York College Theater

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Dreamgirls  | Open: 05/03/13 Close: 05/12/13
CATCH THE DREAM!  Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the sensational new production of DREAMGIRLS tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl singing group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. With music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Tom Eyen, DREAMGIRLS features the unforgettable hits: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Steppin' To The Bad Side."  This Tony and Academy Award winning musical sparkles like never before!

 

Directed by Timothy J. Amrhein

Musical Direction by Jonathan Quash

Choreography by Danielle Hannah Bensky

Produced by Matthew Katz

 

 
 


About the Company: York College (The City University of New York)

The Mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to foster an engaging and effective educational environment that promotes the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and other creative endeavors; and service.

 

This Mission attaches importance to  Excellence, Integrity, and Respect as institutional values and to Accountability, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement as key operating principles for students, faculty, and staff. Further, this Mission is pursued in the context of the Vision and Mission of York College and The City University of New York,  and is conscious of the need to be responsive to the changing realities of our Borough, City, State, Nation, and Global Society.

La Luz De Un Cigarrillo  | Open: 10/26/12 Close: 11/01/12
 

One week only of the hit play, La Luz De Un Cigarrillo at the York College Theatre (CUNY) in Queens!  The world primiere of the play in English, Oct. 26 at 4pm, Oct. 27 at 2pm and Oct. 30 at 12noon.  In Spanish, Oct. 27 at 8pm, Oct. 28 at 3pm and Nov. 1 at 12noon.  After the play on Oct. 26 at 4pm and Oct. 27 at 8pm, we have a talkback with the playwright, Marco Antonio Rodriguez.

Many believe the bulk of the Dominican American experience in New York City lies in Washington Heights, but in the unexpected corners of now gentrified upper mid-town are remnants of what once was: Lucecita Ortensia Cruz is one of only a handful of Dominican immigrants that stubbornly remains in this neighborhood.

A sudden death in the family forces her son, Julio César, to return to the City after a five year self-imposed absence.  In the course of two nights they attempt to rekindle the love and appreciation for each other and their Dominican roots.  But hidden secrets are unexpectedly revealed and threaten to destroy an already thin bond.

 

For more information or reservations, please visit us at http://www.laluzdeuncigarrillo.com and in Spanish http://www.laluzdeuncigarrilloes.com or call the box office at (718) 262-5375.


About the Company: York College (The City University of New York)

The Mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to foster an engaging and effective educational environment that promotes the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and other creative endeavors; and service.

 

This Mission attaches importance to  Excellence, Integrity, and Respect as institutional values and to Accountability, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement as key operating principles for students, faculty, and staff. Further, this Mission is pursued in the context of the Vision and Mission of York College and The City University of New York,  and is conscious of the need to be responsive to the changing realities of our Borough, City, State, Nation, and Global Society.

Rent  | Open: 05/04/12 Close: 05/13/12
In what is the first-ever collaborative effort among the Theatre Discipline and the York College Performing Arts Center, York College Theatre presents RENT, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème.  RENT tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City

 

TIMOTHY J. AMRHEIN (Director)
ALEX CONSTANTINIDES (Assistant Director)
JONATHAN QUASH (Musical Director)
MATTHEW KATZ (Director of the Performing Arts Center)

DAVID T. JONES (Set Designer)
ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD (Costume Designer)
DANIEL WINTERS (Lighting Designer)


JESSICA MORALES (Production Stage Manager & Choreographer)
G. LAWRENCE BELCON (Technical Director)
JACQUELINE BAILEY (Series Manager & Publicity)
KWAME CLARKE (Performing Arts Center Production Manager)

 

Visit the RENT at York College website and follow us on Facebook.

All in the Timing  | Open: 03/18/11 Close: 03/22/11
 

To begin the Spring semester of the 2010-2011 Season, the York College Theatre present’s an evening of comic jems exploring the pleasures and perversities of contemporary life in ALL IN THE TIMING.

All In The Timingconsists of nine zany comedies all linked through the theme of time, communication and relationships. Playwright David Ives, a John Gassner Playwrighting Award winner, takes the audience on a veritable roller coaster of excitement and exploration. All in the Timing was the surprise comedy hit of the 1994 Off-Broadway theatre season in New York. Vincent Canby of the New York Times says the show is "like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, but has the density of thought and precision of poetry. All In The Timing is by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words."  This production contains adult language and situations, and is not recommended for very young audiences.

Under the direction of Professor Timothy J. Amrhein, this production will feature the evocative set designs of faculty member David T. Jones, built by York College students under the direction of CLT G. Lawrence Belcon.  It also features vivid lighting of guest designer, Daniel Winters.  CLT, Jessica Pecharsky, member of Actor’s Equity Association, rounds off the list as production/stage manager.

Scapin  | Open: 12/04/09 Close: 12/12/09
Moliere’s comedic fable brims with colorful characters and merry mayhem, in a sparkling adaptation by noted clown Bill Irwin.  Scapin is the clever servant who outsmarts (almost) everyone, especially the foolish rich.  Don’t miss the comic romp that stomps the pomp.