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What is Mask and Wig?

Founded in 1889, Mask and Wig is the oldest all-male collegiate musical comedy troupe in the United States. We’ve presented comedy, music, and dancing to audiences across the globe. Our four sections (the Cast, Stage Crew, Band, and Business Staff) stage two all-original shows each year – find out more below!

When you join the Mask and Wig Club, you’re entering an organization committed to justice to the stage and credit to the university.” We’re dedicated, but our members all reap immense personal rewards. We are proud to offer the Penn community a unique brand of comedy, and we personally invite you to become a part of this incredible organization. We guarantee it will be the most fun you’ve ever had.

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If you like to sing, dance, act, or write comedy, the Cast is the section for you! Each year our Cast writes and performs in a fall sketch comedy show and an original spring musical. From belting tunes in our historic Clubhouse to showcasing our fan-favorite bits at campus comedy nights, there’s never a dull moment in the Mask and Wig Cast! The Cast welcomes people of of all experience levels and performance backgrounds.

Want to continue your musical career at Penn? Come audition for one of Penn’s premier bands, the Mask and Wig Band! Not only does the Band provides musical accompaniment for both our fall and spring production but the Band also plays gigs year-round for packed crowds. For the upcoming year we are especially interested in having bassists, saxophonists, pianists, and trombonists audition. Come jam with us!

Do you like money? We business staffers sure do! The Business Staff handles all the promotion, sales, and fundraising for Mask and Wig. With such a diverse set responsibilities, whether you’re a digital media designer, a budding entrepreneur, or a natural salesman, the Business Staff will be a home for you! Don’t have any relevant experience? Neither did most of us! We’ll teach you everything you need to know!

If creating a Mayan temple, an underwater kingdom, or a Roman coliseum all from scratch peaks your interest then you belong in the Stage Crew! In addition to building a themed set, the Crew runs the lights, sound, and stage for all of our shows. Best of all, you can learn everything you need to know as you go, so no experience is necessary!

The icing on the cake...

What’s the best part of being in Mask and Wig? The family, of course! We’re much more than just a musical comedy troupe. We are a tight-knit group of guys that love to eat, study, and just hang out together. From dinners in Center City to barbecues in our backyard, we always make sure to have a good time.

How could it get any better? Every spring break we take our annual production on an all-expenses paid tour around the world! Some of our past tours have included stops in Paris, New York, London, Orlando, and Montreal! What could possibly be better than a free vacation with your best friends?

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