Regan to play War Memorial
JOHNSTOWN - The Cambria County War Memorial Arena will host comedian Brian Regan at 7 p.m. June 12.
Regan is a popular comedian who performs a family-friendly show and has had several top-rated Comedy Central specials and best-selling comedy albums.
Tickets for the show are $38.50, plus fees, and go on sale at 10 a.m. today.
Tickets are available at the arena box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com
CLP present 'Wizard of Oz'
LORETTO - Follow the Yellow Brick Road as Cresson Lake Playhouse presents the family favorite "The Wizard of Oz" July 28 through August 13.
The show will be performed at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays.
The show is under the direction of Robin Reese, Associate Professor of Theatre, Penn State Altoona.
Reese returns for her fourth season as director to Cresson Lake Playhouse with music direction provided by Patty Jimenez of Hollidaysburg.
Tickets are $17 for adults, and $10 for students under age 18 with proper I.D.
For more information or to place your order for tickets, call 472-4333 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.
Tickets will also be available at the door.
Queen tribute back to stage
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the return of "One Night of Queen," a rock tribute concert that emulates the spirit and passion of rock icon Freddie Mercury, at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the Byham Theater.
Performed by musician Gary Mullen & The Works, this '80s rock concert pays tribute to the stage theatrics and music of British rockers Queen.
Tickets range in price from $26.25 to $45.25 and can be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., online at www.pgharts.org, or by calling 412-456-6666.
PSU dancers to perform
Penn State Altoona's Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 28 and 29 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
"Impressions," created by KT Huckabee, assistant professor of integrative arts and dance, is based on a series of paintings done by Erica Harney. Harney, visual artist and faculty at University Park, created her paintings in response to live performances of "Suite for Violin and Double Bass." Dancers in these pieces will be accompanied by a violinist and double bassist during the Friday evening performance.
"Sketches in Space," a work by Instructor in Dance and Integrative Arts Caitlin Osborne, is a multi-section work which explores a variety of special concepts, patterns, plastique and borders, as well as psychological spaces that pit internal desire against outside pressure.
Another work by Osborne, "It Takes All Kinds," is a comic tale inspired by Runyonland, the prologue to the musical "Guys and Dolls." It is a moving picture of an urban environment and the characters who inhabit it.
Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students, $7 for the general public and free for children under age 12.
London troupe to play PSU
UNIVERSITY PARK - London's Tall Stories Theatre Company performs the musical "Room on the Broom," adapted from the best-selling children's book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, at 2 p.m. April 10 in Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium.
The musical, which features people, puppets and original songs, showcases the British company's distinctive physical and visual performance style that acknowledges the audience.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $18 for adults, $8 for University Park students and $13 for those 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, the HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and Bryce Jordan Center.