic textiles such as linens, doilies, etc.
  • Retail Halloween costumes or other disposable-quality items

Donations will become the property of the Otterbein Costume Shop and will be used in whatever manner the designers see fit, which may include altering the garment beyond recognition, destruction, disposal, or resale.  We have a limited storage area and can only accept/keep items we are confident we can use.

If you desire a Gift In-Kind Form, please tell the Costume Shop Supervisor. You will need to send photos of the items and declare their value. We will determine if the valuation is appropriate and decide which items we will accept.  We will then submit the donation information to Otterbein University administration.  After the donation is approved and you have delivered the items, you’ll receive a donation letter for tax purposes from the University. This process may take a few weeks.

To schedule a donation drop-off or to begin the Gift in Kind process, contact the Costume Shop Supervisor.

Costume Rentals:

The Otterbein Theatre & Dance costume shop provides rentals to theatrical productions for a fee. Please be aware of the following policies:

  • We do not rent costumes to individuals or private events, we rent ONLY to theatrical productions.
  • We do not loan shoes, hats, or jewelry.
  • We generally do not have the time to pull for rentals, but we allow designers/costume coordinators to come and pull their own rentals.
  • We will pull/ship costumes of a very specific nature or on a whole-show basis. Such as the matching dresses for How to Succeed or Guys & Dolls.

To schedule a donation drop-off or rental, please contact Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823-1203.