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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    Master Choreographers

    Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts
    thru 2/8

    A spectacular evening of ballet, contemporary dance, tap, and jazz, Master Choreographers showcases exciting new dance works choreographed by nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty.

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    A Raisin in the Sun

    Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance
    thru 2/23

    Now celebrating the 60th anniversary of its groundbreaking Broadway premiere, Lorraine Hansberry’s explosive drama takes an unflinching look at the hopes and struggles of an urban black family in 1950s Chicago.

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    The Bacchae

    Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts
    thru 3/29

    Packed with high-stakes conflict, frenzied emotion, and choral passages of great power and beauty, The Bacchae endures as one of Euripides’ greatest surviving works. Movement-driven and featuring a new original score, the production will unfold in a reconfigured (disfigured?) Empie Theatre with limited seating.

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    Dance Emerge

    Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance
    thru 4/25

    Dance Emerge showcases the ideas and talents of our brightest young choreographers, presenting some of the most innovative, imaginative, explorative dance you’ll see. This concert provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of dance composition, as well as exploring themes of culture, society, and life through the medium of dance.

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    'Berg Fringe

    April 2020

    This year we are proud to present the first-ever ’Berg Fringe — a series of boundary-breaking, bare-knuckle performances of all kinds, produced in spaces all over Muhlenberg, throughout the month of April.