An Afternoon with Nicholas Kristof
Sponsored by Penn State York Honors Program, Penn State York Student Activity Fee, Penn State Global Programs
Tue. February 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm
- Tickets are not required for entrance -
Nicholas Kristof is an American journalist and political commentator. A winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, he is a regular CNN contributor and has written an op-ed column for The New York Times since November 2001. Kristof is a self-described progressive. According to The Washington Post, Kristof "rewrote opinion journalism" with his emphasis on human rights abuses and social injustices, such as human trafficking and the Darfur conflict.
Mr. Kristof grew up on a sheep and cherry farm near Yamhill, Oregon. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and then studied law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, graduating with first class honors. He later studied Arabic in Cairo and Chinese in Taipei. While working in France after high school, he caught the travel bug and began backpacking around Africa and Asia during his student years, writing articles to cover his expenses. Mr. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 140 countries, plus all 50 states, every Chinese province and every main Japanese island.
Sponsored by Penn State York Student Affairs and Penn State Global Programs
Tue. February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm
- Tickets are not required for entrance -
Zuzu Acrobats is a five person Kenyan Acrobatic show which embodies the Bantu Culture of East Africa. The show lasts one hour and features fast pyramid building, limbo, chair balancing, comedy, fast skip rope, juggling and much more all set to high energy lingala music.
York County High School Musical Theatre Showcase
Sun. April 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm
- Tickets go on sale to the public January 31 -
This celebration of musical theater in York County High Schools is presented annually to recognize the talent, work and accomplishments evident in each high school production.
Students from York County High Schools will perform musical selections from their spring musicals. Over 500 students will perform in this spectacular event!
Once again, scholarships will also be presented to students during the event. Representatives from each school will perform in a musical finale to celebrate the talent of all York County students. This event is a highly anticipated afternoon of theater magic. Showcasing the hard work of these students, directors and production teams brings pride to York County. Bryan Tate will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event
ENCORE is sponsored by Attorney William B. Anstine, Jr., John Giambalvo and the Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships and David and Joan Stauffer.
“ENCORE” is open to the public. Anyone who loves musical theater will be enthralled by the performances of these young people.
Andrew McCarthy Live! - Plus a Screening of Weekend at Bernie’s
Thu. April 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Andrew McCarthy is a director, an award-winning travel writer, and—of course—an actor. He made his professional début at 19, appearing in dozens of films, including The
Spiderwick Chronicles and The Joy Luck Club, as well as such iconic movies as Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Less Then Zero, and cult favorites Weekend At Bernie’s, and Mannequin.
He has starred on Broadway and on television, appearing on numerous shows as a series regular and guest star, including The Family, Lipstick Jungle, Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital, and every season of Law & Order. He is also a highly regarded television director, having worked on Blacklist, Orange is the New Black, The Enemy Within, Condor, New Amsterdam, TURN, Alpha House, Black Box, Gossip Girl, and White Collar, among others.
Now is your chance to see him live on stage! Enjoy a screening of the classic hit film Weekend at Bernie’s followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with the audience.
*VIP tickets include a Post-Show Meet & Greet with Andrew McCarthy
9th Annual Profiles In Music: A Drum and Bugle Corps Showcase
Presented by Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps
Sat. April 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm
*This is a rental presentation
Tickets will go on sale to the public January 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
The Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps, from Hanover, Pennsylvania, is hosting their 9th Annual Profiles In Music ~ “A Drum and Bugle Corps Showcase.” The show will consist of the finest Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps from the East Coast, along with some other exciting music groups, each performing a twenty-minute concert. You won’t want to miss this exciting show of drum and bugle corps music. This event has sold out each of its previous eight performances, so purchase your tickets early to ensure your seats!
The U.S. Navy Concert Band
Sun. April 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm
*This is a free event, but tickets are required for entrance. Tickets can be picked up at the Box Office starting February 5.
The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for over eighty-five years.
Collaboration with celebrities has become a hallmark for the Concert Band. The band was featured with Arthur Godfrey of NBC radio fame in 1927. Gene Kelly was guest star for the first episode of The Navy Hour radio program in 1945, which the band produced for an astounding twenty-three years. More recently, the band featured guest artists Tony Curtis and Gregory Peck. In 2002, the band was filmed performing "America the Beautiful;" the performance was broadcast by the NFL prior to each game during opening week.
In addition to national concert tours and an extensive local concert season, the Concert Band has been featured internationally at military tattoos and festivals in Oslo, Stockholm and Quebec City. In 1996, the band was honored to participate in the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet in St. Petersburg and in The Baltic International Festival of the Fleets in Kaliningrad, Russia.
Recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world, the Concert Band is in constant demand by the nation's foremost musical education organizations, such as the American Bandmasters Association and The Midwest Clinic.
Dinosaur World Live
Sat. February 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for the entire family.
Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Stegosaurus!
A special meet and greet after the show offers all of our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend.
Don’t miss this entertaining and mind-expanding jurassic adventure, live on stage.
Book now before tickets become extinct!
‘Great fun. Highly recommended for all ages’ ~What’s Good To Do
'A spectacular interactive show!' ~OK! Magazine
‘The perfect family show. Educational and entertaining’ ~The Reviews Hub
Age guidance: 3+
Running Time: 50 mins + 15 min post show meet & greet with the Dinosaurs
That Golden Girls Show!
A Puppet Parody
Sun. February 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm
That Golden Girls Show! is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments - with puppets!
Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down.
From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose's tales from St. Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy's daily struggle to make sense of her life.
Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.
The Music of Sam Cooke - The King of Soul starring Bradd Marquis
Sat. February 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm
The Music of Sam Cooke - The King of Soul is a fantastic new show depicting the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the Legendary Sam Cooke. A rip roaring soulful performance brought to you alongside a live big band.
Sam Cooke became the most important Soul singer in history. He was also the inventor of soul music and the most popular and beloved performer of his time. Cooke bridged the gap between black and white audiences and crossed generations. He is commonly known as The King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. Sam Cooke appealed to everyone. He pioneered soul by melding elements of R&B, Gospel and Pop into a sound that was new and still coalescing at the time. His pioneering contributions to soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.
This world premiere concert features the greatest hits from the Legend of Soul including “You Send Me,” “Only Sixteen,” “Cupid,” “Chain Gang,” “Twistin the Night Away,” “A Change is Gonna Come,” and “Wonderful World” to name a few. Beginning with the gospel music that formed the foundation of Sam Cooke’s career, and spanning his success as a pop star, its pure magic from beginning to end. He is “Forever Mr. Soul.”
The Greatest Love of All
A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids
Sat. March 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”.
Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids – a RiSA chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa - who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica and featured on Fox TV’s Showtime at the Apollo and BBC1 TV’s Even Better Than the Real Thing.
With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.
This two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as it takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits including “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “How Will I Know,” “One Moment in Time,” “I Have Nothing,” “Run to You,” "Didn’t We Almost Have It All," "Greatest Love of All," "I’m Every Woman," "Queen of the Night," "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," "Million Dollar Bill" and more.
The Greatest Love of All has already wowed audiences across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and continues to gather glowing reviews worldwide.
This special once-in-a-lifetime concert event will leave audiences wanting more and talking about it for years to come. Don’t miss the chance to experience it for yourself.