The Broadway Cabaret of Drury Lane is Drury University Theatre’s musical revue troupe. This group of talented students works throughout the academic year rehearsing numbers from a wide variety of musicals. Their repertoire includes numbers from both classic and contemporary musical theatre. The Broadway Cabaret has performed for a number of on-campus events, including for the Board of Trustees, as well as for groups off campus.
The Broadway Cabaret is available for performance at local functions and gatherings. If you would like information about booking The Broadway Cabaret, contact the Theatre Department at either (417) 873-6342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first formal theatre production at Drury was held on March 19, 1897, when students staged a production of the Greek tragedy, Antigone. In 1935, the Drury Players were renamed the Drury Lane Troupers.
It is one of the oldest continuing student organizations at Drury University. All students who participate in any aspect of theatre at Drury automatically become members of the Troupers. Past members of the Drury Lane Troupers are now working in a variety of theatre and entertainment industry jobs as well as many other careers.
A major activity of the DLT is the joint sponsoring of the annual theatre awards banquet in conjunction with Alpha Psi Omega. The performance awards are voted on by members of the Drury Lane Trouper Academy, which is composed of university faculty and staff who agree to attend productions and evaluate the performances.
Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf has been a tradition at Drury University for nearly four decades. A combination of students from the Department of Music, the Department of Theatre and professional musicians from the Springfield area (including Drury faculty) perform music and acting for the production which is held each February.
Around 4,000 third-graders from area schools annually come onto the Drury campus to enjoy the magic of music as they see this timeless classic acted out in front of their eyes by students from the Department of Theatre.