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History of SJU Theatre Company

SJU Theatre Company was formerly known as Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society which was founded in 1922 at Saint Joseph’s University. The organization began by producing plays and gradually expanded to a repertoire of both musicals and plays. Currently, SJU Theatre Company produces three productions each academic year and supports over thirty students annually with a scholarship awards (The Frank Olley Memorial Scholarship). The scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Olley who served as Artistic Director from 1950-1999 and who founded the scholarship program.

Past Seasons

2015-2016 Assassins; How I Learned to Drive; Into the Woods

2014-2015 West Side Story; Avenue Q; Death of a Salesman 

2013-2014 Next to Normal; 7 Minutes in Heaven; Guys and Dolls

2012-2013 Spring Awakening; An Enemy of the People; RENT

2011-2012 Jesus Christ Superstar; Is He Dead; Miss Saigon

2010-2011 Hair; Dead Man’s Cell Phone; The Phantom of the Opera

2009-2012 Grease; White People; Sweeney Todd

2008-2009 Romeo & Juliet; Crimes of the Heart; Sunday in the Park with George

2007-2008 Godspell; Amadeus; Chicago

2006-2007 Assassins; The Immigrant; Cabaret

2005-2006 The Diary of Anne Frank; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf; Jekyll & Hyde

2004-2005 Phantom; As You Like It; Jesus Christ Superstar

2003-2004 Into The Woods; The Laramie Project; A Streetcar Named Desire

2002-2003 Anything Goes; A Doll’s House

2001-2002 Evita; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Ten Little Indians

2000-2001 West Side Story; Love, Will; Lend Me a Tenor