Posted by: Melissa Kvidahl | April 14, 2011

From Rutgers Day to Broadway

Visitors to the College Avenue Campus can "meet" characters from Rutgers history.

Whether you’re a Broadway baby or a seasoned theatergoer, you’re sure to find no shortage of musical and theatrical entertainment on Rutgers Day.

On the Cook/Douglass Campus, members of Cabaret Theatre will perform numbers from their final show of the year—The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee—at 11:10 a.m. on the Big R Stage. Then head over to their table where the staff will host theater games for all ages.

The Livingston Theatre Company has a great show in store for those visiting the Busch Campus, where cast members will bring their three mainstage productions from the 2010-2011 season back for one last hoorah. Check out their performances from Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, Into the Woods, and Hairspray on the Big R Stage at 11:20 a.m.

On the College Avenue Campus, you’ll find impromptu performances by Mason Gross graduates who are taking on the roles of notable figures from Rutgers history, such as Henry Rutgers, Mabel Smith Douglass, and Paul Robeson in the Old Queens area.

The Department of Theater Arts will also host an exhibit of theater props and costume crafts nearby on Voorhees Mall. They’ll reveal inside information about how actors achieve fights and follies onstage through demonstrations of clowning and combat. Don’t try these tricks at home!


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