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Performing Arts Day

First Year students can audition for scholarships in Theatre, Dance, Technical Theatre and Speech!

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Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor
 

2015/16 Season Events

The Performing Arts Department offers theatre and dance events throughout the year. The department is committed to producing premieres and original works by new playwrights that offer important acting roles for women and convey themes with significance for women.

Dance & Theatre Productions

NUNSENSE THE MUSICAL

Directed by Domenick Scudera; Choreographed by Robin Gerchman; Music Direction by Brian Foley

About: Nunsense follows the crazy antics of nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent. When their cook accidentally serves up some tainted soup, the majority of the sisters are poisoned and die, leaving only a small group of living nuns who were not at home the day of the toxic meal. When the convent’s first in charge, Reverend Mother Regina, splurges on a new iPhone, the sisters find themselves strapped for cash, as they still have four dead nuns to bury (whose bodies are being stored in the kitchen freezer!). The nuns decide to put on a benefit performance of Frozen in order to raise the rest of the money before the health department discovers their secret. This is a comedy suggested for 13+ audiences

Performances: October 1 at 8 PM; October 2 at 8 PM; October 3 at 2 PM and 8 PM; October 4 at 2 PM

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

Directed by Tim Brown

About: Laughter will fill Samuels Theatre as the 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Play makes its Lehigh Valley premiere! Take two adult siblings living in their childhood home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Add their globe-trotting movie star sister, who arrives with her brainless but beautiful boy toy. Sprinkle with a mixture of Chekhov and the hilarious genius of Christopher Durang. Include huge portions of hilarity and prepare yourself for the result: an evening of madcap entertainment! This is a comedy suggested for mature audiences.

Performances: November 5 at 8 PM; November 6 at 8 PM; November 7 at 8 PM; November 8 at 2 PM

DANCEWORKS

Artistic Direction by Robin Gerchman

About: DanceWorks features original choreography by Cedar Crest students and Cedar Crest dance alumnae.

Performances: November 19 at 8 PM (features only current student performances); November 21 at 8 PM; November 22 at 8 PM (features both student and alumnae performances)

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

Directed by Domenick Scudera; Choreographed by Robin Gerchman; Music Direction by Bill Whitney

About: Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This is a comedy suggested for 13+ audiences.

Performances: February 18 at 8 PM; February 19 at 8 PM; February 20 at 2 PM and 8 PM; February 21 at 2 PM

SPRING DANCES

Artistic Direction by Robin Gerchman

About: Spring Dances features original choreography by dance faculty Robin Gerchman and Pattie Bostick Winn performed by Cedar Crest students.

Performances: March 31 at 8 PM; April 1 at 8 PM; April 2 at 2 PM and 8 PM

 

KID SIMPLE: A RADIO PLAY IN THE FLESH

Directed by Tim Brown

About: Moll, a girl who invents things, wins the science fair with a machine for hearing sounds that can't be heard. But when a shapeshifting Mercenary steals the invention (and her heart), she must embark on a quest to save noise as we know it. Accompanied by the last boy-virgin in the eleventh grade, Moll crosses chasms and rafts rivers into a world where sound is always more than what meets the ear. A quirky fable of innocence and experience, featuring live sound effects, mutinous onomatopoeia, and a host of woodsy temptations. This is a comedy suggested for mature audiences.

Performances: April 22 at 8 PM; April 23 at 8 PM; April 24 at 8 PM; April 25 at 2 PM

 

Box Office

PHONE: (610) 606-4608
EMAIL: performingarts@cedarcrest.edu
LOCATION: Tompkins College Center, 2nd Floor, at the entrance to Samuels Theatre
HOURS:
Monday - Friday 11 AM - 5 PM
The Box Office also opens 1 hour prior to the start of every performance.

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person.  Service fees may apply.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a discount.  For more information, contact the Box Office at (610) 606-4608 or email performingarts@cedarcrest.edu.

If you are planning to come for an interview or tour of the College, the Performing Arts Department would be happy to provide complimentary tickets to you and your family.  Contact the Admissions Office for details on special tours and open houses throughout the year.

Samuels Theatre

Samuels Theatre is located in the Tompkins College Center on the Cedar Crest College campus in Allentown, PA.  The TCC is building #25 on this map.

 

 

 


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