Performing Arts Series
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!
We are currently selling subscriptions in addition to individual tickets. Please call Special Events at 724.738.2018 if interested in purchasing a subscription.
2019-20 Performing Art Series
Subscription and individual tickets are available by calling 724.738.2018. Alternatively, individuals can download order forms and mail to:
SRU Performing Arts Series
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
A preview of the shows is available for viewing!
Disney and the boys
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, 7:30 P.M., University Union-MPR
Acclaimed singers and entertainers Will and Anthony Nunziata take audiences on a magical ride through the music and stories of iconic Disney songs, many from the songwriting team of the Sherman Brothers, or as Walt called them, "The Boys." This multimedia concert includes rare footage from the Disney archives, as Will and Anthony provide fresh takes on classic songs from "Mary Poppins," "The Lion King," "Aladdin," "The Little Mermaid" and more. The Chicago Tribune calls the pair, "... a winning combo of beautiful tenor voices and comedic flair."
The Queen's Six
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, 7:30 P.M., University Union-MPR
Based at Windsor Castle, The Queen's Six are members of St. George's Chapel Choir,which performs at chapel services as well as private and state occasions and often before the royal family. These extraordinary singers perform a broad repertoire, from early chant,Renaissance polyphony, bawdy madrigals and haunting folk songs to upbeat jazz and pop arrangements.
Eileen Ivers' A Joyful Christmas
Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, 7:30 P.M., University Union-MPR
An original star of "Riverdance," virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers weaves traditional Irish songs, beloved American carols and even a "jigging" Bach into this celebration of Christmas through music. Ivers is a Grammy Award winner, Emmy nominee and nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion who has performed with various orchestras, Sting, The Chieftains and many others. Her recording credits include more than 80 contemporary and traditional albums and numerous movie scores. The New York Times called Ivers "The Jimi Hendrix of the violin."
Cirque Zuma Zuma
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, 7:30 P.M.
A one-time "America's Got Talent" finalist, Cirque Zuma Zuma has been called the ultimate African circus and an African-style Cirque du Soleil. The nonstop action features virtuoso performers who showcase African culture, including dance, acrobatics, tumbling and live music. Audiences are kept on the edge of their seats with the variety of pole and aerial acts,Egyptian limbo dances, South African gumboot dances, Gabonese tumbling and feats of South African contortionism.
This event will be held in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.
Maureen McGovern: "The Long and Winding Road"
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 7:30 P.M., University Union-MPR
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.
An Evening with Soledad O'Brien: Her Life Stories
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, 7:30 P.M.
Award-Winning Journalist, Entrepreneur and Host of the Weekly Syndicated Political Show Matter of Fact Through the power of storytelling, Soledad O'Brien brings a fresh perspective on diverse and contemporary issues to foster change in our community. Good luck and hard work can take you a long way, and in the case of Soledad O'Brien, good fortune was only a part of the winning combination that has led to her success. Driven by a desire to be the best in her profession, O'Brien has excelled by pushing her own limits. Touching on her secrets to a successful career, O'Brien emphasizes her belief in a strong work ethic and a never give up attitude.
Free, 7:30 p.m., Smith Student Center Ballroom
Doors open at 7 p.m.
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