Songs logoIndiana University of Pennsylvania’s Music Theater has announced the upcoming musical production, “Songs for a New World.”  This production will take place in Gorell Recital Hall on the second floor of Sutton Hall May 1-2 at 8:00 p.m. 

IUP Music Theater presents "Songs for a New World" by Jason Robert Brown and features a live band (trio). This is considered one of the best "song cycles" in the Musical Theater World, packed with unforgettable songs like "Stars and the Moon" and "Christmas Lullaby."  The score captured the hearts of many performers as it attained the perfect balance between challenge and beauty. There is no storyline, but the songs vividly portray many human emotions with gorgeous melodies in different musical genres. Jason Robert Brown, a prolific composer and pianist, won two Tony Awards for Best Original Score.  According to Brown, this piece is “about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back.” This collection of songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. 

Advance tickets can be purchased either online or by phone. Patrons who have questions or wish to purchase tickets by phone may call the Lively Arts office at 724-357-2787, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for assistance. There are no advance in-person ticket sales before the show.  However, any remaining tickets may be purchased in person one hour before the show at the door. 

This production is produced by the IUP’s Department of Music and the College of Arts and Humanities. It is funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Arts and Humanities, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.