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Pre-Planning has begun!

We’re finalizing our reports for the 2018 Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest and moving into the pre-planning stage for 2019! We’ll be holding some open houses and town hall meetings and want to see many artists and companies from Central PA join us…

12 Days to Go!

12 Days to go! Have you purchased your BackStage Pass and ordered your tickets yet? And while you’re waiting for the Fest to begin, make sure to catch founding member Happy Valley Improv’s Community Jam! Happy Valley Improv June 11th: Community Jam! Attic of…

Winners of the Playwriting Fest!

Shout out to the winners of the 2018 Playwriting Competition for the Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest! Short Shorts Biscuits & Bacon by Sharece M. Sellem Fluent by Chuck Smith The Naughty List by Trevor Suthers? Theories by Jenell Abram Therapy Dog by Les Abromovitz One-Acts All in the…

June 7-9 Centre Dance Spring Recital

June 7th, 8th, and 9th: Spring Recital The State Theatre, 6 p.m. https://www.centredance2121.org And mark your calendars for June 22 when Centre Dance “brings it” to the Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest!

Openings & Premieres May 19!

We’ve got openings and premiere shows happening this weekend – make sure to check them out! Saturday, May 19 MindBodyArt School of Dance Grand Opening Free Dance Workshops 9 am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm, 5pm – 8pm https://www.mindbodyartdance.com Performing Arts School of Central…

Schedule is Ready!

And it’s up and running – over 105 events planned for the 3-day festival. Ticket sales begin this coming weekend. We have 3 types of events – Ticketed (you purchase a ticket for each event), Backstage Pass (you purchase one backstage pass for $35…

Variety Show Auditions

The First Annual Central PA Theatre and Dance Festival will host a Community Variety Show as part of the festival on Friday, June 22 at 4 pm. The variety show is open to ages 10 and up. Each act is limited to 3 minutes…

Pre-Launch Success!

Many many thanks to all of our volunteers and sponsors for helping make our April 3rd Pre-Launch a success! Special Thanks to: Mayor Donald M. Hahn County Commissioner Mark Higgins Lori Miller, Director of Visitor and Member Services, CPCVB Pam Salokangas, Director Centre Region…

April 3 – Be There!

SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, April 3, 5-7pm The Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest Kicks Off with a Pre-Launch Party! Join us at The State Theatre to learn more about our upcoming festival and meet the founding members and some of the performing artists….

March Events!

It’s Friday and time to buy tickets/attend a Theatre & Dance Event! Make sure to check out our Member Companies and their production schedules throughout the year. And make sure you’ve put April 3 (Pre-Launch Event) and June 22-24 on your calendars. But in…

Improv & Irish Dance!

Improv and Irish Dance happens this week – Thursday & Friday! Thursday, March 1 Happy Valley Improv in the Attic! The State Theatre, 8pm https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10232618 http://www.happyvalleyimprov.com/ Happy Valley Improv is State College’s premier improv group, specializing in the art of long-form improvisation. If you’ve…

Sondheim, Belly Dance, Irish Dance, Improv, Jazz and more!

A number of our member companies have performances and events coming up – make sure to check them out! Thursday-Saturday, February 22, 23, 24. FUSE Productions presents Stephen Sondheim’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG February 22, 23, 24 at 7:30 pm Schwab Auditorium on the…