Welcome Greeting

Welcome to Our 2017-2018 Season!

Dear Friends,

In this increasingly technological world, I grow more firm in my belief that the arts play a crucial role in helping us maintain connection. I’m not talking Facebook or Twitter here, I’m talking about deep conversations about what it means to be human. Our 2017-2018 season highlights the power of art to entertain and delight and to provoke thought and emotion. 

As always, our season is anchored by a program of vibrant dance concerts, film festivals, and choral concerts. And our slate of theatre productions offers opportunities for laughter, tears, and gentle tugs at the heart. 

We open with one of the great whodunits of all time, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile. We follow that with the irresistible rock musical Godspell. And for the holidays, we’ll explore how Peter becomes Peter Pan in the imaginative Peter and the Starcatcher. In February, we’ll visit the American Revolution in George Bernard Shaw’s funny and tragic melodrama The Devil’s Disciple. Then our senior theatre majors will present the timeless Beauty and the Beast to thousands of schoolchildren throughout the Lehigh Valley. Our season finale will be the award-winning Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. 

We have a season of mischief, magic, and music in store. We hope you’ll join us! 

John Bell, Division Head
Division of Performing Arts