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Penn State Performing Arts Council Showcase Hopes To Make An ‘ImPACt’

Even though the semester is coming to a close, performance groups across campus are just beginning to debut the acts they’ve worked on all year. The Penn State Performing Arts Council will present their end-of-the-year showcase, titled “Making an ImPACt,” on Thursday, April 28 at the Schwab Auditorium. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

The event will be Penn State’s first and largest collaborative performing arts program show, and will feature dance, theater, spoken word, instrumental, and a cappella acts. The council booked sixteen acts, including popular performers such as Tapestry, Taiko, Thespians, Reve, The Coda Conduct, Peace Love Lyrical, ROAR! Brass Ensemble, Wonderlust, W.O.R.D.S., Orchesis, The Pennharmonics, PSDA, and Cecil Blutcher. Additionally, Mike the Mailman will serve as a guest emcee.

Tickets are free and can be picked up at the tables on the first floor of the HUB from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from April 26-28. They can also be secured online here.

“‘Making an ImPACt’ is our way of celebrating all the hard work these groups have put in throughout the year,” said PAC Producer and Treasurer Matt Schiffman. “It’s a way to show the Penn State community how amazing each of these groups are as well as show them what these groups can pull off when they come together to work on a unique collaboration piece.”

The council hopes that the event will open the doors to a new era of performing arts at Penn State. The show will demonstrate how hard performing arts groups on campus work and will highlight the diverse and talented arts community (that often goes unnoticed) here at University Park.

More information about the event can be found on the “Making an ImPACt” Facebook page or the Performing Arts Council blog.

About the Author

Katie Klodowski

Katie is a senior from Pittsburgh, PA and a retired editor at Onward State. Currently, she works as a staff writer. True to her hometown, she is a fan of Steel City sports but also uses her ballet and music training to be a tough critic of all things artsy. The fastest ways to her heart are through pizza, sushi, and a solid taste in music (this means no Taylor Swift). To be constantly razzle-dazzled, follow her on all social media forms at @KatieKlodowski


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