Emerging Artist Series

The Emerging Artist Series (EAS) encourages growth and professional development in high school playwrights by working on two new plays selected through a nationally held competition. The winners are treated to an all-expenses paid workshop experience with industry professionals at Sacred Heart University! At the end of the process, the playwrights experience their stories read and performed by the Sacred Heart Repertory Company!

Events are held at The Little Theatre.
Events are FREE and open to the public.

Apartments

Written by Brie Leftwich
Cherry Hill High School
West Cherry Hill, New Jersey

July 14, 2017 at 5pm

The Rather Exciting Dinner Party

Written by Gwendolyn “Wendy” Kuhn
Georgetown High School
Georgetown, Texas

July 21, 2017 at 1pm

New Musical Workshops

New musicals need a safe environment to work on stories, rewrite scenes and compose new songs long before the title lands on a Broadway marquee. SHU Summer Theatre has created an opportunity for Broadway bound playwrights, composers and directors to work hand-in-hand with The Sacred Heart University Repertory Company. This will allow the creators to refine their new musical through workshops on the key components of their new musical. The workshop will culminate with a reading/singing of the musical performed by members of the Sacred Heart Repertory Company. After the musical presentation there will be an audience talkback with the creators.

Events are held at The Little Theatre.
Events are FREE and open to the public.

Mudville

Book by Michael F. Mitri and Dan Elish
Music by Douglas J. Cohen
Lyrics by Dan Elish and Douglas J. Cohen
Based on an Original Story by Michael F. Mitri

July 28, 2017 at 5pm

Mudville is a new American musical comedy that incorporates the classic 1888 poem “Casey at the Bat”, imagining its background and its aftermath. Casey on his journey from star baseball player for the Mudville Nine, to the goat of the Big Game, and then back on the often bumpy road to redemption. Along the way we meet the other characters that round out Casey’s story, notably his sister, Kelly, her young son, Jeremy, television sportscaster and love interest, Josie Carlyle, and Mayor Tommy Larson, who owns the team, the TV station and just about everything else in town. “Mudville” is a musical for anyone who’s ever struck out in a big spot, whether literally or figuratively, and then worked to overcome it. In other words, it’s a story for all of us.

Avenue Q

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.

July 13-15, 2017 at 8pm
July 16, 2017 at 3pm
July 20- 22, 2017 at 8pm
July 23, 2017 at 3pm
July 27-29, 2017 at 8pm
July 30, 2017 at 3pm

Guerrilla Shakespeare

Bring a picnic dinner and a bottle of wine! We take the Bard outside to the University Commons Amphitheater with a streamlined script and a lean and mean cast! The Sacred Heart University Repertory Company creates a unique performance that highlights the flexibility, immediacy and intimacy of a legendary Shakespeare play.

Macbeth

July 22, 2017 at 6pm
July 23, 2017 at 6pm
July 29, 2017 at 6pm
July 30, 2017 at 6pm

Bring a picnic dinner and a bottle of wine! We take the Bard outside to the University Commons Amphitheater with a streamlined script and a lean and mean cast! The Sacred Heart University Repertory Company creates a unique performance that highlights the flexibility, immediacy and intimacy of a legendary Shakespeare play.

Event held at the University Commons Amphitheater.
This event is FREE and open to the public.

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