Brass group to perform
UNIVERSITY PARK - American Brass Quintet, winner this year of Chamber Music America's highest honor, performs works from the Renaissance to the 21st century in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, in Penn State's Schwab Auditorium.
Tickets are $42 for adults, $12 for University Park students and $32 for those ages 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and Bryce Jordan Center.
Juniata gets 'Rotten'
HUNTINGDON - The Juniata College theater department will stage the recent Broadway musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 19 and Oct. 23-25 in the Suzanne von Liebig Theatre in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts.
The show, which played Broadway for a year and a half beginning in 2005, is based on the 1988 comedy film starring Michael Caine as an aging con artist skilled at talking gullible women out of their money, and Steve Martin, as a younger, somewhat cruder, small-time swindler. The plot centers around the older man trying to edge the younger con artist out of his "territory," comprised of vacationing women along the French Riviera.
Student tickets are $4 and general admission tickets are $7. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, or at the door. Tickets that are purchased online (www.juniata.edu/ departments/theatre/
season.html) will be held at the door. If you are purchasing student or employee tickets, please be prepared to show your Juniata ID when you pick up your tickets.
Dinosaur show visits PSU
UNIVERSITY PARK- Join Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don and all of their friends and family in an upbeat, interactive and multimedia trip to the Mesozoic. Jim Henson's "Dinosaur Train: Live! Buddy's Big Adventure," on stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, in Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium, travels back in time to an imagined age when dinosaurs roamed the earth androde in trains.
The stage production is based on "Dinosaur Train," the Jim Henson Company-produced PBS Kids program.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentation are $19 for adults, $9 for University Park students and $19 for those ages person 18 and younger. Tickets are available online at cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and the Bryce Jordan Center.
SAMA looks at 'foreign' land
LORETTO- The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto will open its latest exhibition, "Comfort Zones: Pennsylvania and the 'Foreign' Landscape," on Oct. 25 with approximately 60 paintings, prints, and photographs from the Museum's permanent collection. "Comfort Zones" will remain on view through Jan. 25.
Contrasting familiar scenes of Pennsylvania with images drawn from other lands, the exhibition prompts the viewer to identify not only what is "foreign," but also what remains the same, no matter where it might be on this planet.
"Comfort Zones" originates from SAMA's permanent collection and features a mix of both old favorites and works that are rarely on view. Among the artists represented are well-known contemporary regional painters including Steven Gilbert, Kevin Kutz, Joe Servello and Michael Strueber.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto is located on the campus of St. Francis University. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Museum is open to the public free of charge.