Season Update

Hello and greetings from the Syracuse University Department of Drama. We miss you and we hope you are keeping well. While we are not quite ready to announce the shows in our 2020/2021 season, we are pleased to let you know that A Grand Night for Singing and On the Lake—the shows cancelled this spring—are currently scheduled for limited runs in the fall. Conditions permitting, A Grand Night for Singing will perform September 17 – 20 and On the Lake October 22 – 25. Tickets are not yet on sale for these performances or for subscription packages, but we will certainly notify you when we intend to resume sales.

Please note that if you are a subscriber or have tickets for the original performance dates, your tickets may not be used for the rescheduled performance dates in September and October. We ask that you call the Box Office by May 29 to request a refund. Tickets that have not been handled by May 29 will automatically be considered a donation to the Department of Drama. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation.

Again, we hope you are keeping safe and healthy. Now, we know, is a time for patience, but we eagerly look forward to when we can be together again and share the bright talents of the Department of Drama. We hope you’ll join us as a subscriber or take advantage of our flex pack and enjoy another great season of theater with us.

About The Department of Drama

The Department of Drama in Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts (SU:VPA) offers conservatory-style training combined with a level of integration with a professional theatre company that is unparalleled among undergraduate programs. Each season Syracuse Stage and the Department of Drama co-produce a show, and during that process students have the opportunity to work with professional actors, directors and designers, and earn points toward membership in Actors' Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers. Information on the current season can also be found on the SU:VPA website.

2019/2020 Department of Drama Season

Classic plays and musicals that illuminate the world of today highlight the 2019/2020 Syracuse University Department of Drama season. From Shakespeare to Arthur Miller to Rodgers and Hammerstein, the season is a feast of great language, great music, big ideas, and big entertainment. Subscriptions are available now.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's
A Grand Night for Singing

Music by Richard Rodgers | Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II | Musical Arrangements by Fred Wells | Orchestration by Michael Gibson and Jonathan Tunick | Conceived By Walter Bobbie | Directed by Rufus Bonds, Jr. | Choreography by Brian J. Marcum | Music Direction by Jacob Stebly | Associate Choreography by Joshua Keen | A Grand Night For Singing is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals | September 17 – 20 | Opening Night: September 18

Many of the most beloved, uplifting, and romantic songs in musical theatre history have one thing in common: the incomparable writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. A Grand Night For Singing is a musical review that collects over 30 treasured works from Rodgers and Hammerstein hits such as Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, and Cinderella; as well as lesser-known shows like Allegro, Flower Drum Song, and Pipe Dream. Audiences are invited to experience these classics anew through artful arrangements and clever interpretations – it’s “something wonderful” for any lover of classic musical theater.

Tickets not yet available.

On the Lake

By Reza de Wet | Directed by Stephen Cross | Associate Direction and Choreography by Andrea Leigh-Smith | October 22 - 25 | Opening Night: October 23

In the magic-comic On the Lake, playwright Reza de Wet revisits Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, with an eye on exposing the tensions beneath the surface of the Chekhovian world. Zooming in on Constantine’s symbolist play-within-the-play, de Wet imagines the experience from Nina’s perspective: a dreamlike vision of the future, where the hope of escape is linked directly to the potential for the theater itself to rise up and fly away.

Tickets not yet available.


Past Shows