7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Hanaway Theatre

The PSU student Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble perform a variety of jazz from classic to modern. The ensembles are directed by Tim Gilmore and Chris Klaxton.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787. Adult $6, Senior & Youth $4.

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7:00 pm
7:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm

November 17-19 at 7 p.m.
November 19-20 at 1 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Studio Theater


In this charming comedy by Sarah Ruhl, art imitates life and life imitates art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. In this comedy, the drama and laughs are both onstage and off.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787. Adult $18, Senior and Youth $14.

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7:00 pm

Saturday, October 1 at 7 p.m.
Ice Arena and Savage Welcome Center


Ice Dance International (IDI) is the ice ballet company for the 21st Century. Overflowing with energy, technique and exuberant choreography, Ice Dance International is building a bridge to develop figure skating as an internationally recognized art form. Embracing the worlds of both ballet and ice dance with a cast of 10 skaters of world renown, this company is filled with dynamic movement, artistry and joy. The evening will include work by IDI founders and choreographers; America’s most famous male ballet dancer of all time, Edward Villella and IDI Artistic Director, Douglas Webster. This performance is included in the premiere tour of Ice Dance International’s exciting and engaging repertory.

Come celebrate the movement that is making ice skating more art than sport! Please note this special presentation is being held at the PSU Ice Arena, across the bridge from the Silver Center.

$40-$35 adult, $38-$33 senior, $25-$20 youth

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PSU’s dance performance group showcases original works by faculty and students in various dance genres. Premiere of new work set on PSU dancers by Ontario native choreographer, performer and director Jesse Robb.

  • May 6 and 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts
  • Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787
    Adult $10, Senior, Youth, and Group $8

7:00 pm

Atlantic Steps is a breathtaking and energetic new ensemble from Ireland’s Western Atlantic coastline. Combining an exceptional cast of Irish musicians and dancers along with a splash of song and humor, this is a production that is certain to lift your heart. The journey across the Atlantic during the waves of emigration from Ireland may have been tough for many, but it couldn't stop the fun and excitement of the rich culture these immigrants shared in their new home. The Atlantic Steps brings the spirit and enduring fun of the traditional Irish music, song, step dance, sean-nos (old-style) dance, and the spoken word. Join us for a fun-filled journey along Ireland’s Atlantic coastline exploring the tunes, dances and songs that draw so many to this mystical landscape. Purchase tickets online or call (603) 535-2787.

  • April 15 at 7 p.m.
  • Silver Center for the Arts
  • Adult $40-$35, Senior $38-$33, Youth $25-$20


ETC: Shrek The Musical

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, Shrek The Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. With beautiful music and colorful characters, sets, and costumes, Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and pure fun for everyone, both young and old!

Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787.
Adult: $29-$26, Senior: $24-$20, Youth: $25-$20

  • January 20, 21, 22, 23 at 7 p.m.
  • January 23, 24 at 2 p.m.
  • Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

8:30 am

A Big Bright Beautiful World

2016 Children's Arts Festival

Children in grades K–6 participate in this exciting event, which offers opportunities for children to learn different aspects of the arts—dance, theatre, fine arts—while at the same time experiencing the themes of the current production.

The day includes five fun-filled workshops, a behind-the-scenes look at The Shrek The Musical set, and a special performance.

  • Saturday, January 9, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Silver Center for the Arts
  • Register online by clicking here or at the door the day of the festival. Contact Pam Irish at or (603) 535-2647 with any registration questions.

5:00 pm
Special January Event in the Gallery
Exploration Movement/Art/Music:
Joan Wiegers and Dancers
with PSU dance alumni, 1990-2006

Live music, artwork by muralist/visionary artist Dugg Desjardins, performance by aerial hoop artist Nicole Collindres 

  • Karl Drerup Art Gallery
  • Saturday, January 16 at 5 p.m.
  • Free admission

8:30 am

Engaging All Learners Through the Power of the Arts

This one-day event offers professional development and continuing education workshops showcasing different ways to bring the arts into your classroom in addition to keynote addresses and all-campus interactive experiences. All classroom teachers, arts educators, administrators, and artists are invited. Learn how to integrate visual art, music, drama, and writing into your curriculum, based on the theme of this year’s production, Shrek The Musical. The day concludes with optional social hour, dinner, and admission to the evening performance of Shrek The Musical.

  • January 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
  • Silver Center for the Arts
  • Register here.

May ’15
7:00 pm
May ’15
7:00 pm

Friday, May 8 & Saturday, May 9 7 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

PSU’s dance performance group showcases original works by faculty and students in various dance genres. Premiere of new work set on PSU dancers by award-winning choreographer Helen Simoneau.

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult $10, Senior, Youth & Group $8