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Act 1 Productions

Act 1 is DeSales University’s highly-acclaimed performing arts company and features professional-caliber productions. In addition to our film festivals and choral and dance concerts, the coming theatre season includes an exciting list of plays and musicals.

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The Dance Department at DeSales University opens the 2018-19 dance season with “Activate: The Emerging Choreographers Concert.” A mostly student-run affair under the artistic direction of dance faculty member Angela Sigley Grossman, “Activate” is a premiere program of new dances in which some of the department’s most talented student choreographers showcase pieces using “activation” as inspiration for their physical action and choreographic research. Choreographers include Ciara Marie Alford ’19, William Brazdzionis ’19, Caeleigh Griffiths ’19, Maria Murray ’20, and Krysten Struk ’19. This is the dance department’s 36th season showcasing their emerging student choreographers in this annual performance, which will be presented in four showings from November 2-4, in the Schubert Theatre in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.
We have a slate of plays and musicals featuring characters exploring their hearts and attempting to direct the trajectories of their lives. 
  • We open the season with William Inge’s Picnic which explores the complacency of middle age versus the yearnings of youth. 
  • We follow that with the frolicsome Dames at Sea, a rarely-produced and wonderful musical love story about big breaks and big dreams.
  • For Christmas, we’re offering the Pennsylvania premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a delicious holiday sequel to Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice.
  • In the spring semester, we’ll produce the haunting Chekhov masterpiece The Cherry Orchard.
  • In March, our senior theatre majors will present the delightful and timely The Princess King.
  • Our season finale will explore the search for the extraordinary in the Broadway blockbuster Pippin — another Act 1 premiere. 

We hope you’ll join us! 

Upcoming Events

Nov 18
Screendance Festival
The Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare 8:00PM
Nov 28
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts 8:00PM
Nov 29
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts 8:00PM

The Labuda Center for Performing Arts

The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts is home to most Act 1 events. It is completely handicapped accessible, and features the 473 seat Main Stage Theatre and the 187 seat Schubert Theatre.

GPS Location: 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18032

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Gift Certificates

A unique and wonderful gift idea, gift certificates can be purchased by show, season, or by denomination.

Order online or call the box office at 610.282.3192.

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Act 1 Productions
Labuda Center for Performing Arts

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