Oct
13
7:00 pm
Oct
14
7:00 pm
Oct
15
1:00 pm
Oct
16
1:00 pm

October 13–15 at 7 p.m.
October 15–16 at 1 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Hanaway Theatre

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Carrie, the telekinetic musical adapted from Stephen King’s novel Carrie, is the story of an awkward teenage girl with special powers who struggles for acceptance. Her lonely life is dominated by an oppressive religious fanatic mother and the unforgiving judgmental attitudes of her classmates. However, Carrie has hope when one girl befriends her. Just when everything seems perfect a horrible prank unleashes Carrie’s telekinetic powers on her high school classmates and teachers, destroying all. Carrie has a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore.

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

For more information, go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/music-theatre-dance/psu-theatre-carrie-the-musical/.

Oct
21
7:00 pm

Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Hanaway Theatre

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Perhaps the most widely read American poet of the twentieth century, Robert Frost returns to the stage in A.M. Dolan’s This Verse Business played by the Emmy award winning actor and New Hampshire native Gordon Clapp. Clapp is perhaps best known for his role as Detective Greg Medavoy on NYPD Blue and for his Tony nominated role in the acclaimed Broadway production of Glengarry Glen Ross.

For fifty years, Robert Frost traveled the country giving talks and performing his poems. Partly based on these public appearances, This Verse Business not only gives us Frost, the rascally wit of the platform, but also Frost at home, the private man alluding to his family and speaking about his relationship with art. Frost taught at PSU (then Plymouth Normal School) in 1911 and a statue of him can be found in the middle of campus.

$35-$30 adult, $33-$28 senior, $20-$15 youth

For more information, go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/features-bottom/this-verse-business/.

Oct
1
7:00 pm

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

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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

More information about this event is available at https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/features-top/ice-dance-international-presents-icedance/.

Sep
22
7:00 pm
Sep
23
7:00 pm
Sep
24
1:00 pm
Sep
25
1:00 pm

Presented at the Silver Center for the Arts Studio Theater, Brilliant Being (A World Premiere) is conceived by Matt Kizer, Paul Mroczka, Jonathan Santore and Amanda Whitworth. Featuring Amanda Whitworth and Emily Jaworski, Brilliant Being is a journey towards a new light. This is an innovative form of performance, layering new types of dance and technology together, with originally composed music, to create a live MC Escher-like fantasyscape. It is where live performance meets video gaming in an interactive performance piece, redefining theatre and storytelling. Brilliant Being is about creating anew after everything is lost.

September 22 - 24 at 7 p.m.
September 24 - 25 at 1 p.m.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $18, Senior and Youth $14
Saturday matinee $13 all seats

Click here for more information.

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Jul
7
2:00 pm

With bravery and a little luck, young Jack tries to find a way to provide for his family – and escape the mean old giant in the sky. Buy tickets online or call 603-535-2787.

Children's theatre offerings all summer long!

  • July 7 at 2 p.m.
  • Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts
  • $7 all seats; $5 groups (15 or more)

AprApr
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On the surface, the musical A Man of No Importance, which is about the inner struggle and turmoil created when shame and desire collide, tells the story of an amateur theatre group in Dublin and their leader, Alfie Byrne. Alfie is determined to stage a version of Oscar Wilde’s Salome at his church, despite the protestations of church authorities. Through moments of honesty, self-discovery, and deeply felt emotion, A Man of No Importance offers us hope for a future where those who are considered to be unwantedly different and outcasts are, indeed, recognized as being equal, good, and welcomed.

This performance is not recommended for children due to adult themes.

  • April 7 and 8 at 7 p.m.
    April 9 and 10 at 2pm
    April 9 at 8pm
  • Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

MarMar
36

This is a classic tragedy by William Shakespeare about two young lovers whose feelings cannot be controlled despite the fact that their feuding families forbid their romantic relationship.

Reduced rate for Saturday matinee!

Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787.

  • Adult $17, Senior & Youth $14, Saturday matinee: all seats $12
  • Dates:
    • March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m.
    • March 5 and 6 at 2 p.m.
    • March 5 at 8 p.m.
  • Hanaway Theatre

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.