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Celebrating the Lively Arts' 25th anniversary!From hilarious to poignant and anywhere in between, the theater productions of this season touch upon topics with which almost anyone can relate.

Performers from Broadway and abroad, along with IUP students and faculty members, combine to offer theate-goers a season with humor, honesty, and heart.

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SingAlong Sound of Music

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!

SingAlong Sound of Music  

 

Hay Fever

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.

Hay Fever  

 

Shrek the Musical

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.

Shrek the Musical  

 

The Pirates of Penzance

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.

The Pirates of Penzance  

 

In Quietness

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.

In Quietness  

 

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

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.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  

 

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

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.

Hair  

 

Lysistrata

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.

Lysistrata

 

Other Events

 

Pencil Paint Pixel

Pencil Paint Pixel

June 7–July 26

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Subscriptions On Sale

Now through end of August

Doc Severinsen

Doc Severinsen

September 16

 
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