Rock legend visiting BJC
UNIVERSITY PARK - Rod Stewart will bring his critically acclaimed "Live the Life" tour to Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center for a show at 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Stewart will be joined at the concert by singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs.
The show will mark Stewart's first show at the BJC since its inaugural year, 1996.
Tickets for the show are $65, $85 and $99.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. today through ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.bjc.psu.edu, or by calling 800-745-3000.
Acclaimed play to be shown
STATE COLLEGE - The Pulitzer Prize-winning play "No Place to Be Somebody," by Charles Gordone, will be performed by Penn State Centre Stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-5 and Oct. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Pavilion Theatre on the Penn State University Park campus. There are preview performances at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and 3.
The play is set in the middle of the Civil Rights era, on the heels of the Black Power movement, as a black bartender matches wits with a white mobster.
Tickets are $18 per person and $16 for the previews and the matinee. Tickets are $12 for Penn State students with a valid ID. Tickets are available at the Penn State Downtown Ticket Center, Eisenhower Box Office, Bryce Jordan Center, or by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX.
Novel coming to life in play
UNIVERSITY PARK - A stage adaptation of "The Kite Runner," the international bestseller by physician-turned-author Khaled Hosseini, brings a poignant tale of friendship and betrayal to Penn State's Schwab Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8.
The American Place Theatre's adaptation features a single actor, Sorab Wadia, and focuses on the original short story that Hosseini later expanded into the novel.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $24 for adults, $10 for University Park students and $15 for those age 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at http://cpa.psu. edu or by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and Bryce Jordan Center.
TSO returning to BJC stage
UNIVERSITY PARK - Trans-Siberian Orchestra will celebrate th.eir first 15 years of touring with an encore and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, "The Lost Christmas Eve." The show will come to the Bryce Jordan Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 15.
Tickets are $33, $41, $51 and $61 and can be purchased online at livenation .com and Ticketmaster .com, in person at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet and Wal-Mart Ticketmaster kiosks or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Show tackles internment
HUNTINGDON - After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order to begin an internment program placing Japanese-Americans in internment camps, resulting in the loss of businesses, family breakups and suspension of their civil rights. Juniata College will host a theatrical production based on this shameful chapter in American history called, "Within the Silence," at 7 p.m. Thursday in the ballroom of Ellis Hall on the Juniata campus.
The production is free and open to the public. "Within the Silence" is presented as a companion piece to an art exhibit at the Juniata College Museum of Art, "Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity," which presents art by American artists raised in many different cultures as a way to visually decode how the United States sees itself as a nation.