Wagner College Theater Announces 2022-23 Season: How To Buy Tickets

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Wagner College Theater has announced its 2022/23 season. Beginning with a classic musical from the early 20th century and culminating in a bouncy modern Broadway hit, WCT’s main stage will span centuries, styles and generations.

Wagner College’s Department of Performing Arts provides students with a strong liberal arts background combined with intensive training in dance, music, acting, design, and more.

With over 50 years producing musicals on Staten Island, Wagner College has become a leader in the field and has been ranked in the top 5 college theater programs in the United States by the Princeton Review since 2004, recently ranking third to national level in its 2023.” Guide to the best 388 universities”.

For the 2022/23 season, please mark your calendars for the following main stage show dates:

The cradle will rock

October 6-8 and 13-16, 2022

A gentlemen’s guide to love and murder

November 17-19 and December 1-4, 2022

Used Records (A Family’s Story)

March 2-4 and 9-12, 2023

The prom

April 27 to 29 and May 4 to 7, 2023


Contact the box office for full details: 718-390-3259, [email protected] or visit https://wagner.edu/performing-arts/

If you feel sick or test positive for COVID-19, please do not come to the theater. Please contact the box office and we will do our best to accommodate your request for tickets for another date. All audience members at WCT productions are strongly encouraged to wear masks when attending productions.

For more information about our season, faculty, students, and ticket sales, visit https://wagner.edu/performing-arts/. Contact the box office at 718-390-3259 and [email protected]

Follow WCT on Instagram @wagnercollege_theatre

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Courtesy of Wagner College Theatre/Charles Rudalavage


The start of the season is The cradle will rock. The material from the Broadway legend, Marc Blitzstein’s pro-union, anti-big business masterpiece is dramatic, funny, and as relevant today as it was during the Great Depression.

Originally directed in 1937 by Orson Welles, the series follows Larry Foreman in his efforts to unionize the workers of Steeltown, USA and challenge the rule of the greedy Mr. Mister. Directed by Professor Mickey Tennenbaum and music directed by Tom McDonough, The cradle will rock will cheer people up on October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 pm and October 8, 15 and 16 at 2 pm

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Courtesy of Wagner College Theatre/Charles Rudalavage


Next up is sure to delight A gentlemen’s guide to love and murderin which a distant heir to a family fortune sets out to speed up the line of succession using a lot of charm… and a dash of murder.

Written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, this musical comedy captures the best of Broadway’s Golden Age and was the winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Directed by WCT Tony Award-winning Professor Michele Pawk and music directed by Dr. Lauri Young, A gentlemen’s guide to love and murder will dazzle the public on November 17, 18, 19 and December 1, 2 and 3 at 8:00 p.m. and on November 19 and December 3, 4 at 12:00 p.m.

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Courtesy of Wagner College Theatre/Charles Rudalavage


For the new year, WCT will offer a completely new show, Used Records (a family’s story). Conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III, artistic director of the Transport Group, records used It will be an entirely new work created by the company and will explore the story of a family through generations spanning the 20th and 21st centuries.

Like a ball, love, happiness, pain, and trauma pass through families from one generation to the next, often undetected. A daughter can be affected by a great aunt she never knew. The actions of a grandfather when he was young can impact the lives of his children forever. A long-lost sister can never be found, but remains a strong presence within a family for decades.

Through a series of circumstances, one family member decides to finally unpack everything and piece together the fabric of what has brought their family to where they are today. See something you’ve never seen before on March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at 8pm and March 4, 11 and 12 at 2pm

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Courtesy of Wagner College Theatre/Charles Rudalavage


What better way to end a school year than with The prom. Inspired by true events and written by Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, The prom celebrates love, acceptance and perseverance. The plot follows a group of actors trying to rehabilitate her reputation by supporting Emma, ​​a teenager from Indiana whose prom was canceled because she wanted to bring her girlfriend.

His quest to change hearts and minds is marked by mishaps, comedy, tears, and self-acceptance. Night of costumes and dance on April 27, 28, 29 and May 4, 5 and 6 at 8 pm and April 29 and May 6 and 7 at 2 pm


goblin market

October 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. and October 22, 23 at 2:00 p.m.

rebel genius

December 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m. and December 3 and 4 at 2:00 p.m.

The vehicles that brought me here

February 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m. and February 18, 19 at 2:00 p.m.

show 4

April 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15, 16 at 2:00 p.m.

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