Department of Theatre Arts


The Wedding Singer

Wedding Singer poster

Music by Matthew Sklar; Book by Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin; Directed by Audrey Wax

Based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy

Friday, Nov 14 at 7:30
Saturday, Nov 15 at 7:30
Thursday, Nov 20 at 7:30
Friday, Nov 21 at 7:30
Saturday, Nov 22 at 2:00 & 7:30

Based on the 1998  smash hit film that starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. THE WEDDING SINGER The Musical Comedy takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

Join us this coming November for this high comedy dance driven musical. Tickets will be available Oct. 17, 2014.

$12 General/$7 Students & Seniors
Diane Ballweg Theatre, Stream Building, Edgewood College

Orphan Train

Orphan Train

Selections from the musical: Tales of the Orphan Train Riders.

Written by Phil Martin

December 2nd
2:00PM and 7:30PM

Performed in The Diane Ballweg Theatre

The ticketing office will open at 1:30 PM and 7:00 PM on December 2nd, the day of the performance. No advance sales. Limited Seating. Free and open to the public with seating on a first-come first-serve basis.

In 1853, the cities of the east coast - New York, Boston, Philadelphia and others - were teaming with homeless children – street rats, guttersnipes.  These urchins lived in foundling homes and empty alleys and survived anyway they could – selling papers, singing on street corners, or picking pockets.  Some had been abandoned by their parents who had no way of caring for them and some chose the street over abusive homes.  This is the story of how they survived, how they were rescued and the journeys that took them west - on the Orphan Trains.

Presented be the Edgewood College Theatre. Sponsored by the COR program.

Little Women

Little Women

Adapted by Thomas Hischak, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Directed by Susan Nanning-Sorenson

Friday, Feb 27 at 7:30, Saturday, Feb 28 at 7:30,
Friday, March 6 at 7:30, Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 & 7:30

This is the first time in years that the theatre program will be doing a period piece with period appropriate costumes .  Our reciprocal agreement with many local theatre companies, spearheaded by our brilliant costume designer Mary Waldhart, and with Chris Dunham’s set design, this is ensured to be a stunning production. We are also planning on working with the gallery to display some period costumes (with art of the era from the gallery collection) as well.  This runs Feb 27-March 7. Tickets will go sale January 26.

$12 General/$7 Students & Seniors
Diane Ballweg Theatre, Stream Building, Edgewood College

Little Women Auditions!

  • Auditions will be held in the Diane Ballweg Theatre on Monday, November 24th from 4-6PM and Tuesday, November 25th from 4-6 PM and from 7-10 PM. There will also be auditions on December 1st from 4-6 PM. You must sign up for an audition time-slot prior to auditioning. No “walk-in” auditions will be permitted.

Please view the auditions page for more information.

Questions may be addressed to Susan Nanning-Sorenson (Director) at:

Student Directed One-Acts

One Acts

Thursday, April 30 at 7:30, Friday, May 1 at 7:30, Saturday, May 2 at 2:00 & 7:30

Contemporary one-act plays directed by Edgewood Theatre Arts students:  fresh, funny, thought-provoking and smart, this variety pack of plays showcases the talents of our students onstage and behind the scenes. 
The theatre department has grown so much of late, that we have had to change our requirement for this.   In the past all majors were required to direct, but now this production will be a collaborative capstone experience of the One Act Play production class where some students will still direct, but others will take over other areas of design and production so that more students can have a meaningful collaborative production experience, not limited to directing. Tickets go on sale April 1st. and this will run April 30- May 2.

$12 General/$7 Students & Seniors
Diane Ballweg Theatre, Stream Building, Edgewood College

TFYA Theatre for Young Audiences: Shadow in the Sea

Shadows in the Sea

May 5 at 1 pm and 7 pm
Anderson Auditorium

Students from the Theatre For Young Audiences class will once again research, write, rehearse and tour an original piece, this year highlighting the issue of the health of ocean life and coral reefs.  This is the seventh original production for young audiences produced by that class, which not only tours to schools, but also brings students to our campus for a free show in the Anderson Auditorium.  We also always do a production, free and open to all, on an evening in the last week of classes.  This will run May 5 and tour to area schools on May 7.

Students & Alumni Speak

Edgewood College students & alumni talk about their Theatre Arts experiences
  • Kaia Stofflet

    "We get a lot of experience that a bigger school couldn’t offer."

  • Duane Campbell

    "I love theatre and I realized it here when I started taking classes and I didn't want to leave."

  • Rori Flynn

    "Edgewood is not just a college community—it's a family...with many unique members who are all accepted with every quirk and eccentricity they have."

  • Kat Gatewood

    "I want to do social justice in theatre and be an activist for justice."

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View photos from the Spring 2014 performances of Urinetown

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View photos from the Fall 2013 performances of Love's Labour's Lost