Even though Rutgers has so much to offer its students, at times, it can seem as though all of that is drowned out by the athletic scene. Of course, it is always fun to cheer on our Scarlet Knights, but sometimes, the Big Ten buzz can be a bit deafening, especially for students who don’t necessarily favor the athletic side of Rutgers. I have heard many people say that they are not sure if they would fit in at Rutgers if they are not interested in watching football or playing club or intramural sports.
The theater scene in New Brunswick is thriving. Between State Theatre, Crossroads Theatre, and the George Street Playhouse, there is sure to be a production you feel inclined to see. If you’d rather be a part of a show rather than sit and watch one, there are plenty of groups on campus that put on shows year round. In addition to various improv groups on campus, there are organizations that put on full shows that are entirely student-run. The Livingston Theatre Company recently produced the famous musical “Anything Goes” and The Cabaret Theatre on Douglass Campus just had auditions for “Spring Awakening.” If musicals aren’t your thing, come down and try out for the College Avenue Players! They produce excellent comedies. Their production of The Bold, The Young, and the Murdered” is premiering in Scott Hall this weekend, starting December 4th at 8 PM!
There are countless of theater and other artistic organizations on campus, whether you are interested in theatre, art, dance, or something totally unique! I guarantee that you will find some way to get involved in the arts very early on in your college journey, whether it is on campus or in the New Brunswick community. Visit https://rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organizations to browse a complete list of the 734 listed student clubs and organizations for more information on how to get involved in the arts and beyond.