★ Summer Events: Free Summer Entertainment! Enjoy Broadway on Allen and our Nu.Musical Theatre Festival in the Woskob Family Gallery and Theatre. Also new this year, Your Cabernet/Our Cabaret. BYOB Fundraisers (indicated by a *) to support new theatre works. Bring your own beverage to enjoy during the show.
Nu. Musical Theatre Festival 2013 Summer Selections:
Book by Jason Schafer
Music by Arthur LaFrentz Bacon
Lyrics by Harris Doran
It’s always cold and nothing grows. A cloistered teen cellist must find a real live rose in order to thaw the frozen heart of the rebel punk next door. An eclectic score ranging from Broadway to Classical to Rock beats within this wickedly demented, post-apocalyptic fairytale for grownups.
A Hair Out Of Place
book, music and lyrics by Joe Major.
(Loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," )
A “rags-to-bitches” story of a young high school redneck who sets out to make something of her life in the bustling metropolis of Little Rock, Arkansas. As she encounters a social scene treacherous enough to rival Fitzgerald’s original version, she is soon swept up in the glamor and politics of popularity as she learns the hard way that you shouldn’t let it go to your head.
★ October 16, 17, 19: Funk It Up About Nothin'· Levels Night Club, 420 E. College Ave, State College · Members RSVP by October 11 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-865-7586. Show times vary. Tickets available at the door.
A “hip-hoptation” of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, created by GQ and JQ, directed by Steve Broadnax
A fresh urban take on a story as old skool as love itself, and complete with a live DJ, B-boys and girls, MCs and divas, Funk It Up About Nothin’ is more than a rom-com street party with bangin’ bass. It’s an outrageous “hip-hoptation” based on the Bard’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Funk It Up About Nothin’ delivers an intense, high energy story like no other.
★ October 31–November 2: Haunted Theatre Tour · Pavilion Theatre Members RSVP by October 28 2013, to email@example.com or 814-865-7586. Haunted theatre tours begin at 7:30 p.m.
During Halloween, our most-beloved Pavilion Theatre is transformed into a haunted maze. Theatre automation students devise a multitude of events to scare the screams out of anyone. It’s not hard to imagine ghosts and goblins and gory thrills since the Pavilion was once used an animal slaughter house. Even in the best of times, the empty theatre can be an errie place to be in alone. Check it out if you dare!
★ January 30–February 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Dance Concert · Playhouse ($3 admission)
Members RSVP by February 24, 2014, to firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-865-7586
University Dance Company is a pre-professional dance company that provides an opportunity for students to work with faculty and guest choreographers, as well as to collaborate on group projects. The company provides students with the experiences needed to pursue a career in performance, choreography, or graduate studies in dance. UDC performs annually on campus and at the American College Dance Festival. The company has also performed at venues in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and New York City. www.dance.psu.edu
★ February 3–8, 2014, Times vary: Cultural Conversations: The Second Amendment.
· Penn State Downtown Theatre Center Members RSVP by January 27,2014, to email@example.com or 814-865-7586 · $3 at the door or $4.99 for a festival pass
Cultural Conversations, the only new works festival of its kind in the country, is devoted to fostering and promoting new dance, visual arts, and theatre pieces based on issues of local and global diversity. The festival offers a forum for professional and student artists where social issues can “play out” on a stage. The theme for 2014 is “The Second Amendment.” · www.culturalconversations.psu.edu
Penn State Centre Stage members (giving levels of $100 and up) are admitted free where indicated (★). RSVP by dates shown below to firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-865-7586 to guarantee seating (limit 2 per member).