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Watch a time-lapse video of the strike for As You Like It, Fall 2011.

Like every year, all the roles, scenery, costumes, and lighting will be designed and built by our faculty and students. Tickets are available through the Nazareth College Box Office: (585) 389-2170 or


by William Shakespeare
October 17-26, 2014, Callahan Theatre

The shortest and one of the bloodiest and most violent tragedies in Shakespeare's canon, "The Scottish Play"play is so notorious you cannot say its name in a theater space without courting disaster, a superstition in keeping with the play's backdrop steeped in paganism and prophecy. The pursuit of power, political, emotional, and physical, can be enough to drive you mad, and Macbeth and his spouse perhaps discover that too late.

I Love You Because

Music by Joshua Salzman
Book and Lyrics by Ryan Cunningham
November 14-23, 2014, A48

A great representation of what is happening in contemporary Musical Theater, ILYB's story is loosely based on Austen's Pride and Prejudice. In Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzmann's piece, first performed in 2006, a "modern-day musical love story" unfolds for young New Yorkers Marcy, Diana, Austin and Jeff. Spawning such hits as "The Actuary Song" and "We're Just Friends," ILYB has been produced in Canada, England, and Australia and has become a staple of collegiate canons.

Circle Mirror Transformation

by Annie Baker
February 13-22, 2015, A48

Part of Annie Baker's trilogy of plays that take place in the mythological but very familiar Shirley, Vt. The events of the play revolve around a sparsely populated community center acting class. Seeing CMT, which is the name of a specific acting exercise, is like going behind the scenes of both the theatrical art form and the community of Shirley. Watching the evolution of the class and the people in it makes for an intensely moving, often heartbreaking journey through contemporary American life.

The Secret Garden

Music by Lucy Simon
Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
April 10-19, 2015, Callahan Theater

Our season features another Pulitzer winner here in writer Marsha Norman, who was librettist (for which she was awarded a Tony) and lyricist for this adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel. With music by Lucy Simon, TSG's original production is perhaps most well known for the performance of a then eleven year old Daisy Eagan as central character Mary Lennox. Eagan became the youngest female to win a Tony award for her performance. Featuring such songs as "How Could I Ever Know" and "There's a Girl," TSG is a haunting  and poignant piece that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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