BA in Theater Arts - This Season on the Main Stage

Buy Tickets Online 2017/2018 Season

  • $5 for students and the FDU community
  • $10 for Senior Citizens
  • $15 for all others

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All performances:
Dreyfuss Theater, Florham Campus
285 Madison Avenue, Madison NJ

Fall 2017 Production 1


Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth

From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Bobby, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse and Bobby is forced to question his bachelorhood. Featuring a brilliantly brisk and energetic score, Company contains many of Stephen Sondheim's best known songs.

  • Directed and choreographed by Cindy Thole
  • Musical Director Allen Cohen


  • Fri and Sat, Oct 20 and 21 at 8 pm
  • Sun, Oct 22 at 2:30 pm
  • Thu, Oct 26 at 7 pm, EARLY PERFORMANCE
  • Fri and Sat, Oct 27 and 28 at 8 pm
  • Sun, Oct 29 at 2:30 pm

Production 2


By Tennessee Williams

One of Tennessee Williams' most subtle and tender works, Summer and Smoke explores the conflict between body and soul. Set in Mississippi, Alma Winemiller, the uptight and repressed minister's daughter, is deeply attracted to the boy who lives next door, the doctor's son, who is a wild, adventurous, mischievous pleasure seeker. Her inability to express her feelings and the gulf that lies between them leads to a heartbreaking conclusion.

Directed by Stephen Hollis


  • Wed, Dec 6 at 8 PM
  • Thu, Dec 7 EARLY PERFORMANCE at 7 PM
  • Fri, Dec 8 at 8 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 at 8 PM
  • Sun, Dec 10 at 2:30 PM

Spring 2018 Production 3


Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater

The feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film, Sister Act features original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken.

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior but using her unique disco moves and singing talent, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood!

  • Directed by Stephen Hollis
  • Choreographed by Cindy Thole
  • Musical Director Dimitri Nakhamkin


  • Fri and Sat, March 23 and 24 at 8 pm
  • Sun, March 25 at 2:30 pm
  • Thu, March 29 at 7 pm - EARLY PERFORMANCE
  • Fri and Sat, March 30 and 31 at 8 pm
  • Sun, April 1 at 2:30 pm, EASTER SUNDAY

Production 4


By Henrik Ibsen

The play, hugely controversial when first published and performed in 1879, is about the unravelling of a family. Nora and Torvald Helmer believe they are happily married and on the brink of a blissful new phase of life but Nora, the 'doll' wife comes to realize that she has never been a real partner in her marriage and her slow awakening to this realization culminates in a stunning conclusion. A symbol throughout the world for women fighting for liberation and equality, Nora has come to represent one of the first truly liberated women.

Directed by Carole Healey

  • Wed, May 2 at 8 PM
  • Thu, May 3 EARLY PERFORMANCE at 7 PM followed by a talk back with director and cast
  • Fri and Sat, May 4 and 5 at 8 PM
  • Sun, May 6 at 2:30 pm

Stephen Hollis
Director of the Theater Program
Tel: 973-443-8467

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