Dance group will perform
Penn State Altoona's Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts on the Penn State Altoona campus.
The performance will feature "Skin-to-Skins," an emotionally charged Afro-fusion dance work choreographed by guest lecturer Tracie Yorke.
Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $7 for the general public. Children under age 12 will be admitted free. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 949-5452.
Fiddler holds holiday show
UNIVERSITY PARK - Fiddler Natalie MacMaster, a folk and Celtic music artist, will help ring in the holidays with her show "Christmas in Cape Breton" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium.
The Nittany Valley Children's Choir joins MacMaster and her band on stage at Penn State.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $37 for adults, $17 for University Park students and $27 for a those age 18 and younger. Tickets are available online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX and Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, HUB-Robeson Center and Bryce Jordan Center.
'Mary' floats into Benedum
PITTSBURGH - The national touring production of the Broadway hit "Mary Poppins" will play at the Benedum Center from Jan. 5 through 25.
Adapted from the classic 1964 film of the same name, the original stage version of "Mary Poppins" was a hit in London's West End, earning several Olivier Awards.
Ticket prices start at $22. For showtimes or to purchase tickets, visit www.marypoppins.pgharts.org.
Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Benedum Center box office or by calling 412-456-6666.
VAST students exhibit work
Art works by Penn State Altoona's Visual Art Studies students will be on display from Dec. 2 to 12 in the McLanahan Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
The student exhibition, "Workout," features student pieces selected by VAST faculty members Rebecca Strzelec, Lauren Scanlon, Bill Miller and Rob Thompson.
A free reception for student artists, faculty and the public will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Center.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and before and during all performances.
Classic story comes to area
MCCONNELLSTOWN - The Playhouse at McConnellstown will present the Christmas classic "Miracle on 34th Street" today through Dec. 5.
The show will be performed at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27 and Dec. 3 and 4 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5.
"Miracle on 34th Street" started on the big screen - the 1947 film starred a young Natalie Wood and won three Academy Awards.
Tickets for the Playhouse production are $10 for the general public and $8 for students and people age 60 or older. Tonight's opening night performance is sold out and this weekend's shows are nearly sold out, as well. To purchase tickets, call 627-0311.
For more information, visit www.littletheater. com.