Theater, Dance, Sound Choices, and More!

Posted on 7/3/2012 11:07:56 AM

Under the umbrella of the Lively Arts, departments within the College of Fine Arts offer the campus and community a variety of performing and visual arts. These include Theater-by-the-Grove, Music Theater, Dance Theater, Sound Choices, and the University Museum.

Hay Fever

Journey from the English countryside to the shores of ancient Greece with Theater-by-the-Grove as it kicks off the 2012–2013 season with Hay Fever in September. This will be followed by a new play titled In Quietness in November. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a cooperative effort by Theater-by-the-Grove and IUP Music Theater, will be presented in March. The Greek classic Lysistrata will close the 2012–2013 theater season.

Dance Theater invites you to join them for a Whirlwind to Oz in October and will join with the IUP Percussion Ensemble in March of the highly popular An Evening of Dance and Percussion.

The Pirates of Penzance

In addition to Charlie Brown, IUP Music Theater will present the fast-paced Gilbert and Gullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance.

Sound Choices, the premier events from the Department of Music, will begin with the Litton String Quartet, IUP’s resident string ensemble. Bands in Review, with IUP’s own marching band and jazz ensemble, follows in November.

For the spring, in addition to Percussion and Dance, the Music Department will present An Opera Gala to end the season. This special event features IUP voice faculty members Mary Logan Hastings and Joseph Baunoch, with guest Richard Fracker of the Metropolitan Opera.

Through the Oak Grove: A History of IUP

The University Museum will take you down memory lane with Through the Oak Grove: A History of IUP. This exhibit will feature memorabilia and history from IUP’s past.

In October, the University Museum Annual Gala, Stagedoor Canteen, dances into the Blue Room of Sutton Hall. Advance reservations are required.

November will bring the Paintings of Dick Morrill, with his colorful portraits and images of contemporary life. In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh and Bridge Builders is an informative exhibit slated for February. The University Museum will conclude the year with the annual Emerging Artists: Graduate Exhibition, which will run from March until May.

Subscription packages are now available for the different ticketed series, including the Ovations! series featuring touring performing artists. For more information about the upcoming season, please contact the Lively Arts by calling 724-357-2787, or by e-mailing