Music, Dance and Theatre

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About the Music, Dance and Theatre Department


NJCU Multi-Style Strings Open House

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October 16, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rossey Hall

Come hear (and see) what’s going on in our exciting new Multi-Style Strings program!
Performances, demonstrations, Q&A with NJCU Multi-Style Strings students and faculty. We'll be offering Multi-Style Strings demo lessons too!

Come jam out with us!


Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd Musical banner announcement November 2021

Friday: November 12 & 19 at 8:00 P.M.
Saturday: November 13 & 20 at 8:00 P.M.
Sunday: November 14 & 21 at 3:00 P.M.

Location: West Side Theatre

General Admission: $25 | Students/Seniors: $10
MDT Students Free

Tickets Available Soon

***All attendees must adhere to the NJCU Theater COVID-19 Public Policies***

One of the most infamous and dark musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the lecherous judge who framed him, ravaged his young wife, and ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy, and stunning terror. It’s one of the signal achievements of the American musical theater of the last fifty years, and it’s the high watermark of Sondheim’s six remarkable collaborations with director Harold Prince.

Interested in more musical productions? Keep up to date with our latest productions on Instagram and Facebook!


Symphony of Winds and Percussion: REMEMBRANCE

Symphony of winds and percussion ensemble

Tuesday, November 23, 7:30 P.M.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Free with RSVP

***All attendees must adhere to the NJCU Theater COVID-19 Protocols***

REMEMBRANCE will feature William Grant Still’s rarely-heard To You, America!, the first piece ever commissioned by the US Military Academy Band by an African-American Composer. The program also includes works by Clifton Williams, Francis McBeth, Yukiko Nishimura, Thom Ritter George, Robert Hanson, George Gershwin, and Patrick Burns. Guest soloist: Jerry Bryant, trumpet.

Keep up with everything the NJCU Symphony of Winds and Percussion ensemble does by liking them on Facebook


NJCU Winter Jazz Fest

NJCU Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, December 4 & Sunday, December 5
12 p.m. - 9 P.M.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Tickets: $25 Public, $15 Seniors, Students Free with NJCU ID 
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***All attendees must adhere to the NJCU Theater COVID-19 Protocols***

The NJCU Winter Jazz Fest brings you into an intimate world of call and response with tomorrow’s jazz legends.  The festival is headlined by multi-grammy award-winning jazz faculty who share the stage mano-a-mano with the most talented young artists in the region.

Keep up with everything NJCU Jazz-related by liking us on Facebook.


NJCU Fall Choral Concert 

Choral Studies Students Singing

Sunday, December 12, 3:00 P.M.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Free with RSVP

***All attendees must adhere to the NJCU Theater COVID-19 Protocols***

A choral celebration featuring the NJCU Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Robert Prowse. Our first post-pandemic choral concert, there will be a variety of musical compositions by men and women from the past and the present. Come help us celebrate and share our humanity through music. 

Keep up with all future choral studies events by following our Facebook page.


Next campus audition event will be announced soon.

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For Jazz Studies only please start by scheduling a phone call.


Contact Us

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Dr. Amparo Fabra, Department Chair
dfabracre@njcu.edu 

 

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