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.

Each year, the Saints on Stage, 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, “The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde; the renowned drama, Pride and Prejudice; and Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap“.

Each 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, and most recently, the musical broadway hit, Peter Pan.

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, please contact Clarice Hearne at chearne@stfrancis.edu or Patrick Brannon at pbrannon@stfrancis.edu.