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.
February 27–28 and
March 1–2, 7:30 p.m., Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts
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.
April 26–28 and 30, May 1–3, 7:30 p.m., Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts
Music and Lyrics by Stephen SchwartzBook by Roger O. HirsonDirected 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?
12–13 and 17–20, 7:30 p.m., and
October 14, 2:00 p.m., Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts
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.”
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.
The Acorn Project
February 27 - March 2, Theater-by-the-Grove
Friday, March 22, Ovations!
Monday, February 11, Ovations!