COVID-19 Update: 

Merrily We Roll Along has been canceled.

When our spring production of Merrily We Roll Along – our fond farewell to Vasey Theatre – was halted by the Coronavirus lockdown, we hoped we’d be able to mount the show for a shortened run in August, before the start of the new school year. Alas, we now know that this won’t be possible, given the necessary restrictions on public assembly and University policies aimed at making our campus as safe and COVID-free as possible for the return to classes next month.

While it hurts to strike a show that never had a chance to open, we are heartened by the loyalty of our audiences, and appreciate your investment in the work of our students, staff, faculty, and guest artists.


Michael Hollinger, Artistic Director

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

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