Classic farce performed
Penn State Altoona will present "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at 7:30 p.m. March 31 through April 2 and 2 p.m. April 2 and 3 in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
The musical, sometimes called Broadway's greatest farce for its fast-paced and witty humor, features more than 20 Penn State Altoona students.
It is directed by Bryce Britton, instructor in theatre arts at Penn State Altoona, with musical direction by Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, assistant professor of music at Penn State Altoona.
Tickets are $5 for Penn State students and $7 for the general public. Children under 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and before and during all performances. Telephone reservations may be made by calling 949-5452.
Folk trio to play Juniata
HUNTINGDON - The Wailin' Jennys, a contemporary folk group featuring three women with distinct vocal styles playing more than a half dozen instruments, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 18 at Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata College campus.
General admission tickets are $20, while tickets for seniors over age 65 and children age 18 and under are $12. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID. For tickets and more information, call 641-5849.
Seinfeld set for two shows
PITTSBURGH - Due to popular demand, Jerry Seinfeld is hitting the road in a return to his first love - stand-up comedy.
Seinfeld will bring his upcoming national show to Pittsburgh's Benedum Center for a pair of performances on April 23. The first show, at 7 p.m., is sold out, so the tour added a second show, at 9:30 p.m.
Those tickets are on sale now for $49.75, $64.75 and $79.95.
Tickets are available online at pgharts.org, in person at the Box Office at Theater Square or charge-by-phone at 412-456-4800.
'Normal' tour visits region
PITTSBURGH - The Benedum Center will present the smash hit Broadway musical and Tony and Pulitzer Prize-Winning play "Next to Normal" for a limited engagement April 5-10.
The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 5 through 7, 8 p.m. April 8 and 9, 2 p.m. April 9 and 1 and 6:30 p.m. April 10.
Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three 2009 Tony Awards, the national tour of "Next to Normal" will star Alice Ripley, who received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the play.
Tickets range from $21 to $57 and are available at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at pgharts. org and by calling 412-456-6666.
Strueber work on display
LORETTO - The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto is now showing the exhibit "A Decade of Paintings, 2000-2010: Selected Works by Michael M. Strueber" through June 16.
"A Decade of Paintings" brings together 60 large watercolors by Michael M. Strueber, an artist noted for his elegant floral still lifes and views of the Allegheny forests. Strueber was the founding director of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and served in that capacity for 24 years.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto is located on the campus of St. Francis University and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
Students' art gets exhibited
Art works by Penn State Altoona's Visual Art Studies students will be on display March 31 through April 17 in the McLanahan Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts on the Penn State Altoona campus. A reception for student artists, faculty, and the public will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. March 31 in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Center.
Sponsored by the Division of Arts and Humanities, the student exhibition, "Workout," features student pieces selected by faculty members.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and before and during all performances.