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Welcome to the Musical Theatre Division

Our largest undergraduate program, the Musical Theatre degree focuses on making our students complete performers: singers, actors, and dancers.Graduates go on to perform in regional theatre, on and off Broadway, and with regional and national touring companies.


Students Perform Music of Frank Loesser Live at the Kennedy Center

Thursday, October 21st at 6pm,  the Musical Theatre Division of CUA's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "The Music of Frank Loesser" live at the Kennedy Center on the Millennium Stage. A fourteen person student cast directed and choreographed by Pauline Grossman under the musical direction of Denise Puricelli will perform songs from "Guys and Dolls", "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", "Where's Charley?" and popular songs such as "Baby Its Cold Outside" and "Heart and Soul". 

The one hour performance is free to the public and will be streamed live from the Millennium Stage website.


  • Students Nominated for Helen Hayes'

    The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music is proud to announce that musical theatre senior, Paul Scanlan leads CUA students and alumni in this year’s Helen Hayes Awards with a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical for Spring Awakening at the Keegan Theatre.

  • Musical Theatre News

    Students Join Bucchino at Kennedy Center Four musical theatre students joined composer John Bucchino for a Kennedy Center Millenium stage concert on September 22nd.

  • 3 Students Appear with "Infinity Theatre"

    This summer three CUA students can be seen in the professional musicals "Sisters of Swing" and "Dames at Sea" produced by NYC theatre company "Infinity Theatre."

The School of Music at the Kennedy Center

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. See our artist page and watch our performances!

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