With its emphasis on exploration and collaboration, the Theatre Program at Muhlenberg serves as excellent preparation for a career in theatre — or a career anywhere else.

As a theatre major, you’ll explore an academic program designed to provide you a thorough background in the history, theory and literature of performance,with frequent opportunities for structured studio experiences in performance and design. Small class sizes allow for personalized instruction, with work that is intensive, demanding and rewarding. You'll be encouraged to individualize your education to fulfill all of your personal, creative and intellectual goals.

The theatre production program reinforces the philosophy that the study of theatre must be both intellectual and practical. Serious training and intense interaction of faculty and students as artists provide a collaborative atmosphere. You'll have extensive opportunities in musical theatre and dance — and you'll be encouraged to participate in the Department's award-winning productions, exploring your interests through exciting, diverse performance experiences, from intimate blackbox dramas to Broadway-style musicals.

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$4M Gift Establishes Theatre and Dance Endowment

Alumni Support

The gift from James R. Lentz ’66 P’20 and his wife, Debra A. Lentz P’20, dedicated supporters of the performing arts at Muhlenberg, will sustain faculty in two of the College’s signature programs in perpetuity.

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From the Source

A man in a dark maroon shirt looks at the camera.
A person with dark curly hair, red lipstick and a red shirt leans against a grey wall and looks at the camera.
A man with black glasses and a dark colored shirt laughs at the camera.
A woman sits on a bench in a garden, smiling at the camera.

“I did look at going the conservatory route. But in the end, I wanted to focus on each discipline without having to sacrifice one or the other.” — Tommy Gedrich '21 , Theatre and Dance Double Major; On National Tour with "Moulin Rouge!" Read Tommy's story

“The training I received [at Muhlenberg] was grounded enough to keep me focused but diverse enough to give me the special skills that've helped me compete in the performing arts and find my own voice.” — Stoph Scheer '07 , Theatre Major; Puppeteer for the Jim Henson Company Learn About Our Theatre Curriculum

“My main career goal has always been to design and create themed experiences … My education at Muhlenberg helped me form a strong foundation of tools that set me up for success. ” — Andrew Carey '17 , Theatre Major; Creative Designer Learn About Our Performance and Design Opportunities

“Hearing and seeing the standing ovations took me somewhere else. To realize that I worked on that and now everyone gets to see what I helped to build—it’s a beautiful thing.” — Arianna Tilley '22 , Theatre and Dance Double Major Read Arianna's Story


Audition Information

Alessandra Fanelli

Theatre & Dance Recruitment Coordinator
Address Muhlenberg College Theatre and Dance The Baker Center for the Arts 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104