About

The Muir Musical is a UCSD student organization that produces one completely student-run musical theatre production annually. Students from all six UCSD colleges are invited to participate in a full-scale Broadway production that marks the single musical theatre opportunity for UCSD students all year long. The cast, crew, orchestra, and production staff of each Muir Musical production are comprised entirely of UCSD students, and we are always looking for new faces that are interested in being a part of any of these integral parts of our annual production.

The Muir Musical was launched in 1991 by a Muir sophomore, Orrin Webber, with a vision for this production to provide an outlet for students interested in musical theatre who were NOT necessarily theatre majors. Before graduating, Orrin directed the Muir Musical’s first three productions: Pippin, Into the Woods, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Except for one single-year hiatus, the Muir Musical has put on a full-scale Broadway musical production every year since its inception. It is the largest and only completely student directed and produced musical theatre event on campus.

Despite originating at Muir College, the production is comprised of 75-80 dedicated undergraduate students representing all six colleges. Past musicals have included Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Pippin, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Little Shop of Horrors, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Once on This Island, Company, Hair, Cabaret, Once Upon A Mattress, UrinetownKiss Me, Kate, Seussical! the Musical,  Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and RENT. The Muir Musical has been sponsored in the past primarily by Muir student organizations, the Muir Parents Fund, founding Muir College Provost John L. Stewart’s Humanities Fund, Council of Provosts, Muir Dean’s Office, Alumni Association, Triton Fund, and the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.

For more information on the Muir Musical and past productions, e-mail us  here!

Muir Musical Historical Record

1991 Pippin

1992 Into the Woods

1993 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

1996 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1997 Sunday in the Park with George

1998 Into the Woods

1999 The Mystery of Edwin Drood

2000 Little Shop of Horrors

2001 Cabaret

2002 Once on This Island

2003 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

2004 Company

2005 Hair

2006 Once Upon A Mattress

2007 Cabaret

2008 Urinetown

2009 Kiss Me, Kate

2010 Seussical: The Musical

2011 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

2012 Rent

2013 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

2014 Gypsy: A Musical Fable