Theatre and music as a combined form have a history that extends to the time of Thespis and the dithyrambs of ancient Greece. Encompassing the world of musical theatre and our responsible living in an interdependent world, the program in Performing Arts forms an intrinsic parallel to the Undergraduate School curricular purpose regarding the human condition.
Combining music and theatre, the program consists of these objectives:
- Introducing the student to the technical facilities of musical theatre;
- Familiarizing the student with the separate as well as the combined standards for effective theatrical and musical performance;
- Developing student competencies in musical theatre performance.
Auditions in music, acting, and dance are required for evaluation, advisement, and admission into the major. A Musical Theatre major must appear in a public musical performance each year at Marywood and is required to audition for all dance and musical theatre productions.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Office of University Admissions
Chairperson: Joan McCusker, IHM, PhD
Department of Music, Theatre and Dance