2008-2009 Productions

Department of Theatre and Dance

Calendar (2008-2009 Productions)

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Deborah Saivetz

Award-winning playwright and MacArthur “genius” Sarah Ruhl's re-imagining of the Orpheus myth, told from heroine Eurydice's point of view. Eurydice re-learns language and memory until she has to make her ultimate decision – whether or not to follow Orpheus back to the land of the living.

Oct. 9th & 10th @ 7:30pm
Oct. 11th & @ 8:00pm
Oct. 12th @ 2:00pm
Oct. 15th, 16th & 17th @ 7:30pm
Oct. 17th @1:00pm
Oct. 18th @ 8:00pm
Oct. 19th @ 2:00pm
L. Howard Fox Theatre

Crazy for You
Music by George Gershwiny
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Directed and choreographed by Clay James
Conducted by Paul Hostetter
Musical Direction by Aaron Jodoin

With music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin combined with brilliant choreography, this show’s unique blend of singing and dancing creates the quintessential American Broadway musical.

Nov. 18th – 21st @ 7:30pm
Nov. 19 th @ 1:00pm (Theatre Day)
Nov. 22nd @ 8:00pm
Nov. 23rd @ 3:00pm
Alexander Kasser Theater

Choreography by Joanie Smith, Daniel Shapiro, Maxine Steinman and others

This performance features To Have and To Hold, a work by Joanie Smith and Daniel Shapiro. This piece explores the essence of the human condition: love, loss, grief and our brief but poignant time on earth. The performance will include among others, Let Go, a dance trio for men by Maxine Steinman.

Dec. 3rd (preview), 4th & 5th @ 7:30pm
Dec. 5th @ 1:00pm (Dance Day)
Dec. 6th @ 8:00pm
Dec.7th @ 2:00pm
Memorial Auditorium

Hooking Up: Two Evenings of Short Plays
Two of Us (Dec. 4, 6, 8, 10)
Three’s a Crowd (Dec. 5, 7, 9, 11)

Directed by Susan Kerner and Suzanne Trauth

Two evenings of theatre performed in repertory with short works by American writers Neil LaBute, Terrence McNally and others. Two of Us explores intimacy in romantic relationships while Three's a Crowd confronts the world outside our comfort zone.

Dec. 4th & 5th @ 7:30pm
Dec. 6th @ 8:00pm
Dec. 7th @ 2:00pm
Dec. 8th -11th @ 7:30pm
L. Howard Fox Theatre

All in the Timing
By David Ives
Directed by Jim Ligon

David Ives’s hilarious collection of one-act plays called All in the Timing is fast-paced, clever and wickedly funny. All in the Timing is a delight that Time magazine called "theatre that aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart.

Feb. 17th-20th @ 7:30pm
Feb. 20th @ 1:00pm
Feb. 21st @ 8:00pm
Feb. 22nd @ 2:00pm
L. Howard Fox Theatre

Dance Collage
Choreography by Dance Majors

Dance majors get their creative juices flowing through new choreographic repertoire in this all student performance. The pieces will be created and drawn from the modern, ballet, jazz and hip hop idioms in this performance of all new premiere works.

March 4th (preview)– 6th @ 7:30pm
March 6th @ 1:00pm
March 7th @ 8pm
March 8th @ 2:00pm
Memorial Auditorium

Adapted by Jorge Cacheiro from Heinrich von Kleist
Directed by Jorge Cacheiro

On the battlefield, a prince defies orders and leads his men to victory only to find that he has been sentenced to death for insubordination. Homburg, a new work, examines the relationship between the individual and the state as well as the artist and his work.

March 10th -13th @ 7:30pm
March 13th @1:00pm (Theatre Day)
March 14th @ 8:00pm
Alexander Kasser Theater

Meadowlands Project
By Rogelio Martinez
Directed by Deborah Saivetz

The NJ Meadowlands area has a long and colorful history. Many consider it a wasteland; some know it as a sports complex and it is also the rumored grave of Jimmy Hoffa. This new play gives life and perspective to this popular NJ playground.

April 1st -3rd @ 7:30pm
April 3rd @ 1:00pm
April 4th @ 8:00pm
April 5th @ 2:00pm
L. Howard Fox Theatre

DanceWorks 2009
Choreography by Susan Marshall, May O’Donnell and many others

This performance will feature a work by world-renowned choreographer Susan Marshall and May O’Donnell’s Pursuit of Happiness, a work created to celebrate the country’s Bicentennial in 1976.

April 15th – 17th @ 7:30pm
April 17th @ 1:00pm (Dance Day)
April 18th @ 8:00pm
April 19th @ 2:00pm
Alexander Kasser Theater

Four Short Musicals
Directed by Scott Davenport Richards
Musical Direction Aaron Jodoin
Costumes by Debra Otte

Scott Davenport Richards directs an evening of 4 unique new short musicals by some of the most talented new musical theatre authors at work today.

April 30th & May 1st @ 7:30pm
May 1st @ 1:00pm
May 2nd @ 8:00pm
May 3rd @ 2:00pm
May 4th-May 6th @ 7:30pm
L. Howard Fox Theater