Theatre Program

​Theatre Program

​​​​​​​​​The theatre program at Grove City College is an extracurricular arm of the Department of English.  Students interested in the performing arts can earn a minor in theatre by taking 24 credits in performance, dramatic literature and technical theatre. Students may also earn one credit of Theatre Practicum every semester by working on college productions. 
Tau Alpha Pi (TAP) is the theatre honorary at Grove City College. Students who have accumulated enough theatre experience and have demonstrated a consistently high level of contribution to the theatre program may be elected.

Every academic year we stage the following events:
     • Fall TAP One-Act Play Festival (student-directed)
     • Fall Mainstage Production (faculty-directed)
     • Orchesis Dance Concert (student-choreographed)
     • Spring Mainstage Production (faculty-directed)
     • Children’s Theatre (student-directed)
     • Spring TAP One-Act Play Festival (student-directed)

All Grove City College students, regardless of major, are welcome to audition for our theatre productions and work on any of our many production crews.


2016-17 SEASON


TAP 24 Hour Theater Project
Sept. 24, 2016
Pew Fine Arts Center – Little Theatre
Advisor: Betsy Craig
Student Coordinators: Rachel Criswell '17, Dan Slozat '17

Fall Musical: Anything Goes
Nov. 9-12, 2016
Pew Fine Arts Center – Ketler Auditorium
Director: Betsy Craig


Orchesis Dance Troupe

Dec. 1-3, 2016
Pew Fine Arts Center – Ketler Auditorium
Advisor: Dr. Blackburn
Head Choreographers: Erin Sweet, Carolyn Jack, Abby Van Vleck

Spring Play: She Stoops to Conquer
March 16-18, 24-25, 2017
Pew Fine Arts Center – Little Theater
Director: Betsy Craig
For ticket reservations, visit


Children’s Theatre: The Phantom Tollbooth
April 20-22, 2017
Pew Fine Arts Center – Ketler Auditorium
Faculty Supervising Director: Betsy Craig
Student Directors: Sara Giesler '17, Samuel Kenney '18

Spring TAP One-Act Festival
May 4-6, 2017
Pew Fine Arts Center – Little Theatre
Advisor: Betsy Craig
Campus community and general public may reserve tickets online in April 2017.




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