Theater and Dance

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Current Season

Fall Semester

Hair, the American Tribal Love Rock Musical

Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Music by Galt MacDermot
Directed by Domenick Scudera, Professor of Theater
Musical Direction by Holly Hubbs, Professor of Music
Choreographed by Karen Clemente, Professor of Dance

Kaleidoscope Lenfest Theater
  • Thursday, November 2: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 3: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4: 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 5: 2:00 p.m.

50 years ago, Hair was a sensation when it first opened in New York.  Conceived as a “coming together for a common reason: a search for a way of life that makes sense to the young, that allows the growth of their new vision,” this exuberant musical is as fresh today as it was in the turbulent 1960s.  Good Morning, Starshine, it’s the Age of Aquarius!

Ursinus College Dance Company Fall Concert: Once Removed

Directed and Choreographed by Jeanine McCain, Assistant Professor of Dance
Kaleidoscope Black Box Studio Theater
  • Thursday, November 16: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 17: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 18: 7:30 p.m.

The Ursinus College Dance Company will collaborate with student performers from the Theater Program to present this interdisciplinary piece combining dance, theater, and video projections to explore our connection to a sense of place and how our environments affect who we are as humans.

Spring Semester

Lysistrata by Aristophanes, adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

Directed by Meghan Brodie, Assistant Professor of Theater

Kaleidoscope Lenfest Theater
  • Thursday, February 22: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 23: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 24: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 25: 2:00 p.m.

The war-weary women of Athens and Sparta want to end the Peloponnesian war and their strategy is radically simple: participate in a sex strike until the men lay down their arms.  In this fast-paced comedy inspired by Aristophanes’ play, lust is leverage and the personal is definitely political.  
*Features mature content*

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

Directed by Domenick Scudera, Professor of Theater

Kaleidoscope Black Box Studio Theater
  • Thursday, March 22: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 23: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 24: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 25: 2:00 p.m.

Clybourne Park is a satire about race in two Acts set fifty years apart which serve as bookends to Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. Act One takes place in 1959, in the white neighborhood resistant to the sale of a home to the Raisin’s Younger family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day in the now predominantly African American neighborhood when a white couple purchases the home. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is “vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart.” [NY Times] 

Ursinus College Dance Company Spring Concert

Kaleidoscope Lenfest Theater
  • Thursday, April 19: 7:30 p.m. (preview night, attendance is free)
  • Friday, April 20: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 21: 7:30 p.m.

The Spring Dance Concert will feature a variety of new works by professional guest artists and student choreographers.  Anchored by the ever-popular African Dance Residency with Jeannine Osayande and Dunya Performing Arts Company, in addition to hip hop artist Josh Polk and modern dance choreographer Dana Powers-Klooster, this concert will have something for everyone. 
























 Matthew Wright