Rau exhibit opening
This winter, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona will continue its exhibitions of William H. Rau photographs. Opening Thursday, "William H. Rau: Panorama Portraits of Travel" will feature 30 albumen and sepia-toned photographs from the Altoona Area Public Library's Rau collection. The exhibition will remain on view through May 7.
The photographs in "Panorama Portraits of Travel" have been selected by guest curator Stan Snyder, SAMA-Altoona Administrative Assistant, for both their artistic and historical significance.
SAMA-Altoona is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Campus shows one-acts
Penn State Altoona will present "Shorts Three" Feb. 3 through Feb. 5, in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. "Shorts Three" is the third annual student-directed theatre one-act festival. This year features four one-act plays ranging from high comedy to intense drama.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for the general public.
Tickets are available at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts Box Office at Penn State Altoona, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and before and during all performances.
For more information, call 949-5452 or visit www.altoona.psu.edu.
'Fiddler' tour heads to PSU
UNIVERSITY PARK - The national tour of "Fiddler on the Roof," one of musical theater's crowning achievements, is coming to Penn State. The Center for the Performing Arts will present the Tony Award-winning show at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Eisenhower Auditorium.
John Preece, in his ninth national tour of "Fiddler on the Roof," stars as Tevye. Preece has performed in the musical more than 3,100 times. He has portrayed Tevye in more than 1,500 of those performances.
Section one and two tickets are $55 and $49 for adults, $40 and $34 for University Park students and $50 and $44 for people age 18 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown in the Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and Bryce Jordan Center.
Controversial show coming
HUNTINGDON - Telling stories and acting them out in funny, provocative and sometimes controversial vignettes, three actors from different ethnic backgrounds will use comedy, slam poetry, hip-hop and drama to discuss the state of race in America in a performance at Juniata College at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.
The show uses three derogatory ethnic slurs in its title and does not skirt the issue of race and the taboos of using hurtful racial slurs in a public or artistic setting. Called "N*W*C" in a shorthand version of the title, the play examines themes and issues connected to racism such as ethnic identity, racial slander, stereotyping, immigration and representation in media and popular culture.
Tickets are $20 for the general public, $12 for seniors over age 65 and children age 18 and under. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID.
For tickets and more information call 641-5849.