Cabrini students of all majors present drama and comedy, working on stage and behind the scenes to produce top-quality entertainment while learning about the arts.
The campus community and area residents attend performances, often for free.
The Cabrini Theatre, located in Grace Hall, has sparked Cabrini students’ creativity for years. Cabrini Theatre has staged premieres, musicals, drama, improv, student work, and even produced original cast recordings.
“Preparing, rehearsing, and preforming in Cabrini's theatre productions encompass some of my fondest memories while at Cabrini.
“Dr. Stretton, our director, held us all to high standards, believing in our ability to be extraordinary. Not only was it an enjoyable experience, but my public speaking skills improved and my confidence skyrocketed.
The cast and crew became a close-knit family, one I could count on inside and outside of the theatre. My experience with theatre only enhanced the well-rounded education of the heart that I received while at Cabrini.”
—Cathy Matta ’13
“It’s a Wonderful Life” – A Radio Play
“Avenue Q” - a Tony–winning musical comedy with puppets
“Out of Order” - a British farce
“Merrily We Roll Along” - a Stephen Sondheim musical
“Lend Me A Tenor” - a musical farce set in an opera company
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” - a Tony–winning musical comedy set in a fictional spelling bee
“The Complete History of America-Abridged” - a historical comedy presented in vaudeville sketches
“The Laramie Project–10 Years Later: An Epilogue” - the follow-up to the acclaimed play, “The Laramie Project,” documenting reactions to the Matthew Shepherd murder
Cabrini, along with more than 100 theatres, staged a historic simultaneous performance of Laramie Project–10 Years Later (An Epilogue)
“Once On This Island” - a musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid set in the French Antilles with elements of the Romeo and Juliet story
“12 Angry Jurors” - a classic drama that takes the audience into the jury room
“Godspell” - a rock musical based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew