BA in Theater Arts - This Season On Stage

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

One of Shakespeare’s most popular and charming comedies, MUCH ADO features Benedick, a confirmed young bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. While they hide their infatuation beneath witty barbs, young love blossoms as Hero and Claudio race to the altar. When the evil Don John conspires to break up the match, will false accusations and misunderstandings prevent the young couple's happy ending? Witty wordplay and clever plot twists make this a perfect evening’s entertainment.

Directed by Stephen Hollis       

Sets by Maiko Chii

Performances : Oct 15th-18th at 8pm and Oct 19th at 2.30pm

High School matinee: Fri, Oct 17th at 11am


Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood smash musical, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Seymour, the meek floral assistant, stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it  -  BLOOD!!

Directed and choreographed by CindyThole

Musical Director Allen Cohen

Sets by Maiko Chii

Performances: Nov 14-15 & Nov 21-22 at 8pm. Sun, Nov 16 & Sun, Nov 23 at 2.30pm

Special early 7pm show on Thu, Nov 20th

High School matinee: Fri, Nov 21 at 11.00am


Merrily We Roll Along book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

The authors of ‘Company’ expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one’s ideals. With a brilliant Broadway style score and the crackling  wit , humor and deep insights one expects from any Sondheim endeavor, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG  is a spirited and cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.

Directed by Stephen Hollis

Choreographed by Cindy Thole

Musical Director Dimitri Nakhamkin

Performances: Mar 27-28 at 8pm, Sun Mar 29 at 2.30pm, Apr 3-4 at 8pm, and Sun, Apr 5 at 2.30pm.


High School matinee: Fri, Mar 27 at 11.00am


The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Based on historical accounts, THE CRUCIBLE is set during the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials when several young girls accuse innocent town members of witchcraft to avoid getting into trouble for entertaining ideas of witchery themselves. This play, considered one of the dramatic classics of the 20th century, offers a gripping tale of suspicion, betrayal and personal courage.

Director and designer TBA

Performances: May 6-9 at 8pm. Sun, May 10 at 2.30pm

High School matinee: Fri, May 8 at 11am




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.



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

Visual & Performing Arts Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-DB0-01
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Dreyfuss Building - Room 110