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WCU Live!

Current Season

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WCU Live!

Address: 
13/15 University Avenue 
West Chester, PA 19383


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

Current Season

ArtRAGEous

ArtRAGEous: Interactive Art & Music Experience
Friday, November 2, 2018 • 8:00 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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As soon as you step into the theater the Artrageous cast welcomes you into their world. Through immersive activity, their camaraderie sweeps you along and you get a glimpse of whats to come in what we call "The Happening." The troupe also distributes souvenirs that you will use to participate in the performance. The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers, and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience!

The signature of the Artrageous troupe is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show!

Learn more at http://artrageousexperience.com!


Natural Wonder

Natural Wonder: The Stevie Wonder Experience
Saturday, November 17, 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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One of the greatest entertainers and music legends of all time
is Stevie Wonder, and, the #1 entertainer dedicated to faithfully
performing all of Stevie’s music is Gabriel Bello and his
group, “Natural Wonder”. From “Ribbon in The Sky”, “Isn’t
She Lovely”, “Higher Ground” “I Just Called to Say I Love You”
“Superstition” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and on and
on, you will swear that you are at a concert with none other
than Stevie himself.


For more information visit  http://naturalwondermusic.com/!


Cashmore Marionettes

Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts
Saturday, December 15, 2018 • 2:00 PM
Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
General Admission: Adults $15 – Seniors/Students $10

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The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the
art of puppetry. The moving and humorous performances have
astounded audiences in Europe, the Far East and across North
America including stops at the Kennedy Center, Annenberg
Center, Kravis Center, and many others. The program, Simple
Gifts, is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes
from everyday life set to stunning music by such composers
as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide an entertaining and sensitive vision of what it is to be human.


Learn more at http://www.cashoremarionettes.com/!


Married to Broadway

Married to Broadway
Friday, February 15, 2019 • 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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Looking for a unique Valentine’s Gift? Ron Sharpe & Barbra Russell first met when they were playing the young romantic leads of Marius and Cosette in “Les Misérables” on Broadway. The story they often tell is that after being married on stage hundreds of times, they decided to do it for real. Ron and Barbra (together with one or two of their fabulous and equally talented Broadway leading actors and actresses) share their love affair with the great music of the Great White Way, performing the big show stopping numbers that are audience
favorites around the world – from Phantom of the Opera, Cats,
Evita, and West Side Story, to Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, and – of course – Les Miz.


Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/m2bway/!


Rhythm of the Dance

The National Dance Company of Ireland: Rhythm of the Dance
Friday, March 8, 2019 • 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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This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of talent derived from all areas of Irish life. The show includes a large cast of step dancers, live musicians, amazing Irish singers and a seanos dancer. The 2019 tour will feature new choreography, new costumes, new music, fresh multi-media. The new show is an inspiring epic, still reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history with a new script. Using the traditional and modern arts of dance (ballet, modern dance, jazz) and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient.


Learn more at https://www.rhythmofthedance.com/!


Pied Piper

Missoula Children's Theatre: The Pied Piper
Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
General Admission: Adults $10 – Seniors/Students $7

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Returning to West Chester for the 12th year, 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 11, 2019 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 kindergartenthrough 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: https://www.wcupa.edu/OCA/wcuLive/forms/Missoula/


Learn more: www.mctinc.org


Rumours

Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Friday, April 5, 2019 • 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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Rumours, the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show recreates the legendary band in its youthful heyday from 1975-1979. Rumours has meticulously put together a show that spares no detail. From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, Rumours takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren’t afraid to put on a show. Relive the rock and roll magic with Rumours.


Learn more at http://rumoursatl.com/!


Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix

Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming & Dance Troupe
Sunday, April 7, 2019 • 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.


Mutts Gone Nuts

Mutts Gone Nuts
Saturday, April 13, 2019 • 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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Mutts Gone Nuts is a comedy dog thrill show that promotes the
adoption of rescue animals. Expect the unexpected, as canines
and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving
audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4-legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your shoes!

For more information visit www.muttsgonenuts.com!


Past Seasons

  • 2017-2018

    • Neil Berg's Pianomen: An Intimate Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John
    • Backtrack
    • Peter Gros of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
    • Story Pirates
    • Tapestry: A Tribute to Carole King
    • Goitse
    • Missoula Children's Theatre presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    • Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix
    • Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming & Dance Troupe
    • The Mickey Finn Show
  • 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
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