February 18th, 2020

Dramatic Reading of “Hercules” to take place at Weis Center

Theater of War Productions will present a dramatic reading of scenes from Madness of Hercules by Euripides on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The reading will be followed by community panelist remarks, culminating in a guided audience discussion. The text was translated by Bryan Doerries. This is a free engagement and tickets are not required.   Hercules is an innovative project that presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of scenes from Euripides’ Madness of Hercules — an ancient Greek tragedy about an unthinkable act of violence committed by an angry man with an invincible weapon—as […]

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February 12th, 2020

70 Coal Region Residents Attended Tamburitzans Performance thanks to PPL Foundation Grant

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts recently welcomed folk music and dance ensemble, The Tamburitzans, on Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Tamburitzans presented a stage production that transported audiences to the heart of intriguing international cultures from around the globe, including: Croatia, Georgia, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Poland, Ireland and Bulgaria. The ensemble featured 29 young professionals in a production that featured festive costumes, bold visuals, daring acrobatics, and musical variety. Thanks to a generous grant from PPL Foundation, the Weis Center was able to offer complimentary roundtrip transportation via Catawese Coach Lines from Shamokin, Mount Carmel and […]

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February 9th, 2020

Performance Review: The Tamburitzans

The Tamburitzans brought Croatian, Georgian, Nordic, Russian, Serbian, Polish, Irish, and Bulgarian cultures to Lewisburg this past Friday. It was an incredible performance and included live musical instruments, singing, and dancing. Each piece was representative of a new culture. Through dance and music, the audience traveled through these intriguing countries around the world and got a taste of what the culture is like. There were larger dance pieces as well as smaller ones with less performers, which provided a nice variety. Additionally, there was always something new happening on stage. When one piece ended, the next one was already beginning […]

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February 4th, 2020

Cuban Contemporary Dance Company Leaps onto Weis Center Stage: Special rate for local youth taking dance classes

Cuban-based contemporary dance company, Malpaso Dance Company, will leap onto the Weis Center’s stage on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. In the short span since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has already become one of the most sought-after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. Emphasizing a collaborative creative process, Malpaso is committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The company tours with 11 dancers and is led by its original three founders: resident choreographer and Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, Executive Director Fernando Sáez […]

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February 4th, 2020

Free Family-Friendly President’s Day Concert at Weis Center

Eric Ian Farmer and his band will perform folk and roots music on Monday, February 17 at 2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. This is a free family-friendly President’s Day performance and tickets are not required. Patrons are encouraged to come early. The Exchange’s Art Cart will be on-site from 1-2 p.m. with special all-ages activities related to this performance. All attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need through Union County Children and Youth Services. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Martha and Alan Barrick and Coldwell […]

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February 3rd, 2020

World Music from West Africa Comes to Weis Center in Free Performance

West African singer, guitarist, percussionist, and dancer Okaidja Afroso will perform as a Trio on Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. This is a free performance and tickets are not required. Okaidja will be joined by Boinor Titus Nartey and Manavihare Fiaindratovo on percussion and vocals. There will be a free talk with the artist on the same day as the performance at 2:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Born into a family of musicians and storytellers in the village of Kokrobite on the west coast of Ghana, Okaidja Afroso is a singer, guitarist, […]

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January 27th, 2020

Performance Review: Allison Miller

Allison Miller and her band Boom Tic Boom presented In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change on Friday, Jan. 24. The performance consisted of a wonderful live band, a tap dancer, and captivating projections to encompass what the program is all about. The visuals of the nearby waterways paired wonderfully with the changing rhythms of the music and evoked emotions from viewers. The audience was able to see and appreciate the rivers of the surrounding area. The passion for the project was seen by all members of the ensemble as they immersed themselves into the music. It was interesting to […]

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January 23rd, 2020

Ukraine Symphony Orchestra and Acclaimed Cellist Come to Weis Center

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine will perform works by Poleva, Shostakovich and Schumann on Sunday, February 9 at 4 p.m. at the Weis Center. Volodymyr Sirenko serves as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor and Natalia Khoma will be a cello soloist for the performance. There will be a free pre-performance talk with Chief Conductor Volodymyr Sirenko, facilitated by Paul Grobey, from 3-3:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Sam and Nancy Craig. While at the Weis Center, they will perform Victoria Poleva’s Langsam, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, […]

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January 22nd, 2020

The Tamburitzans will bring Folk Music and Dance from around the Globe to Central PA

America’s longest running live stage production, The Tamburitzans, will perform on Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The Tamburitzans present an elaborate live stage production that transports audiences to the heart of intriguing international cultures from around the globe. The Tamburitzans have entertained and delighted audiences of all ages for over eight decades. Dedicated to perpetuating international cultural heritage, the ensemble delivers a high caliber multi-media showcase. This season’s ensemble features 29 passionate young professionals in a vibrant and energetic production featuring festive costumes, bold visuals, daring acrobatics, and musical variety for the whole family. Through […]

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January 14th, 2020

Pacific Roots Music Comes to Weis Center in Free Performance

Pacific roots artist Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole will bring Hawaiian music to the stage on Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. This is a free performance and tickets are not required. A riveting performer, Kaumakaiwa creates some of the most original work to emerge in contemporary Hawaiian music, drawing from ancestral memory and hula practice as chant transforms to melody. Kaumakaiwa seamlessly melds Hawaiian culture and modern sensibilities in deeply powerful music. Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole has been on stage since she could walk. A charismatic dancer and singer, with an impressive vocal range from tenor chant to Hawaiian […]

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