Marijean Levering, Ph.D.
Chair of Performing & Fine Arts

(315) 792-3234

Performing and Fine Arts - Theatrical Productions

Performing and Fine Arts


Getting Involved 

Cast of The Ladies Man, Fall 2010, on the Strebel Auditorium Stage

Taking Part in Theatrical Productions at UC

The Theatre Department produces one show a semester in Strebel Auditorium. We invite you to participate and share your talents. Here is how:

Backstage Talent
Anyone who can make the time commitment can work backstage. We welcome all techies!

Onstage Talent
Auditions are open to everyone from either UC or the greater Utica community, though UC students are given some preference in casting decisions.

From time to time, we do a joint show with the Players of Utica, our local community theatre, to give our students the opportunity to work with a wider range of people. Some students have also chosen to produce their own shows in past years.

Performance Schedule
Our performances typically occur the week before Halloween and the last week of February, but dates are occasionally moved to avoid conflicts with other events. Fall auditions are within two weeks of the start of the semester. Spring auditions are the first or second week of December. Information is posted on the board outside Strebel Auditorium and sent out to students through various means. The production process typically lasts six weeks from the start of rehearsal through the end of performances. Rehearsals are normally Monday through Friday 7-10:30. Technical Rehearsals usually start the Saturday before performances.

Upcoming Productions

We are thrilled to announce the production for the Spring 2014 semester: "Cinderella Waltz" by Don Nigro. Auditions will take place in the Strebel Auditorium on December 3rd at 7:00 p.m.

Performance dates: 
3/06/2014 - 8:00 p.m.
3/07/2014 - 8:00 p.m.
3/08/2014 - 8:00 p.m.
3/09/2014 - 2:00 p.m.

"Cinderella Waltz" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Auditions are open to everyone! The next auditions will be on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. for "Cinderella Waltz".
  • Bring your academic and athletic schedules with you.
  • Scenes and additional information are posted outside Strebel Auditorium.
  • Everyone will be given one of two scenes to read at auditions.
  • These scenes will be posted both outside Strebel Aud on the call board and also on Facebook.
  • People attending auditions should dress nicely. Please no jeans or sweats.
  • Some people auditioning will be learning some basic fight choreography, you may bring an additional pair of shoes to wear for this if you are not comfortable doing this in your dress shoes.

Production History

For a list of plays produced over the last two decades, click here.

Other Theatre Opportunities

Broadway Theatre League
Make local theatre a tradition in your life by creating an unforgettable evening with memories that will last a lifetime. For more than 50 years, the Broadway Theatre League of Utica has offered local theatregoers star-studded evenings filled with music, drama and first-rate entertainment.

For student tickets to the Broadway Theatre League, please contact the Office of Student Activities.

For more information on upcoming Broadway Theatre League performances, please click here.

London Learning Experience
Study abroad in majestic London, one of the most iconic cities in the world. To learn how, click here.

Click here to see information regarding MWPAI dance classes.

All full-time undergraduate students receive a Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute membership which includes discounted rates for many classes and workshops. Simply present your Utica College ID card.

Syracuse Stage

UC schedules a trip to Syracuse Stage (our excellent regional theatre) each semester. Any member of the UC community is welcome to join us. We purchase the tickets at a group rate and sell them through the School of Arts and Sciences office (room 286 in Gordon Science Center, 792-3347). Transportation is also provided at no cost, but you must sign up in the A&S office so that we know the final count.

Our next show, The Glass Menagerie, will be on April 12th. Tickets available soon; look out for an announcement.

Find out More
Contact: Professor Marijean Levering: or by phone at 315-792-3234