2011–12 Productions

  • Theater-by-the-Grove and Dance Theater are produced by the Department of Theater and Dance and present several productions each year. This includes at least three plays, two dance performances, and co-production with Music Theater of a major musical.

    Ovations!, Indiana's premier touring performing arts series, also offers additional theater, dance, and music events.

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

    View the Events Calendar for Lively Arts.

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    The Lively Arts is the umbrella for all performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts.

    Find an event to attend on our calendar; browse by event type, including art, dance, music, and theater; or search by series, including IUP's premier performing arts series, Ovations!

  • The Alan Parsons Movement Project

    October 28 and 29, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. and October 30 at 2:00 p.m.; Zink Hall Dance Theater

    Dance Theater’s fall concert, the powerful, poetic, and often melancholic music of the Alan Parson’s Project brought to the stage.


  • Three Sisters

    November 9–12 and 15–17, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. and November 13 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Chekov’s popular tragi-comic masterpiece about longing for the past and fantasies of the future


  • Chess

    February 23–25 and February 29–March 3, 2012, 8:00 p.m. and February 26 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice, book by Richard Nelson, and directed by Jeannie Marie Brown with musical direction by Sarah Mantel.

    A Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater co-production, a rock-scored metaphor for rivalry, gamesmanship, and political maneuvering


  • Wind Dances

    April 1, 2012;  2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Modern dance to the chamber wind music of Gordon Jacob and Igor Stravinsky and performed by IUP Dance Theater and Chamber Winds Ensemble

    Wind Dances

  • The Gentleman Dancing Master

    April 19–21 and 25–28, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. and April 22 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

    A delightfully silly restoration comedy filled with sly wit, colorful language, and unforgettable characters


  • Lindsey’s Oyster

    October 6–8 and 12–15, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. and October 9 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Confronting societal delusion and personal trauma, a teenage girl awakens to the beauty and fragility of her inmost nature.

    Lindseys Oyster