Theatre and Dance

New York Showcase 2016

Date: Monday, March 7, 2016
Location: Theatre Row Studios, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Time: One-hour showcases at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow each performance.
To RSVP, please call (765) 285-8740 or email at

Ball State's fifteenth annual New York Showcase provides a unique opportunity for casting agents, directors, and other theatre professionals to see graduating seniors from the Department of Theatre and Dance.

This year's showcase is under the artistic consultation of New York casting director Rachel Hoffman as well as Bill Jenkins, Michael Elliott, Dee Dee Batteast, and Peter Zapp which features some of the best young acting and musical theatre talent of 2016.

About Our Program
Ball State University is home to one of the nation's premier theatre and dance programs, with more than 400 majors specializing in acting, musical theatre, dance, design and technology, theatre education, production (directing and stage management), and theatrical studies.

Recent graduates have worked on Broadway (Aladdin, Chicago, Macbeth), in National Tours (Wicked, Motown, Evita), on prime-time television (Person of Interest, Elementary, Modern Family, The Good Wife, Falling Skies), in feature films (Non-Stop, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and the upcoming The Last Five Years) and in nationally televised commercials. In October, Ball State's original musical The Circus In Winter was staged at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut.

More Information
For more information about the New York Showcase, contact Bill Jenkins.

Christine Baranski at the 2013 New York showcase

2013 showcase students with Christine Baranski

 Joel Grey and Sutton Foster

2012 NY showcase participants with Joel Grey and Sutton Foster

Norbert Leo Butz

Theatre students with Norbert Leo Butz