Irish tenor to perform
STATE COLLEGE - Irish tenor Ronan Tynan will perform a benefit concert for the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund and The State Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 8.
Tynan is a former member of the group The Irish Tenors and is well-known for his renditions of "God Bless America" at Yankee Stadium during important New York Yankees games. He has also performed at several presidential events in Washington, D.C., including the 2004 state funeral of President Ronald Reagan.
Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for students (limited number of student tickets available). Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office, online at www.thestatetheatre.org or by calling 272-0606.
Artists' work on exhibit
An exhibition of works by Jude Harzer and Margi Weir will be on display in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts from Thursday to Oct. 13. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Center.
Harzer has participated in both solo and group exhibitions in venues that include the Pen and Brush Gallery, the Salmagundi Art Center, the ACA Gallery and the Prince Street Gallery in New York City, as well as the George Segal Gallery in New Jersey.
Awards for Weir's work include first prize in the 2012 Juried Exhibition at the Las Vegas Center for Contemporary Art, the prize for Best Work on Paper in the first Southwest Biennial at the Albuquerque Museum in 2006 and Best of Show in New Directions in Fiber at CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO, in 2004.
The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and before and during all performances.
SFU group to audition
LORETTO - STAR Productions at St. Francis University will host auditions for its upcoming production of "Voices from the Pages" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the studio-basement of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art on the Loretto campus.
The production will use articles from newsprint and magazine tabloids and turn them into dramatic monologues as part of a theatrical presentation. The actors and actresses will write their own monologues and will perform their creations. The audition will include a brief monologue writing exercise and then enacting the written exercise as an audition.
No previous experience is necessary nor is a memorized reading selection required. Performances are scheduled for late fall.
International music on tap
UNIVERSITY PARK - Anda Union, a 10-member band from Inner Mongolia, mesmerized an Eisenhower Auditorium audience at its Penn State debut two years ago.
The group returns to the Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, in a concert titled "The Wind Horse." The show features instrumental and vocal music, plus film clips depicting various aspects of life in the autonomous region of the People's Republic of China.
Tickets are $38 for adults, $15 for University Park students and $28 for those ages 18 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online at cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, the HUB-Robeson Center Information and the Bryce Jordan Center.
Student work runs Sept. 29
A performance of "Dog Sees God" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts on the Penn State Altoona campus. The play is under the direction of Shane Sedlemyer for his senior capstone in integrative arts. "Dog Sees God" contains material not suitable for children and parental discretion is advised.
In a PSU Altoona release, Sedlemyer said, "'Dog Sees God' takes one of the most popular and cherished works of pop culture, the 'Peanuts' franchise, and takes it to a darker place. 'Peanuts' has always been about posing philosophical questions and teaching lessons through a loveable boy with his dog and friends."
Free tickets are available at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and before and during all performances.