Rochester College Theatre

Rochester College Theatre RC Theatre: Professional training in a liberal arts setting.

06/13/2019
Congratulations Sara Kmiec! If you haven't caught her performance yet, head over to Meadow Brook Theatre and check it ou...
06/09/2019

Congratulations Sara Kmiec! If you haven't caught her performance yet, head over to Meadow Brook Theatre and check it out. She is adorable!

Stay with us in the 1920's and come see the smash musical "The IT Girl" running now till June 23rd!
Get tickets at 248-377-3300 or at ticketmaster.com!

06/07/2019
Take action and schedule a campus visit today! We are still taking Theatre students for the coming school year!
06/06/2019

Take action and schedule a campus visit today! We are still taking Theatre students for the coming school year!

06/05/2019
06/04/2019

Because it's about much more than just, "Going to Broadway".
This was writing by fellow theatre practioner, Kenna Cribb who has done an amazing job of training young artists....
"This has been on my heart and mind lately. I was chatting with the guy next to me on my flight home from LA a few weeks ago, and I shared a little about my passion for theatre. Right away he asked when I planned to go to Broadway.

In truth, I've been asked something along those lines SO many times by friends, family, strangers... the assumption seems to always be that the measure of "making it" in the performing arts is to go to one of these big cities - New York, LA, Atlanta, etc. To get there, to audition (and audition, and audition), and finally (hopefully) start getting to really share your craft. And ideally to make a living off of it.

I have so much respect and appreciation for my friends who choose that path. It is hard, I know. Just the art of auditioning, in and of itself - to me that is so impressive. To take a job to make ends meet, and then audition over and over again. The perseverance that it requires to face the rejection that I know is so real in the industry (especially in those cities where the competition is so steep) is inspirational and impressive. To all of my friends in LA, New York, and other big cites, I am SO proud of and inspired by you.

But, as an artist, I've struggled with this apparent idea that success is linked to being in a certain location. It seems to put creativity in a box, or to perhaps even be driven more-so by popularity and commercialism. Please don't get me wrong - I fully appreciate the desire to get to share your art and pursue excellence. To be able to influence and inspire others, and to have a broad reach. But I've found that there is something beautiful in creating and growing right where you are. To be a part of a community, however small and humble, and to get to bring creativity and beauty into it. Beyond that, as someone who loves and strives to follow Jesus, how often in life itself do we buy into the culture's definition of success...we think we can't really live until we attain those dream goals. College, the perfect job, a more-than-comfortable income, a house, family...we can become so fixated on the destination, that we miss the beauty of the journey.

For me, I never would have thought that I would be doing what I am today. I thought that if I pursued theatre, the dream absolutely would look like making it on Broadway, or at least working for some big name theatre somewhere. And I have no idea what my future holds - I have definitely learned better than to say "never." But I could not be more grateful for where I am today. What I get to do - to have good steady work, to be able to create and share my art, to get to be a part of a community where I feel like I can bring something beautiful and special to the table, to touch and inspire others, and to get to be a part of helping young artists do the same... to me, that's the real joy of being an artist.

To all of my friends and fellow artists out there, please don't limit yourself. We're all called to create - in various unique ways. Anywhere. Don't think that your art - or your life - is any less valid because it doesn't fit the world's definition of success. There is a community around you right now that needs the beauty and creativity that you can bring to it."

"Never box your art! You are a unique person who has a unique story to tell and a unique passion that needs to be realized. Take your art further than the stereotype." ~Joél Casanova

We will help you do both! Give us a call and schedule your campus visit today!
06/03/2019

We will help you do both! Give us a call and schedule your campus visit today!

American Theatre magazine
06/01/2019

American Theatre magazine

05/30/2019
05/29/2019

Still looking for a theatre program? Look no further! Come check us out!

05/08/2019

We love meeting new artists! Come on by say hello. Schedule your campus visit today!

After Macbeth, The Master Craftsman, Crimes of the Heart, Laundry and Bourbon, Great Expectations, Agnes of God, Eurydic...
05/03/2019

After Macbeth, The Master Craftsman, Crimes of the Heart, Laundry and Bourbon, Great Expectations, Agnes of God, Eurydice, Opal, Student-Directed Shorts, Improv shows and a Night of Theatre, we are ready to take a breather! Will you join us in taking a big deep breath and help us plunge right into the next season? #becomeawarrior #rctheatre #wontyoujoinus #scheduleanauditiontoday

What will you study?
04/24/2019

What will you study?

04/23/2019

Theatre, Theatre Management, Music Theatre....what will you study? Schedule a campus visit or an audition with us!

04/18/2019

Looking for a degree in theatre? Check us out! We still have space for the upcoming year.

And just like that, another show is over. Thanks to our cast and crew for a great run and a big "thank you" to our patro...
04/14/2019

And just like that, another show is over. Thanks to our cast and crew for a great run and a big "thank you" to our patrons for supporting another theatre season. We still have an improv show, a departmental showcase and student-directed 10 minute plays over the next couple of weeks so if you're looking for something to do, we've got you covered!

Rochester College Theatre's cover photo
04/11/2019

Rochester College Theatre's cover photo

Another fun musical! Check out some pictures of what we do here at RC!
04/11/2019

Another fun musical! Check out some pictures of what we do here at RC!

Annual trip to London!
04/11/2019

Annual trip to London!

Thank you Dr. Sharia Hays for taking this fun photo for us! Also, Facebook just tagged all of these people on its own #c...
04/10/2019

Thank you Dr. Sharia Hays for taking this fun photo for us! Also, Facebook just tagged all of these people on its own #creepy

04/10/2019

Excited for another great weekend of shows! Swing by and share a laugh!

Urinetown
04/10/2019

Urinetown

The Butler Did It
04/10/2019

The Butler Did It

Steel Magnolias
04/10/2019

Steel Magnolias

Outside Mullingar
04/10/2019

Outside Mullingar

Our Town
04/10/2019

Our Town

Little Women
04/10/2019

Little Women

Eurydice
04/10/2019

Eurydice

Eleemosynary
04/10/2019

Eleemosynary

Crimes of the Heart
04/10/2019

Crimes of the Heart

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
04/10/2019

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

Agnes of God
04/10/2019

Agnes of God

04/10/2019
Opal opens Thursday!
04/03/2019

Opal opens Thursday!

Seeing students outside picking up trash is music to our ears! Way to go Rebekah Graham, you are our rockstar of the day...
03/18/2019

Seeing students outside picking up trash is music to our ears! Way to go Rebekah Graham, you are our rockstar of the day!

Performer Stuff
02/05/2019

Performer Stuff

Very good advice.

02/01/2019
UnCovered Theatre Company

UnCovered Theatre Company

AUDITION NOTICE

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
Show Dates:
July 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
Shows are at 8pm with 2pm matinees on July 21st and 28th.

Directed by:
Brandon Langeland

General Auditions: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 from 2pm-6pm
Auditions will take place in the Rochester College Auditorium in the Fletcher Center/Isom Atrium building. There will be signage pointing you in the right direction but come early to give yourself time to find it.
All actors will be paid a small stipend.
This is a Non-Equity production. We encourage performers of all ethnicities, race and age to audition. We are open to non-traditional casting.
HOW TO SUBMIT: Email submissions must have both your headshot and resume. Make sure to include stage combat/dance experience (ie: training, and certifications). Requests should be sent to: [email protected]. Please include your preferred time.
Actors please prepare one to two Shakespeare monologues, totaling 3 minutes in length. Be prepared to work them in different ways. We are looking at gender-blind casting for this production, so pick selections that best show your ability, regardless of the gender of the character you are portraying. Please bring 3 copies of resume and headshot.
Rehearsals will begin after June 1st and will run Monday through Friday 6-10pm. Please be prepared to note potential rehearsal conflicts at your audition.
UnCovered Theatre Company prides itself on its creation of the first-ever outdoor theatre on Rochester College's campus. Nestled between towering trees and near Lake Norcentra and the Clinton River, the view is sure to invite audiences to enjoy many productions on this quaint outdoor stage.

We are seeking local unpaid summer interns for acting, management, box office, and technical positions. Acting interns will perform other duties as well as acting. Those seeking technical, management and box office internships should send resumes to [email protected].

Major benefits for students who attend live theater, study finds
01/28/2019
Major benefits for students who attend live theater, study finds

Major benefits for students who attend live theater, study finds

Field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance, and empathy among students, according to a study. The research team found that reading and watching movies of Hamlet and A Christmas Carol could not account for the increase in knowledge experienced by students who attended live perf...

Keep Calm and Manage On : The Importance of Being an Even Tempered Stage Manager
01/17/2019
Keep Calm and Manage On : The Importance of Being an Even Tempered Stage Manager

Keep Calm and Manage On : The Importance of Being an Even Tempered Stage Manager

It’s no secret in the theatre world that stage managing is difficult. Between creating schedules, tracking each and every change and development in rehearsal, making sure the show runs smoothly each night, and of course, managing actors and tech staff, it gets hectic. You are ultimately charged wi...

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The Rochester College Theatre Program serves the academic and Christian mission of the college both in the classroom and in public performance. An academic program is one that calls its participants to think critically about the self and the world by experiencing the theatrical piece. In the classroom, rehearsals, and performance, the Theatre Department provides students with opportunities to attain knowledge and skills suited to their vocational aspirations. Students are encouraged to make connections between their faith and their work in the theatre, and to consider how to use their talents in service to God and to others. Our partnership with UnCovered Theatre Company offers students opportunity to work alongside professionals as part of their educational journey. Each year for our mainstage season we choose dramatic works ranging from classical to contemporary with diversity in styles. We often take our performances into the community; we have toured productions to schools, churches, and even museums such as the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington and the Museum of African-American History in Detroit. UnCovered Theatre Company Rochester College is one of the few institutions of higher learning in the country to own and operate a professional theatre company in which students participate in all aspects of theatre while working toward their Bachelor’s degree. UnCovered Theatre Company members work alongside of RC Theatre students as actors in co-productions, professional mentors for student interns, and professors, designers, or directors in our academic program. The unique partnership allows Rochester College Theatre to rival much larger colleges and universities in both quantity and quality of performance and program offerings, yet still offer the benefits of the close-knit Christian learning community. The UnCovered Theatre Mission Statement is as follows: To offer hope, shed light on the human condition, and uncover goodness, truth , and beauty through our art. To learn more, visit http://uncoveredtheatre.wixsite.com/uncovered.

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