Meet 2019-20 Commissioned Writer Sam Salmond

Sam Salmond

Next year’s commissioned writer is Sam Salmond. Sam has already met the current junior class and is hard at work on the show!

The Man Behind the Dogs of 'Legally Blonde'

Elle and Bruiser

For those several thousand theatregoers who made the trek to the Playhouse to see Penn State Centre Stage’s production of Legally Blonde, you may recall Claire the Chihuahua as Bruiser, and Popeye the Bulldog as Rufus.

Musical Theatre Launches Wellness Center

Dedicated to the physical, mental, and vocal well-being of musical theatre students, the Wellness Center begins this fall by launching two programs:

Nutrition Fueling Station

Catching Up with Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Class of 2010

Jamila Sabares-Klemm, B.F.A. Musical Theatre class of 2010, is currently starring as Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton in Chicago.

Catch us up on life since graduation:

Message from John Simpkins, August 2018

Greetings from Penn State! Things are as busy as ever as we kick off the beginning of the 25thanniversary year of Penn State Musical Theatre! Thirteen incoming students – all interesting, talented, and terrific humans –  join us as we head into a very exciting year.


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