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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

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