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
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

Nov ’15
23
7:00 pm

The annual All New England Band Festival features the PSU Symphonic Band as well as 200 high school musicians. This year we welcome composers Dr. Jack Stamp, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Scott Watson from the Parkland (PA) School District.

This event often sells out – reserve tickets early.

  • November 23 at 7 p.m
  • Hanaway Theatre

Nov ’15Nov
1922

Set in a quaint English seaside town, The Birthday Party is a modern classic that adroitly combines dark ambiguity, unsettling comedy, and high dramatic tension, and is one of Harold Pinter’s most produced and disturbing plays.

  • Silver Center Studio Theater
  • Buy tickets online OR call (603) 535-2787
    Adult $15, senior & youth $12
  • November 19 and 20 at 7 p.m.
    November 21 and 22 at 2 p.m.
    November 21 at 8 p.m.

 

Nov ’15
17
7:00 pm

Safe and Free? The Case Against a Civil Liberties Tradeoff

Devon Chafee from the NH Civil Liberties Union will be unpacking the assumption that the goals of advancing civil liberties and protecting national security are necessarily counter-balanced. Focusing on US counterterrorism efforts in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Chaffee will address the costs and effectiveness of federal national security policies that implicate individual rights.

Devon Chaffee is the executive director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union and is the former legislative counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, DC.

  • November 17, 7 p.m.
  • Smith Recital Hall of the Silver Center for the Arts

Nov ’15
8
4:00 pm

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present the NH Klaviertrio on Sunday, November 8.

The trio includes Carleen Graff, piano; Bozena O’Brien, piano; and Gary Hodges, cello, and will perform music from a variety of style periods, including works by Beethoven, Rheinberger, and Danielpour.

  • Sunday, November 8, 4 p.m.
  • Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts
  • FREE--call for tickets: (603) 535-2787

Nov ’15
5
7:00 pm

PSU director of choral activities Dan Perkins conducts the 38th annual festival featuring the PSU choirs and more than 200 high school singers from 60 schools from throughout New England. Guest choir: ConVal Regional High School, Krystal Morin (’13), director.