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Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

University Park students save an extra 15 percent on arts tickets Aug. 30

A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes the arts more accessible with discounted prices to Penn State students during the Center for the Performing Arts 2017–18 season.

But from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park students can save an additional 15 percent on already-discounted tickets to professional music, theater and dance performances scheduled for September through April.

Performances take place in Eisenhower and Schwab auditoriums. Student tickets normally priced at $15 will cost $12.75 on the sale day; touring Broadway production tickets will cost $42.50 and $34.85; and admission to a concert featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott will cost $61.20 and $52.70.

The season features 24 presentations that bring the continents closer to Nittany Valley, including Montreal-style cirque, jazz, musical theater, world music, dance troupes and classical ensembles.

“We enthusiastically welcome Penn State students to the center’s performances and are excited that, on average, one-third of our audiences are students,” center director George Trudeau said. “We’re pleased to be able to provide students tickets for most presentations for the very reasonable price of $15. Broadway show ticket prices are negotiated with the producers, so we don’t have as much flexibility, but we are still pleased that Penn State students receive the best prices for Broadway and all CPA presentations.”

A valid Penn State identification card is required to purchase tickets at the University Park student price. Each eligible student may buy one discounted ticket per event per ID. Friends who want to sit together should purchase their tickets at the same time.

Find more information about the Center for the Performing Arts season.

Below are the presentations, dates and discounted prices available to University Park students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Eisenhower.

$12.75 per ticket:

• Cécile McLorin Salvant, Sept. 14

• Flip FabriQue “Catch Me!,” Oct. 11

• Lila Downs, Oct. 17

• Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish and Sō Percussion, Oct. 24

• “Straight Outta Philly” featuring Rennie Harris Puremovement and Philadanco!, Oct. 27

• Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Nov. 9

• Apollo’s Fire “Sugarloaf Mountain: An Appalachian Christmas,” Nov. 30

• Camerata RCO, Jan. 24

• The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe, Jan. 26

• Yamato: The Drummers of Japan “Chousensha—The Challengers,” Jan. 30

• “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” based on the book by Richard and Florence Atwater, Feb. 11

• Bill Charlap Trio, Feb. 13

• Wu Han (piano), Philip Setzer (violin) and David Finckel (cello), Feb. 15

• Dorrance Dance “ETM: Double Down,” Feb. 27

• Che Malambo, March 15

• National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba with Yekwon Sunwoo, pianist, March 20

• Danish String Quartet, April 6

• Mummenschanz “You & Me,” April 8

$42.50 and $34.85 per ticket:

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” Oct. 19

• “The Sound of Music,” Nov. 14–15

• Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” Feb. 20–21

• “Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage,” March 21–22

• “Jersey Boys,” April 17–18

$61.20 and $52.70 per ticket:

Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott, Nov. 3