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Penn State Centre Stage Announces 2023-24 Season Schedule

Penn State Centre Stage released its 2023-24 season slate of performances, the organization announced Thursday.

Centre Stage will host six shows at the Playhouse, Pavilion, and downtown theaters, and tickets for the entire schedule will go on sale Monday, July 10. Meanwhile, tickets for individual shows can be purchased for $20 for adults and $15 for students beginning the same day.

Ahead of the regular season, Centre Stage will invite participants to a “Sneak Preview Celebration” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, at the Playhouse Theater. Folks can meet Centre Stage directors, designers, and students participating in the production of the shows and purchase tickets for the upcoming shows. Sneak Preview tickets will run at $45 for those interested.

“We were so pleased by recently being named among the Top 25 Drama Schools in the world by the Hollywood Reporter, but I know that our audiences who attend Centre Stage productions have recognized this excellence for years,” Director of the School of Theatre Rick Lombardo said in a release. “We are exceptionally proud of the professionalism and artistry of our remarkable students, faculty and staff who produce season after season of powerful and innovative theatre.”

This season’s productions include:

  • “Hit the Wall,” by Ike Holter, directed by Robert W. Schneider, October 3 to 12
  • “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” musical by David Malloy, directed and choreographed by Christine O’Grady, October 17 to 29
  • “Bonnets: How Ladies of Good Breeding are Induced to Murder,” by Jen Silverman, directed by Jenny Lamb, November 14 to December 2
  • “Urinetown,” musical by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, directed by David Kersnar, music directed by Darren Cohen, February 20 to March 1
  • “Tartuffe,” by Moliere, directed by Sam Osheroff, March 19 to 30
  • “Bernarda Alba,” by Michael John LaChiusa, directed and choreographed by Christopher Campbell, April 11 to 14
  • “Falsettos,” by William Finn and James Lapine, directed by Zack Steele, April 18 to 21

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