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The latest news from the Department's faculty, students and alumni.

  • Muhlenberg College presents 'The Miss Firecracker Contest' by Beth Henley
    Wildly warmhearted Southern comedy runs Feb. 18-22. Read more
  • Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre receives two ABE Awards
    Press Newspapers honor Spamalot's Shani Hadjian, ensemble of A Chorus Line. Read more
  • Muhlenberg production of 'Agamemnon' offers an innovative take on Greek Tragedy
    'Agamemnon,' Nov. 19-23, employs a modern trasnslation by Ted Hughes and an original score by senior Sean Skahill Read more
  • 'Berg honored by the Lehigh Valley Partnership for a Disability Friendly Community
    Certificates will be awareded to the academic resource center, the office of disability services, the department of theatre & dance and the College in general. Read more
  • Muhlenberg celebrates 50th anniversary of Sondheim's 'Anyone Can Whistle'
    Cult classic musical to play Oct. 24 - Nov. 2 on Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance mainstage Read more
  • A festival of innovative one-act plays, Muhlenberg's 'New Visions' spotlights inspired work of talented student directors
    The New Visions Directors' Festival is presented part of the mainstage Theatre & Dance season. Performances run Sept. 27–30. Read more
  • Alumni Updates!
    CASEY GILL '11 is currently performing in an Equity production of Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina in Hilton Head, S.C. The show runs through July 27. and Casey's webite:
       AMIE LYTLE '07 is performing in a new adaptation of Uncle Vanya at Harbor Stage Company, Wellfleet, Mass. The show runs through July 12 and then travels to Boston in the fall.
       ADAM BUCCI '06 stars in the film The Ten Year Plan, playing film festivals through the summer.
  • Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre embarks on 34th theatrical season
    This summer's lineup includes 'A Chorus Line,' June 11-29, Muhlenberg premiere of Monty Python's 'Spamalot,' July 9-27, 'Gruff!' original musical for young audiences, June 18 - July 26 Read more
  • Muhlenberg's production of "Mad Forest" offers innovative take on Romanian history
    A member of the original New York production's creative team brings the story of the 1989 Romanian Revolution to the Lehigh Valley, April 24-26 Read more
  • Muhlenberg College to present premiere Circus Workshop
    New storytelling project showcasing actors, dancers, and aerialists debuts on April 25 Read more
  • 'Dance Emerge' dance concert showcases eclectic work by emerging student choreographers in a nationally acclaimed program
    Dance performance April 10-13 displays talent of 12 young choreographers, 60 dancers Read more
  • Muhlenberg College dancers to perform at national festival
    Guest choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen's 'Key,' featuring five Muhlenberg College dance students, selected for National College Dance Festival, this June at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Read more
  • 'New Visions' Emerging Artists' Festival to showcase young playwright, directors
    Muhlenberg College theater festival includes a play for young audiences, an original one-man show and a rarely-produced Stoppard play Read more
  • All-female cast brings feminist sensibility to Molière's comedy 'The Learned Ladies'
    Muhlenberg College production of 17th century comedy will feature a performance by faculty guest artist Francine Roussel, lighting design by Tony Award-winning designer Rick Fisher Read more
  • Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre announces open audition dates
    Auditions for MSMT 2014 season, including 'A Chorus Line' and 'Monty Python’s Spamalot' will be held Feb. 23-24 Technical positions and high school internships also available Read more
  • Muhlenberg College celebrates twenty years of dance with Master Choreographers dance concert
    Concert features works by eight acclaimed choreographers, including Bill T. Jones’ D-Man in the Waters (Part 1) Read more
  • Muhlenberg honors Mildred Greene in costume retrospective
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  • Muhlenberg stages a brisk 'Winter's Tale,' Nov. 20-24
    Director Troy Dwyer rewires Shakespeare's tragicomedy to speak to contemporary issues and audiences Read more
  • 'Moving Stories' dance concert showcases innovative work by student choreographers, dancers in nationally acclaimed dance program
    Mainstage dance performance, Nov. 14-16, features stories told through movement by nine student choreographers, and faculty guest artist Teresa VanDenend Sorge Read more
  • The audience decides the outcome of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
    Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical calls on the audience to determine the ending to Dickens' unfinished murder mystery Read more
  • Muhlenberg guest artist Doppelskope offers existential therapy session — with puppets
    The performance duo Doppelskope — Ora Fruchter and Muhlenberg alum Christopher Scheer '07 — brings its trademark show "An Existential Sing-Along" to the Muhlenberg campus Read more
  • A festival of world premiere one-act plays, Muhlenberg's 'New Voices,' spotlights talent of emerging playwrights
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  • Muhlenberg College's acclaimed Theatre & Dance Department announces 2013-2014 season
    Mainstage productions include six theatre productions, three dance concerts  Read more
  • Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre Embarks on 33rd Theatrical Season
    This summer’s lineup includes Crazy for You, June 12-30, Muhlenberg premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar, July 10-28, Seussical for young audiences, June 19 - July 27   Read more
  • Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre announces its 15th summer of middle school arts camp
    Muhlenberg offers two month-long programs: Camp Imagine for grades 6-8, which is free for Allentown School District students, Performing Arts Workshop for grades 9-12. Both programs run July 1-26.   Read more
  • Muhlenberg dancers find success at ACDFA 2013
    Emily Ancona '13 and Amanda Moretz '13 both had their choreography selected via blind adjudication for performance on the gala concert at the Northeast Conference of the American College Dance Festival Association held at Hofstra University, March 25-28. Judged on choreography and performance, a total of 41 works representing 23 colleges and universities were adjudicated. Dances from 7 schools were selected for presentation on the gala and they comprised works by professional guest artists, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Ancona's piece, "Hold Me Still," was performed by Meredith Stapleton '13 and Sean Vanin '13. Moretz's work "Get Real," was performed by Jaclyn Birkner '14, Jessica Denzler '15, Danielle Gumbert '15, Emily Jeanne Phillips '14, and Brittany Van Natta '14.
  • Marriage of Figaro brings Beaumarchais's 18th century comedy to a modern audience
    Director Francine Roussel's production will feature an original musical score by Lehigh Valley composer Mike Krisukas   Read more
  • Dance Emerge showcases eclectic work by emerging student choreographers in a nationally acclaimed program
    Dance performance April 18-21 displays talent of 14 young choreographers, 60 dancers.   Read more
  • New Visions Directors' Festival to showcase promising young directors
    March 20-24 festival includes Iphigenia and Other Daughters, evening of one-act plays.   Read more
  • Bartholomew Fair offers 'mix of punk and Puritan'
    Still relevant 400 years after debut, Ben Jonson's comedy 'bursts to life' Feb. 21-24.   Read more
  • Upcoming exhibit at Muhlenberg gives patrons behind-the-scenes look at costume design process
    The Art of Design, Feb. 25 through March 17, showcases professional costume designers and their processes.   Read more
  • 'Master Choreographers' dance concert, Feb. 7-9, displays talents of acclaimed choreographers, more than 40 dancers
    Muhlenberg will showcase world premiere dance works created by five of the region's most accomplished choreographers and two restagings by internationally acclaimed choreographers, in the College's annual "Master Choreographers" dance concert, Feb. 7-9.   Read more
  • New play 'The Bourgeois Pig' reaches the stage at Muhlenberg
    Award-winning playwright Brighde Mullins' exploration of photography and image, set in the late 1970s, receives its first full-scale production   Read more
  • 'Moving Stories' dance concert showcases innovative work by student choreographers in nationally acclaimed program
    Muhlenberg College dancers tell their stories through movement, as the Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance Department presents "Moving Stories," a showcase for dance works created by emerging choreographers, Nov. 15-17 in the College's Baker Theatre.   Read more
  • 'On the Town' captures 'young soaring spirit of the country,' bringing out character and nostalgia of the 1940s
    Muhlenberg to celebrate Broadway's golden age with Bernstein, Comden and Green in splashy WWII musical, Oct. 26 - Nov. 4   Read more
  • '44 Plays for 44 Presidents' opens discussion of who will be No. 45
    Muhlenberg College's production, running Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, celebrates democracy in conjunction with the first Plays for Presidents Festival  Read more
  • 'Berg Theatre Program among the country's best
    The Princeton Review has ranked Muhlenberg's theatre program among the top 10 in the country for the sixth year in a row, in the 2012 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 377 Colleges.  Read more
  • Summer Music Theatre 32nd Season features old, new, borrowed, and ... purple
    Summer theatre festival opens June 13, featuring 'Hairspray,' 'HMS Pinafore,' 'Harold and the Purple Crayon'  Read more
  • Unexpected romance, shocking violence are at the core of 'Stop Kiss'
    Muhlenberg College mainstage production opening Feb. 22, breaks the 'lesbian play' mold  Read more
  • Exhibition showcases work by senior design students
    Martin Art Gallery show runs Feb. 24 through March 18.  Read more
  • Muhlenberg receives $1 million donation
    James R. Lentz '66 and Deborah Lentz pledge $1 million for Muhlenberg Theatre and Dance scholarships.  Read more
  • Master Choreographers showcases Balanchine restaging
    Dance concert, Feb. 9-11, features original works by acclaimed choreographers. Read more
  • Muhlenberg receives end-of-year accolades from Lehigh Valley press
    2011 year-in-review articles offer honors for Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance, Summer Music Theatre productions. Read more

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Photo: Stop Kiss, photo by Kenny Ek, Kenek Photography.