The Center for the Performing Arts presents "Something Rotten", an original musical comedy. Set in 1595, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to find success in the theatrical world, as they compete with the wild popularity of their contemporary William Shakespeare. They decide to combine his inspiration with song and dance to create the world’s first musical! Tickets are necessary; please reserve the AD service by October 24, 2018. Click for more information.
The exciting modern dance company “Ballet HIspanico” explores the diversity of Latino culture through a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance powered by theatricality and passion. Tickets are required; please reserve the AD service by Oct. 3. Click for more info.
Picnic CANCELLED. Due to the continued sodden and puddled Boal Mansion grounds, now accompanied by an abundance of hungry mosquitoes and gnats, we have regretfully cancelled the tour and picnic (re)scheduled for this Thursday. We will try again for May or June. We WILL be meeting for a usual 2nd Thursday Lunch at Mt Nittany Residences (301 Rolling Ridge Dr) 11:30 to 1:30 on Oct 11. Officer Adam Sanyards from the SC Police Dept will be speaking about identifying and avoiding scams.
FUSE Productions presents Chess, a “Cold-War Rock Musical” by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA, and Tim Rice. An ill-mannered American grand-master and an intense Soviet champion form a love triangle with a woman who manages one man, while falling in love with the other. Note: A-D service is for the Sept 15 performance only. Tickets are available through FUSE at www.fuseproductions.org or phone (814)-380-8672; ask for reduced "student" price. Please reserve the A-D service by Sept 1.
FUSE Productions presents the musical based on Victor Hugo’s intriguing novel. The story follows Quasimodo, a deformed man forced to remain inside the Notre Dame cathedral for his entire life, until meeting the beautiful Esmeralda. A-D service at the Saturday, June 23 matinee performance only. Tickets are available through FUSE (www.fuseproductions.org/hunchback, or phone 814-380-8672; ask for reduced ”student” price). Please reserve the A-D service with the SLSG office (814-238-238-0132 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 10, and please be seated in Schwab Auditorium by 1:45 pm.
Join us as we explore some of the prolific public art works of downtown State College. The tour is free and open to all, but please notify the SLSG office by email at email@example.com or by phoning (814)238-0132 by May 30 if you plan on attending. Rain date: Wednesday, June 12.
The artworks in Plastic Entanglements invite us to contemplate the past, present, and future of plastic. Join us for a special event for the visually impaired at the Palmer Museum of Art as we explore this spectacular exhibit with special tactile presentations. Admission is free, reservations are not necessary, but notification to the SLSG office by phone (814-238-0132) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan on attending would be appreciated.
Join us as we explore the glorious springtime floral displays at the botanic gardens! Master Gardeners and the Centre Crest Gardening Club will lead the way. We will meet at the main parkng area entrance of the gardens (corner of Park Avenue and Bigler Rd) at 9:50 AM. The tour is free and open to all, but please notify the SLSG office by email at email@example.com or by phoning (814)-238-0132 by May 1 if you plan to attend.
The State High Thespians present this hilarious musical version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea." Please reserve the AD service by April 2. Due to construction at the high school the performance will be held at the Playhouse Theatre on the PSU campus. Click for more info.
By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, the Swiss-based visual theatre troupe Mummenschanz offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.
Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. This smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Tickets are required. Reserve the AD service by March 8. CPA of PSU at Eisenhower Auditorium. Click for more info.
Dorrance Dance is an award-winning tap dance company that aims to honor tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a new, dynamic, and compelling context. ETM: Double Down uses electronic tap boards. The stage, in effect, becomes a musical instrument. Tickets are required, reserve the AD service by Feb 13, CPA, Eisenhower Auditorium, PSU. click for more info.
FUSE Productions presents Sondheims's semi-autobiographical musical, Merrily We Roll Along, an uplifting Broadway style musical that turns back the clock on friendship, compromise, and the high price of success. Tickets are required (online or phone 814-380-8672, ask for reduced "student" price), reserve the AD service by Feb 9 (email or phone 814-238-0132). Note: AD at the Friday, Feb 23 performance only. Schwab Auditorium. . Click for more info.
The Centre for the Performing Arts at PSU presents the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Cinderella. Adapted for the stage with enchanting music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, this magical fairy tale will make your heart soar when the slipper fits. Tickets required, reserve the AD service by Feb 7, click for more info.
The hills will be alive with a brand-new production of the spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family at The Sound of Music at Eisenhower Auditorium on November 15, 2017. Note: Audio description will be available at the Wednesday show only.
Two of Philadelphia’s most spectacular movement companies come together to communicate social and political ideas through hip-hop and contemporary dance in Straight Outta Philly, featuring Rennie Harris Puremovement and Philadanco. on Friday, October 27, 2017, at Eisenhower Auditorium.
AD CANCELLED!!! Audio description will not be available for this show, due to a lack of request.
When the black sheep of the family finds out he is ninth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other eight heirs that stand in his way, in the musical comedy, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Eisenhower Auditorium.
Fuse Productions presents FUN HOME, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This groundbreaking production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. “Heart-gripping and cathartic, FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up” (The New York Times). MORE INFO
CANCELLED!!!!! The Nittany Theatre at the Boal Barn presents Norm Foster's romantic comedy about four lovable losers looking for love in all the wrong places. No ticket is necessary, however, you must contact the SLSG office by July 31 to reserve your seat and the AD service. Please arrive by 7 pm for equipment and to listen to important pre-show notes.
IMPORTANT: AUDIO DESCRIPTION of MAN OF LA MANCHA has been CANCELLED!!! Due to circumstances beyond our control at the Nitany Theatre at the Barn, we will be unable to audio describe Man of La Mancha tomorrow (Monday) evening. We are sincerely disappointed ourselves, and apologize for the unforeseen cancellation.
Come dream the impossible dream with the Nittany Theatre at the Boal Barn as they present La Man of La Mancha. Recount the legend of wannabe knight Don Quixote and his trusty sidekick Sancho as they embark on a journey full of laughter, love and unruly windmills. The Nittany Theatre is graciously allowing us to AD their final dress rehearsal, so no ticket is necessary. You must contact the SLSG office by July 3, however, to reserve your seat and the AD service. Please arrive at the Boal Barn by 7 pm to receive equipment and to listen to important and informative pre-show notes.
Fuse Productions presents Lerner and Loewe's lovely musical, Camelot. Young King Arthur hopes to create an idyllic kingdom guided by honor and righteousness, embodied by his Knights of the Round Table. But Arthur’s perfect world is an illusion; his wife Guinevere secretly loves the handsome and noble knight, Lancelot. With enchantment, pageantry, and glorious melodies, Lerner and Loewe’s classic won’t “Let it be forgot / That once there was a spot / For one brief shining moment that was know as Camelot.”
Please reserve the AD service by June 11. Tickets are required (ask for the discounted price) and are obtained online or by calling (814) 380-8672. Please arrive at Schwab Auditorium by 1:30 pm to receive equipment and listen to informative pre-show notes.
Join us for the State College Spikes Opening Night! We are getting a block of tickets in the accessible seating section where you'll get a better view! Tickets are $10. Join us as we root for the home team, sample the stadium food, and enjoy the fireworks after the game. Please call the office immediately (814-238-0132) or email so we can add you to the block of tickets. Click the photo for more info. Note: The first pitch is thrown at 7:05 pm, but you will want to arrive earlier to join in the fun! Ending time of 11 pm is an approximation!
The ever-popular exuberant Master Gardeners will be joining our audio describers, leading us through the colorful gardens of the PSU Arboretum. In addition to the early summer blooms, there is much to be explored along the wide, paved paths of the Kathryn Bower Smith Strolling Garden, the Pollinators' Garden, and in the limestone cave, kaleidoscopes, and more at the Childhood's Gate Children's Garden . We will be leaving from the main parking area entrance promptly at 10 am. The tour is free and open to all, but please notify the SLSG office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 814-238-0132 if you plan on attending.
It's the 25th anniversary national tour of Rent, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical. A re-imaginigng of Puccini's La Boheme, Rent follows a year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. Note: the show contains adult language and situations.
Please arrive by 7 pm for equipment and pre-show info. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Reservations are required to use the AD service; contact the SLSG office (814-238-0132 or email@example.com) by Mar. 24, 2017.
AUDIO DESCRIPTION CANCELLED DUE TO NO RESERVATIONS REQUESTS. The State High Thespians present a tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize. How to Succeed in Business... boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man" and "The Company Way." A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, the musical follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to clim the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive.
The Center for the Performing Arts, PSU, Eisenhower Auditorium brings us the unforgettable new production of Pippin, winner of four 2013 Tony Awards. Pippin is a musical full of extraordinary acrobatics, magical feats and soaring songs that uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe and the young prince, Pippin, on his search for meaning and significance. Please arrive by 7 pm for equipment and pre-show info. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Reservations are required to use the AD service; contact the SLSG office (814-238-0132 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by Mar. 7, 2017.
FUSE Productions presents Cabaret, the tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way, with music by John Knader and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly. Hear some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Leave your troubles outside - life is beautiful at Cabaret. Please reserve the AD service by Feb 4.
Hearing loss and sight loss, two sensory losses that impact so many lives. There is lots of hope and help available and this meeting will connect you to that help. For our February meeting we join forces with the Hearing Loss Association of America, Central PA Chapter, to present an overview of services provided by the PA office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Join us on this navigation of a new life with vision loss and hearing loss. Click for more info.
The Centre for the Performing Arts at Penn State, Eisenhower Auditorium, presents the smash-hit, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards musical, Once. A struggling Dublin street musician's creativity soars when he finds romance with a woman who connects with his haunting love songs. Described as "emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking", the cast also serves as the orchestra. Please arrive by 7 pm for equipment and pre-show info. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Reservations are required to use the AD service; contact the SLSG office (814-238-0132 or email@example.com) by Jan. 17, 2017.
The Centre for the Performing Arts at PSU, Eisenhower Auditorium, presents the ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street, a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theater. When the leading lady of a glitzy Broadway show breaks her ankle, a chorus girl from Allentown, PA steps into the starring role and saves the show. Please arrive by 7 pm to receive equipment and listen to pre-show info. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Reservations are required to use the Audio-Description service by contacting the SLSG office (814-238-0132 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by Jan. 3, 2017.
DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST, AUDIO DESCRIPTION OF THE BOLSHOI BALLET HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!! The State Theatre will use it's cinematic magic to transport us to the Bolshoi ballet via their movie screen. With its jazzy score, The Golden Age, with music by Dmitri Shostakovitch and performed by the Boshoi Ballet, is a refreshing, colorful and dazzling satire of Europe in the Roaring 20's. Tickets must be purchased for this screening, and may be purchased online or by phoning the State Theatre box office at 814-272-0606.
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet