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“Nufonia Must Fall” Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now available for Kid Koala and the multimedia performance of “Nufonia Must Fall,” based on his graphic novel. Kicking off the 2016–17 Lively Arts Ovations! series, the performance takes place Tuesday, September 27, in Fisher Auditorium in the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 8/23/2016 2:15:09 PM

Park Inn Teams with Lively Arts to Present Broadway Blockbuster

The Park Inn will be the presenting sponsor as the Lively Arts brings the Broadway tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” to Indiana on October 11.

Posted on 6/7/2016 12:34:17 PM

Ovations! Season Announced at Westsylvania Festival

The Lively Arts at IUP announced its 2016–17 Ovations! season from the stage during Saturday’s Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival.

Posted on 5/25/2016 3:05:14 PM

“Spelling Bee” Is Quirky Musical

IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater will present its season finale, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” on April 14–17 and 20–23 at 8:00 p.m. and April 17 at 2:00 p.m. The hit musical will be presented on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/4/2016 11:24:22 PM

“Carmina Burana” Sets Dance and Music During WWII

The IUP Dance Theater combines forces with the vocal arts, piano, and percussion areas of the IUP Music Department to present a one-evening-only performance of Carl Orff’s popular “Carmina Burana” on Saturday, April 9.

Posted on 3/28/2016 9:16:01 AM

“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Tickets Available

This multiperformance event will be held on April 14–23 in Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center. It tells of six awkward spelling champions that are in the competition of a lifetime where only one speller can leave victorious. This production is not recommended for children under the age of 10.

Posted on 3/15/2016 3:07:51 PM

Lively Arts Hosts Q&A With “Mamma Mia!” Actors

The Lively Arts will host a question and answer session with cast members from the hit Broadway show “Mamma Mia!” after the March 2 performance in Fisher Auditorium. Individuals interested in theater and acting are encouraged to meet in the Mezzanine Lobby of Fisher about 15 minutes after the conclusion of the show.

Posted on 3/1/2016 2:11:06 PM

“Mamma Mia!” Sold Out

As anticipated, the Ovations series presentation of Broadway's “Mamma Mia!” is sold out. Some tickets may, however, be released by individuals or groups.

Posted on 2/24/2016 9:24:45 AM

American Classic Next for Theater-by-the-Grove

Theater-by-the-Grove at IUP will present the Eugene O’Neill American classic “The Hairy Ape” on February 18–20 and 24–27 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. on the Waller Hall Mainstage of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 2/11/2016 12:57:48 PM

Lively Arts Outreach Plans Are Busy

The Lively Arts at IUP will present several outreach events to students and the greater Indiana community, including the opportunity to play Taiko drums with Drum TAO, dance with the renowned RIOULT Dance NY, and interact with cast members from the hit musical Mamma Mia!

Posted on 2/2/2016 2:22:05 PM

“Mamma Mia!” Tickets Available

The smash hit musical “Mamma Mia!” is coming to IUP as part of the Lively Arts 2015–16 event season. The Broadway production will be held March 2 in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 1/25/2016 1:15:46 PM

“Hairy Ape” Tickets Available

IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove series presents Eugene O’Neill’s “The Hairy Ape” February 18–27 on Waller Hall Mainstage, part of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 1/19/2016 3:51:36 PM

Local Cast in IUP Presentation of “Ragtime”

The Lively Arts is pleased to announce that Hugo Rummel, a local preschooler, has been cast as Young Coalhouse in the upcoming presentation of “Ragtime: The Musical,” taking place November 19 in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center

Posted on 11/6/2015 2:58:13 PM

Dungeons and Dragons Inspiration for Next Theater Play

Theater-by-the-Grove will present “She Kills Monsters” as its second production of the semester on November 5–8 and 11–14 on the Waller Hall Mainstage of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 10/26/2015 1:33:39 PM

Dance Work Features Music by Peter Gabriel

The Department of Theater and Dance will present IUP Dance Theater’s original production of Gabriel’s Dream on October 23–25 in the newly renovated Zink Dance Theater.

Posted on 10/14/2015 12:33:54 PM

Student Organizations Toasting to the Dead for “Dracula”

For its presentation of L.A. Theatre Works’ “Dracula” on Thursday, October 8, eight organizations will participate in a “mocktail” event with a variety of beverage concoctions before the performance in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 10/5/2015 10:30:48 AM

L.A. Theatre Works To Hold Workshops

L.A. Theatre Works, the foremost radio theater company in the United States, will be at IUP this week for two educational outreach sessions open to the general public in advance of their performance of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel “Dracula” on Thursday, October 8.

Posted on 10/5/2015 8:31:15 AM

“The Magic Flute” Tickets Available

“The Magic Flute,” part of the Lively Arts’ Sound Choices and Music Theater series, highlights pieces from Mozart’s last opera and will be performed October 31, at 7:00 p.m. and November 1 at 2:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 9/28/2015 4:21:48 PM

Lively Arts Presents Deadly Classic “Dracula”

Just in time for the Halloween season, the Lively Arts will present L.A. Theatre Works’ “Dracula.” This chilling tale, to be performed in unique radio-play style, will take place on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 9/25/2015 11:17:58 AM

Theater Season Opens With “I and You”

Theater-by-the-Grove will present the award-winning “I and You” as its opening production of the season on September 24–27 and September 30–October 3 on the Waller Hall Mainstage of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 9/18/2015 10:55:07 AM

“Dracula” by L.A. Theatre Works: Tickets Available

Be prepared for a scare as L.A. Theatre Work’s “Dracula” is presented on October 8 as part of the Lively Arts’ 2015–16 event season. This thriller will be held in Fisher Auditorium in the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 9/11/2015 9:54:31 AM

I-Card Holders Get Extra Break on Lively Arts Tickets

The Lively Arts will once again offer shows this season at the lowest prices in the region for students and others who pay the student activity fees.

Posted on 8/24/2015 3:11:44 PM

“I and You” Tickets Available

Theater-by-the-Grove presents the multiperformance play “I and You” as part of the Lively Arts 2015–16 season.

Posted on 8/24/2015 2:37:50 PM

Ovations! Subscriptions Available Online

For the first time, subscriptions for the Lively Arts’ Ovations! series are now available online. Indiana’s premier series of touring performing artists offers a dozen events for 2015–16.

Posted on 8/19/2015 8:50:02 AM

Lively Arts Announces Ovations! 2015–16 Season

The Lively Arts announced its 2015–16 Ovations! series season at the Thursday, May 21, After Hours event organized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Lively Arts. During a presentation, nearly 100 area business and community leaders heard which events will tour through Indiana over the coming year.

Posted on 5/20/2015 3:43:34 PM

Broadway Musical is a Winner

Broadway’s award-winning hit “Memphis the Musical” comes to IUP’s Performing Arts Center on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. Since opening in 2010, it has received some of theater’s highest honors.

Posted on 4/29/2015 1:26:34 PM

A Win-Win for Lively Arts Tickets

The Lively Arts at IUP will present two winners with a full season of world-class entertainment by asking for your thoughts on one event, plus by inviting you to play a little guessing game.

Posted on 4/27/2015 10:13:23 AM

Award-Winning Broadway Musical is Ovations! Season Finale

The Lively Arts at IUP will present Broadway’s award-winning “Memphis, the Musical.” Featuring the traveling tour direct from Broadway, the show will be presented on Monday, May 4, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/22/2015 9:54:08 AM

Co-production Offers Up Musical Tales

Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater at IUP will present the fantasy-filled musical “Into the Woods” April 16–19, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/8/2015 1:31:48 PM

“Memphis” the Musical Tickets Available

Broadway’s smash hit musical “Memphis” will be performed on May 4, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, located in the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 3/30/2015 2:19:23 PM

“Soldier’s Heart” Next for Theater-by-the-Grove

Theater-by-Grove at IUP will present the drama “Soldier’s Heart,” written by Pittsburgh playwright Tammy Ryan, on February 19–21 and 25–28, with a post-performance talk with the playwright after the matinee on Sunday, February 22.

Posted on 2/11/2015 2:24:41 PM

“Soldier’s Heart” Tickets Available

Tickets are now available for “Soldier’s Heart,” a Theater-by-the-Grove production about a soldier who returns home only to deal with the troubling nightmares about her deployment. Show dates are February 19–28 on the Waller Hall Mainstage.

Posted on 1/23/2015 10:18:12 AM

Meet the Cast of “Sister Act”

Following the performance of the Broadway touring production of “Sister Act” on January 20, the Lively Arts will offer a “real-world” educational opportunity to area high school students and IUP students who have an interest in theater.

Posted on 1/16/2015 1:30:01 PM

I-Card Holders Get $2 Off “Sister Act”

Do you have an up-to-date activity-fee paid I-Card? If you do, remember “HolyIUP” and you’ll be eligible to receive $2 off on up to four tickets to the Broadway musical “Sister Act,” set to kick off the first day of the spring semester.

Posted on 1/15/2015 2:42:31 PM

Broadway’s Singing Nuns Rolling Into Fisher Auditorium

For the first Ovations! series event of 2015, the Lively Arts at IUP will bring the hit musical comedy “Sister Act,” direct from Broadway, for one night only on January 20.

Posted on 1/8/2015 10:53:56 AM

American Opera Presented by IUP Music Theater

IUP Music Theater will present the iconic American opera The Tender Land . Presented also as part of the Lively Arts’ Sound Choices series, the production will be performed December 4–6, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m. on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/24/2014 10:58:50 AM

Lively Arts Gifts Available Now Through December 17

For one month only, starting on Monday, November 17, 2014, the Lively Arts will make tickets available online for all spring semester series events. Tickets make a great gift for the holidays for your family, friends, and colleagues, or a special treat for yourself. Patrons will a

Posted on 11/13/2014 12:29:30 PM

Tickets Available for “The Tender Land”

This opera, composed by Aaron Copland, is set in the Midwest of the 1930’s and shows how a young girl must choose between living in her quiet town or leaving to explore the outside world. December 4–7 on the Waller Hall Mainstage in the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/5/2014 1:40:03 PM

Theater Offers Up Futuristic Classic in “Fahrenheit 451”

Theater-by-the Grove at IUP will present “Fahrenheit 451” on November 6–8 and 12–15. This classic, provoking tale by Ray Bradbury centers on media influence and will be presented on the Waller Hall Mainstage.

Posted on 11/3/2014 11:45:51 AM

Chinese Acrobats Coming to Fisher Auditorium

Direct from Beijing, the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China will perform a one-night-only event on November 11, 2014, at a family-friendly time of 7:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 10/30/2014 2:50:40 PM

Lively Arts and Library 2014–15 Noontime Series Announced

These events are free and provide a unique and exciting opportunity for all individuals to hear a combination of music, discussions on the music, information on the performers’ background, and the influence the group has had nationally and internationally. 

Posted on 10/16/2014 1:08:20 PM

Tickets Available for “Fahrenheit 451”

Fahrenheit 451, presented by Theater-by-the-Grove productions, is based on the book claimed to be one of Ray Bradbury’s best works. It brings the issues of media and technology to the surface in a powerful, non-stop journey of adaptation. November 6–16 at Waller Hall Mainstage.

Posted on 10/8/2014 1:46:33 PM

Circus Is Setting for Theater Season Opener

Theater-by-the-Grove at IUP will open its 2014–15 season with “Dr. Rick’s Traveling Shakespeare Show Presents The Tempest” on August 28–31 and September 4–7.

Posted on 8/25/2014 1:29:23 PM

Tickets on Sale for Shakespeare Classic

Theater-by-the-Grove’s production of “Dr. Rick’s Traveling Shakespeare Show Presents The Tempest” will be on Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center, August 28–31 and September 4–7, 2014.

Posted on 8/18/2014 1:30:40 PM

Keystone Rep Closes Season with American Classic, August 7-10

Keystone Repertory Theater will close its 2014 season with Tennessee Williams’s “The Glass Menagerie” August 7–10.

Posted on 8/1/2014 2:18:10 PM

Keystone Rep Presents Sinister Musical

Keystone Repertory Theater presents the award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” on July 31–August 2 at the Indiana Theater in downtown Indiana.

Posted on 7/22/2014 11:12:59 AM

Centuries-Old Boys Choir Included in Ovations! Season

The Vienna Boys Choir, performing since its founding in the 15th century, is among the final set of performances to be announced for the Lively Arts’ 2014–2015 Ovations! series.

Posted on 6/27/2014 1:44:07 PM

Musical Premiere Up Next for Keystone Repertory Theater

Keystone Repertory Theater presents the Pennsylvania premiere of the musical comedy “Hands on a Hardbody,” June 12–15, 2014, outside at the Flagstone Amphitheater—rain or shine.

Posted on 6/2/2014 12:14:06 PM

Theatrical Shows Announced for Next Ovations! Season

The Ovations! series, presented by the Lively Arts at IUP, will present two major Broadway touring productions during the 2014–2015 season plus one international theatrical event.

Posted on 5/28/2014 2:26:02 PM

Keystone Rep Opens Season with “Marvelous Wonderettes”

Keystone Repertory Theater, IUP’s summer theater produced by the Department of Theater and Dance, will open its 2014 season with Roger Bean’s musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes” May 29–June 1 at the Old Navy location in the Indiana Mall.

Posted on 5/22/2014 10:14:38 AM

Severinsen Returns to Headline Ovations! Season

Celebrating 25 years of the Lively Arts at IUP, the Ovations! series will offer events during 2014–2015 that bring back several popular past acts, including Doc Severinsen and jazz harpist Deborah Henson-Conant.

Posted on 5/21/2014 12:36:15 PM

Musical Comedy Is Season Finale

Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will co-produce the finale to the 2013–2014 season with the classic American musical “The Pajama Game” on April 10–13.

Posted on 4/1/2014 11:07:52 AM

Tickets on Sale for “The Pajama Game”

“The Pajama Game,” a Tony Award-winning song and dance musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell, will be performed April 10–13, 2014, in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 3/10/2014 10:36:23 AM

Tickets on Sale for “The Girl In White”

“The Girl In White” is a Dance Theater/Sound Choices production loosely based on Mexican folklore. 

Posted on 3/3/2014 11:12:51 AM

Play Translation Receives Premiere at IUP

Theater-by-the Grove at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present its first production of the Spring 2014 semester, “The Monster In The Garden” by Caridad Svich, on the Waller Hall Mainstage on February 20–23 and February 26–March 1.

Posted on 2/13/2014 1:27:52 PM

Tickets on Sale for “Beauty and the Beast”

Direct from Broadway, the most beautiful love story ever told comes to life on stage with “Beauty and the Beast.” This classic musical is filled with unforgettable characters, beloved songs, lavish sets, and spectacular costumes. Thursday, February 27, in IUP’s Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 1/27/2014 12:41:31 PM

Tickets on Sale for “A Monster in the Garden”

Tickets are now available for “A Monster in the Garden,” a gender-bending, provocative comedy that asks all of us to believe in a little magic.

Posted on 1/21/2014 2:27:04 PM

Lively Arts Educational Outreach Fall 2013: On Campus and in the Community

In the Fall 2013 semester, ArtsPath coordinated and presented several highly successful educational outreach opportunities to IUP students, regional high school students, and the greater Indiana community by utilizing the professional touring artists from the Ovations! series.

Posted on 12/4/2013 12:35:28 PM

Dickens Classic Could Have Local Ghostly Ties

Theater-by-the-Grove at IUP will present Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” December 3–8, 2013, on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/25/2013 9:19:06 AM

Baby Wants Candy to Work with Area and IUP Students

Billed by the New York Times as, “Truly Amazing! Critics’ Pick!” and Chicago Magazine as the “Best Comedy In Chicago,” Baby Wants Candy brings their improvisational experience and expertise to Indiana in presenting two musical improvisation workshops.

Posted on 11/13/2013 10:07:58 AM

Musical Improvisation Genius is Group’s Focus

The country’s premier musical theater improvisational company, Baby Wants Candy, will visit for a single performance on November 19, 2013, at the Indiana Area Senior High School.

Posted on 11/11/2013 11:39:26 AM

Lively Gifts Available Starting November 11

For one month only, starting on Monday, November 11, 2013, the Lively Arts will make tickets available online for all Spring semester series events. Tickets make a great gift for the holidays for your family, friends, and colleagues, or a special treat for yourself.

Posted on 11/7/2013 9:38:56 AM

Tickets On Sale: Rhythmic Circus and “A Christmas Carol”

Tickets are now available for the upcoming Theater-by-the-Grove event “A Christmas Carol” on December 3–7, and for the Rhythmic Circus show on December 3, 2013.

Posted on 11/4/2013 9:37:22 AM

Two One-Act Operas Presented by Music Theater

Music Theater at IUP will present two one-act operas titled “Signor Deluso” and “Trouble in Tahiti,” performed in Waller Hall from Thursday, October 31, through Sunday, November 3.

Posted on 10/25/2013 10:31:36 AM

Addams Family Outreach Set

Following the performance of the Broadway touring production of “The Addams Family,” the Lively Arts will offer a “real-world” educational opportunity to area high school-age and IUP students who have an interest in theater on October 24, 2013.

Posted on 10/17/2013 1:16:33 PM

“The Addams Family” to Creep Into Fisher Auditorium

The Lively Arts at IUP will host the Broadway musical national touring production of “The Addams Family” for a single performance on Thursday, October 24, 2013, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s PerformingArts Center.

Posted on 10/10/2013 11:12:39 AM

Tickets on Sale: Litton String Quartet and Two One-Act Operas

The IUP Music Department presents two upcoming shows: The Litton String Quartet on October 29, and Two One-Act Operas, October 31–November 3, 2013.

Posted on 9/30/2013 10:26:29 AM

Theater Opens Season With Comedy

The Department of Theater and Dance at IUP will open its 2013–2014 Theater-by-the-Grove season with The Optimist  by Jason Chimonides on October 3–5 and 9–12 on the Waller Hall Mainstage.

Posted on 9/24/2013 9:11:24 PM

Tickets on Sale: “The Addams Family” and Dance Theater Fall Showcase

The Broadway tour of The Addams Family will take place on Thursday, October 24, and the Dance Theater Fall Showcase will be presented October 25–27, 2013.

Posted on 9/23/2013 11:34:53 AM

Tickets on Sale: Mnozil Brass and “The Brothers Karamazov”

Ovations! and Theater-by-the-Grove proudly present their next events, Mnozil Brass and The Brothers Karamazov. Tickets for both shows are now available through the HUB Box Office.

Posted on 9/16/2013 3:13:54 PM

Tickets on Sale: ZOFO Piano Duet and “The Optimist”

Ovations! and Theater-by-the-Grove present their first events of the year, the ZOFO Piano Duet and “The Optimist.” Tickets for each show are now on sale through the HUB Box Office.

Posted on 9/3/2013 3:11:54 PM

ArtsPath Reports on Banner Year

The 2012–2013 season for the Lively Arts arts-in-education program, ArtsPath , was a banner year as several thousand students were served through multiple outreach sessions by touring artists, as well as through long-term artist residencies with ArtsPath teaching artists. From jam s

Posted on 8/6/2013 12:53:26 PM

Lively Arts Announces Ovations! Season for 2013–2014

Twelve nationally touring acts are slated for the next season of Ovations!, including Broadway musicals, dance troupes, an improv group, the ZOFO piano duet and more musical groups, and a return visit by one of the most talked-about Lively Arts performance groups of all time.

Posted on 6/17/2013 10:17:09 AM

Teaching the Arts to Students with Autism Workshop

A Teaching the Arts to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder workshop for music, art, theater, dance, media arts educators, classroom teachers, and teaching artists will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center at 142 Kerr Road in Ford City, Armstrong County from 8:30 a

Posted on 6/12/2013 3:06:10 PM

Keystone Repertory Theater Presents Neil Simon Comedy

Keystone Repertory Theater presents Last of the Red Hot Lovers on May 30–June 2, 2013, to kick off its summer season in Technicolor hilarity.

Posted on 5/23/2013 6:56:55 PM

Emmy and Grammy Nominee and Radio Personality Seth Rudetsky to Speak at IUP

The Lively Arts at IUP will present Sirius/XM Satellite Radio personality Seth Rudetsky as part of its Ideas and Issues series. Talking about his favorite subject—Broadway—Rudetseky will speak on Monday, May 6, 2013.

Posted on 4/29/2013 12:36:28 PM