2020

November

IUP Dance Theater Opens Season with “Phantasmagoria of Edgar Allan Poe”

Using some of Poe’s poems and short stories with original composition from David Martynuik, IUP Dance Theater, under the direction and choreography of Holly Boda-Sutton, explores the still unexplained life and death of one of America’s most singular writers. The free performance will be live-streamed on Friday, November 13, and Sunday, November 15.

October

Theater-by-the-Grove Opens Season with Live-Streaming Performances

IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove will kick off its 2020–21 season with two live-streaming presentations of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by Richard Kemp, the production will be presented on October 22 and 24 at 7:30 p.m.

IUP Museum Presents Exhibit from Permanent Collection

The University Museum at IUP is proud to present an exhibition featuring paintings and sculpture from its permanent collection.

September

Community Music School Open For Fall

The IUP Community Music School has opened for the fall 2020 semester for in-person lessons, as well as continuing to offer a quality online lesson experience. Registration for lessons is ongoing throughout the semester.

May

Community Music School Online for Summer Semester

The IUP Community Music School is accepting applications for private, online lesson instruction. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through July 10. Get more information, and register online.

March

Lively Arts and College of Fine Arts Announce Cancellation of Remaining Season

Due to concerns regarding the rapid spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all remaining productions for the IUP Lively Arts Ovations Season and College of Fine Arts performances/events are canceled for this season, along with the remaining exhibitions and events for IUP’s University Museum and Kipp Gallery.

Lively Arts Announces Cancellation of “Finding Neverland” Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Due to the concerns regarding the rapid spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), guidance from both federal and state governments, and policy announced yesterday for IUP regarding the suspension of group activities to limit the spread of the virus, the upcoming production of Finding Neverland at IUP on Thursday, March 19, is now canceled.

IUP Dance Theatre Spins a Spooky Tale with “Hocus Pocus”

The IUP Dance Theater will present It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus, an original adaptation of Hocus Pocus. Co-choreographed and directed by Katie Gutmann and Holly Boda-Sutton, this wickedly funny production will be performed on March 27–29 in the Zink Hall Dance Auditorium on the IUP campus.

Hilton Garden Inn Teams with Lively Arts to Present Broadway Favorite

Hilton Garden Inn will be the presenting sponsor as the Lively Arts brings the Broadway tour of Finding Neverland to Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center. The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical will be presented on the new date of Thursday, March 19, 2020.

February

IUP's Music Theater Presents Sci-Fi Twist on Classic Opera “Don Giovanni”

IUP’s Music Theater will present the opera Don Giovanni (Don Juan), sung in English, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. This fully-staged version with a sci-fi twist will take place February 27–29 and March 1 in the IUP Performing Arts Center, featuring the IUP Opera Festival Orchestra.

Everything You Need To Know About Mozart's “Don Giovanni”

Join the Lively Arts and IUP Music Department for an early lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, in the Orendorff Music Library (Cogswell Hall, Rm. 101) as Music Department faculty members and select cast members present a lecture/demonstration and mini-performance on one of Mozart’s greatest works.

Before Blue Man Group, There Was Mummenschanz

The IUP Lively Arts Ovations series will present Mummenschanz for one night only on Friday, February 14, at 7:00 p.m. Their performance, you & me, will take place on the IUP campus in Fisher Auditorium in the Performing Arts Center.

January

Library/Lively Arts Present Imani Winds Q&A/Demo in Library

The IUP Libraries and the Lively Arts present the Imani Winds from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, in the Commons of Stapleton Library. This free event is open to all faculty, staff, students, and members of the IUP community. Their full performance takes place that evening in Gorell Recital Hall.

University Museum Presents Exhibit of Personal Art Collection of Professor Kabala

The exhibit Dr. Kabala’s Cabinet of Wonders: Highlights from a Collection showcases the personal art collection of Irene Kabala, a professor in IUP’s Art and Design Department, who has amassed an eclectic array of culturally diverse artwork from around the world that spans multiple centuries, from the middle ages to today.