BA in Theater Arts - This Season on the Main Stage

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

FALL 2018 and SPRING 2019 Main Stage season

Production 1: AVENUE Q

by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

A Tony-winning musical, Avenue Q is the hilarious and heartfelt story of a bright-eyed college graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and little money. He ends up living on the outskirts on Avenue Q and discovers that life is not as easy going as he was led to believe! Cast members will work closely with a professional puppet master!

Directed and choreographed by Cindy Thole

Musical Director Allen Cohen


  • Fri and Sat, Oct 19 and 20 at 8 PM
  • Thu, Oct 25, EARLY PERFORMANCE at 7 PM
  • Fri and Sat Oct 26 and 27 at 8 PM
  • Sun, Oct 28 at 2.30 PM


by William Shakespeare

Isabella, a young nun, tries to save her brother's life by appealing directly to the Governor but is asked to pay too steep a price. An uncannily relevant play at this particular moment of hypocrisy, sexual harassment and abuse, Measure for Measure will be updated to New York City in the late 1970's.

Directed by Stephen Hollis


  • Wed, Dec 5 at 8 PM
  • Thu, Dec 6, EARLY PERFORMANCE at 7 PM
  • Fri and Sat, Dec 7 and 8 at 8 PM
  • Sun, Dec 9 at 2:30 PM

Production 3: THE FULL MONTY

by Terence McNally, music and lyrics by David Yazbek

A ten time Tony Award nominee, this hilarious and moving musical is based on the 1997 film of the same name, in which six Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. Full of heart, this musical has one of the most revealing closing numbers of any show!

Directed by Stephen Hollis

Choreographed by Cindy Thole

Musical Director Dimitri Nakhamkin


  • Wed, Fri, and Sat, March 27, 29, 30 at 8 PM
  • Thu, March 28 at 7 PM
  • Sun, March 31 at 2:30 PM
  • Thu, April 4, EARLY PERFORMANCE at 7 PM
  • Fri and Sat, April 5 and 6 at 8 PM
  • Sun, April 7 at 2:30 PM


by Robert Harling

Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel."

Directed by Carole Healey


  • May 1, 3, and 4 at 8 PM
  • May 2 at 7 PM
  • May 5 at 2:30 PM

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

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