2019-20 Lively Arts Series

Enjoy an amazing roster of professional artists in our Lively Arts Series or family-focused events in the Family Series.

Amish Outlaws

Whitpain Community Day Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2019 all day
Central Campus in Blue Bell

The Whitpain Community Festival features a full day of events including a craft fair, food court, games for kids, a beer garden, live music and fireworks! This year's headliner is Amish Outlaws.


Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander Trio (Jazz)

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

Nominated for two Grammy’s for My Favorite Things and Countdown, Joey Alexander continues to demonstrate his aptitude as a composer, bandleader and musician, with his most recent album Eclipse.


Chucho Valdez

Chucho Valdés: Jazz Batá (Jazz)

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

Chucho Valdés, winner of 6 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the Cuban pianist, is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban Jazz over the last 50 years.


Robin Spielberg

Robin Spielberg (Intimate Music Series: Classical)

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

Robin Spielberg is a pianist, composer, and recording artist well known for her expressive technique, melodic composition style and engaging live performances.


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Master Class in Jose Limón Technique (Dance)

Thursday, October 24 from 12:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Health Sciences Center, room 1200, Central Campus in Blue Bell


Learn the Limón dance technique which focuses on the movement of breath through the body, the dynamic use of weight in each body part and the fluid succession of one movement into the next.


Limon Dance

Limón Dance Company Performance (Dance)

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

The Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American Modern dance since its inception and is one of the world’s greatest dance companies.


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Coco

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

Enjoy the children’s film, Coco, about a boy’s journey into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift his curse.


Veronica Swift

Veronica Swift Trio (Jazz)

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

Veronica Swift is recognized as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene.


Sofia Rey

Sofia Rei Umbral (World Music)

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

A ground breaking vocalist, songwriter and producer Sofia Rei is considered one of the most passionate, and inventive musicians on the current New York music scene.


Deanna Witkowski

Deanna Witkowski (Intimate Music Series: Jazz)

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

A New York based pianist, composer and vocalist, Deanna is the winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a past guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz.


Joshua Redman

Joshua Redman Quartet (Jazz)

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

The ceaselessly innovative saxophonist, Joshua Redman, one of the most esteemed and charismatic artists of our time, has become a legend in his own right. Critics and fans alike are blown away by Redman’s passionate live performances and acclaimed recordings.


Principally Harps

Principally Harps! (Intimate Music Series: Classical/Jazz)

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

“True artistry in tandem” and “poetry in motion” are what audiences are saying to describe the playing styles of duo harpists, Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman.


Stefon Harris

Stefon Harris and Blackout (Jazz)

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

Stefon Harris has earned four Grammy nominations for his passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity. He is heralded "as one of the most important artists in jazz" by The Los Angeles Times.


Nutcracker

The Nutcracker – Sensory friendly (Dance)

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

A special performance specifically designed for our sensory friendly audience. The Philadelphia Dance Theatre presents the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker". 


The Nutcracker

Philadelphia Dance Theatre Presents Holiday Traditions (Dance)

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

Philadelphia Dance Theatre presents the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" performing highlights, including the magical Kingdom of the Sweets scene, set to the nostalgic score by Pytor Illyich Tchaikovsky.


Acapella Pops!

A Capella Pops! Holiday Cheer Concert

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

A Cappella Pops! is known for their exquisite harmonies and dynamic flair, entertaining audiences around the region and beyond for more than fifteen fabulous years.


Polar Express

The Polar Express – Pajama Night

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus in Blue Bell

Get on board a magical adventure to the North Pole on The Polar Express! Dress your child in their favorite pajamas, grab a pillow and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while enjoying this holiday classic film.


Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat (Theater)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Theatre Horizon, Norristown

For Pete the Cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. Therefore, the minute the groovy blue cat meets The Biddles, he gets the whole family rocking. Presented by TheatreWorksUSA at Theatre Horizon in Norristown, PA ...


Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing in America

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10 a.m.
South Hall Community Room, West Campus in Pottstown

A willingness to make fun of our most annoying daily habits, then to touch our hearts with passionate images of family life, is what makes the connection between Trout Fishing in America and its audiences so poignant. This longstanding, four-time Grammy ...


Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing in America

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11 a.m.
South Hall Community Room, West Campus in Pottstown

A willingness to make fun of our most annoying daily habits, then to touch our hearts with passionate images of family life, is what makes the connection between Trout Fishing in America and its audiences so poignant. This longstanding, four-time Grammy ...


Trekking Mexico

Trekking Mexico

Wednesday, March 13, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Eisenhower Middle School, Norristown

Through live music, dance, and storytelling, the audience is immersed in the magical realism that is present in Mexican culture, igniting their imagination and leaving them with an enhanced awareness of our global community.


Kim Chinh

Richard K. Bennett Guest Speaker: Kim Chinh – Reclaiming Vietnam

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.
Parkhouse Hall Atrium, Central Campus in Blue Bell

Growing up in a bi-racial home, Kim spent years wishing away her father’s immigrant status, skin color and painful family secrets until she began to discover the beauty of her roots.