About The Department of Drama
The Department of Drama in Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts (SU:VPA) offers conservatory-style training combined with a level of integration with a professional theatre company that is unparalleled among undergraduate programs. Each season Syracuse Stage and SU Drama co-produce a show, and during that process students have the opportunity to work with professional actors, directors and designers, and earn points toward membership in Actors' Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers. Information on the current season can also be found on the SU:VPA website.
Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill:
A Musical Voyage
Music by Kurt Weill | Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Bertolt Brecht, Ira Gershwin, Michael Feingold, Ogden Nash, Maxwell Andersen, Marc Blitzstein, Jacques Deval, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein | Text Format by Gene Lerner | Musical Arrangements by Newton Wayland | Originally directed by Donald Saddler | Originally produced by Gene Lerner and Hank Kaufman | Directed by David Lowenstein | Musical Direction by Brian Cimmet
May 5 – 13 | Opening Night: May 6
In this review style musical, Kurt Weill’s greatest theater songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story spanning 20 eventful years, from 1930s Germany to 1950s America. Climb aboard the musical vessel that is Kurt Weill’s rise to international acclaim as his world travels are described with engaging narration surrounded by songs from his most noteworthy works. The Threepenny Opera, Knickerbocker Holiday, and Lost In The Stars are among more than a dozen Weill pieces referenced as the composer’s partnerships, musical and romantic, are explored. An intoxicating retrospective and a joyous and moving celebration of one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century.
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