RU Theatre & Music Current Season

Shakespeare Upon Avon: Twelfth Night if_right_arrow_476325_white

by William Shakespeare
Directed by: Robert Arbaugh MFA
Show Dates: July 20-22 & 27-29, 2022

Every summer the Rochester University Theatre Company partners with UnCovered Theatre Company to produce the award-winning Shakespeare festival: Shakespeare Upon Avon. Professional actors and directors from around the country come together on RU’s campus each year to perform some of the Bard’s best plays. Join us for an evening of Shakespeare in beautiful Lake Norcentra Park!

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Words and Music by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Directed by: Robert Arbaugh, MFA
Show Dates: November 9-12 & 16-19


Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

RU Ready for Christmas? if_right_arrow_476325_white

Show Dates: Dec 6, 7

Join the Rochester University community and special musical guests as we celebrate the season with a sing-along of all your favorite Christmas carols, some special musical performances, and dramatic readings of some classic Christmas stories.

TBA if_right_arrow_476325_white

Show Dates: Feb 15-18

And Then There Were None if_right_arrow_476325_white

By Agatha Christie
Directed by: TBA
Show Dates: April 11-14 & 18-21

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

“And Then There Were None” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

2023-2024 Events

24 Hour Theatre if_right_arrow_476325_white

Date: TBD

24-Hour Theatre is an annual event where a group of RU students brainstorm, write, direct, design, and perform original oneact plays, all in one day. With just 24 hours to tackle all aspects of production and put together a live performance, it is always sure to be interesting! It’s fun! It’s crazy! It’s all put together in only one day!

Theatrefest if_right_arrow_476325_white

Date: TBD

Theatrefest is a day where RU Theatre welcomes middle and high school students to learn from RU faculty and theatre professionals. Students spend the afternoon in fun-filled and illuminating workshops that they select from a variety of topics: stage combat, stage make-up, auditioning, musical theatre, scenic painting, etc. In the evening, students enjoy dinner and attend an RU Theatre performance. Theatrefest is perfect for any student who loves theatre and is interested in learning more!