Music, Dance and Theatre

Music, Dance and Theatre

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The Music, Dance and Theatre department at New Jersey City University brings together internationally recognized musicians, vocalists, composers, actors and dancers to provide students with a dynamic educational experience.

Our proximity to New York City makes NJCU the ideal place to study music, dance and theatre.  Just minutes from symphony, ballet, opera, musical theatre, chamber music and jazz club venues, your education takes place on campus and off.

We offer major programs for undergraduates and graduate students and minors that provide students a solid foundation in theory and performance. Our Music Business program is perfect for students seeking a career on the business side of the industry, or for performance majors who simply want to better understand how the music business works.

NJCU takes pride in creating a vibrant performing arts culture for its students and the surrounding community. The Music, Dance and Theatre Department contributes significantly to the university’s musical offerings throughout the year. This means our students enjoy a wide selection of performance opportunities, including solo recitals, chamber music, large instrumental and choral ensemble concerts, and opera and musical theatre productions.

Our faculty comprise respected performers, composers, educators and scholars who take a serious interest in their students. Additionally, the Music, Dance and Theatre Department employs performers from the New York City metropolitan area as adjunct instructors who teach private lessons, work as coaches and accompanists, and offer specialty courses.

Are you ready to take the next step toward your performing arts career? Contact us today for more information or to schedule your audition.


It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do! 

Directed by Marc G. Dalio, this cast includes: 

Emily Hand Kristina Plate Azudei Dubois
Catriona Rubenis-Stevens Eva Martinez Dillon Feldman
Evelyn Gonzalez Alex Maldonado Marcelo Leal
Sammy Olmedo Miriam Navarrete Paola Perez
Kyle Blocker Kirk Jasen Lambert Amelia Valentin
Veronika Vidal Carly Hatcher Davis Lemley
Lizzy Buback Gerson Checo Roy Graquitena
Erica Verga and Shari Gill

Location: West Side Theatre

Performance Dates and Times :

  • April 08, 2016 - 7:30PM
  • April 09, 2016 - 7:30PM
  • April 10, 2016 - 3:00PM
  • April 14, 2016 - 7:30PM
  • April 15, 2016 - 7:30PM
  • April 16, 2016 - 7:30PM


Min Kim, Chair 

Rossey Hall, Room 234


Tel: 201-200-2025



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