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Ballet Version of 'Wizard of Oz' Hits the Stage Soon Ballet Version of 'Wizard of Oz' Hits the Stage Soon
25 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
"We tried to stay close to the original story," says Maciejczyk, "and we've given it a new dimension by making it a community event.” The ballet features an Iron Furnace worker as the Tin Man, a set depicting the Allen Street Grill, the Corner Room and The Tavern. [Read More]
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Ballet Version of 'Wizard of Oz' Hits the Stage Soon Ballet Version of 'Wizard of Oz' Hits the Stage Soon
25 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
"We tried to stay close to the original story," says Maciejczyk, "and we've given it a new dimension by making it a community event.” The ballet features an Iron Furnace worker as the Tin Man, a set depicting the Allen Street Grill, the Corner Room and The Tavern. [Read More]

State High Thespians Rock Theatre Awards State High Thespians Rock Theatre Awards
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Abhar Shah
It's safe to say the State College Area High School Thespians stole the show. "It's a huge deal," says Warner. "The Issacs are something you look forward to when you're doing theater in high school and it's like a dream come true." [Read More]

Dates Announced for “Jersey Boys” at Eisenhower Dates Announced for “Jersey Boys” at Eisenhower
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
This is the true story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were 30. [Read More]

'Parade' is Emotional Roller Coaster 'Parade' is Emotional Roller Coaster
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
The show doesn't have the happy-go-lucky quality of so many musicals, though. It deals with some pretty grim subject matter, starting with the murder of a young girl. "Parade" tells the story, in accurate detail, of Leo Frank, convicted 102 years ago -- even though he was innocent. [Read More]

Penn State Professor Featured on CD Penn State Professor Featured on CD
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Cook has performed to critical acclaim as a soloist in 28 countries and has toured as Artistic Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. At her Carnegie Hall debut, critics admired her “ravishing colors and textures” (New York Concert Review). [Read More]

Garth Brooks on Penn State, Gravestones, Country Music & Tony Bennett Garth Brooks on Penn State, Gravestones, Country Music & Tony Bennett
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I love, love, love this place,” Brooks says of State College and Penn State. “My daughter fell in love with this place, and I fell in love with this place, and the fans are self-explanatory,” he says with an excited smile. [Read More]

 Penn State Faculty Member Releases 'Mack the Knife' Music Video Penn State Faculty Member Releases 'Mack the Knife' Music Video
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
“I thoroughly enjoyed the creative process, especially in the writing, the search for new colors and sounds that would emulate this character,” added Zorin. “I loved having that freedom; when it comes to music, I'm a bit of an anarchist!” [Read More]

Fiery Ice Cream Pitch Gets Sizzling Exposure on National TV Fiery Ice Cream Pitch Gets Sizzling Exposure on National TV
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
"They said okay, ready to come on. The doors opened up a little bit and then stuck," Letterman recounts. "So they had to reset. And I was just getting more nervous." [Read More]

Handbell Festival Coming to State College High School Handbell Festival Coming to State College High School
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
Their repertoire includes many hymns and some secular songs, such as Glenn Miller's "Moonlight Serenade." The ensemble features both male and female members ranging in age from teenagers to senior citizens. "You need a full choir to play these songs," says choir member Ryan Ditmer. [Read More]

'Sounds' Gives Teens Rock & Roll Experience 'Sounds' Gives Teens Rock & Roll Experience
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
An innovative program is giving aspiring young musicians a chance to play in a rock band. A non-profit group provides instruments and after school lessons. The Centre County Report shows how teens are experiencing some new "Sounds." So, listen up! [Read More]

Penn State Medium To Star In ABC Family Reality Show Penn State Medium To Star In ABC Family Reality Show
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Maddie Lippincott
The unscripted reality series will follow Ten-Kate as she carries out her daily life as a communications major while juggling her side job as a spirit medium, someone who is able to communicate with those “who have crossed over.” [Read More]

State College Fourth Grader Cast in Touring Broadway Production of ‘Camelot’ State College Fourth Grader Cast in Touring Broadway Production of ‘Camelot’
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
“I think Tom of Warwick is adventurous, brave and passionate about being a knight one day,” says Hanawalt, who in his spare time enjoys drawing, playing the saxophone and taking Parkour classes. “I feel happy, special and very lucky to have this experience.” [Read More]

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