Jan
20
7:00 pm
Jan
21
2:00 pm
Jan
22
2:00 pm
Jan
25
7:00 pm
Jan
26
7:00 pm
Jan
27
7:00 pm
Jan
28
2:00 pm

January 21, 22, and 28 at 2 p.m.
January 20, 21 and 25-28 at 7 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

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Fiddler on the Roof, based on Tevye and his Daughters and Other Tales by Sholem Aleichem, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein, is set in the troubled times of Imperial Russia in 1905.  The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his many attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives.  He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar who evicts the Jews from their village.  A heartwarming story, full of beloved music, and a wonderful cast of characters, including the iconic Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof is a family musical tradition that is a timeless treat.

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Dec ’16
2
6:00 pm

Friday December 2, at 6 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Hanaway Theatre.

An evening of rehearsed readings of plays in development by PSU Dramatic Writing students and faculty in the Playwright’s Lab. Free and open to the public, this is a time to hear new work and discuss it in an open forum. Plays will be performed by the Playwright’s Lab Acting Company. Plays are to be determined and will be chosen about two weeks before the event.

Free for anyone who would like to attend, call for tickets, 603-535-2787.

For more information https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/music-theatre-dance/rehearsed-reading-series-new-plays-from-psu/.

Nov ’16
15
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.

For more information go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/music-theatre-dance/jazz-ensemble-and-combo/.

Nov ’16
17
7:00 pm
Nov ’16
18
7:00 pm
Nov ’16
19
1:00 pm
Nov ’16
20
1:00 pm

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

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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.

For more information go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/music-theatre-dance/psu-theatre-stage-kiss/.

Oct ’16
13
7:00 pm
Oct ’16
14
7:00 pm
Oct ’16
15
1:00 pm
Oct ’16
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 ’16
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 ’16
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 ’16
22
7:00 pm
Sep ’16
23
7:00 pm
Sep ’16
24
1:00 pm
Sep ’16
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

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Jul ’16
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)

Apr ’16Apr
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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