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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com) 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
Fuse Productions presents Assassins, a musical with "intelligently stunning music and beautiful lyrics" by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate Presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted. Tickets for the Saturday matinee must be purchased by contacting Fuse productions online or by phoning 814-380-8672. Please arrive by 1:45 pm to obtain equipment and to listen to informative pre-show notes.
A new original comedy by "Sterling Sax", Play Murder! promises to be "delightfully new and very funny." Directed by David Saxe and produced for the first time anywhere, this mystery, which takes place in a barn, has found its home at the Boal Barn.
The Nittany Theatre is generously allowing audio-description at their final dress rehearsal of the show for those with sight-loss and a driver. No ticket is necessary, but please contact the SLSG by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 814-238-0132 for reservations, and to verify the 7:30 pm curtain time. Please arrive by 7:15 pm to receive equipment and listen to helpful pre-show production notes.
The Nittany Theatre at the Barn presents the original production Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridge) (Revised) - All of William Shakespeare’s works in 97 zany minutes! The Nittany Theatre is generously allowing audio-description at their final dress rehearsal of the show for those with sight-loss and a driver. No ticket is necessary, but please contact the SLSG by emailing email@example.com or by phoning 814-238-0132 for reservations and to verify the 7:30 pm curtain time.
Based on the true story of eleven WWI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls became the fastest selling play in British theatre history. A very British comedy, this show promises "it makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it leaves you feeling better about life than you did when you entered the theatre." The Nittany Theatre is generously allowing audio-description at the final dress rehearsal of Calendar Girls for those with sight-loss and a driver at no cost. With adult themes and some partial nudity, this show is not appropriate for children. No ticket is necessary, but please contact the Sight-Loss Support Group by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phoning 814-238-0132 for reservations, and to verify the 7:30 pm curtain time.
Comprised of a series of interrelated scenes, the SCCT's production of Wendy Wasserstein's The Heid Chronicles is comprised of a series of interrelated scenes, tracing the coming of age of Heidi Holland, a successful art historian, as she tries to cope with feminism, men, politics and motherhood. Please arrive by 7:30 pm for equipment and pre-show notes. Tickets are available online or by phoning 814-234-SCCT.
FUSE Productions brings us Lerner and Loewe's MY FAIR LADY! Wouldn't it be 'loverly' to spend a Sunday afternoon with Eliza Doolittle and Professor 'enry 'iggins? Please arrive by 1:30 pm for equipment and pre-show notes. A few tickets are available at the discounted student price for AD patrons; all tickets are available online or by calling 814-380-8672.
The ever-popular Master Gardeners will again be leading us through the colorful gardens of the PSU Arboretum, this time for the early summer blooms of June, and to tour some of the new installations. There is much to be explored in the limestone cave, kaleidoscopes, mushroom hollow, and more at the newly opened Childhood Gates Children's Garden. We will be leaving from the main parking area entrance at 10 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 if you plan on attending.
A single man is unable to commit in this 1970 concept musical comedy. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this show deals with adult themes and relationships. The Nittany Theatre is generously allowing audio-description of their final dress rehearsal. Please contact Eileen Rivoir at 814-238-5763 for reservations and to verify the curtain time if you plan to attend.
Our May meeting is a special, joint meeting of the SLSG with the Hearing Loss Association of America Central PA. Dr.Elise Uhring, an audiologist, and Dr. Tracy Sepich, an optometrist, will present their work on this multidisciplinary program that helps people with challenges rooted in sensory processing.
The Center for the Performing Arts brings us La Verita, a theatrical homage to Dali, which juxtaposes acrobatics, theatre, dance and music. A succession of images leading us through surrealism, a love story, and a reflection about the truth are the colors of this new creation by Finzi Pasca. Please arrive by 7 pm for equipment and pre-show notes. Tickets online or 1-800-ARTS-TIX.