Each season, the Department of Theatre and Dance mounts eight fully realized productions of music theatre, drama and dance in our state-of-the-art facilities. The department’s season typically includes:
The department produces two fully realized music theatre productions each season, one in the Drama Theatre and one in the Black Box. Each year a New York City professional director directs one of the two fully staged music theatre productions. Past guest directors include: Marcia Milgram Dodge, Erica Gould, Gary John LaRosa, Kent Paul, and Dan Pelzig.
The department produces two fully-realized theatre productions each season, one in the Drama Theatre and one in the Black Box.
TWO POOR THEATRE DRAMAS
The department produces two Poor Theatre drama productions each season in the Katharine Cornell Theatre, directed by faculty and guest directors.
FOUR DANCE CONCERTS
Music Theatre B.F.A. students audition and are regularly cast in all of the music theatre and drama productions; some have been cast in dance concerts as well. We also produce readings and workshops of new works of music theatre in development.
Auditions for the fall semester musical and dramas take place at the beginning of the semester. Auditions for the spring semester take place at the end of fall semester.
Dancers’ Workshop is a student organization that offers non-credit performing opportunities for the university community. Various levels of ability are welcome.
FROM THE WINGS
From the Wings is a student organization offering non-credit performance opportunities primarily, but not exclusively, to theatre majors. The group produces variety revues of songs, scenes, comic sketches, and dance every year. Music Theatre faculty members advise and mentor student directors.