Welcome to Sacred Heart University’s Theatre Arts Program – an opportunity to declare yourself a performer – both academically and on stage. We provide the instruction from leading professionals in the industry and you provide the talent. Now is the time to let your passion shine!
Summer Theatre Production
Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. This show is Rated R for mature content. Parental discretion is advised.
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Welcome to Theatre Arts at SHU!
New Theatre Arts Major at Sacred Heart University
About the Program
Summary of Theatre Arts Major
The Theatre Arts major at Sacred Heart University combines both theory and practice courses to prepare students for a thriving career in the arts or in a variety of other fields. The flexible 36-credit course focuses on strong academics while ensuring students experience theatre in an interactive, hands-on way. SHU is conveniently located between New York City, the home of Broadway and world-class theatre, and Boston, a bustling city with a flourishing theatre community. The Theatre Arts major provides ample opportunities for students to perform in the six fully produced shows that are created each year. Professionals from the industry guide our students to guarantee they are learning high quality real world skills. With two tracks, Musical Theatre and Acting, Sacred Heart University’s Theatre Arts major is a fresh approach to the world of theatre.
Musical Theatre and Acting
The power of musical theatre and acting is its ability to create a seamless world between the characters on stage and the audience. It can take a heartfelt moment or the most mundane of thoughts and expound on its commonality through music, lyrics or dialogue. Students master song, acting and movement in this all-encompassing major. Our varied show choices, both straight plays and musicals, offer many opportunities for students to explore and grow. The Theatre Arts major is the perfect choice for a student who is passionate about continuing their theatre career in college, especially since the major is a perfect double major option!
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