It’s hard to believe that we are already starting our sixth week of school, but many of the theatre clubs here on campus have been prepping for their fall shows since the end of last year. The world of theatre is always moving, changing, and evolving, and the theatre community at Penn State is no different. This semester, all of the theatre groups on campus are working to create innovative pieces to impact and shape the Penn State community as a whole.
At this Tuesday's Theatre Preview, you'll have the opportunity to see pieces of these works in the HUB Flex Theater at 8PM. Tickets are $2 and will be sold Monday and Tuesday in the HUB and also at the door.
PAC is so excited to be partnering with the School of Theatre, the Penn State Thespians, No Refund Theatre, Wonderlust Theatre Company, and Full Ammo Improv Troupe to give you a full evening of entertainment.
You’ll see pieces from the opening show of the Penn State Thespians’ 120th season, Rock of Ages, which takes audiences back to the '80s through its songs and storytelling. PAC’s newest affiliate organization, Full Ammo Improv, will taking the stage to do an improv set entitled “Long Form Armando”. No Refund Theatre will be presenting a scene from their upcoming production of The Odd Couple, which tells the story of friends Florence and Olive who are forced to live together and the shenanigans that come with their situation. Penn State’s newest theatre club, Wonderlust Theatre Company, will be performing a piece written by Vice President Kameron Villavicencio entitled The Feels, which made its debut in our last theatre preview. The School of Theatre will round out our evening with performances from their EVERY 28 HOURS project and songs from the first show of their season, Be More Chill.
Find out more about these projects and ways to get involved in the arts Tuesday night. We'll see you there!
Welcome from the 2016-2017 Executive Board of the Performing Arts Council! Thanks to former PAC President John Connolly and his amazing team, we are set up for what is going to be yet another incredible year.
In August, as we worked through our first meeting, we talked over numerous ideas about goals and core values that PAC holds close to its heart. After thorough contemplation, we narrowed down the mission of PAC into two words that work hand in hand with each other.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the 2016-2017 theme for the Performing Arts Council: emPower And Create.
One of the most inspiring individuals of all time, Mr. Walt Disney, said, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful thing or place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”
We as artists have a unique ability because the performing arts are able unify and strengthen people in ways that nothing else can.
From one artist to another, I urge you to never stop creating. Never stop reaching for what is considered unattainable. Never stop fighting until you achieve your desired place. Never stop going towards what fulfills your heart.
As we begin this school year armed with a team of more than 25 members and 83 organizations, I am beyond excited to see how the performing arts serve as a catalyst to this university and beyond.