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13/15 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3500
Email: culturalaffairs@wcupa.edu

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2017-2018 Season

Neil Berg's Pianomen: An Intimate Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John
Friday, October 13, 2017 • 7:30 PM
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Orchestra Full-View: Adults $27 • Students/Seniors $22 | Orchestra Partially Obstructed: Adults $22 • Students/Seniors $17 | Balcony: Adults $19 • Students/Seniors $15

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Neil Berg's Pianomen pays an intimate tribute to the compositions and songwriting of two of the most iconic composers of the 20th century, Billy Joel and Elton John. Hear the crowd-pleasing popular hits and forgotten songs of the last four decades! With Neil Berg himself on piano, these timeless songs light up the stage with incredible vocals by accomplished Broadway singers Michael Lanning (The Civil War) and Danny Zolli (Jesus Christ Superstar). Learn more: neilberg.com

Backtrack
Friday, October 27, 2017 • 7:30 PM
Madeleine Wing Adler Theater
General Admission: Adults: $22 • Seniors/Students $17

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Business Insider describes Backtrack as one of the "34 up-and-coming YouTube stars you should be watching right now."" Winner of the 2016 YouTube Next Up competition, this a cappella powerhouse has amassed over 7 million views and 85 thousand subscribers. Like their home base of New York City, Backtrack members Andrew, Johnny, Melissa, Mallory, and Jordan proudly represent a melting pot of cultures and heritages, which is evident in the diversity of their song selections and sound. Learn more: backtrackvocals.com

Peter Gros of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 3:00 PM
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Orchestra Full-View: Adults $27 • Students/Seniors $22 | Orchestra Partially Obstructed: Adults $22 • Students/Seniors $17 | Balcony: Adults $19 • Students/Seniors $15

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In his popular live presentations, wildlife expert and environmental conservationist Peter Gros shares his exciting animal world, travel experiences, and timeless tales. Gros is best known for hosting the original Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom on Animal Planet, which was one of the most well-known and longest-running wildlife series on television. In an attempt to share his passion for the natural world with young people across the planet, Gros lectures frequently on conservation and preservation at universities, zoos, theaters, and nature and science centers around the nation. Learn more: petergros.com

Story Pirates
Saturday, December 9, 2017 • 2:00 PM
Madeleine Wing Adler Theater
General Admission: Adults $10 • Seniors/Students $7

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Avast! The Story Pirates are returning to WCU to perform another show that has not yet been written! In their wildly hilarious and unpredictable Create-A-Show, the Story Pirates will collect audience members' ideas before and during the show and incorporate them on the spot in this impressive improvisational show that validates the power of imagination. Laugh at the hilarious suggestions around you and then watch as the Story Pirates bring even the greatest absurdities to life! Learn more: storypirates.org

Tapestry: A Tribute to Carole King
Friday, January 19, 2018 • 7:30 PM
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Orchestra Full-View: Adults $27 • Students/Seniors $22 | Orchestra Partially Obstructed: Adults $22 • Students/Seniors $17 | Balcony: Adults $19 • Students/Seniors $15

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Don't miss this "beautiful," high-energy tribute to Carole King that has audiences across the country singing along and dancing in the aisles. Maintaining the signature sounds of Ms. King, this show faithfully recreates the glorious sounds of such favorites as "You've Got a Friend,""Natural Woman,""It's Too Late,""So Far Away,""I Feel the Earth Move," and "Beautiful,"–the title song of the mega-hit Broadway musical about the life and times of one of America's most prolific, honored, and revered singer-songwriters.

Goitse
Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 7:30 PM
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Orchestra Full-View: Adults $27 • Students/Seniors $22 | Orchestra Partially Obstructed: Adults $22 • Students/Seniors $17 | Balcony: Adults $19 • Students/Seniors $15

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Irish Music Magazine describes the music of Goitse (pronounced go-with-cha; Gaelic Irish greeting for "come here") as "brimming with energy and creative zeal." Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University's Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Goitse has released four critically acclaimed recordings and maintains a year-round touring schedule that regularly includes Ireland, the UK, Germany, France, and the United States. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad. Learn more: goitse.ie

Missoula Children's Theatre presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Saturday, March 17, 2018 • 3:00 and 5:30 PM
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
General Admission: Adults $10 • Seniors/Students $7

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Back by popular demand, the country's preeminent professional children's theatre company, the Missoula Children's Theatre, returns to WCU and will once again recruit more than fifty local children to stage an original musical adaptation.

Auditions: Monday, March 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building (700 South High Street).

Approximately fifty roles are available for local students ages kindergarten through 12th grade. No advance preparation or experience is necessary. Just be ready to have a good time!

Register for auditions online starting in September at: wcupa.edu/live.

Learn more: mctinc.org

Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix
Saturday, March 31, 2018 • 3:00 PM
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Orchestra Full-View: Adults $27 • Students/Seniors $22 | Orchestra Partially Obstructed: Adults $22 • Students/Seniors $17 | Balcony: Adults $19 • Students/Seniors $15

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Sit! Stay! Get ready to howl! Watch as Johnny Peers leads over a dozen personality-plus canines through challenging and hilarious tricks. Johnny has performed at venues all over the country, including Disneyland, the Big Apple Circus, the White House, and on television shows Late Night with David Letterman and Primetime Live. Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix is a circus-style show for the whole family that truly brings out the dog lover in all of us. Learn more: muttvillecomix.com

Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming & Dance Troupe
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 • 7:30 PM
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Reserved Seating: Orchestra $17 • Balcony $12

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Nearly 30 drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University, Japan, make a return appearance on our campus for an athletic and graceful performance that includes thundering Taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance. As one of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan, their amazing stage show has received rave reviews from the New York Times and other media. With growing numbers of fans every year, they return to the U.S. to perform at the Cherry Blossom Festivals in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

The Mickey Finn Show
Saturday, April 21, 2018 • 3:00 PM
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Orchestra Full-View: Adults $27 • Students/Seniors $22 | Orchestra Partially Obstructed: Adults $22 • Students/Seniors $17 | Balcony: Adults $19 • Students/Seniors $15

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Piano virtuoso Fred "Mickey" Finn and his wife, American Banjo Hall of Fame inductee CathyReilly Finn, are the dynamic duo behind the acclaimed Mickey Finn Show. With humble beginnings in a San Diego nightclub, NBC picked up Fred's show in 1965 as a replacement TV series, which kick-started a decades-long career in entertainment. The Mickey Finn Show would eventually become the longest running main comedy Dixieland show in the history of Las Vegas (1966-1996). To date, Fred and Cathy have brought their show to over 55 countries and held residencies at Disney World, Sea World, and Princess Cruises.

Past Seasons

  • 2016-2017

    Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience
    Steep Canyon Rangers
    Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel
    Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway
    The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!
    Cirque Zuma Zuma
    Committed
    The Divine Hand Ensemble
    Caladh Nua
    Missoula Children's Theatre presents Treasure Island
    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
    Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming & Dance Troupe
    The Stunt Dog Experience
  • 2015-2016

    PhillyBloco
    The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra
    "Keyboard Conversations" with Jeffrey Siegel
    Original Soul Sounds of Philly
    Story Pirates
    FLY Dance Company
    Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
    An Evening of Traditional Irish Music with Brian Conway
    Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
    Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe
    Missoula Children's Theatre presents Peter & Wendy
  • 2014-2015

    The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
    Gaelic Storm
    Voca People
    National Marionette Theatre Presents Pinocchio
    Vertical Current
    Black Violin
    Brian Conway with Mary Courtney, Brendan Dolan, and John Whelane: An Evening of Traditional Irish Music and Dance
    Masters of Soul
    Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
    Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe
  • 2013-2014

    Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents Jack and the Beanstalk
    Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents Dorothy Meets Alice
    Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents Rapunzel
    The Beegie Adair Trio
    Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents Smokey Joe's Cafe
    Tempesta di Mare
    Airmen of Note
    The Life of Paul Robeson
    Black Violin
    An Evening of Traditional Irish Music and Dance with Brian Conway
    Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
    Todd Oliver
    Missoula Children's Theatre presents Robinson Crusoe
    Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe
  • 2012-2013

    Tempesta di Mare
    Heritage Brass
    The Unbelievables
    Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents A Christmas Wonderland
    Runa
    La Pasion Flamenca
    An Evening of Traditional Irish Music and Dance with Brian Conway
    Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
    Broadway's Next Hit Musical
    Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe
    Missoula Children's Theatre presents Blackbeard the Pirate
  • 2011-2012

    Barrage
    Two Sides of Celtic
    Tim and the Space Cadets
    Jason Bishop
    Greater Ocean City Theatre Company Holiday Show
    David Sanchez
    Ragamala Dance
    Golden Dragon Acrobats
    An Evening of Traditional Irish Music and Dance with Brian Conway
    Missoula Children's Theatre presents The Wiz of the West
    Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe