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The first rows of the orchestra will be available for $24.50 each for “Rent,” the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical that will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and across the world.

Itzhak Perlman will return to Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, for a special evening of live music (announced from the stage), stories, and projected film and photos celebrating a storied career launched with his televised U.S. debut more than 60 years ago.

For half a century, Dance Theatre of Harlem has provided access to ballet for all. The New York City company will make its first appearance at Penn State since 1995 when it performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

The Silkroad Ensemble, a music group named for the ancient trade route that exchanged commodities and innovations between southern Europe and eastern Asia, will make its State College premiere in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Eisenhower Auditorium.