Welcome to Our 2016-2017 Season!
The one word which binds our choral, dance, TV/film, and theatre students together is rehearsal. Through rehearsal, these young people hone their craft. Through weeks and months of preparation, their trial and error is the process by which they find their voice, the process by which artists emerge. And it is one of the true joys in their lives to sense the arrested attention of an audience as they endeavor to entrance and entertain.
On stage, our actors and dancers enthrall audiences through their electrifying performances. On the big screen, our filmmakers dazzle through their innovative lamination of traditional storytelling with cutting edge technology. In concert, our choral students remind us of the beauty of the human voice blended in glorious harmony.
In addition to our film festivals and choral and dance concerts, the coming theatre season includes an exciting list of plays and musicals. In the fall semester, we offer the riotous Charley’s Aunt, the melodious musical revue Showtune, which celebrates the great songs of Jerry Herman, and a nearly perfect holiday tale in The Homecoming, the play that gave birth to television series The Waltons. In the spring semester, we open with the searing Arthur Miller drama The Crucible, and we follow with a big, splashy Broadway finale with Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. And on top of all of that, our senior theatre majors will produce Peter Pan for the young and young–at–heart.
On behalf of our students, staff and faculty, I am happy to invite you to experience the many joys of the season ahead here at the Labuda Center which, we’re proud to announce, was voted as Best Performing Arts Center of the Valley for 2016 by the readers of Lehigh Valley Magazine.
John Bell, Division Head
Division of Performing Arts