Recent Past Performances

2016-2017 SRU Performing ARTs Season

nobuntu looking up towards sky smiling

Nobuntu

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, 7:30pm, Smith Student Center Ballroom
This female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe has drawn international acclaim for their inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. Their breath-taking voices, organic dance and passionate performances celebrate the beauty and power of being an African woman. This show is general admission although subscribers choosing to add this event to their order will be in a reserved section in the front.The Special Events Office is grateful for the fiscal support  from The President's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Frederick Douglass Institute, Office for Inclusive Excellence, Office for Global Engagement and Slippery Rock University Student Government for Nobuntu's visit to SRU.

Tickets: Adult $20, Senior $18, Youth $16, SRU Student $8, add-on price for subscribers-$17

http://www.nobuntu-music.com

the modern gentlemen laughing on a couch with a black background

The Modern Gentlemen

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, 7:30pm, University Union MPR
These amazing men have provided all the background vocals and choreography for rock and roll icon Frankie Valli for the last decade. Their own signature sound blends modern voices in four-part harmonic perfection together with high-energy dance moves as they perform classic hits of Pop, Rock, Doo-Wop and, of course, The Four Seasons. Not a tribute show, but the real thing! 

Tickets: Adult $22, Senior $20, Youth $18, Family Weekend participants $18, SRU Student $8

https://www.themoderngentlemen.net

Carpenters members standing in an auditorium

WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: Carpenters Remembered

Friday, March 31, 2017
7:30 p.m.
University Union

See the show that sold out in Las Vegas! Led by Michelle Berting Brett and accompanied by a live Nashville band directed by Harry Sharpe, We've Only Just Begun re-creates the original sound of the Carpenters, one of the most successful and beloved recording acts of all time. "Brilliant performance!" says musician Peter Noone. JazzTimes magazine says, "Michelle Berting Brett is a richly gifted vocalist whose heartfelt tribute to Karen Carpenter is simply not to be missed."

http://weveonlyjustbegunshow.com

man singing into microphone

JOHN FORD COLEY

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 
7:30 p.m. 
University Union, Café seating   
Best known as half of the Grammy-nominated duo England Dan and John Ford 
Coley-who had six Top 40 singles between 1976 and 1979-singing legend John 
Ford Coley is now playing classic hits and new music in a solo show that is nostalgic 
and uplifting. This singing legend and audience favorite has multiple double platinum 
and gold records to his credit, with hit songs like "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight," 
"Nights Are Forever Without You," and "Love Is the Answer."  
http://www.johnfordcoley.com 

A Simple Space

GRAVITY & OTHER MYTHS

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 
7:30 p.m.
Smith Student Center (General Admission)
A multi-award winning and critically acclaimed acrobatics ensemble from 
Australia, Gravity and Other Myths creates their work with an emphasis on
an honest approach to performance, moving away from traditional circus and 
theatre models toward a fusion of acrobatic physical theatre. Arts and culture 
magazine TV Bomb describes a GOM performance as "daredevil feats with the 
confetti and sequins stripped away leaving nothing in their place but sheer 
talent and truly astonishing skill." 
http://gravityandothermyths.com.au 

Gravity & Other Myths is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

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This engagement of Gravity & Other Myths is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts foundation with support from the National Endowment of the Arts

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This performance was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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Annie Moses Band

ANNIE MOSES BAND - "The Art of the Love Song"

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016
2:00 p.m.
University Union
A brilliant blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented
family of musicians who combine technical skill with exhilarating
showmanship. They have delighted audiences around the world, including
in record-breaking numbers of airings on PBS and at Carnegie Hall and
the Grand Ole Opry. "The Art of the Love Song" was recently released and
showcased on PBS. These virtuosic siblings bring Juilliard-honed chops to
Nashville-styled music-making.  
http://www.anniemosesband.com

 Women of the World

WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 
7:30 p.m.
University Union
Celebrate global folk traditions with Women of the World, a dazzling
ensemble that creates and performs a rich tapestry of cultures and 
sounds. The 2014 champions of the Harmony Sweepstakes national a 
cappella competition, the premier American showcase for vocal harmony
music, these four amazing entertainers from around the globe perform 
in 29 of the world's languages and demonstrate the power of music to 
bridge cultural divides. "Beautiful, Spirited, Loving ... Wonderful!" says 
Bobby McFerrin. 
http://womenoftheworldmusic.com 

2015-2016 SRU Performing Arts Season


Barrage 8

BARRAGE 8

Thursday, April 28, 2016
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room
7:30 p.m.
Barrage 8, from the creators of the hit show "Barrage," features
all the instruments in the modern string family, played with energy
and panache by virtuoso performers. The instrumentation drives
a rich and powerful sonic palette that explores music from many
genres - and will leave you wanting more. 
www.barrage8.com 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBHlY75W70w

vocaldente

vocaldente


Thursday, March 24, 2016
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room
7:30 p.m.
Join us for a magical evening with these five extraordinary
performers from Germany and you'll understand how vocaldente
won the world's biggest a cappella competition. Unlike other
a cappella groups, vocaldente doesn't rely on technical devices or
amplifiers - their purely acoustic concerts take a cappella back to
its roots.
http://www.vocaldente.org/en/ 

Kevin Spirtas

Holiday Nights and Days
starring Kevin Spirtas

Friday, December 4, 2015
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room
7:30 p.m.
Let Kevin take you on an energetic tour of his career highlights, from
his Broadway debut to his years as physician Craig Wesley on "Days
of Our Lives." His performances bring down the house, whether
he's crooning a beautiful ballad, singing his way through unforgettable
music from Broadway shows or brightening up the season with
holiday tunes.
Café-style seating
http://kevinspirtas.com/

Alice Tan Ridley
Alice Tan Ridley in concert

Friday, October 16, 2015
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room
7:30 p.m.
An "America's Got Talent" finalist in 2010, gospel and R&B sensation
Alice Tan Ridley has got it all: a powerful voice, extraordinary musicianship
and an electrifying stage presence that brings audiences to their feet.
Talent runs in the family: actress Gabourey Sidibe is her daughter.
http://alicetanridley.com/

SRU Jazz Band

A Swinging Good Time

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Smith Student Center, Ballroom
7:30 p.m.
Our incredibly talented SRU Jazz Ensemble and dance students
promise a special evening as they teach, demonstrate and perform
your all-time swing favorites. Come prepared to dance or just
watch ... how much you participate is up to you.
Café-style seating

2013-2014 SRU Performing Arts Season

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

"I've Got a Little Twist"

Sept. 5, 2014

University Union, Multi-Purpose Room
Take Gilbert and Sullivan, add a twist of Broadway and the result is a fun, fresh, fill-of-life musical cabaret. This one-of-a-kind show celebrates the timelessness of Gilbert and Sullivan and its legacy in modern musical theatre.

http://nygasp.org

Gilbert and Sullivan Players

Livingston Taylor in Concert

Oct. 19, 2014
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room

From his own Top 40 hits to music written for his brother James,
Livingston Taylor creates an unforgettable performance with folk,
pop, gospel, jazz, touching ballads and amazing stories.

Liv Taylor on chair with guitar

The New Christy Minstrels

Friday September 6, 2013

This renowned American Folk group recorded more than 20 albums, including their Grammy Award winning debut album, and sold millions of records. Their hits are still popular today: "Green Green" "Saturday Night" "Today" "Denver" and their cover of "This Land Is Your Land." Randy Sparks who founded the New Christy Minstrels, still leads this amazing group in concert.
http://www.thenewchristyminstrels.com/

"Simply Sinatra"

Starring Steve Lippia
and featuring SRU Jazz Ensemble

Friday, October 11, 2013

Steve Lippia has been thrilling sold-out pops audiences across America. In this musical celebration, Steve interprets some of the most well-known and beloved Frank Sinatra hits. Be wowed by such timeless standards as "I've Got You Under my Skin," "The Lady is a Tramp," "My Way," "The Best is Yet to Come," and "Come Fly With Me." The award-winning and internationally traveled SRU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jason Kush, will back Steve for this evening of extraordinary music.
http://www.stevelippia.com/

The Broadway Boys Holiday Show

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A collection of the hottest singers working on the New York stage, the Broadway Boys infuse elements of pop, funk, gospel, and rock into traditional holiday classics and show tunes to create a new and contemporary musical theater sound. Enjoy songs from The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Memphis, Spiderman, and many more, as well as your holiday favorites.
http://www.bwayboys.com/

Rocky Mountain High John Denver Tribute,
Starring Ted Vigil

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The legendary John Denver was a brilliant song writer and a truly gifted performer. His music was a combination of romance ("Annie's Song"), folk ("Leavin' on a Jet Plane"), country ("Thank God I'm a Country Boy") and environmentalist ("Calypso"). Ted Vigil, a man who closely resembles John both physically and musically, is carrying on John Denver's inspiring legacy. Ted is not an impersonator; rather he sings a tribute to this colossal musical icon, performing with long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg.
http://www.tedvigil.com/


Jammin Divas Group

The Jammin' Divas

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Jammin' Divas perform stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music from Ireland, Australia, Israel and the USA. Through beautiful three-part harmonies set against the plush melodic landscape of the flute and double bass, The Jammin' Divas draw the audience into an experience that transcends four continents' history by sharing songs and stories of how each country culturally influences and enriches another.
www.thejammindivas.com