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!

Saints on Stage 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.

The Saints on Stage and the Music and Performing Arts Department present two theater productions annually. In the fall, the groups join together to perform a theater selection from a spectrum of works. Productions have included the renowned drama “Pride and Prejudice” as well as Agatha Christie’s “Mousetrap” and  Noel Coward’s smash comedy hit, “Blithe Spirit.” In the spring, the group expresses their talents in a musical production or a light opera. Productions have included the musical comedy by Dan Goggin, “Nunsense;” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee;” the musical broadway hit, “Peter Pan;” and most recently, Roger and Hammerstein’s classic, “The Sound of Music.”

The cast is comprised of USF students, staff, alumni, 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, contact Dr. Patrick Brannon at