Arts & Entertainment
Penn State Intercom......February 21, 2002


Lori Mitchell, a recent Penn State graduate and Schreyer Honors College scholar, currently has five large oil paintings on display at the Art Alley, HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. The paintings, which represent her honors thesis, are on exhibit through March 1.

Spiritual celebration

The annual Celebration of African-American Spirituals will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

Soprano Marymal Holmes, associate professor of music at Bowie State University, Bowie, Md., will be the guest artist at each performance.

Admission is $2 for students and $4 for the general audience. Tickets may be purchased before each performance. For information, call Tony Leach at (814) 865-6521 or e-mail

Philharmonic orchestra

The Philharmonic Orchestra will give a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus.

Admission is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for students.

King's Consort to perform

The instrumental and vocal sounds of the 18th century will fill Schwab Auditorium when The King's Consort performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, on the University Park campus.

Tickets are $22 and $18 for general audience members; $18 and $14 for students;
$8 and $4 for University Park students; and $11 and $8 for children 12 and younger. Call (814) 863-0255 or (800) ARTS-TIX. Visit on the Web.

Artistic Viewpoints is offered one hour before the performance in Schwab Auditorium and is free for ticket holders.

Wind ensemble concert

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will give a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

Admission is $2 for students and $4 for adults.

Bach's Lunch

The Bach's Lunch concert will feature the Hi-Los at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park campus.

The 20-minute concert is part of the Bach's Lunch series sponsored by the School of Music and the University Lutheran Campus Ministry. The event is free to the public.

Following the performance, audience members may take their bag lunches to Memorial Lounge of the chapel. Beverages are provided.

Opera lecture

"An Afternoon at the Arts" will continue with "Don Giovanni" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in 112 Woodland Building at Penn State Abington. Moylan C. Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts, will lecture. The fee is $8.

For information, call (215) 881-7661.

Spring art classes

The second session of the Center for Arts and Crafts' spring non-credit art classes begin the week of March 11 on the University Park campus.

New offerings include "Eastern Painting," "Medieval Pottery," "Advanced Wheel-Thrown Pottery" and "Hair-braiding Techniques." "Drawing Studio," "Slide Photography," "Scientific Illustration," "Bronze Carving," "Stained Glass," "Yoga," "Fly Tying" and "Poetry" also will be offered.

Brochures are available at the HUB-Robeson Center information desk and 207 HUB-Robeson Center. Register in 11 Grange Building or 207 HUB-Robeson Center or mail the registration to 202 HUB-Robeson Center, University Park, PA 16802.

For information, call (814) 863-0611.

Children's play

Penn State Beaver Theatre will present its annual spring children's play, "Little Red Riding Hood," for civic and educational groups at 10 and 11:30 a.m. March 26 and 28, and April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18 in the Study Learning Center Auditorium.

A public matinee also will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Tickets are $3 for children and adults.

Reservation information is available at or by calling (724) 773-3940.

Summer theatre

The Pennsylvania Centre Stage's summer season features two musical performances and a comedy to keep University Park audiences rolling in the aisles from June through August.

The schedule follows:

* "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" runs June 14 to 29 at the Pavilion Theatre.

* "Bullshot Crummond" runs June 21 to 29 at the Playhouse.

* "Dames at Sea" runs July 19 through Aug. 3 at the Playhouse.

Ticket prices vary. Season subscriptions, which will be sold until June 14, are $58 general and $45 student for previews, $65 general and $50 student for general performances and $135 general and $122 student for opening nights, galas and receptions. Flex-3 subscriptions, which are not valid for opening nights, are $65 general and $50 student.

Individual tickets, on sale after April 15, are $26 general and $20 student for previews, $29 general and $23 student for regular. Tickets for the "My Way" opening night and gala are $89 general and $65 student. Tickets for opening nights with receptions are $39 general and $30 student.

Call (800) 278-7849 or (814) 863-0255 for tickets. For information, go to

Wrestlers ready to
rumble at Jordan Center

The World Wrestling Federation's RAW will present a show at 7:45 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.

Those scheduled to appear include Stone Cold Steve Austin, Undertaker, Kurt Angle, Kane, Ric Flair and others.

Reserved tickets cost $19, $26.50, $32 and $42.50.

Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Wristbands will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Wristbands are for ticket buyers wishing to purchase tickets at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center only.

Tickets can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, selected Uni-Mart ticket outlets, Commonwealth Campus ticket outlets, by phone at (814) 865-5555 or (800) 863-3336, or online at