COVID-19 Update
Dear Friends of Villanova Theatre,
Thank you for your continued patience during these rapidly evolving times. This afternoon, Villanova University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD announced that all in-person classes and campus events are being suspended as of Saturday, March 14 due to concerns relating to COVID-19.
While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Villanova’s campus, the university is proceeding out of an abundance of caution.
In-person classes and campus events are expected to resume April 14, if they are considered safe, and the university will make this call no later than April 3. (For the full statement from Father Peter, click here)
What does this mean for you?
  • We are looking to reschedule the run of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (currently slated for 3/17-3/29) to a later date.
  • We will proceed with a standard performance schedule 4/14-4/26 if we are given the green light by the university on April 3.
  • Our friendly box office staff will then contact you to exchange your tickets into an alternate performance date.
  • If you are no longer able to attend, or if the university does not re-open for public events, we can accept your tickets as a donation or you will be granted a full refund.
What can you do?
  • As our box office will be closed, please e-mail Audience Services Manager Eileen Ciccarone ( with any questions.
  • Keep yourself safe and healthy. Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation to support our students, faculty, staff, and guest artists as we mitigate financial losses and navigate this shifting landscape.
  • Stay tuned. We’re hoping to wave farewell to Vasey with all of you by our side.
Thank you, as always, for your patronage.
All the best,
Kimberly Reilly, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Villanova Theatre

Merrily We Roll Along

March 17 - 29, 2020 

Book by George Furth

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Valerie Joyce


Sondheim’s witty and wistful fable about friendship, compromise and the price of success follows three idealistic artists whose lives pull them in unexpected directions. Featuring beloved songs like “Not a Day Goes By,” “Good Thing Going” and “Our Time,” this groundbreaking musical starts at the end and ends at the beginning, following the aspirations, trials and tribulations of this starry-eyed trio. As our last mainstage production in Vasey Theatre, Merrily We Roll Along invites audiences to look back on over five decades of fond memories while also dreaming ahead to the many marvels yet to come.


Tuesday, March 17, 8pm (Preview)

Wednesday, March 18, 8pm (Opening Night)

Thursday, March 19, 8pm

Friday, March 20, 8pm

Saturday, March 21, 8pm

Sunday, March 22, 2pm


Tuesday, March 24, 8pm

Wednesday, March 25, 8pm (Wine Down Wednesday)

Thursday, March 26, 8pm (Speaker's Night)

Friday, March 27, 8pm

Saturday, March 28, 8pm

Sunday, March 29, 2pm (Closing)

Production Staff

Director - Valerie Joyce

Music Director - Peter Hilliard

Set Designer - Colin McIlvaine

Costume Designer - Janus Stefanowicz

Lighting Designer - Jerold Forsyth

Sound & Projections Designer - John Stovicek

Props Master - Sharri Jerue

Dramaturg - Melissa Sturges

Stage Manager - Anna Sorrentino


Frank - Jay V. Kimberly

Charley - Ethan Mitchell

Mary - Angela Rose Longo

Joe - Jerald Bennett

Beth - Alexandra Mitchell

Gussie - Cristy Chory

Frank Jr. - Charlie Carroccio

Ensemble - Amy Abrigo, David Burgess, Harry Dietrich, Tina Lynch, Lora Margerum, Rachel McFatridge, Sharese Salters, Kirsten Sughrue and Kale Thompson

Dramaturgical Resources

Dramaturgy Website: