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Looking to attend a fun and exciting Slippery Rock University Performing Arts event? Here you can find out about ticket and policy information, learn about sponsoring an event or making a donation to the Performing Arts Series. View all of our upcoming performances and even past ones. Have any questions? Visit our frequently asked questions page to find out all the information you need. Contact us at any time!

Maureen McGovern

Maureen McGovern: "The Long and Winding Road" (Canceled)

Maureen McGovern's concert has been canceled.

Sophisticated one moment, gutsy the next, and always pitch perfect, superstar Maureen McGovern has earned Grammy nominations and an Oscar-winning international No. 1gold record. Her concert includes music by Paul Simon, Carole King, James Taylor,Lennon/McCartney, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and other musical icons of the '60s and '70s- as well as Irish melodies in honor of St. Patrick's Day. McGovern will be joined by special guest, the SRU Choir, for several songs. "McGovern's vocal technique is second to none," said The New York Times.


Maureen McGovern 30 second spot

2021-2022 Performing Art Series

In order to ensure the safety of the performers and patrons, the 2020-2021 Performing Arts and lecture Series has been postponed to 2021-2022. New dates will be announced as soon as possible! 

Subscriptions and individual tickets will be available later this spring. Check back for dates of availability.

A preview of the 2021-2022 shows is available for viewing!

Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps

Date TBA, Miller Auditorium

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Since then, they have recorded more than 35 albums, including their latest, “The Lyin’ King. The group has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and NPR among others. Always fresh and funny, the group bridges the political divide by lampooning left, right and center. The hilarious, nonpartisan show puts the “mock” in democracy.


Nunziata brothers

A Broadway Holiday with the Nunziata Brothers and SRU Jazz Ensemble

Date TBA, Miller Auditorium

Acclaimed singer-songwriters and Carnegie Hall headliners Will and Anthony Nunziata return to SRU with their show, “A Broadway Holiday.” The performance will showcase their soaring tenor voices and soulful harmonies in renditions of holiday favorites, as well as plenty of good humor and brotherly banter. The Nunziatas will be accompanied by their Broadway pianist, Eugene Gwozdz, and the extraordinary SRU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jason Kush.


Troubadours and instruments

Troubadours: A Tribute to James Taylor and Carole King

Date TBA, Miller Auditorium

 “Troubadours” creates an enchanting evening that celebrates the iconic music of Carole King and James Taylor. Two bands join together to replicate the shows that Taylor and King performed at the world-renowned Troubadour Club in California in 1970, capturing a unique time in the history of music. Deb De Lucca and Sam Hyman and their bands take audiences on a captivating journey that pays tribute to the music that shaped a generation.


artrageous poster


Date TBA, Miller Auditorium

Never before have so many live arts been presented on one stage. The 11 artists, singers, dancers and musicians of Artrageous create a high-energy performance that is a colorful, powerful, nonstop showcase for visual art, song, dance, humor and more. The evening also provides plenty of opportunities for audience members to engage with the troupe. This show promises to be an incredibly fun, interactive experience for all ages who love the arts and love to express themselves.


Grace Kelly playing saxophone

Grace Kelly and the SRU Jazz Ensemble

Date TBA, Miller Auditorium

An unequivocal musical prodigy, singer-saxophonist-songwriter-composer and band leader Grace Kelly has rocked the jazz world with sold-out concerts, 13 acclaimed albums and a resume that includes performing at the Hollywood Bowl and as part of the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” And she accomplished it all before reaching her mid-20s. Kelly will be supported by the incredible SRU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jason Kush.


Ailey II dancers

Ailey II

Date TBA, Miller Auditorium

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. With Troy Powell, artistic director, at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company. The New York Times has written: “There’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II.” Dance Magazine writes that the show is “second to none.”


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