Theatre and Performance

Thrive at a wildly theatrical campus—and city.

We nurture performing artists and present their work in the region’s premier mid-sized theater.

Corinne Aquilina at piano

Faculty Spotlight

"Live theater keeps your spirit alive. I love the challenge of the creative process," says Corinne Aquilina, assistant professor and program director of musical theatre. She focuses on real-world career preparation: "You should have a job before you graduate. My goal is to offer the tools and opportunity necessary for what is trending in musical theatre. My colleagues and I help the students to network." Read a profile of this dynamic educator and professional.

Production Season

Learn all facets of production, including technical work and costume design. Get involved in large plays, black-box theatre, operas, musicals, and more.

Upcoming events and performances by the Theatre and Dance department >>

Kevin Cody Hunt, Nazareth College student, theater and math major

Spotlight: Kevin Cody Hunt '16

“I’d like to act in every medium and genre possible: stage, television, film, experimental stuff, etc.” — Kevin Cody Hunt '16, a double major in mathematics and theatre arts.

Faculty in the Field

Learn more about faculty and guest teachers in the Theatre and Dance Department.

Jackie Collins, a senior in the theatre arts program, took over the Nazareth Instagram account for a week in December as part of the NazGramTakeover project. Hover over each photo to see her captions.

Macbeth at Nazareth

    Pursuing theater or dance at Nazareth College is hands-on from the first semester.
    Broadway Bound, Naz Alums,

    Alum Spotlight

    Katie Ganem '13 and Gloria Gambino '13 both wrote and directed plays for national and international stages while at Nazareth. Katie is currently the artistic director at Open Space Arts in Maryland while Gloria is production coordinator at Vayner Media in New York City. Learn more about Katie, Gloria, and their experience at Nazareth >>

    Nazareth College Arts Center

    State of the Art Facilities

    The Arts Center at Nazareth College is Rochester's premier mid-size theater and performing arts venue for world-class dance, music, children's and family theatre, and international entertainment.

    Theatre and Performing Arts Clubs and Organizations

    Theatre and performing arts clubs and organizations are open to majors and non-majors. Clubs include Dare2Dance, the Nazareth Dance Association, and Theatre League.



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