2014/15 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.
Conceived by Mary Murfitt
Book by Betsy Howie
Music and Lyrics by Mary Murfitt
Stage and Musical Direction by Bill Whitney
October 2, 3, & 4 at 8 p.m. and October 5 at 2 p.m.
About the show: Jo is in a pickle. She has twenty-four hours to save Hiram Hall—her father's once-famous country-western saloon in Rexford, Kansas—from foreclosure. Although the place has seen better days, Jo is determined to keep it open. She's booked the Cowgirl Trio, sure it will pack in a crowd and save the place. The problem is there is no Cowgirl Trio. A minor misunderstanding on the telephone brings to Rexford the Coghill Trio- Rita, Lee and Mary Lou, classical musicians currently on a reunion tour. Jo isn't looking for classical music but the Coghill Trio show up for a legitimate booking. These six women surely mix like oil and water. Fate must have brought these women together and they side out—it's classical versus country. Can they meet in the middle?
A musical based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Music by Morris (Moose) Charlap
Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Additional music by Jule Styne
Originally directed, choreographed and adapted by Jerome Robbins
Musical Direction by Bill Whitney
Choreography by Robin Gerchman
February 19 & 20 at 7 p.m., February 21 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., February 22 at 2 p.m.
Peter Pan Workshops (For students in grades K-5): Feb. 21 from 10-10:45 am and Feb. 22 from 1-1:45 pm
About the show: Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, and John in the high-flying timeless Broadway musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, PETER PAN is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time.
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates, and of course the villainous Captain Hook.
SEALED FOR FRESHNESS
By Doug Stone
Directed by Tim Brown
Auditions: September 8 & 9 starting at 7p.m.; Callbacks: Sept. 10 at 7p.m.
Performances: November 6, 7 & 8 at 8 p.m. and November 9 at 2 p.m.
About the show: Doug Stone has set his play in 1968 during the heyday of Tupperware parties. Hostess Bonnie invites a group of neighbors over for a party. The guest list: perky, rich Jean, Jean’s cranky and very pregnant sister Sinclair, ditzy-blonde Tracy Ann, and new neighbor Diane, who has made quite a career selling Tupperware, but at the expense of her marriage. The mix of personalities and the number of martinis consumed lead to a great deal of absurd high jinks plus revelations of an equal number of secrets and insecurities.
By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
With additional material by Dominic Conti
Directed by Tim Brown
Auditions: December 1 & 2 starting at 7p.m.; Callbacks: Dec. 3 at 7p.m.
Performances: March 26, 27, & 28 at 8 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m.
About the show: Lights! Camera! Action! Completely Hollywood (abridged) analyzes in-depth the greatest movies of all time (actual depth and greatness may vary). Featuring an ensemble cast taking on hundreds of different roles and 100 years of Hollywood history, BBC called it “A hilarious and speedy take on Hollywood’s highs and lows...an instant classic!”
Artistic Direction by Robin Gerchman
November 22 at 8 p.m. & November 23 at 2 p.m.
About the show: DanceWorks will feature original work choreographed and performed by Cedar Crest College students as well as dance alumnae and their students.
Artistic Direction by Robin Gerchman
April 23, 24 & 25 at 8 p.m. and April 26 at 2 p.m.
About the show: Cedar Crest Dance Company presents new works created by faculty choreographers.
Winter Vocal Showcase
December 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Spring Vocal Showcase
May 2, 2015 at 7 p.m.
General Admission tickets are $5.
Performing Arts @ Cedar Crest College merchandise is now available for purchase online!
Black vintage fleece track jacket with Performing Arts logo printed on the back and text “Performing Arts @ Cedar Crest College” printed on the front. Sizes: Small, Medium, Large and X-Large are available. $35 each
Grey t-shirt with Cedar Crest College logo on the front and Performing Arts @ Cedar Crest College logo on the back. Sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large are available. $10
Black cinch bags with white Performing Arts @ Cedar Crest College logo. $5
PHONE: (610) 606-4608
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 Dannah Hartman at (610) 606-4666 ext 3666 or email@example.com.
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 is located in the Tompkins College Center on the Cedar Crest College campus in Allentown, PA. The TCC is building #25 on this map.