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Theatre & Dance

2017-2018 Season Highlights

This year, performances are being held in Seton Hill's Performing Arts Center and in our new Arts Center! A free reception with the cast follows every opening night performance; talkbacks with the cast follow every Sunday matinee. We look forward to seeing you!

The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Libretto by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

November 3rd - 11th, 2017
Performing Arts Center, Ryan Theatre

Directed by CT Steele


The Tony Award winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone is a delicious spoof of the light-hearted, zany musicals of the 1920s. A die-hard musical fan, called the Man in the Chair, plays the record of his favorite musical and brings the characters to life in the process. Featuring glamorous show people, millionaires, a drunk chaperone, two gangsters in disguise, a wedding, and plenty of tap dancing, The Drowsy Chaperone is a delightful send up of the Jazz Age.


Date Time
Fri. Nov. 3 8 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 4 8 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 5 2 p.m. *
Thurs. Nov. 9 8 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 10 8 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 11 8 p.m.

*Talk back following the performance

Fall Dance Concert

November 30th - December 2nd, 2017
Performing Arts Center, Ryan Theatre


Join us in celebrating the original work of six student choreographers:  Jamie Corbett, Adriana LaMantia, Heather Long, Sydney Molter,  Amber Riggin, Megan Vichich. The program will also include new pieces by faculty members TaMara Swank and Stefan Zubal


Date Time
Thur. Nov. 30 8 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 1 8 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 2 1 p.m.

A Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare

February 23 - March 3, 2017
Performing Arts Center, Ryan Theatre

Directed by Denise Pullen

Shakespeare’s romance gives us a captivating story of kings and queens, clowns and a bear, jealousy and betrayal, and true love and forgiveness. Spanning sixteen years and forever changing the lives of parents and children, The Winter’s Tale is sure to touch your heart. 

Date Time
Fri. Feb. 23 8 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 24 8.p.m.
Sun. Feb. 25 2 p.m. *
Wed. Feb. 28 10:30 a.m.
Thurs. Mar. 2 8 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 3 8 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 4 8 p.m.

*Talk back following the performance


Letters to Sala

by Arlene Hutton

April 6 - 14, 2017
Performing Arts Center, Ryan Theatre

Directed by Kellee Van Aken

It is 1941 in Poland. 16 year old Sala volunteers to take her sister’s place at a labor camp, which begins an odyssey that will take her to seven Nazi labor camps during the course of World War II. Every letter she receives from home is saved, hidden and transported to the next destination- over 300 letters in five years. In 2005, when an elderly Sala reveals her collection to her daughter, a struggle ensues among three generations of women. Should the letters be kept as personal family history or donated as historical documentation of the Holocaust? Based on the true account as told in Ann Kirschner’s book Sala’s Gift.

Date Time
Fri. Apr. 6 8 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 8 2 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 8 7 p.m. *
Wed. Apr. 11 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Apr. 11 8 p.m. *
Thurs. Apr. 12 10:30 a.m.
Thurs. Apr. 12 8 p.m. *
Fri. Apr. 13 8 p.m. *
Sat. Apr. 8 8 p.m.
*Talk back following the performance


Dance Spectrum

April 26 - 29, 2017
Performing Arts Center, Ryan Theatre

Our spring dance concerts brings the vitality of the dance spectrum to the stage presenting original works influenced by contemporary and classical dance including ballet, jazz, modern and tap. Featuring the work of Seton Hill dance faculty and guest choreographers. 

Date Time
Thurs. Apr. 26 8 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 27 8 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 28 8 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 29 2 p.m.*
*Talk back following the performance

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Performance and exhibition information is subject to change. Visit our online arts calendar for up-to-date information - including additional music, theatre, dance and art events!

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