Student Performance

Our students enjoy many opportunities to gain performing experience while sharing with audiences through a wide variety of music and dance offerings, performances in our Theatre Arts and the work of our Communicating Arts Production Group (CAPG).

A broad array of traditional and contemporary theatre productions are held at our Blackbox Theatre located in the Science Center on our Central Campus in Blue Bell. Here students of the Theatre Arts program and the Drama Club have multiple opportunities to study, practice and gain performing experience while bringing quality entertainment to the community. The Blackbox Theatre features

  • A flexible, modern theatre with 125-seat capacity
  • A state-of-the-art technical theatrical control center
  • Performance workshop spaces

Productions

Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas
presented by the Theatre Arts program and the Drama Club
Thursday November 21, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 22, 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 2:00 p.m.
Rita and Peter had a magical wedding…right down to the mysterious old man who arrives to kiss the bride and changes everything the young couple had expected for their life together. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, this modern fairy tale looks at love, and loving the right person, no matter what.
This production contains adult themes and language.


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective
Special Event
Friday December 6, 7:00 p.m.
West Campus, South Hall Community Room, Pottstown, PA
Saturday December 7, 7:00 p.m.
Blackbox Theatre, Blue Bell PA
Central Campus, Lower Level Science Center
We continue our holiday tradition with a new twist: Using Dickens' own adaptation for his solo performances. The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective present a two-person reading event accompanied by live music and sound effects, celebrating the rich language of Dickens' story and creating a theatre event for the whole family. Featuring acclaimed Broadway actor Christopher Coucill as Scrooge. Join us to welcome the season with this heartwarming tale of redemption.


The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
presented by the Theatre Arts program and the Drama Club
Thursday April 3, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 4, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 5, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 5, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 6, 2:00 p.m.
In October of 1998, a 21-year-old college student was kidnapped, brutally beaten, and left to die on the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. Based on interviews with members of the community affected, this pioneering work of theatrical reportage looks at the murder through the eyes of the world watching the events unfold … and the community struggling with a violence it has to face.
This production contains adult themes and language.


Tickets: General Admission $10.00; Student/Senior Tickets $5.00 — available through the Cultural Affairs Box Office, SC248.

Camera The work of our CAPG members is showcased through public screenings of their projects and the winning entries to our Five-Day Film Festivals, where teams of up four filmmakers have five days to create their own personal five-minute version of popular films.

CAPG Fall Screening
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Pre-Show: 6:30 PM
Screening: 7:00 PM
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CAPG Spring Screening
Monday, May 5, 2014
Pre-Show: 6:30 PM
Screening: 7:00 PM
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Experience tomorrow’s musicians, singers, dancers and actors today through our student shows, fall Performing Arts Showcase and spring Performing Arts Festival, which feature

  • full-length choral masterworks by our College Choir
  • works in the a cappella tradition by our Chamber Choir
  • a diverse selection of big band, bebop, cool and blues standards from our Jazz Ensemble
  • solo and duet performances from students in our guitar program
  • performances by students in our digital music and songwriting classes
  • hip-hop, jazz, modern, ballet, tap and traditional Irish step dance performances from our Dance Performance Ensemble
  • original works and scenes from classical and modern repertory performed by our theater arts students

Fall Performing Arts Showcase and Dance Concerts

Lunchtime Matinee: December 2, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Evening Shows: December 4 and 5, 2013, 7 p.m.
Dance Concert: December 6, 2013, 8 p.m.

Spring Performing Arts Showcase and Dance Concerts

Lunchtime Matinee: April 21, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
Evening Shows: April 23 and 24, 2014, 7 p.m.
Dance Concert: April 18, 2014, 8 p.m.

Come out and enjoy the outstanding work of our students!

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