Theater opens holiday play
MCCONNELLSTOWN - The Playhouse at McConnellstown will close its 31st season with its own holiday production, "An Orphan's Light." The show will be presented at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 5 through 7. There will be matinee performances at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8.
Written by Emmie White, "An Orphan's Light" focuses on the holiday themes of giving, hope, and charity. The production is directed by Jenn Powell and Meg Glad, both of Huntingdon.
Ticket prices are $12 for regular admission and $10 for seniors (age 60 and older) or students (age 6 and older.) For reservations, call 627-0311.
The Playhouse is located at 11680 Raystown Rd.
Jazz ensemble to perform
HUNTINGDON - The Juniata College Jazz Ensemble will perform classic jazz compositions ranging from bossa nova to hard bop to fusion at its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. today in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.
The Jazz Ensemble is directed by Dan Yoder, lecturer in music at Juniata. The ensemble will perform compositions by famous composers, as well as a piece by Yoder.
Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and Juniata students with ID or children under 18 are admitted free.
State plans benefit show
STATE COLLEGE - The State Theatre and Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania in State College are presenting their third joint benefit concert, "Runnin' Down a Dream," on Jan. 25, 2014 at The State Theatre.
The concert will feature area musicians interpreting and covering the hits of the legendary Tom Petty.
Tickets are $25, $35 and $45. VIP tickets are available for $100 and include one $45 concert seat and one pass to the pre-concert Green Room cocktail reception at Indigo, featuring a pre-performance by the band GRAIN.
For more information, visit www.thestatetheatre. org or call 272-0606.
SAMA plans new exhibit
JOHNSTOWN - The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown has announced its latest exhibition, "Surrealities: The Graphic Work of William D. Davis and Peter Milton." The exhibition features 25 works by the two Surrealist artists from the museum's permanent collection. "Surrealities" opens Dec. 20 and will remain on view through March 15.
Although they worked independently of each other, Davis (1936-2003) and Milton (1930-) are graphic artists working primarily in black and white, and in their art, each persistently explores the nature of reality and surreality.
SAMA-Johnstown is located in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The museum is open to the public free of charge.