Opera Theatre


Established in 1997, GVSU Opera Theatre was founded to provide GVSU students who sing and act an opportunity to work with stage and music directors from the world of professional opera and theatre. Since 2014, the season has been expanded to include 2 main stage productions per academic year featuring classically based operatic works as well as traditional and new music theatre. 

Students who are active in Opera Theatre throughout their undergraduate education have the opportunity to go to NYC to showcase for professional talent agents and casting directors as an opportunity to transition into the professional performance world after graduation.  For more information about this opportunity, contact Dale Schriemer.

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Working: A Musical

Join us in February for Working: A Musical

Working, based on the book of interviews of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian Studs Terkel, explores the relationship between our occupations and our humanity as seen through the eyes of the workers we frequently take for granted. This 2012 rework of the 1978 musical features new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda and updated professions, but ultimately provides the same glimpse into the contemporary American landscape as the original Tony-nominated production.

SONGS BY 

Craig Carnelia, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwarts, James Taylor, Mary Rodgers, Micki Grand, and Susan Birkenhead 

FROM THE BOOK BY 

Studs Terkel 

 

DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY 

Ericka Mac 

MUSIC DIRECTION BY 

Brendan Hollins 


Amanda Haverdink singing Lost in the Stars

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Wonderful Town (2019), Photo by Samantha Brigham

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Sweeney Todd (2017)


For more information, please contact Dale Schriemer.