• Theater-by-the-Grove, produced by the Department of Theater and Dance, presents several productions each year, including the co-production with Music Theater of a major musical.

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    Theater-by-the-Grove, Dance Theater, and Music Theater are funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative Association.

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  • World Builders

    Tuesday–Saturday, November 13–17, 7:30 p.m., Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

    By Johnna Adams 
    Directed by Rob Gretta

    In a clinical drug trial to cure their psychosis, two patients meet, fall in love, and must decide whether to build a world together or continue to live in the worlds the drugs seek to destroy in this engaging play.

    World Builders

  • The Acorn Project

    February 27–28 and March 1–2, 7:30 p.m., Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Coordinated by Michael Schwartz

    From tiny seeds, mighty oaks do grow! Incubating the work of students, alumni, and faculty, the Acorn Project nurtures and showcases theater and dance student growth by providing opportunities to perform, produce, direct, write, and design.

    The Acorn Project

  • Pippin

    April 26–28 and 30, May 1–3, 7:30 p.m., Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
    Book by Roger O. Hirson
    Directed by Rob Gretta
    Musical Direction by Oliver Lo
    Choreographed by Joan Van Dyke

    IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove presents the iconic Broadway musical Pippin. A young prince yearning to find adventure makes a strange alliance with a group of travelers who takes him on a magical journey to be extraordinary. But is the journey real… or only in his mind?


  • Fabric of the Nation

    October 12–13 and 17–20, 7:30 p.m., and October 14, 2:00 p.m., Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Directed by Rick Kemp, Dramaturgy by Rachel DeSoto-Jackson

    “Life stories, past and present, lost and found, weave together in a rich and textured tapestry of who we are as a nation. What does it mean to belong?

    “The show is created by a process known as ‘devising’  in which company members collaboratively create and shape dramatic material for performance.”

    Fabric of the Nation


  • Other Upcoming Events

    World Builders

    World Builders

    November 14–17, Theater-by-the-Grove

    Oleta Adams

    Oleta Adams

    Friday, March 22, Ovations!

    Mnozil Brass

    Mnozil Brass

    Monday, February 11, Ovations!