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Theatre Days

Theatre Days introduce college-bound students to Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The free events feature a College of the Arts overview where students will learn about careers and auditioning; participatory workshops such as Acting, Musical Theatre, Stage Combat, and Technical Theatre Production, conducted by Montclair’s theatre faculty; a production of our students’ work and a discussion with the cast and company. Learn the steps to becoming a theatre major and turning that experience into a life in the arts.

2023/ 2024 Theatre Arts Days & Productions

  • October 20 (Anna in the Tropics)
  • April 19 (Sophisticated Ladies)




Theatre Day Schedule for Sophisticated Ladies
8:45 – 9:15 Registration
9:15 – 9:40 Welcome and Overview
9:45 – 11:00 Workshops / Parent Q & A
11:00 – 11:45 Lunch
12:00 – 2:30 Production of Sophisticated Ladies (Approximate end time)
2:30 – 3:15 Talk back with Cast and Company (Approximate end time)


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre/Acting Concentration is a rigorous, conservatory-based program of study that prepares you for a career in theatre and film. Dedicated to a holistic approach to comprehensive acting training, the program specializes in three essential areas: Acting, Movement, Voice and Speech. The program’s blend of theory and practice is supported by the personalized attention that you will receive both in the classroom and on the stage.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Musical Theatre Concentration at Montclair State University is a joint venture of the John J. Cali School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance. Our curriculum offers strong pre-professional training geared for the musical theatre business as it is reflected today, combining instruction and experience in the acting, dance and music demanded by this unique craft. Distinguished by close, individualized attention from our outstanding faculty, the program is a successful launch pad for future careers as “triple threat” performers.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre: Design, Technology and Management is a pre-professional program that prepares the next generation of designers, managers and technicians for work in professional theatre, live entertainment and related media, including film and television. Through a combination of classroom instruction and production opportunities, the program provides rigorous, progressive training in design, production and technology with the option to focus in various areas including scenic, costume, hair and makeup, lighting or sound, as well as performance and theatre management.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Studies offers the opportunity to explore all aspects of the business and practice of theatre, including playwriting for stage and screen, dramaturgy and script analysis, stage management, play direction and all aspects of production operations.‌ Undergraduate students can pursue teacher certification while majoring in a complementary field of interest. Students also have the option to pursue a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree with teacher certification in general and special education. The BA/MA 4 +1 path allows BA Theatre Studies majors to achieve a Master’s degree in Theatre and join the department’s thriving graduate community through a single additional year of study.

Minors in Theatre and Musical Theatre are designed to provide solid introductions to the fields of Theatre and Musical Theatre which complement a related arts major or fulfill an independent area of interest.