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: PippinInto 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 StreetPippinSunday in the Park with GeorgeInto the WoodsJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream CoatLittle Shop of HorrorsThe Mystery of Edwin DroodHow to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingOnce on This IslandCompanyHairCabaretOnce Upon A MattressUrinetownKiss 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

2018 Jesus Christ Superstar

2017 Spring Awakening

2016 In the Heights

2015 Legally Blonde: The Musical

2014 Gypsy: A Musical Fable

2013 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

2012 Rent

2011 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

2010 Seussical: The Musical

2009 Kiss Me, Kate

2008 Urinetown

2007 Cabaret

2006 Once Upon A Mattress

2005 Hair

2004 Company

2003 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

2002 Once on This Island

2001 Cabaret

2000 Little Shop of Horrors

1999 The Mystery of Edwin Drood

1998 Into the Woods

1997 Sunday in the Park with George

1996 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1993 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

1992 Into the Woods

1991 Pippin