Yep that’s right. Seems like the Great White Way ain’t the only place that has great theater. And bonus; I’m betting it’ll be a whole lot cheaper than Broadway tickets. (Yes, even if you go TKTS.)
Seems that there are quite a few campuses that have damn good theater companies. And as much as I wish my alma mater made the list (maybe next year, University of Maryland?), it’s nice to see relatively local schools University of Delaware and George Mason University did make the cut. Bravo! Brava!
If you really want to be blown away by some breathtaking architecture, check out the article at BestCollegeReviews.org, or Google these theaters and check out the images. Read about the top 25 “Most Impressive Campus Theaters” after the jump and plan your own road trip. Heck, I’ve always wanted a reason to visit Yale….
25 Most Impressive Campus Theaters Ranking Released by BestCollegeReviews.org
GRANDVILLE, Mich., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Best College Reviews has released a ranked list of the 25 most amazing university campus theaters in America. The full ranking can be viewed at this link: http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/features/most-amazing-college-campus-theaters/
Best College Reviews’ ranking is the most comprehensive ranking of notable campus theaters to date. The list factored in interior and exterior design, history, use of space, and architectural notability.
“Campus student theaters are often hidden gems, providing excellent theater, music, and event programming that students and members of the community can attend at a low cost. These theaters often aren’t as well known regionally as they deserve to be, and so we wanted to put them in the spotlight,” said James Arney, chief author and researcher for the list.
Campus theaters that made the list (listed alphabetically):
Bard College – Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Brown University – The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Bryn Mawr College – Marjorie Walter Goodhart Theater
California State University at Northridge – Valley Performing Arts Center
Carnegie Mellon University – Carnegie Mellon University Theatre
University of Delaware – The David and Louise Roselle Center for the Arts
DePaul University – Historic Merle Reskin Theatre
Emerson College – Cutler Majestic Theatre
University of Florida – Curtis M. Phillips Center
George Mason University – Hylton Performing Arts Center
University of Michigan – Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
University of Minnesota – Rarig Center
University of Missouri at St. Louis – Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
State University of New York Fredonia – Rockefeller Arts Center
New York University – Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – The Center for Dramatic Art
University of North Texas – Murchison Performing Arts Center
Northwestern University – Theatre & Interpretation Center
Pace University – Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
University of Pennsylvania – Perelman Quadrangle
Purdue University – Purdue Theatre and Elliott Hall of Music
Rutgers University – Mason Gross Performing Arts Center
San Francisco State University – Mashouf Performing Arts Center
Syracuse University – Regent Theatre Complex
Yale University – Yale Repertory Theatre
BestCollegeReviews.org reviews publicly available data and then produces independent ranking assessments of various educational programs as well as student guides and resources. The mission of Best College Reviews is to produce college rankings and resources in general that are useful to prospective and current higher education students. Best College Reviews recognize that no ranking system is perfect, and recommends that their ratings be used only as a general guide for choosing a quality school.