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Saint Vincent Summer Theatre

Tickets to our 2022 season are now available!

Purchase tickets to Nunsense here.

Purchase tickets to Lend Me A Tenor here.

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  • Welcome

    Dear Friends of Saint Vincent Summer Theatre,

    The intermission is finally over, and we are returning to the stage for two fan-favorite productions, Nunsense, and Ken Ludwig's classic farce, Lend Me a Tenor

    Thank you for your patience and support as we prepare to bring you the best quality productions as possible. And I couldn't be happier with the return of the Summer Theatre!

    Many theaters and theater organizations nationwide have not survived the economic impact that this pandemic has caused, so we are doing everything we can to make sure we remain stable and safe. We are so very grateful for our loyal patrons. Many of you have made gifts in support of the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre program and we ask that you please give, or give again now, to help us prepare for a safe reopening with entertaining performances in our upcoming season. We can't survive without your support, and we greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you for being a patron of the arts and for supporting Saint Vincent Summer Theatre. Intermission is finally over and the shows are back!

    To make a gift online now, go to https://ssl.charityweb.net/stvincent/SVCArts.htm, or call
    724-805-2949.

    Many blessings,

    Greggory Brandt
    Producing Artistic Director
    Saint Vincent Summer Theatre

     

    Director’s Profile

    Greggory Brandt (Producing Artistic Director) is proud to continue the rich history and tradition of the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre. He has been a professional actor and director for over 25 years and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association along with the Stage Directors and Choreography Society.  Gregg was in the cast of the Broadway musical, A Tale of Two Cities, and was in both the Broadway and National Touring productions of Les Misérables (Enjolras/Swing). Gregg’s other National Tours include Camelot and Bells Are Ringing, both under the direction of Pittsburgh native Rob Marshall.  He has performed leading roles in many regional productions including, Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Beast), The Secret Garden (Archibald), Carousel (Billy), A Little Night Music (Mr. Lindquist), A Musical Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), “Coach Bolton” in Pittsburgh Musical Theatre’s production of High School Musical, “Sir Sagramore” in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of Camelot, “Smudge” in Saint Vincent Summer Theater’s productions of Forever Plaid & Plaid Tidings, “Alex” in their production, I Love a Piano, and the role of “Martin” in A Grand Night for Singing.

    As a director, Gregg served as the Production Supervisor for Barnabus Theatre Productions new musical, Amazing Grace: The True Story (Broadway debut July 2015), where he directed the New York debut workshop and regional concert performances. Additional directing credits include, Disney’s High School Musical and High School Musical 2 at the Cresson Lake Playhouse, Damn Yankees, which earned him the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Directing Award, Carousel, All Shook Up, Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award-winning play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, A Tribute to the Beatles, A Jazzy Christmas, A Sondheim Celebration and numerous other musical revues.  Gregg has directed recent productions at SVST including The Marvelous Wonderettes, Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays With Morrie, Into the Woods, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo, Route 66, Over the River and Through the Woods, Cole: An Entertainment Based on the Words and Music of Cole Porter and Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple.

    Gregg holds both a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre / Vocal Performance as well as a Master of Arts Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a theatre, musical theater & voice professor at notable universities including NYU (Tisch), Rider University, and Carnegie Mellon University. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Saint Vincent College. Gregg was the baritone soloist at The Cathedral of Saint Patrick in New York City under the direction of Robert Long for several years.  An avid concert performer, Gregg has been featured with numerous symphony orchestras including The New Jersey Festival Orchestra, The New York Chamber Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Washington Symphony, The Butler Symphony and the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. greggorybrandt.biz

  • Mission Statement

    SVST is dedicated to producing quality and professional theatrical productions that engage, inspire, and transform all those passionate to the preservation, creation, and promotion of the theater art form in a nurturing and educational environment while enriching the community through expression and hospitality.
  • Shows

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    Nunsense

    Show Dates: Tuesday, June 14 – Sunday, June 19

    Location: Performing Arts Center in the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Saint Vincent campus

    Tickets: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/64706

     

    Lend Me A Tenor

    Show Dates: Tuesday, July 12 – Sunday, July 17

    Location: Performing Arts Center in the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Saint Vincent campus

    Tickets: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/64707

  • Tickets

    Tickets for Nunsense are available here, https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/64706
    Tickets for Lend Me a Tenor are available here, https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/64707
    Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Saint Vincent Box Office at 724-537-8900.
  • Gala

    All proceeds benefit the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre. To receive an invitation or obtain further details, contact the Saint Vincent Archabbey Events Office at 724-805-2922. Additional information about future Gala events will be posted here at a later date. 

  • History

    When Archabbot Boniface Wimmer founded the monastery in 1846, he encouraged an appreciation of drama as a means of building self-confidence and character. That appreciation has become a tradition at Saint Vincent.

    The popularity and wide range of dramatic activities over the years have been evident in Saint Vincent Preparatory School Dramatic productions, the annual Passion Play, operettas with Saint Xavier’s Academy, college plays such as A Man for All Seasons, audience-pleasing student musicals beginning with West Side Story and student drama organizations.

    In 1969 the curtain rose for the first time on a unique dramatic adventure; the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre, founded by a Benedictine monk, Father Tom Devereux, O.S.B. The theatre has endured for more than forty-five years and has offered scores of college students the unique opportunity to work with theatre professionals in all aspects of the theater. Thousands of lives have been enhanced by Saint Vincent Theatre’s positive impact on the artistic life of the college and surrounding community. 

     “Father Tom was the courageous one who placed it all on the line and made it work…so that we who began with him could have what we took away from the place…large portions of who we are and what our purpose in life is. He did it. Tom did. He made us understand that we SERVED the people and he was our model when he parked cars and passed out beer and hot dogs. He made us aware of how special a gift we had all been given, and he demonstrated how to use it humbly. Nothing…nothing can ever duplicate what he did; but a spirit of community and hospitality at the theatre can certainly continue it. I pray that the special nature of the place can be retained… It was special; it remains special; and I pray that it will always be special.” — John Carosella, Co-Founder Saint Vincent Summer Theatre

'A Must-See For Theatre Fans'

“The Saint Vincent Summer Theatre company is an all-star cast of some of New York’s and Pittsburgh’s greatest professional stage performers. Director Greggory Brandt has done excellent work making it a must-see for theatre fans.” – Broadwayworld.com  

Saint Vincent Summer Theatre is a professional theatre, sponsored by Saint Vincent College, which employs members of the Actors’ Equity Association.