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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

 

Broadway Rox

Broadway Rox
Saturday, October 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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Broadway Rox is a new, upbeat live concert celebrating the contemporary musicals of Broadway. It combines the best of classical musicals with elements of a fun rock show for an epic, one-of-a-kind concert event. Broadway Rox features the talents of today’s hottest Broadway performers accompanied by a live five-piece band. The show includes songs from such beloved musicals as Wicked, RENT, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and many more!

Learn more at www.broadwayrox.com!


Natural Wonder

Masters of Soul
Friday, October 18, 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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Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country’s history that produced
many of the greatest music acts ever recorded.


For more information visit https://www.ecetouring.com/artist/masters-of-soul!


Cashmore Marionettes

The Jason Bishop Show
Saturday, November 2, 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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From his breathtaking Double Levitation to his cutting-edge Op-Art and Plasma illusions, Jason Bishop features stunning & original state of the art magic. One thing that distinguishes Bishop is his virtuosity. Each show features award winning sleight of hand,
exclusive grand illusions and close-up magic projected onto a huge movie screen. No other touring illusionist showcases such a diverse array of talents. Additionally, the show is
delivered with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock & pop soundtrack.

Learn more at www.thejasonbishopshow.com!


Married to Broadway

Nobuntu
Saturday, November 16, 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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Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by
minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements.


Learn more at www.nobuntumusic.com!


Rhythm of the Dance

Flamenco Vivo - Carlota Santana
Friday, February 7, 2020 • 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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Reflejos Flamencos (Flamenco Reflections), the newest production by Flamenco Vivo
Carlota Santana, celebrates the fundamental emotions that connect us while honoring the
individual human spirit inherent in flamenco. A new work by Jose Maldonado, heralded by The New York Times for his “bursts of brilliance and uncommon invention,” explores the notion of personal limits and connections across borders – both literal and figurative. Reflejos Flamencos includes traditional solos highlighting the dancer’s virtuosic technique and nuanced improvisation, offering a transformative experience of dance and live music.

Learn more at https://www.flamencovivo.org!


Pied Piper

Missoula Children's Theatre: The Emperor's New Clothes
Saturday, March 14, 2020 • 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 9, 2020 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

Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix
Saturday, March 21, 2020 • 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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A show for the whole family and the dog lover in all of us, the show stars mostly dogs rescued from shelters or pounds, like Murphy, the ladder climbing Fox Terrier and Willy, the Border Collie who only answers to “Sir.” The 2003 Animal Planet Pet Star Winners, the Providence Journal-Bulletin calls the show, “…a truly funny, slapstick dog act.”


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


Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix

Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming & Dance Troupe
Sunday, March 29, 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.



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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