Current Season

 

Current Season

Our production program is an integral part of our overall educational process—co-curricular rather than extra-curricular—where students in all areas of the theatre get to test in practice what they are learning in the classroom.  To provide our students with as many practical opportunities as we can and to focus on the learning experience of the process of creating theatre and dance as well as the product of performance, we have a wide range of performances, from the staged reading to the fully-realized production.

Showtimes

All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., except where noted.

Ticket Prices

Tickets for live on-stage productions are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students with ID (unless otherwise noted-cash or check).

Reservations

Ticket reservations can be made by emailing keanboxoffice@drew.edu.  Your tickets will be available to pick up at the box office prior to the performance.

Reservations made after 5 p.m. on the day of your selected show are not guaranteed to be processed by showtime.

Facilities

Most live performances are held in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, which houses The Concert Hall and the Thomas H. Kean theatre. Others may be held at the free-standing F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. Learn more about our arts facilities.

 

The Angry Brigade

by James Graham

It’s the 1970s, amidst government cuts and high unemployment, and a young group of activists plan guerilla-style attacks against the British government. Calling themselves the Angry Brigade, they target MPs, embassies, police, and pageant queens. Meanwhile, a special unit of the police squad is in charge of hunting down these home-grown terrorists. In a world of polarization and a widening economic gap, this play is all too relevant.

Thursday, February 24, 2022, through Saturday, February 26, 2022

Performances each night at 7:30 p.m in the Directing Lab

Special 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 26, 2022.

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WORKING

by Stephen Schwartz & Nina Faso

music by

Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, and James Taylor

lyrics by

Stephen Schwartz, Carnelia, Grant, James Taylor, and Susan Birkenhead 

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. Working puts a face behind jobs that are often taken for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. The show poignantly illustrates how people’s relationships to their work reveal aspects of their humanity. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated to feature new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Micki Grant, and more.

 

Thursday, March 31, 2022, through Saturday, April 2, 2022

Performances each night at 7:30 p.m in the Kirby Theatre

Special 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 2, 2022

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The Oxnam Plays

The New York City-based Ensemble Studio Theater selects two plays by Drew student writers. The student playwright then works with a professional dramaturg and director to develop their play. An ensemble of professional and student actors then present a staged reading of the play on Drew’s campus. The audience is invited to participate in the process through a talk back with the writers after the performance. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 7:30 PM  in the Directing Lab

FREE ADMISSION!

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DANCE IN THE FOREST

Directed by  Kimani Fowlin (faculty)

Celebrate dance outdoors as student choreographers present the spring dance show outside, on Drew’s beautiful campus (fondly called “the forest”).

Friday, April 22, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

April 23, 2022@ 2:00 PM

Outside on the lawn!

 

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The Drew Performing Arts Access Coordinators can provide assisted listening devices, reserve wheelchair seating, provide sensory seminars, captioned performances, and audio described performances. Please reach out to keanboxoffice@drew.edu with any questions about assisted listening devices and wheelchair seating. Performances with sensory seminars, captions, and audio descriptions are detailed below:

Fall Semester:

Ron Swodoba’s Wish, Night Vision, and I am an Emotional Creature
Audio Described Performance (with Sensory Seminar) and Captioned Performance (dates coming soon)

Lesbian Ethics of Community and Friendship
Audio Described Performance (with Sensory Seminar) and Captioned Performance (dates coming soon)

Spring semester:

New York Semester Show
Audio Described Performance (with Sensory Seminar) and Captioned Performance (dates coming soon)

Tori Cavallo’s Musical
Audio Described Performance (with Sensory Seminar) and Captioned Performance (dates coming soon)

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Choreography Dance Pieces

Information to follow shortly.