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The MFA in musical theater's class of 2012 performs a song from <i>A Grand Night for Singing</i>. The MFA in musical theater's class of 2012 performs a song from A Grand Night for Singing.

Theater Season Kicks Off with Rodgers & Hammerstein

SDSU's new class of musical theater students take to the stage in A Grand Night for Singing.

SDSU’s School of Theatre, Television and Film kicked off its first musical of the season—A Grand Night for Singing.

A new crop of master of fine arts candidates ('12) in musical theater will be strutting their skills in a tribute to everyone’s favorite musical theater creative team.

A Grand Night for Singing is a fresh take on the Rodgers and Hammerstein cannon conceived by Tony Award-winner Walter Bobbie. More than three decades after the duo’s final collaboration, The Sound of Music, took the Great White Way by storm, it was this new Rodgers and Hammerstein revue that opened the 1994 Broadway season, earning two Tony nominations, including best musical.  

Innovative musical arrangements, including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,” a swingin’ “Honeybun” worthy of the Modernaires and a jazzy “Kansas City,” will leave not one question about how up-to-date the remarkable songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein remain.
A Grand Night for Singing opened in SDSU’s Experimental Theater on Thursday, Oct. 21, and continues with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Additionally, a performance will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 24.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $13 for faculty/staff/students (includes handling fee). For
group discounts ($10 each for groups of ten or more attending the same performance), call 619-594-6365.  

For tickets and information, visit the Performing Arts Box Office Monday through Thursday between 11a.m.–2 p.m., buy online at or call 619-594-6884.

About SDSU's School of Theatre, Television and Film

San Diego State University's School of Theatre, Television and Film is a vital part of the fabric of San Diego State University, combining traditional roles of theater and the university—for the benefit of the community at large—by teaching the theory, history, literature and crafts of theater through the production of plays, musicals and film. 

Some of the school's recent accomplishments include the Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking, alumni Justin Halpern’s CBS series (Bleep) My Dad Says and participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre (ACT) Festival 2010.