Through world-class studio training and rigorous academics, the Theatre & Dance Department aims to produce flexible, collaborative, inspired artist-thinkers, well-equipped to contribute to the greater good.

The Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance experience offers a direct learning partnership among faculty and students—in the classroom, the studio and the performance laboratory. Students are nurtured to succeed and encouraged to take risks. The department offers students daily opportunities to foster the most important goal of the liberal arts experience: education of the whole person.

Theatre & Dance faculty and staff have developed a multi-faceted approach to education that combines exciting creative experience with rigorous professional standards. Students are challenged as artists in the studio and the classroom, working closely with distinguished faculty and internationally recognized guest artists to achieve a conceptual understanding and a practical working knowledge of the performing arts.

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NEWS AT MUHLENBERG

  • Theatre & Dance Mainstage

    Into the Woods

    Empie Theatre, Baker Center
    thru 11/3

    Sondheim and Lapine bring your favorite fairytale characters together for a timeless, relevant, darkly comic modern classic.

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    Moving Stories

    Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion
    thru 11/9

    Moving Stories features original dances as diverse as the choreographers points of iew and approaches to dancemaking — from narration in physical form to the poetic abstraction of a single idea.

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    New Voices | New Visions

    Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion
    thru 11/24

    Celebrating the talents of the rising generation of directors and playwrights, with an evening of groundbreaking and innovative short plays: FAMILY VALUES by Patrick Daly '20, directed by Nora Germani '20; LESSONS FOR AN UNACCUSTOMED BRIDE, by José Rivera, directed by Frederick Marte '20; HOLY SH*T, by Caroline Dunn '20, directed by Heather Nielsen '20; BEAUTY RUNS ON LIGHT FEET, by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Jacob Wahba '20

  • Theatre & Dance Mainstage

    New Visions After Hours

    Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion
    thru 11/24

    The New Visions Festival continues with TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND, by the Neo-Futurists, directed by Matt Beaune '20 & Ben Goldberg '20. We're pretty sure this is the first time we've ever produced a play where the action is determined in part by the luck of the draw.