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Head Over Heels

 Conceived by & original book by Jeff Whitty; adapted by James Magruder featuring music from the catalog of The Go-Go's.

Directed by Scott Susong
Music Direction by Charles Berggren
Co-Choreographed by Sheri Marley and Jenna Haimes
Vocal Direction by Nole Jones

Illinois Wesleyan University Jerome Mirza Theater, Streaming Fall 2021

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2022 Illinois Wesleyan Senior Showcase

Directed by Scott Susong
Music Direction by Charles Berggren
Vocal Direction by Laurel Beard
Choreography by Jessica Riss-Waltrip

Streaming Spring 2022 on the IWU SoTA Youtube Channel
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Fall 2021 Short Play Festival

December 1, 2 & 3 in the Illinois Wesleyan University EMJK Lab Theatre


Featuring plays by Lynn Alvarez, Christopher Durang, Marie Irene Fornes, Gert Hofman, Arthur Kopit, David Mamet, Arthur Miller, James Purdy, Wendy Wasserstein, and Tennessee Williams directed by the THEA 385 Directing students and produced by Associate Professor & Instructor of record, Scott Susong

Ordinary Days

Advising/Producing  Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon for the Phoenix Theatre. The musical, starring Sam Fahrenkrug, Erika Harper, Olivia Herlein, & Michael McNeela, is about the “ordinary” lives of four New Yorkers who turn out to have an unexpected profound effect on one another’s lives.
Streaming December 11th on the IWU Phoenix Theatre Youtube Channel

Bells Are Ringing!

With book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Jule Styne, Bells Are Ringing is a joyful, mischievous romp through 1950s New York City.
Directed by Scott Susong and produced by the Illinois Wesleyan University Music Theatre Society. The book-in-hand production rehearses January 10-14 & 17-21 for a total of 10 limited rehearsals and performs on the IWU Jerome Mirza stage, January 22nd & 23rd!

Illinois Wesleyan Music Theatre Auditions

Adjudicating auditions for the IWU Music Theatre class of 2025.


2021-2022 Audition Schedule:

November 20, 2021 (Live Virtual Audition)

January 22, 2022 (On-Campus Audition)

February 5, 2022 (On-Campus Audition)

February 19, 2022 (On-Campus Audition)

For more information, click here to view the department web page.

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