Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


While we snuggle next to the fireplace, with snow billowing in the wind and temperatures dropping below freezing, it’s important to recognize that some people in our community are dealing with the cold, hard facts of housing insecurity.

The leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer move with ease among the spheres of classical, bluegrass, jazz and world music. They’ll come together at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.

Dallas Children’s Theater will perform “Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly”—a musical adaptation of a popular series of illustrated children’s books—at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

The completely original new musical “Something Rotten!,” originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (“Mean Girls,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Aladdin”), comes to Penn State for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Escher String Quartet and pianist Gilles Vonsattel will make their Penn State debuts—in a program featuring the world premiere of a piece by San Francisco-born composer Anthony Cheung—at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Schwab Auditorium.