UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Center for the Performing Arts will focus on fostering relationships and connections through new and familiar performers at its 2022-23 events.
Featured performances include the world premiere of the opera “A Marvelous Order”; performances by Malpaso Dance Company, Miguel Zenón Quartet, Flip Fabrique and Kings Return; a presentation of “Our Planet Live in Concert” with the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra; and the Broadway classic “Fiddler on the Roof.” The season opener will be a bilingual performance of “Prince Hamlet,” with an American Sign Language translation by deaf actor Dawn Jani Birley.
Visit Center for the Performing Arts online for more event information.
Tickets went on sale to the public starting today. Order your tickets online, by phone at (814) 863-0255, or in person (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays) at the Arts Ticket Center in the Eisenhower Auditorium.
“At the heart of its existence, the center brings people together to form a community around a shared artistic experience,” said Amy Dupain Vashaw, Director of Audience Development and Programs.
“We are so ready to welcome everyone into our new season to experience the range of emotions performance can evoke and amplify when felt in the community.”
In partnership with Penn State’s School of Theater and in cooperation with Penn State’s School of Music, the center will present selected events on their stages at the Playhouse Theater and Recital Hall.
“Of course, we also have ongoing relationships with artists. Those returning to our stages and to our community include Soweto Gospel Choir, Flip Fabrique and Takács String Quartet,” Vashaw said.
“We thrive on collaborations, and this season offers a lot of those as well. Kings Return, a new a cappella group, will engage the many students involved in a cappella groups on campus, culminating in a concert featuring the students and guest ensemble. And “Our Planet Live in Concert” features a collaboration with the Penn State Philharmonic. »
“We believe the arts are better together, and we try to live that value in everything we do,” Vashaw said. “We are so excited to share all that this season has to offer with both seasoned and new customers.”