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The Wolves

By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Yvonne Perry

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 8pm
Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 8pm
Friday, October 21, 2022 at 3pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 2pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 8pm
Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2pm

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. Sarah DeLappe’s play is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

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The Piano Lesson

By August Wilson
Directed by Jean-Remy Monnay

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 8pm
Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 8pm
Friday, November 18, 2022 at 3pm
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 2pm
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 8pm
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 2pm

August Wilson’s play is set in 1936. Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he must come up with the money right quick. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister, and it sits in her living room. She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family’s rise from slavery. Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated.

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Music, Lyrics, and Book by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Chad Larabee

Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 8pm
Friday, March 3, 2023 at 3pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 2pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 8pm
Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 2pm

Jonathan Larson's hit musical follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. It’s about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love.

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Music Performance Ensembles

The Music Program’s ensembles perform on campus every semester. Our vocal groups include a large Chorale and the audition-based Chamber Singers. Instrumental ensembles include Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Percussion Ensemble. The Marching and Pep Bands play at athletic events. Non-majors and community members are welcome to participate.

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Theatre Auditions

Auditions for UAlbany Theatre productions occur three times a year. 
See our Theatre Auditions and Production Policy page for additional information.


Faculty Expertise

Faculty are internationally recognized for their compositions, performances, and scholarship. We emphasize issues relevant to music and society such as social media, rock, jazz, and transatlantic cultural exchange. Expertise includes recording practices, multimedia composition, film music, gender studies, world musics, and history of theory. See faculty bios for additional information on publications, recordings, and performances.

Percussion Ensemble

Department of Music and Theatre, College of Arts and Sciences


Performing Arts Center 310
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Phone: 518-442-4187

Hours: By Phone: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (Mon/Tue lunch 12-12:30pm, Wed-Fri lunch 11:30am-1:00pm)

(Summer hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.)


Performing Arts Center 262
[email protected]
Phone: 518-442-4200

Hours: By Phone: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 12-1pm for lunch)