Apr
15
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

Mar
22
6:00 pm

Select high students from all six New England states will be rehearsing all day on campus and performing in a concert with the Plymouth State University Jazz Ensemble. Chris Klaxton, director.

Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787.
Adult: $10, Senior: $6, Youth: $7

  • March 22 at 6 p.m.
  • Hanaway Theatre

Mar
5
9:00 am

Daylong Contemporary Music Festival for Pianists in Grades 7-12

 March 5 at the Silver Center for the Arts                                   

  • 9 a.m. A competition for grades 7-12 participants;
  • 11 a.m. A public lecture recital on music of the 21st century for two pianos, eight hands, performed by the PSU Piano Quartet;
  • 1:15 p.m. A seminar with Professor Jonathan Santore on careers in music;
  • 2 p.m. A master class for pre-college pianists with Professor Carleen Graff;
  • 3:15 p.m. A public concert by winners of the morning competition.

These festival events are free and open to the public.

Feb
26
7:00 pm

Session Americana

This live show is a timeless experience; sometimes folk, sometimes rock or blues, sometimes a bit of reggae, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American “song bag,” but always one of the best live shows on the planet.

  • February 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts
  • Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787
  • Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $20

JanJan
2024

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

Jan
9
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 pmirish@plymouth.edu or (603) 535-2647 with any registration questions.

Jan
16
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

Jan
22
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.

Dec ’15
9
7:00 pm

The PSU percussion ensemble will perform an eclectic blend of music in a wildly entertaining way featuring well-known tunes and original student arrangements. It’s always a full house for this event!

  • Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787.
    • Adult $5, senior & youth $3
  •  Tonight, 7 p.m.
  • Silver Center for the Arts Studio Theatre

Dec ’15Dec
1112

Join Plymouth State University’s a cappella groups for a night of holiday fun! You’ll hear songs from the past, songs of today, as well as your holiday favorites. The all-female a cappella group, Mixed Emotions, and the all-male a cappella group, Vocal Order, collaborate to bring to the community a two-hour concert of fantastic music.

  • Free and open to people of all ages (donations are greatly appreciated!)
  • Senior Center in Plymouth, NH
  • Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, at 7 p.m.