From hilarious to poignant and anywhere in between, the theater productions of this season touch upon topics that anyone can relate to.
Touring shows presented by performers from Broadway and abroad along with productions presented by IUP students and faculty members combine to offer theater-goers a season with humor, honesty, music, and heart.
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September 23 at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center
A family-friendly event that takes this award-winning film of an award-winning Broadway mega-hit to a different and fully participatory level. Come as yourself, or come dressed, tastefully, as your favorite character and have a blast!
September 27–29 at 8:00 p.m. and September 30 at 2:00 p.m. October 3–6 at 8:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
Set in an English country house in the 1920s, this ever-popular play is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the changing social dynamics of modern living.
December 10 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
The entire family will be awed as everyone’s favorite ogre comes to life on stage. Throw in a feisty princess, a chatter-box donkey, a short villain, and an attitude-filled cookie, then surround that with other fairytale misfits and lots of song and dance, and you have a musical spectacular that will thrill any beast.
November 30–December 1 at 8:00 p.m. December 2 at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center.
A celebrated comic opera for the whole family, this musical has love stories, sword fights, dancing, and much more.
November 1–3 and 7–10 at 8:00 p.m., November 4 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center.
This new play explores the difficulties of fitting oneself into a box of social expectations. It contains language and situations to which some audience members may object.
March 6–9 at 8:00 p.m. and March 10 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center.
A musical comedy based on the comic strip “Peanuts.” We invite you to enjoy a day with Charlie Brown and gang.
Sunday, April 14, 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center
The first great rock musical and a milestone in Broadway history, this highly decorated musical is exuberant and unapologetically open as young Americans in the ’60s search for meaning. With a trunk full of now-classic hits, its relevance is undeniable and its energy unbridled. This play contains nudity as well as language and situations to which some audience members may object. It is not recommended for children.
April 25–27 and May 1–4 8:00 p.m., April 28 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center.
This class play is a comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War and the battle of the sexes.
August 5- September 1, 2016
September 9, 2016
September 27, 2016
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