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Concert Review: 'Bernstein at 100...' in collaboration with Arena Stage

Leonard Bernstein once said, “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” The music of this inspiring and gifted person is featured in the concert “Bernstein at 100: The Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein,” performed by the Catholic University of America Musical Theatre Division in collaboration with Arena Stage. Read More...

 Tim Rogan returns to DC in The Pajama Game at Arena Stage

Musical Theatre Alum, Tim Rogan, (2011) makes his debut at Arena Stage this October as Sid Sorkin in The Pajama Game, directed by Shakespeare Theatre’s Alan Paul (CUA Man of La Mancha) and choreographed by Broadway Choreographer and Arena Stage favorite, Parker Esse (CUA Finian’s Rainbow). Tim will be joined by legendary Broadway Star, Donna McKechnie as Mable and Betsy Coleman as Babe. Read More.

Alumni Spot Light on Dancer/Choreographer Jesse Miller

Jesse Miller (Palmer), MT Class of 2008, is excited to be currently assisting Broadway Director/Choreographer Parker Esse(CUA Finian’s Rainbow) on an extensive revival of Stephen Schwartz and Charles Strouse's Rags at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT.  Read More.

 MT Grad in All Shook Up at The Muny

Musical Theatre grad Tim Rogan has landed the leading role of Chad in this summer’s production of All Shook Up. He began working professionally understudying at Signature Theatre his senior year in college. He continued on to work at regional theaters including Shakespeare Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Olney Theatre Center, Studio Theatre, Theatre J, and Adventure Theatre MTC. Read More.


Dance Master Class with Choreographer Parker Esse

This master class will take place on April 27th from 7-10pm. It is open to all students. Come to the dance studio dressed to move! A sign-up will be posted after Easter Break. Click here to learn more.


Announcing Our 2017-2018 Season!

Find out more about our upcoming season!


CUA Alumni Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards

Find out which of our alumni were nominated for excellence in theatre here.


CUA MTs Give Back: Rob Baumgartner & Joey Murray Host Pop/Rock Workshop

 The MT Division was thrilled to welcome back to campus composer/music director Rob Baumgartner and director/choreographer Joey Murray. These accomplished alumni presented a two-day workshop on pop/rock music and auditioning techniques for the current music theatre students. 

Click here to read the full interview with Rob & Joey!


City of Angels Local TV Broadcast 

 "What You Don't Know About Women" from our fall musical on Great Day Washington (WUSA9). Originally broadcasted on October 24th. Click here to watch the special performance.


Junior Christie Graham as Tracy in Hairspray

Professional experience is an invaluable part of any CUA Musical Theatre student’s education and as such, our Musical Theatre students are encouraged to audition for and work with professional theatres outside of school.

This past summer, junior Christie Graham (MT '18) had the incredible opportunity to play Tracy in Hairspray at Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Maryland. Click to continue reading.