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, Urinetown, Kiss 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
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
2002 Once on This Island
2003 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
2006 Once Upon A Mattress
2009 Kiss Me, Kate
2010 Seussical: The Musical
2011 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
2013 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2014 Gypsy: A Musical Fable