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Sweeney Todd
Yale Dramatic Association

THE YALE DRAMATIC ASSOCIATION is the second oldest college theatre association in the country and the largest undergraduate theatre organization at Yale University. The Dramat produces seven shows a year: three productions, called Experimental Shows, staffed entirely by students giving them a unique opportunity to work with professional directors, designers, and choreographers.

The Whiffenpoofs of Yale
The Whiffenpoofs of Yale

The Whiffenpoofs have performed for generations at a number of venues, including Lincoln Center, the White House, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, Oakland Coliseum, Carnegie Hall and, the Rose Bowl. The group has also appeared on television shows such as Jeopardy!, The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, 60 Minutes, Gilmore Girls, and The West Wing. In December 2010, the group was featured on NBC's a cappella competition The Sing-Off. Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the "Whiffs" began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory's Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale's most celebrated traditions.