Performing Arts Scholarship Day

High school seniors interested in attending Cedar Crest College 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-Spring 2016


Directed by Domenick Scudera; Choreographed by Joanellyn Schubert; 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


Artistic Direction by Robin Gerchman

About: Cedar Crest College Dance Company presents new works created by faculty choreographers Robin Gerchman, Pattie Bostick-Winn, Jill Fitzgerald, Sarah Parker and Sarah Carlson.

Performances: March 31 at 7 PM; April 1 at 7 PM; April 2 at 7 PM


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

Cedar Crest College Community Choir


Music Direction by Bill Whitney

About: coming soon!

Performance: April 30 at 7 PM

Box Office

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

*Please note the Box Office will be closed over Winter Break from December 21, 2015-January 18, 2016. For ticket assistance, please email dhartman@cedarcrest.edu or call (610) 606-4666 x3666.

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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