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Student Events

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

Main Stage Performances

I Remember Mama
I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama
An Immigrant's Story

November 20-22, 2014 at 8pm
November 23, 2014 at 3pm


By John Van Druter

One of the best-loved stories ever told of immigrants in America, this timeless play, based on the book Mama's Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes, became not only a hit play, but a successful radio, TV show and movie. The oldest daughter, in this family of tight-knit Norwegian immigrants in San Francisco at the turn of the century, takes us through her memories of their struggles with family conflict, loyalty, crisis and financial problems, but most of all her memories of Mama.

General Public: $22
Senior Citizens: $15
Faculty/Staff: $15
Student: $10


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Boomer
Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

April 16-18, 2015 at 8pm
April 19, 2015 at 3pm


Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd is set amongst London's seedy side streets and laced with Sondheim's characteristically brilliant wit and dark humor. This landmark musical depicts the barber Sweeney Todd's savage quest for justice and retribution after years of false imprisonment. Aided by harridan pie shop owner Mrs. Lovett, who is secretly in love with him, he sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family. Combining comic turns and chilling drama, music hall-style numbers and hauntingly beautiful romantic songs, Sweeney Todd offers a fascinating portrait of a man driven to madness by injustice.

General Public: $22
Senior Citizens: $15
Faculty/Staff: $15
Student: $10


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Little Theatre Performances

Wait Until Dark
Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark

February 12-14, 2015 at 8pm
February 15, 2015 at 3pm
February 19-21, 2015 at 8pm
February 22, 2015 at 3pm

By Fredrick Knott

DON'T TURN OFF THE LIGHTS! In apartment in 1960's Greenwich Village becomes the site of theater's most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. But when the doll can't be found, the situation spirals out of control; proving that what you can't see can most definitely hurt you.

General Public: $22
Senior Citizens: $15
Faculty/Staff: $15
Student: $10


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The Fantasticks
The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks

March 12-14, 2015 at 8pm
March 15, 2015 at 3pm
March 19-21, 2015 at 8pm
March 22, 2015 at 3pm

Book by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Based on the play Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand

A timeless fable of love. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers, and a wall. The narrator invites the audience to join the cast on a journey of imagination, music, moonlight, and magic as the girl and boy fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow." The famous score includes the classics Try To Remember, They Were You, and Soon It's Gonna Rain.

General Public: $22
Senior Citizens: $15
Faculty/Staff: $15
Student: $10


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THEATREFEST
THEATREFEST

THEATREFEST
Student New Play Readings

October 3-5, 2014

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 in TheatreFest. With just a stool and a script, this bare bones reading is the initial step in a journey of writing a fully produced play.

Student New Play Workshop Productions

December 5-7, 2014

The second step in script development, new student-written scripts are staged and performed for a live audience. This workshop will feature the script work and performances, followed by an audience and author/cast/director discussion.

Student Fully Produced Show(s)

March 27-29 and April 10-12, 2015

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

Free Admission to all shows

IMPROV
IMPROV

Gender Benders

December 4, 2014 at 9pm

Expect the unexpected with Gender Benders! Students pair up and swap traditional male and female singing roles in music. A fun fundraiser for the Theatre Arts Program!
Edgerton Center | Suggested donation $5 at door

IMPROV

September 24, 2014 at 10:10pm
December 2, 2014 at 10:10pm
February 11, 2015 at 10:10pm
April 22, 2015 at 10:10pm
Edgerton Center | $3 in advance, $5 at door


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SHU Coffee House

December 3, 2014 at 10:10pm
April 29, 2015 at 10:10pm


TAP's Coffee House is a space for open expression; whether it is poetry, a monologue, or a song. Join us for a warm beverage and insight into the creativity of our student body.
Edgerton Center Atrium | Free Admission

Senior Project

January 22-25, 2015

One show chosen among applications submitted by Seniors to be fully directed, produced and designed by Seniors. Cast and crewed with students from all classes.
Little Theatre | Free Admission

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