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Finding Neverland
Jan
23
7:30 PM19:30

Finding Neverland

The Center for the Performing Arts at Eisenhower Auditorium presents the heart-warming theatrical event, “Finding Neverland”. This uplifting Broadway musical tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Based on the Academy-winning film of the same name, it has been brought to extraordinary life by the team behind Shakespeare in LoveChicago and Pippin. Tickets are required. Please reserve the AD service by Jan. 9, 2019.

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Me....Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

Me....Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

The Center for the the Performing Arts at Eisenhower Auditorium brings us “Me….Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall”, a production of the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour. An hour-long musical production based on a Caldecott Honor Book by Patrick McDonnell, this is the true story of the young Goodall, who as an adult scientist has spent more than half a century studying the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. This lively, inspiring show shares how Goodall believed in herself, lived her dreams, and made a difference in the world. Tickets are required. Please also reserve the AD service by January 27, 2019.

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The Nutcracker (Nittany Ballet)
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

The Nutcracker (Nittany Ballet)

The Nittany Ballet (Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania) presents the classic holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Enter a magical world where toy soldiers come to life, snowflakes dance across the stage and a Sugar Plum Fairy guides a young girl on an adventure through the Land of the Sweets! Tickets are required. AD is available for the Sunday matinee performance only; please contact the SLSG office (email at office@slsg.org or phone 814-238-0132) to reserve the AD service by Nov. 25.

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Something Rotten!
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Something Rotten!

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.

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Chess, Fuse Productions
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Chess, Fuse Productions

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.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Musical), Fuse Productions
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Musical), Fuse Productions

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 office@slsg.org) by June 10, and please be seated in Schwab Auditorium by 1:45 pm.

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Gallery Tour: Plastic Entanglements, Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials
May
30
2:00 PM14:00

Gallery Tour: Plastic Entanglements, Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials

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 (office@slsg.org) if you plan on attending would be appreciated.

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Spring 2018 Audio Described Garden Tour
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Spring 2018 Audio Described Garden Tour

  • H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, PSU Arboretum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 office@slsg.org or by phoning (814)-238-0132 by May 1 if you plan to attend.

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Once Upon a Mattress, SCAHS Thespians
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Once Upon a Mattress, SCAHS Thespians

  • Playhouse Theatre, PSU School of Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Mummenschanz: You and Me
Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

Mummenschanz: You and Me

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. 

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Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage

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.

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Dorrance Dance, ETM: Double Down
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Dorrance Dance, ETM: Double Down

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.

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Merrily We Roll Along, FUSE Productions
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Merrily We Roll Along, FUSE Productions

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.

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CINDERELLA, Rodgers and Hammerstein's
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

CINDERELLA, Rodgers and Hammerstein's

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.

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

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.

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Fun Home, the Musical
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Fun Home, the Musical

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

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Camelot, the Musical
Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Camelot, the Musical

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.

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Arboretum Tour
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Arboretum Tour

  • H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens at the PSU Arboretum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 office@slsg.org or by phoning 814-238-0132 if you plan on attending.

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Rent
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Rent

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 office@slsg.org) by Mar. 24, 2017.

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Pippin
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Pippin

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 office@slsg.org) by Mar. 7, 2017.

 

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CABARET by FUSE Productions
Feb
18
7:30 PM19:30

CABARET by FUSE Productions

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. 

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AD CANCELLED!!!    Once
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

AD CANCELLED!!! Once

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 office@slsg.org) by Jan. 17, 2017.

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42nd Street
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

42nd Street

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 office@slsg.org) by Jan. 3, 2017.

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Assassins
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Assassins

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.

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Play Murder!
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Play Murder!

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 office@slsg.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.

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Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)

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 office@slsg.org or by phoning 814-238-0132 for reservations and to verify the 7:30 pm curtain time.

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Calendar Girls, Nittany Theatre
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Calendar Girls, Nittany Theatre

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 office@slsg.org, or by phoning 814-238-0132 for reservations, and to verify the 7:30 pm curtain time.

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The Heidi Chronicles, SCCT
Jul
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Heidi Chronicles, SCCT

  • The Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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