The Theatre Arts Program is comprised of innovative and multi-talented students dedicated to creating high-quality theatrical productions at Sacred Heart University.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who
barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning
isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of
overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent
outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's
Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit
musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of
outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand
out and fit in at the same time.
Theatre Fest is a black box-style performance of
student-written, -directed, and -acted one-acts.
Black box-style theatre is a chance to show one-act
plays written by students with very basic technical
arrangements, such as limited sets, simple lighting
effects, no props and an intimate focus on the story,
writing and performances rather than technical
The Sacred Heart Impr ov Troupe proudly presents
The Awkward Handshakes. The Awkward
Handshakes is the premiere SHU improv team
consisting of competitively trained improv artists.
The show will consist of various improv games, as
seen on TV shows such as Whose Line Is It Anyway?
By Dan Goggin
Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best
Off-Broadway Musical in its original New York production, this
hilarious international hit was revived in New York with a male
cast Nunsense A-Men! The show is a fundraiser put on by the
Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidently
poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God).
Updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements
and a brand new song, this zany musical has been videotaped
for television starring Rue McClanahan as the Mother Superior.
"A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical
anything goes sense of fun!" N.Y. Times. "You don't have to be
Catholic to love Nunsense!" Entertainment Tonight. "Inspired
madness! Go see it!" Jewish Post and Opinion. "Guaranteed to
lift your spirits... Very, very funny." National Catholic News.