Guettel Yourself to the Schimmel

After a year-long artist-in-residency at Pace, Tony Award-winning composer Adam Guettel will share the Schimmel stage with Dyson BFA musical theater students for a night of electrifying performances on April 30.

On April 30 at 8:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Theatre on the NYC Campus, the Pace Performing Arts Department is bringing you a concert of works by Adam Guettel , Tony award-winning composer of the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins, and Myths & Hymns, accompanied by Dyson Musical Theater students and alumni, and directed by Amy Rogers, with musical direction by Robert Meffe, Andrew Smithson, and Joel Waggoner.

This concert, which will include a diverse mix of old and new songs from Guettel’s projects, is the culmination of a year-long artist-in-residency in which Guettel taught classes in musical theory, song interpretation, musical theater history and composition, as well tested material from a new project with Pace students. He will also discuss his creative process with demonstrations of different versions and revisions of songs.

Tickets are $8 for Pace students and $12 for the general public. To purchase, click here.

Setting the Stage for Your Score

Got script and musical score? Pace New Musicals will provide the space, the performers, a stage manager, a light board and light operator, and a director and music director. Submissions due October 13.

Pace’s Musical Theater Program is currently accepting submissions of new musical theater works for a series of performances at Pace in January 2013. Last year’s musical was A Lasting Impression written by Zoe Sarnak.

The chosen piece will be given a full reading in the Schaeberle Theater at Pace University in lower Manhattan, with actors chosen from the musical theater student body. There will be a two week rehearsal period starting Tuesday, January 8, 2013 with 8 performances starting January 22 and ending January 27, 2013.

The Pace New Musicals program was developed in 2007 to nurture the creation of new musical theater in New York City, while at the same time providing an invaluable educational opportunity for students to work directly with top professionals in the field. The program allows students to experiment with new, untested works without precedent-setting productions, a rare opportunity in theater education.

For more information on the program or submitting your works, visit the Pace New Musicals website.

Baby Birds Get Hatched

On May 4 and 5, the Dyson Musical Theatre Class of 2015 presents their freshman showcase Hatched, two nights of “New York in New York” at Joe’s Pub in NYC. Plus, seniors prepare to fly the coop as they present their Senior Showcase on May 6 and 7.

After the tremendous success of last year’s Rated RSO: College Edition, Pace’s Musical Theater Class of 2015 is bringing you Hatched, two nights of “New Work in New York,” on May 4 at 11:30 p.m. and May 5 at 7:00 p.m.
at the historic Joe’s Pub in NYC.

The show will feature new music that’s been written in the past three months by new musical theater composers, including Dyson’s own Adjunct Professor Ryan Scott Oliver; Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald; Drew Gasparini; Zoe Sarnak; Niko Tsakalakos; Shaina Taub; Carmel Dean; and Pace’s inaugural “Writing for the Musical Theater” class!

Don’t miss out on this chance to hear new music from new composers and performers! To purchase tickets, click here. For a teaser, click here.

From first year to finales! While we hate to see them go, we know that the musical theater seniors are going on to great things. Catch their final performance as Pace students when they present their Senior Showcase on May 6 at the Schaeberle Studio Theatre on the NYC Campus and on May 7 at the Playroom Theater in Times Square. To RSVP, visit For a fun sneak peek, click here.