Theatre and Dance Series

Department of Theatre and Dance


Theatre and Dance Series is the main production season of the Department of Theatre and Dance, consisting of five to seven theatrical productions and three dance concerts annually.  Works to be performed are specifically chosen to expose students to the broad spectrum of dramatic and choreographic literature, including timeless classics and contemporary genres. Policies for non-traditional casting ensure equal opportunity for students to explore diverse roles and stretch themselves artistically. Each project is directed and/or choreographed by resident or guest artist directors and choreographers and performed by the Department's theatre and dance majors.

Deputy Chair for Production: Prof. Michael Allen (973.655.4496)

Current Season Schedule (below)   l   [Past Season Schedules   l   Archive List   l   Photo Gallery

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Upcoming Season Schedule -- Fall 2016Spring 2017


Hearts of Men

  • Sat   Sept 10 
  • Sun  Sept 11 

Location: Memorial Auditorium

Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance

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New Works Reading

Part of the New Works Initiative (NWI)

  • Thu Sept 22

Location: New York City location (tba)

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Aida

  • Thu  Oct 20
  • Fri    Oct 21
  • Sat   Oct 22 
  • Sun  Oct 23 

Location: Memorial Auditorium

Directed by Gary John La Rossa

Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton   

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Iphigenia 

  • Thu Nov 3
  • Fri   Nov 4 
  • Sat  Nov 5
  • Sun Nov 6

Location: Alexander Kasser Theater

Play by Euripdes, translated by Don Talyor, and includes other adapted text

Directed by Heather Benton 

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Works-A-Foot 

  • Thu Nov 17
  • Fri   Nov 18 
  • Sat  Nov 19
  • Sun Nov 20

Location: Memorial Auditorium

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Jon

  • Thu  Dec 1
  • Fri    Dec 2
  • Sat   Dec 3 
  • Sun  Dec 4

Location: Studio Series

Based on the 2003 short story by George Saunders. 

Directed by Debbie Saivetz

A sci-fi story set in an advertising research facility, where select kids are set up in separate living quarters and “programmed” to test certain products for marketability. 

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

  • Thu Dec 8 
  • Fri   Dec 9 
  • Sat  Dec 10 
  • Sun Dec 11 

Location: L. Howard Fox Theatre

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, and additional material by Jay Reiss.

Directed by Robin Levine

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The Dirty 9

  • tbd

Location: tbd

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Senior Dance Concert

  • tbd 

Location: tbd

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Songs for a New World

  • Thu Feb 2
  • Fri   Feb 3
  • Sat  Feb 4

Location: Leshowitz Theatre

Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown

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West Side Story

  • Fri    Feb 24
  • Sat   Feb 25 
  • Sun  Feb 26 
  • Thu  Mar 2
  • Fri    Mar 3
  • Sat   Mar 4

Location: Alexander Kasser Theater

Directed by Mark Hardy

Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

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New Works Production

Part of the New Works Initiative (NWI)

  • Thu Mar 23
  • Fri   Mar 24
  • Sat  Mar 25
  • Sun Mar 26

Location: L. Howard Fox Theatre

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DanceWorks

Artistic Director Lori Katterhenry

  • Thu Apr 6
  • Fri   Apr 7
  • Sat  Apr 8
  • Sun Apr 9

Location: Alexander Kasser Theater

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Music Theatre Studio Production TBD

  • Thu Apr 6
  • Fri   Apr 7
  • Sat  Apr 8

Location: Studio Series

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Punk Rock

  • Thu Apr 6
  • Fri   Apr 7
  • Sat  Apr 8

Location: L. Howard Fox Theatre

A play by Simon Stephens

Directed by Susan Kerner

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Dance Collage

  • Wed Apr 26
  • Thu  Apr 27
  • Fri    Apr 28
  • Sat   Apr 29
  • Sun  Apr 30

Location: Memorial Auditorium

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BFA Studio Production TBD

  • Thu  Apr 27
  • Fri    Apr 28
  • Sat   Apr 29
  • Sun  Apr 30

Location: Studio Series

Director Carole Healy

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Upcoming Spring Productions:

Senior Showcase Acting Musical Theatre: TBD

Theatre on the Move: TBD

Workshop: Senior Dance: TBD

The Dirty 9: TBD

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Past Seasons –

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Multi-Media Gallery –

Click below to view photos and videos of recent student productions:

Multi-Media Gallery

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