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Eisenhower Auditorium

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102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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January 2020

“Humans” by Circa

January 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$15 – $42

Humans by Circa Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble After making its Penn State debut in 2015, Circa contemporary circus will return with Humans. Ten acrobats take us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human—and of how our bodies, our connections, and our aspirations all form part of who we are. Exploring the physical limits of their bodies as they are pushed to the extreme, they question how much we can take as humans. How…

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“Jersey Boys”

January 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$18 – $59

JERSEY BOYS They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard—and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning true-life…

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February 2020

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

February 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$15 – $61

Direct from Kiev The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Volodymyr Sirenko, artistic director and chief conductor Volodymyr Vynnytsky, pianist The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is one of the finest ensembles of its kind in eastern Europe. The orchestra, founded in 1918, has performed world premieres by Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, and other prestigious composers. Since 1993, the orchestra has recorded more than 100 albums, two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. “This is an orchestra with many virtues,” writes…

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Kronos Quartet and Mahsa Vahdat: “Music for Change: The Banned Countries”

February 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$15 – $52

Kronos Quartet and Mahsa Vahdat Music for Change: The Banned Countries As a direct protest to the Executive Orders limiting travel to the United States by people from largely Muslim majority countries, Kronos Quartet will perform a program featuring music that highlights the rich diversity of artistic voices from Muslim-majority countries. The ensemble will be joined by Iranian vocalist Mahsa Vahdat for a special set of music from their recent collaboration album Placeless. “As the most far-ranging ensemble geographically, nationally, and…

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Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure: The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep

February 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$15 – $21

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all-new adventure—this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago—and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science, and imagination to create an amazing…

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March 2020

Bizet’s “Carmen”

March 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until March 29, 2020

Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$15 – $42

Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, School of Music, and Center for the Performing Arts Present Bizet’s opera Carmen Bizet’s thrilling story of deadly obsession, Carmen seduces with an amazing array of instantly recognizable melodies and masterful arias beloved across the globe. An ordinary soldier becomes mesmerized by a beguiling factory girl with a plan. Will either of them foresee the tragic ending of their high-stakes game? With its twisting tale of romance, deceit, and disaster set to magnetic music, Bizet’s masterpiece has…

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Bizet’s “Carmen”

March 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - March 30, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until March 29, 2020

Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$15 – $42

Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, School of Music, and Center for the Performing Arts Present Bizet’s opera Carmen Bizet’s thrilling story of deadly obsession, Carmen seduces with an amazing array of instantly recognizable melodies and masterful arias beloved across the globe. An ordinary soldier becomes mesmerized by a beguiling factory girl with a plan. Will either of them foresee the tragic ending of their high-stakes game? With its twisting tale of romance, deceit, and disaster set to magnetic music, Bizet’s masterpiece has…

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Bizet’s “Carmen”

March 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - March 31, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until March 29, 2020

Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$15 – $42

Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, School of Music, and Center for the Performing Arts Present Bizet’s opera Carmen Bizet’s thrilling story of deadly obsession, Carmen seduces with an amazing array of instantly recognizable melodies and masterful arias beloved across the globe. An ordinary soldier becomes mesmerized by a beguiling factory girl with a plan. Will either of them foresee the tragic ending of their high-stakes game? With its twisting tale of romance, deceit, and disaster set to magnetic music, Bizet’s masterpiece has…

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April 2020

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis “Masters of Form: From Mingus to Monk”

April 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$15 – $59

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Masters of Form: From Mingus to Monk Can a great composition be compared to the work of a master architect? The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis invites you to experience the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and George Russell from a new angle. With music direction by orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner, the band will start the concert by playing some of the most masterfully structured…

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“Night Train 57” A Sensory-Friendly Comic Folk Opera

April 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$15

Night Train 57 A Sensory-Friendly Comic Folk Opera Featuring Dan Zanes, Claudia Eliaza, and Yuriana Sobrino Enter the freewheeling musical world of Grammy Award-winning singer Dan Zanes, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Claudia Eliaza, and percussionist Yuriana Sobrino for Night Train 57, an interactive comic folk opera that takes audiences on a far-out ride to the galaxies and back. During a joyous dusk-to-dawn trip through the stars, passengers discover the power of friendship and community with the sounds of twenty-first-century handmade sing-along music.…

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THE COLOR PURPLE

April 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$18 – $59

THE COLOR PURPLE THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey…

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Hong Kong Ballet “ALICE (in wonderland)”

April 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Eisenhower Auditorium, 102 Eisenhower Rd
University Park, 16802 United States
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$15 – $43

Hong Kong Ballet ALICE (in wonderland) by Septime Webre, artistic director Get ready for a wild, wild ride down the rabbit hole! Bursting with energy and imagination, Septime Webre’s extravagant ALICE (in wonderland) explodes with jaw-dropping excitement and fantasy. Marvel at the sleek and chic costumes, bold sets, and thrilling original score. This giddy, over-the-top reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s timeless tale promises exhilarating fun for all ages. Fasten your seatbelts, and join Hong Kong Ballet on a spectacular adventure overflowing with unexpected…

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