On October 8, 2016, Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music celebrate the launch of a new Program in Music Theater with a day-long symposium organized by Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf, Director of the new Program in Music Theater, and a committee of faculty, alumni, students, and staff.

Join Princeton alumni, faculty, and student music theater performers, directors, writers, composers, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers, dramaturgs, and music theater historians for a series of panels on Princeton’s music theater past, present, and future.


10:00 a.m. | WELCOME



Moderators: Katie Welsh ’15, Abby Jean-Baptiste ’18, Joe Fonseca, Program Associate for Music Theater

  • Paul Anthony Stewart ’89
  • Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. ’09
  • Catherine Cohen ’13
  • Izzy Kasdin ’14
  • Ethan Heard, Lecturer in Theater


11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. | “WHY MUSIC THEATER?”

Moderators: AJ Jones ’17, Kathy Zhao ’17, Emma Watkins ’18


12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | KEYNOTE: Jordan Roth ’97 Interview/Q & A with Stacy Wolf, Professor of Theater
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | LUNCH



Instructor: Martha Elliott, Performance Faculty, Department of Music
Participants: Alex Daniels ’17, Zach Levine ’17, Jared Hopper ’18, Emma Watkins ’18
Accompanist: Marc Fishman ’17


3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | COLLABORATION + DESIGN

Moderators: Sydney Becker ’17, Hillel Friedman ’18

  • Alex Mannix ’12
  • Wesley Cornwell ’16
  • Jane Cox, Director of the Program in Theater
  • Anya Klepikov, Lecturer in Theater


4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | CHOREOGRAPHY

Moderators: Pilar Castro ’10, Sam Gravitte ’17

  • Marlo Hunter ’99
  • Whitney Mosery ’08
  • Adam Hyndman ’12
  • Adin Walker ’16
  • Emily Libresco ’17


 5:00 p.m. | RECEPTION


All events are in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street on the Princeton University campus. The symposium is free and open to the public but reservations are encouraged through EventBrite. Reserve free tickets now…


The Program in Music Theater is a collaboration of the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Theater and Dance, as well as Princeton University’s Department of Music.

Interview with Stacy Wolf

An introduction to Music Theater at Princeton from Professor Stacy Wolf:


Spotlight on Music Theater

Interviews with music theater students and behind-the-scenes footage:


Event Archive

View or download event materials: Poster | Program | Press release

Presented By

  • Program in Music Theater
  • Program in Dance
  • Program in Theater
  • Department of Music