The Theatre Arts Program is comprised of innovative and multi-talented students dedicated to creating high-quality theatrical productions at Sacred Heart University.

Little Theatre

THE OTHER JOSH COHEN

THE OTHER JOSH COHEN

OCTOBER 21 - 23 AT 8PM
OCTOBER 24 AT 3PM
OCTOBER 28 - 30 AT 8PM
OCTOBER 31 AT 3PM

BOOK, MUSIC, AND LYRICS BY STEVE ROSEN AND DAVID ROSSMER

General Public: $22
Senior Citizen/Alumni: $15
Student: $10
Faculty/Staff: Free with SHU ID
Event held at Little Theatre

MAINSTAGE

As You Like It

As You Like It

November 11-13, 8 PM
November 14, 3 PM

By William Shakespeare

Love is merely a madness. Rosalind is banished and with her best friend, Celia, by her side, she journeys to a world of exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando who is also forced from the Court into the Forest. What ensues is a riotous combination of a feisty cross-dressing heroine, a tartan-clad fool, melodic songs, questionable poetry and laughs aplenty. Will love conquer all, or is it merely a madness?

General Public: $22
Senior Citizen/Alumni: $15
Student: $10
Faculty/Staff: Free with SHU ID
Event held at Edgerton Center

MAINSTAGE

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

April 7-9, 8 PM
April 10, 3 PM

Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicolas Dante

Winner of 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score and winner of the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include "What I Did for Love, "One," "I Can Do That," "At the Ballet," "The Music and the Mirror," and "I Hope I Get It." A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line was instantly recognized as a classic.

General Public: $22
Senior Citizen/Alumni: $15
Student: $10
Faculty/Staff: Free with SHU ID
Event held at Edgerton Center

Little Theatre

The Mad Ones

The Mad Ones

February 10-12, 8 PM
February 13, 3 PM
February 17-19, 8 PM
February 20, 3 PM

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk

Samantha Brown balances on the edge of her future, car keys in hand. As she sits in the driver's seat, she faces a choice: will she follow in her mother's footsteps, or take the dare of her impetuous best friend and chart a new path?

General Public: $22
Senior Citizen/Alumni: $15
Student: $10
Faculty/Staff: Free with SHU ID
Event held at Little Theatre

Little Theatre

Sweat

Sweat

March 17-19, 8 PM
March 20, 3PM
March 24-26, 8 PM
March 27, 3 PM

By Lynn Nottage

A Pulitzer Prize-winning collision of race, class and friendship at a pivotal moment in America. A group of friends in a Rust Belt town has spent their lives sharing secrets and laughs on the factory floor. But when layoffs begin to chip away at their trust, they’re pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight. “Writing at the peak of her powers,” Lynn Nottage (Ruined) has crafted “a superb, vital contribution to contemporary drama that could not be more timely” (The New York Times).

General Public: $22
Senior Citizen/Alumni: $15
Student: $10
Faculty/Staff: Free with SHU ID
Event held at Little Theatre

Theatrefest

Theatrefest

TheatreFest is a three part series where students begin the journey of writing to a fully produced play. The first step, students write scripts and read in front of a live audience for constructive feedback by the audience. The second step, the student-written scripts are staged and performed for a live audience. The third step, students produced a full version of their show, including set, costumes, props, sound and lighting. Events are typically held at Little Theatre, from October to April, and are FREE and open to the public.

Reader’s Theatre

The first step in script development, new student-written scripts are read in front of a live audience. Constructive feedback is provided by the audience and fellow participants to the author. The goal is a fully produced production. With just a stool and a script, this bare bones reading is the initial step in a journey of writing a fully produced play.

October 8 - 9, 2021 at 8 PM
October 10, 2021 at 3 PM

Black Box Staging

The second step in script development, new student-written scripts are staged and performed for a live audience. The plays are performed in a Black Box setting with limited technical aspects, and simplified sets and staging, allowing for an in-depth focus on acting and writing. This workshop features the revised script work and performances, followed by an audience and author/cast/director discussion.

November 19 - 20, 2021 at 8 PM
November 21, 2021 at 3 PM

New Fully Produced Shows (Part 3)

The final step for student-written plays. This will be a fully produced version of the show, including set, costumes, props, sound and lighting.

February 18 - 19, 2022 at 8 PM
February 20, 2022 at 3 PM

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS
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TAP Subscriber 3 Show Academic Year 21/22
General Public $45
Senior Citizen $30
SHU Alumni $30
Non-SHU Student $21


TAP Subscriber 6 Show Academic Year 21/21
General Public $93
Senior Citizen $63
SHU Alumni $63
Non-SHU Student $42


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All seats are completely exchangeable for another theatre performance.

IMPROV

Improv

Improv

Join TAP’s own Improv troupe - “The Pioneer Players” - for a mike-it-up-as-we-go night of hilarious gags and games. Like the long-running hit TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway, the night consists of a series of games in which our student performers get themselves in funny situations live, as comedy ensues.

September 16, 2021 at 10:10 PM
October 14, 2021 at 10:10 PM
November 18, 2021 at 10:10 PM
December 2, 2021 at 10:10 PM
January 27, 2022 at 10:10 PM
February 24, 2022 at 10:10 PM
March 31, 2022 at 10:10 PM
April 21, 2022 at 10:10 PM
April 28, 2022 at 10:10 PM

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS
Events held at Little Theatre

SHU Coffeehouse

Coffeehouse

SHU Coffeehouse

TAP’s Coffeehouse is a space for open expression whether it is poetry, a monologue, or a song. Join us and bring your own beverage for insight into the creativity of our student body.

September 10, 2021 at 8 PM
November 17, 2021 at 8 PM
January 26, 2022 at 8 PM
April 13, 2022 at 8 PM

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS
Events held at Little Theatre

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