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University of Pennsylvania Glee Club:
Original Productions

From 1969 until the present day, the Glee Club has staged an original Broadway-style musical production each year, performed at Penn and also taken on tour. These shows feature original scores along with intricate choreography and elaborate sets and are backed by a live band, with themes often playing off of current events and issues. From 1969 until his retirement in 2000, the shows were written and arranged by long time Glee Club director Bruce Montgomery, and the annual original productions have continued under director C. Erik Nordgren since. While the annual tradition of an original show did not begin until the Glee Club's 1969-1970 season, their first fully staged original production was actually Hades, Inc., a light opera performed in 1928 and written by then director H. Alexander Matthews.

 



1928

Hades, Inc.

1969-70

Handel with Hair

1970-71

See Hear!

1971-72

Paint the Red Town

1972-73

It’s About Time

1973-74

Americ-O-Round

1974-75

SCORE!

1975-76

Opus 76

1976-77

Extravagandelot

1977-78

Next Stop: Manhattan

1978-79

The Magus

1979-80

Hit High Sea

1980-81

Double Take

1981-82

Casino!

1982-83

Saddle-Up!

1983-84

Ye Merrie Adventures of Robbin’ Hoods

1984-85

Where’m I Goin’?

1985-86

Holmes Sweet Holmes

1986-87

Time In – Time Out

1987-88

Heaven Help Us!

1988-89

Is This for Reel?

1989-90

Bases Loaded!

1990-91

Step Right Up!

1991-92

Cross Chris

1992-93

The Canterbury Scales

1993-94

Coda Nostra

1994-95

Sing Tut

1995-96

Killing Time? Dial ‘M’ for Monty

1996-97

Treble in Paradise

1997-98

Go Forum!

1998-99

The Twain Shall Meet

1999-00

The Fool Monty

2000-01

2001: A Singing Odyssey

2001-02

It’s Gonna Be Glee!

2002-03

Summer Vamp

2003-04

‘Now Frat’s What I Call Music!’

2004-05

Pennsylvania Jones and the Tempo of Doom

2005-06

The Glee of Clubs

2006-07

Glee’s Anatomy

2007-08

Shorts Illustrated: Miracle on Rice

2008-09

Back to the Future!: The Musical

2009-10

Top Chef!: A Soup Opera

2010-11

Guys and Balls!: A Football Musical

2011-12

Was

2012-13

Office Bass: A Corporate Musical!

2013-14

Under A Rest