Theater/Music-Opera Theater

Do have a flare for the dramatic? Do you like to have an audience? If so, the the University of St. Francis Theater is for you!!

The Sometimes Thespians Club offers students a creative way to develop their self-expression. Performance is also a great tool to help students build self-confidence, decrease a fear of public speaking, and develop the ability to work as a team.

Each year, The Sometimes Thespians club, together with the Music and Performing Arts Department, present two theater productions. In the fall, the group joins together to perform a theater selection from a spectrum of works. Productions have included, “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” by Alan Ball, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, and “Words, Words, Words” by David Ives.

Each spring the group expresses their talents in a musical production or a light opera. Productions have included Broadway hit “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, Roger and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”, and most recently, the musical comedy by Dan Goggin, “Nunsense”.

The cast is comprised of USF students, staff, and members of the community. A background in acting is not required; novices are welcome! Auditions are held a couple months in advance. All hopeful cast members will be required to do a cold reading from the script. Try-outs for the musicals will also entail preparing a 16-32 bar vocal selection. Performances typically run for three nights.

For more information, please contact Clarice Hearne at