Wagner College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1)
Wagner College's theatre program was just ranked by the Princeton Review as the number one college theatre program in the nation, and all I can say is it's about time. Wagner's liberal arts education requires young actors to take classes like history, chemistry, and geometry, as well as musical theatre dance and voice and diction. This program allows for well rounded, developed and well adjusted human beings to graduate from Wagner proudly, and not just cookie cutter perfect triple threats that only know what a director or a choreographer explains to them. Wagner's proximity to the city also allows for an experiential education; students are able to audition and take part in shows, so long as classes aren't missed and all work is being done 100%. The eight shows produced by Wagner annually are all up to a professional standard, with Broadway directors and choreographers sharing their insights and taking on challenges such as recreating original choreography form national tours (Legally Blonde) , or bringing a fresh outlook to an old classic (Carousel). The teachers are all experts in their profession and dedicate their many hours spent at school to helping students on an individual basis. But be sure to show up to class; you'll never know which one of your teachers you'll see on the other side of the table at an audition! While incredibly costly, to the extent that many talented students are unable to return after their freshman year, Wagner's program is not only one of the best training programs for young actors that want a college experience as well as extensive training, but we are now nationally recognized as THE best.