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Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance

Welcome to the Department of Theatre and Dance

The world of performing arts has its own unique environment. A performance opens and there is an excitement in the air. A show closes, and for a brief time, the theatre and dance company enters a bitter-sweet sadness. The sets come down, lights are turned off, costumes return to storage. The actors and dancers are left with a bit of a hole, the place where their characters have lived for the past six weeks. We think of the next story, the new lives, the new places and movements that will come to life on the stage in a few short weeks.

As a community of Theatre and Dance artists we cultivate the stewardship of intellect and imagination in a forum for civic dialogue as we seek to understand our calling in Christ.

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Coming Attractions

Children of Eden

Book by John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Ed Cohn
Vocal Direction by Elaine Henderson

February 4-7 & 11-14

Miller Theater

Based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt Stephen Schwartz musical. 

Spring Senior Productions

February 19-20 (Dance)
March 18-20 (Theatre)

An evening of entertainment created and presented by department seniors.

For tickets, please contact the ticket office at 717-691-6036 or visit www.messiah.edu/tickets.

View our complete 2015-2016 season here!