Canisius College Little Theatre

Canisius College Little Theatre The Canisius College Little Theatre is an open club that performs four shows, and two variety shows throughout the school year. St. Joseph’s School.
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The theatre arts have long been a tradition at Canisius College. Drama was a part of the regular curriculum at most Jesuit Schools around the turn of the century. Canisius College gained fame by presenting “The Passion Play” to the community in 1914, and again in 1917, 1920 and 1923. These performances would draw thousands to the temporary, outdoor theatre behind Old Main, and were often done by c

lasses or groups of students. A formal club was not created until 1934, the name of the organization being “The Bard’s and Board’s Dramatic Society.” They would continue to serve the theatre art needs at Canisius until the creation of “Little Theatre” in 1946. The first show to be performed by Little Theatre was “Libel!” on November 10, 1946 at Mt. The Little Theatre organization would continue to grow through the decades, performing a variety of shows from religious dramas, to Shakespeare, to musicals and contemporary comedies. As the oldest club on campus, Little Theatre saw several changes to its performance areas over the years. It wasn’t until Canisius College acquired the old Sister’s Hospital building (now the location of the Koessler Athletic Center) that the club would finally have a home to call its own. However, the building was deemed a safety concern and closed in 1958, leaving Little Theatre with an auditorium space in the Richard E. Winter Student Center that it would use from 1963-1994. This served as the club’s theatre space until the acquisition of Mt. Joseph’s School in 1994, when Little Theatre would return to the newly renovated and renamed Marie Maday Theatre.

The Oscars are calling! Are you going to pick up? The red carpet is waiting for you to find out who the winner is! 🏆Join...
04/25/2024

The Oscars are calling! Are you going to pick up? The red carpet is waiting for you to find out who the winner is! 🏆

Join us at 8pm in Grupp TONIGHT for opening night of “And The Winner Is” 🤩

Can’t make it tonight? Come see us perform April 26th at 8pm and April 27th at 2pm and 8pm in GRUPP! 🎭

Doors open a half hour before each show! ✨

Little Theatre’s final show of the year opens tomorrow!!Join us in Grupp Fireside Lounge as we eagerly await to find out...
04/24/2024

Little Theatre’s final show of the year opens tomorrow!!
Join us in Grupp Fireside Lounge as we eagerly await to find out who will win Best Supporting Actor 🏆

Show Begins at 8PM the 25th and 26th then continues the 27th at 2PM and 8PM.
Performances are in Grupp Fireside Lounge with doors opening 30 minutes before the show begins.

‼️TONIGHT‼️Come to Regis at 8:30PM to hear monologues on identity, both performed and written by Canisius students! Host...
03/20/2024

‼️TONIGHT‼️
Come to Regis at 8:30PM to hear monologues on identity, both performed and written by Canisius students!
Hosted by ✨Unity and Little Theatre🎭

03/13/2024
In just under TWO HOURS the magic of Little Theatre’s “Pippin” is set to begin…Head over to Montante Cultural Center to ...
03/07/2024

In just under TWO HOURS the magic of Little Theatre’s “Pippin” is set to begin…
Head over to Montante Cultural Center to join us, doors open at 7:30PM, show starts at 8PM.

✨ We have magic to do, just for you ✨ and we are starting TOMORROW.“Pippin” premieres Thursday, the 7th, at 8PM at Monta...
03/06/2024

✨ We have magic to do, just for you ✨ and we are starting TOMORROW.
“Pippin” premieres Thursday, the 7th, at 8PM at Montante Cultural Center!
The show continues Friday, the 8th, at 8PM and Saturday, the 9th, at 2PM and 8PM. All shows have free admission and doors open 30 minutes before the show begins!

Canisius University Little Theatre’s musical “Pippin” opens in less than a week!  All the information you need to see an...
03/01/2024

Canisius University Little Theatre’s musical “Pippin” opens in less than a week! All the information you need to see an amazing show is on the poster! 🎭✨

Canisius University Little Theatre proudly presents our 2023-‘24 E-board!  🎭✨We are beyond excited for this year and to ...
08/29/2023

Canisius University Little Theatre proudly presents our 2023-‘24 E-board! 🎭✨

We are beyond excited for this year and to get to started on some great shows with all of you!

Follow us here to get updates on our upcoming Genbod and more information on upcoming shows!

I hope you’re not *sick* of Little Theatre yet, because we have one more production for you that we know you’ll *love*! ...
04/28/2023

I hope you’re not *sick* of Little Theatre yet, because we have one more production for you that we know you’ll *love*!
Tomorrow night, our final show of the season, “LOVE/SICK,” premieres in Grupp Fireside Lounge at 8pm. We will have two more shows for you on Sunday at 2pm and 8pm. Admission is free. Don’t miss it!

Tonight is OPENING NIGHT! Take a look inside the Rydell High Class of 1959’s scrapbook for an exclusive glimpse into the...
03/25/2023

Tonight is OPENING NIGHT! Take a look inside the Rydell High Class of 1959’s scrapbook for an exclusive glimpse into the world of “Grease.”

Our cast and crew are beyond excited to finally perform “Grease” for you in the Montante Cultural Center. You only have two chances to catch our show: tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Turn up the sound and stomp on the ground with us!

The school year is almost in session for our Rydell seniors—will we see you in class tomorrow and Sunday?Don’t miss your...
03/24/2023

The school year is almost in session for our Rydell seniors—will we see you in class tomorrow and Sunday?

Don’t miss your two chances to experience Little Theatre’s production of “Grease” in Montante! We couldn’t be more excited to showcase the performance our club has been working on for nearly two months, opening TOMORROW at 8 p.m. Admission is free!

Rizzo and her Pink Ladies rule Rydell High, but newbie Sandy Dumbrowski might pose a bigger threat than expected. “Greas...
03/21/2023

Rizzo and her Pink Ladies rule Rydell High, but newbie Sandy Dumbrowski might pose a bigger threat than expected.

“Grease” opens THIS Saturday at 8pm and runs through Sunday. We hope to see you there—admission is free!

Tell me about it, stud 💋We’re only ONE WEEK away from opening night! We go together…like you and attending one of our pe...
03/18/2023

Tell me about it, stud 💋

We’re only ONE WEEK away from opening night! We go together…like you and attending one of our performances. 🕺🏻

Our club proudly presents a glimpse into our upcoming production of “Grease.” The Burger Palace Boys are ready to shake,...
03/15/2023

Our club proudly presents a glimpse into our upcoming production of “Grease.” The Burger Palace Boys are ready to shake, rock, and roll their way onto the Montante stage! Be sure to catch our two-night only performance of “Grease,” premiering on March 25th and 26th at 8 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Little Theatre is eternally grateful for the love and support sent our way. We thank you for your kind words and actions during this time, as they serve as a solidification of the importance of Little Theatre’s presence on campus!

With our production of “Grease” underway, Little Theatre would like to inform you that none of our performances this sem...
03/13/2023

With our production of “Grease” underway, Little Theatre would like to inform you that none of our performances this semester and in the foreseeable future will take place in the Marie Maday Theatre. As a result of the December blizzard, our beloved theater was heavily damaged. We are still mourning the loss of such a special and potent space with so many of our beautiful memories attached to it, but we are grateful for the time we were able to spend on our stage. A sincere thank you to anyone who has extended support to us during this time. The Marie Maday was the students of Canisius’ home for many decades, but the destruction of the space has not taken the spirit of our club with it. We hope you will join us for “Grease” on March 25th and 26th at 8 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center, as we move forward in an effort to preserve the club’s experience. Please contact Canisius College’s Student Life directly if you are looking to support Little Theatre during this time. Goodnight, Marie. ❤️

Now presenting…the insanely talented and good-lookin’ cast of “The Birthday Party!”Our show opens TOMORROW at 8 p.m. and...
11/30/2022

Now presenting…the insanely talented and good-lookin’ cast of “The Birthday Party!”

Our show opens TOMORROW at 8 p.m. and runs through Saturday. It’s sure to be a party you won’t want to miss!

Eyes and ears may be lurking in every doorway, but one thing is for sure: Meg & Petey have room for the company!“The Bir...
11/25/2022

Eyes and ears may be lurking in every doorway, but one thing is for sure: Meg & Petey have room for the company!

“The Birthday Party” opens in SIX days, premiering December 1st at 8 p.m. and running through December 3rd. Admission is free. We hope to see you there!

Goldberg, McCann, and Stella have some unfinished business to discuss. But there has to be a better way to celebrate Ste...
11/17/2022

Goldberg, McCann, and Stella have some unfinished business to discuss. But there has to be a better way to celebrate Stella’s birthday…

“The Birthday Party” opens in two weeks from today! Don’t miss your chance to join the madness in the seaside boardinghouse on Dec. 1st at 8pm, Dec. 2nd at 8pm, and Dec. 3rd at 2pm and 8pm.

Admission is free.

Your last chance to catch “Pocatello” is tonight at 8pm, but Little Theatre has an exciting announcement: our next produ...
10/15/2022

Your last chance to catch “Pocatello” is tonight at 8pm, but Little Theatre has an exciting announcement: our next production is in the works! Auditions for “The Birthday Party” will be held in the Marie Maday Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 20th and Friday, Oct. 21st. Please contact Brianna Propis at [email protected] with any questions.

You have two more nights to see “Pocatello”!  Tonight at 8PM and tomorrow at 2PM and 8PMWe hope to see you there!
10/14/2022

You have two more nights to see “Pocatello”! Tonight at 8PM and tomorrow at 2PM and 8PM
We hope to see you there!

It’s officially Famiglia week at Little Theatre! Now presenting the cast of “Pocatello.” 🍝Our Show opens TONIGHT at 8pm ...
10/13/2022

It’s officially Famiglia week at Little Theatre! Now presenting the cast of “Pocatello.” 🍝
Our Show opens TONIGHT at 8pm with shows tomorrow at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm and 8pm.
We hope to see you take a seat at Pocatello!

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