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    Coming Soon!!!!

     Loot cover photo designed by MC Gensheimer

    Gannon University's Schuster Theatre is proud to announce audition results for our first production, Joe Orton's Loot!

    From director, Paula Barrett:

    "After much deliberation and with equal parts of delight with the chosen cast and disappointment for all whom I couldn’t cast, here goes:

    Truscott - Michael Fujito
    Mr. McLeavy - Michael Haas
    Hal - Zach Hyman
    Fay - Lauren Loop
    Meadows - Chase Miles
    Dennis - Zak Westfall 

    Congratulations! I am very excited to be working with you! This will be so much fun! "

    Loot will perform October 2-4 and Oct 9-11 at 8pm, as well as October 12 at 2pm in the Schuster Theatre.  Admission is free with a valid Gannon ID (with donations gladly accepted) and $7 for non-Gannon patrons.  For more information, please contact the Schuster Theatre Box Office at 871-7494 and visit our Facebook page at   

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    Auditions for Striking 12

    Audition date – Sunday, October 5, 2014
    Audition time – 5:00 pm
    Production dates – December 4-6 at 8:00 pm, December 7 at 2:00 pm, December 11-13 at 8:00 pm

    What to bring – please bring 16 bars of a contemporary pop/musical theatre song that shows your range and vocal style. If you do not have one, we will teach you something as a group and have you sing that. There will also be “cold readings” from the script provided for you. Just to let you know, your ability to demonstrate multiple voices and vocal sound effects would be advantageous.

    Call-Backs – during the week of October 6-10, there will be call-backs to hear certain voices and to best match ranges to characters. Note: everyone will not be called back, and not being called back is any indication of casting.

    IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILBLE on Oct. 5 at 5 pm, then please contact director, Fr. Shawn Clerkin, at (814) 871-7493.   

    Gannon University's Schuster Theatre returns from participating in the 2014 International Collegiate Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland!

    10 Gannon University students and 3 faculty recently returned from a 12 day trip to Edinburgh, Scotland to participate and perform in the International Collegiate Theatre Festival, which runs concurrently and in coordination with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland's capital city.  As participants in the 2014 ICTF, Gannon students performed Stephen Williams' "Whimsical Grimm" at Surgeons Hall on four different occasions.  You can read the review of the production on Broadway Baby by clicking here.   

    ICTF 2014 Cast and Crew The cast and crew of Whimsical Grimm.  From L to R - Todd Paropacic, Abby Coppock, Zak Westfall, Cristen Manion, Brianna Woods, Khadija Djellouli, Luis Pontillo, Mary Stephens, Ethan Kelley, and Mike Fujito.  

     ICTF 2014 College Fair  Gannon University was well represented at the College Recruitment Fair held for the American High School Theatre Festival.  High school students had the opportunity to speak with Fr. Shawn Clerkin, Director of Theatre, as well as with current students Khadija Djellouli and Abby Coppock.  
    Many thanks to everyone who helped us raise funds and donated to help our students attend and participate in this international experience! 

    Video clips courtesy of Fr. Shawn Clerkin, Director of Theatre and Jax Kubiak, Technical Director, will be posted soon.  

  • Schuster Theatre

    Phone: 814-871-7494
    Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668

    Office Location:
    Scottino Hall
    620 Sassafras. St.