BA in Theater Arts - This Season on the Main Stage
Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Perhaps the most popular and magical of all of Shakespeare's comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream humorously celebrates the erratic whims of love and fancy. The approaching wedding festivities of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and his bride-to-be, Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, are delightfully crisscrossed with the unpredictable romances of two young pairs of Athenian lovers, a fateful rivalry between the King and Queen of the Fairies and the theatrical aspirations of a bumbling troupe of Athenian laborers. It all ends happily in wedding-night revelry complete with a play-within-a-play presented by the laborers to the ecstatic amusement of all.
Directed by Carole Healey, Sets designed by Maiko Chii, Costumes by Bettina Bierly, Lights by David Landau
Performance dates: Wed, Oct 14, Fri and Sat, Oct 16th and 17th at 8pm, Sun, Oct 18th at 2.30pm
Special early 7.00pm performance on Thu, Oct 15th
High School Matinee: Fri, Oct 16th at 11 am
She Loves Me, book by Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
An intimate and touching show, She Loves Me was nominated for five TONY Awards in 1964. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. Set in a 1930's European perfumery, we meet shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Songs include ‘Will He Like Me’, ‘Tonight at Eight’ and ‘She Loves Me’.
Directed and choreographed by Cindy Thole, Musical Director Allen Cohen, Sets designed y Maiko Chii, Costumes by Bettina Bierly, Lights by David Landau
Performance dates: Wed, Dec 2, Fri and Sat Dec 4 and 5 at 8pm, Sun, Dec 6th at 2.30pm
Special early 7.00pm performance on Thu, Dec 3rd
High School Matinee: Fri, Dec 4th at 11am
Little Women adapted from the Louisa May Alcott novel by Allan Knee
A dramatic adaptation of the classic novel about a family of women in Civil War-era New England The focus is on the March sisters, four young girls raised by their mother after their father leaves for battle as part of the Union Army. At the center is Jo March, an idiosyncratic would-be writer said to be based on Alcott, but the story also focuses on the lives of her sisters -- the more conventional Meg , the innocent Beth and the precocious Amy The story spans years, following the girls' struggles with life's challenges and illustrating how their family connection remains strong in the face of tragedies large and small.
Directed by Rob Barron, Designers TBA
Performance dates: Fri & Sat, Mar 4-5 at 8pm, Sun, Mar 6 at 2.30pm, Wed & Thu, Mar 9-10 at 8pm
High School Matinee: Fri, Mar 4th at 11am
Cabaret by Kander and Ebb
This popular and much revived Broadway musical takes place in Berlin in the 1920s where an English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles, and an American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, fall in love at the infamous Kit Kat Club. Whilst their lives and those of their friends are affected by the changing political climate of the Third Reich around them, the decadent and lascivious Emcee who oversees the Klub invites everyone to forget their troubles and have another drink. Songs include ‘Life is a Cabaret’, ‘Willkommen’ and ‘Don’t Tell Mama’.
Directed by Stephen Hollis, Choreographed by Cindy Thole, Musical Director Dimitri Nakhamkin
Performance dates: Fri & Sat Apr 29-30 at 8pm, Sun, May 1 at 2.30pm, Wed, May 4 at 8pm
Thu, May 5 Special early 7pm performance
Fri & Sat, May 6-7 at 8pm, Sun, May 8 at 2.30pm
High School Matinee: Fri, Apr 29 at 11.00am
Ticket prices are $6 for students, seniors and the FDU community and $12 for all others. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 973 443 8644.
All performances take place in Dreyfuss Theater located on the College of Florham campus
285 Madison Avenue, Madison NJ.
Director of the Theater Program
Visual & Performing Arts Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-DB0-01
Madison, NJ 07940
Dreyfuss Building - Room 110