Give Me a P-P-A!

Cheerleaders and basketball players. Sex strikes and battles of the sexes. Pace Performing Arts brings it on with Lysistrata Jones on November 13 – 17 in NYC. >>Read More

Athens U. cheerleader Lyssie J. convinces her squad not to “give it up” to their basketball player boyfriends until the team finally breaks its 30-year losing streak. What happens during this sex strike is something special—maybe abstinence really does make the heart grow fonder. Based on Aristophanes’ 2,500-year-old Greek comedy, Lysistrata, the story of a group of women who withhold sex to inspire their men to find a peaceful resolution to the Peloponnesian War, Lysistrata Jones had its Broadway premiere in 2011.

With its infectious original score and a hysterical book from three-time Tony®-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Sister Act), and composer and lyricist Lewis Flinn (The Divine Sister), Lysistrata Jones is a blast.

And Pace Performing Arts is taking on this battle of the sexes as part of their next production on November 13–17 in the Schimmel Theatre.

Performances will be held on November 13–15 at 7:30 p.m., November 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and November 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at OvationTix.

Bent in Berlin

The persecution of gays in Nazi Germany. On October 23–27, Pace Performing Arts will present Bent.

1934. Germany. Most know about the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, but few know the story of “the other indesirables” who were beaten and killed alongside them in the concentration camps.

Martin Sherman’s Bent follows Max, a gay man who tries to flee to Holland with his boyfriend Rudy, but is found by the Gestapo and sent on a train to a concentration camp. When Rudy calls out for him, Max chooses his life over love. But at the camp, when Max meets Horst, his life changes.

Pace Performing Arts students take on this story about the courage to love. Performances will be held in NYC’s Schaeberle Studio on:

October 23–25, 8:00 p.m.
October 26, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
October 27, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for adults and can be purchased through BrownPaperTickets.

Hot Diggety, Dogfight!

A Marine and an awkward waitress. Ugly date contests. A pop-rock musical. What more can you ask for? Check out Pace Performing Arts students’ 2013-2014 season opener Dogfight on October 2–9.

Boy meets girl. Boy takes girl to a humiliating ugly date dance. Boy realizes he’s a jerk. That’s the gist of Dogfight, the first in a series of Pace Performing Arts productions.

The night before shipping off to Vietnam, four Marines prepare to attend a “dogfight” (the annual dance where Marines compete to bring the ugliest date), but when 18-year-old Marine Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets charmingly clumsy waitress Rose, the game changes.

Pace Performing Arts students present the 2013 Lucille Lortel award-winning Dogfight, written by Peter Duchan and with a pop-rock musical score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who all made a special appearance at Pace’s first rehearsal and chatted with students.

BFA Musical Theatre program Director Amy Rogers will direct the production.

Performances will be held in Schaeberle Studio on the 10th floor of 41 Park Row on the following dates:

October 2-4, 8:00 p.m.
October 5, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
October 6, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
October 8-9, 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase online here.

For more information on upcoming Performing Arts productions, visit www.pace.edu/performingarts.

Guettel Yourself to the Schimmel

After a year-long artist-in-residency at Pace, Tony Award-winning composer Adam Guettel will share the Schimmel stage with Dyson BFA musical theater students for a night of electrifying performances on April 30.

On April 30 at 8:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Theatre on the NYC Campus, the Pace Performing Arts Department is bringing you a concert of works by Adam Guettel , Tony award-winning composer of the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins, and Myths & Hymns, accompanied by Dyson Musical Theater students and alumni, and directed by Amy Rogers, with musical direction by Robert Meffe, Andrew Smithson, and Joel Waggoner.

This concert, which will include a diverse mix of old and new songs from Guettel’s projects, is the culmination of a year-long artist-in-residency in which Guettel taught classes in musical theory, song interpretation, musical theater history and composition, as well tested material from a new project with Pace students. He will also discuss his creative process with demonstrations of different versions and revisions of songs.

Tickets are $8 for Pace students and $12 for the general public. To purchase, click here.

Bust a Move

Forget Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Pace Performing Arts students can dance and will be lacing up their dancing shoes for the annual Dance Out Loud showcase on April 26 and 27.

Dyson Performing Arts students are prepping their tootsies for two nights of dancing as they present the Dance Out Loud dance showcase in the Schimmel Theatre on April 26 and 27.

Conceived and directed by Rhonda Miller, one of the most sought-after choreographers in the country and director and lecturer of dance at Pace, the showcase will feature Pace students getting their tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, contemporary dance, and even aerial arts on. Choreographers include Miller, former Radio City Rockette Lauren Gaul, Jessica Hendricks, Jennifer Littlefield , Agnes DeMille’s Hoedown from Rodeo (staged by Paul Sutherland), Jeremy Duvall, Alisa Paradowski, So You Think You Can Dance’s Mandy Moore, Cherice Barton, Stephanie Torbik, Gregg Russell, Scott Jovovich, and Jose Limon Psalms (staged by Jonathan Riedel).

Last year, students performed more than 20 numbers. For a sneak peek of performances, go Behind the Stage of the 2012 Dance Out Loud Showcase with POP-TV.

Shows will be held on Friday, April 26, at 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 27, at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Theatre on the NYC Campus. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $12 for everyone else, and can be reserved in advance here.

Home Is Where the Art Is

Pace Performing Arts has a new home—and now they’re having a housewarming. Join them on April 12 for the grand opening of the new Performing Arts building at 140 William Street. >>Read More

Pace Performing Arts has a new home—and now they’re having a housewarming. Join them on April 12 for the grand opening of the new Performing Arts building at 140 William Street. >>Read More

Performing Arts Gone Wilde

It’s true—the Performing Arts Department is ready to get Wilde as they present Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest on April 10–14 in NYC.

Oscar Wilde’s most popular play makes its Schaeberle Studio Theater debut as Performing Arts students, with direction by Dyson Professor Julie Lawrence, bring The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the greatest comedies of all time, to life.

First brought to the stage in 1895, Wilde’s Earnest is just as understandable and witty today as it was more than 100 years ago. Countless revivals have been made, from stage to film to opera to radio adaptations.

In order to impress their respected paramours, two young men (Jack and Algernon) pretend that their names are Ernest, which both women (Cecily and Gwendolen) are drawn to and adds much confusion.

Performances will be held as follows:

Wednesday–Friday, April 10–12, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Schaeberle Studio Theater, 41 Park Row, 10th Floor, NYC Campus

For information on reservations or tickets, email performingarts@pace.edu.

Good Thing Going

On March 20-24, Dyson Performing Arts go back in time with Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along at the Schaeberle Theatre on the NYC Campus.

How did you get to be here? Merrily We Roll Along tells the story of talented Broadway composer turned successful, yet jaded film producer Franklin Shepard, but backwards. Running in time from 1976 to 1955, Merrily takes you on a reverse journey from Franklin as a rich Hollywood producer with no friends to the beginning, when three young and talented best friends began their journey to write a musical.

A Stephen Sondheim cult classic, Merrily We Roll Along was rolled over by bad reviews when it premiered in 1981, but was revisited and overhauled in 2011 and 2012 to critical acclaim.

With music and lyrics by Sondheim, book by George Furth, and based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, Merrily We Roll Along will be performed by Pace students, with direction by Pace’s own Amy Rogers, for five nights at the Schaeberle Theater on the NYC Campus.

Performances will be held on March 20–22 at 8:00 p.m., March 23 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and March 24 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. For information or reservations, e-mail performingarts@pace.edu.

Queens and Kings of Pace University

Pace Performing Arts students take their talent to Times Square on March 2-9 when they present Queens Boulevard on Theatre Row.

Prepare for a roaring good time at the Lion Theatre (c’mon, we had to!) as Performing Arts students take the stage for their production of Charles Mee’s Queens Boulevard.  

Inspired by the Katha-Kali play The Flower of Good Fortune by Kottayan Tampuran and complex, swirling, layered, and rich with Greek and Indian Myth, Queens Boulevard is a theatrical experience filled with music, dance, and language. A newlywed husband undertakes a journey to find the mythical Flower of Heaven for his bride in Queens, NY, where calm is found within the chaos and the confused are forgiven.

Performances will be held on March 2 at 8:00 p.m.; March 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; March 5 at 7:00 p.m.; March 6-8 at 8:00 p.m.; and March 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. With nine shows at New York City’s historic Theatre Row at 410 West 42nd Street, there’s no excuse to miss Performing Arts students.

Tickets are $13.25 and can be reserved by visiting Telecharge.com. For more info on upcoming Performing Arts productions, click here.

Play Along

There’s no such thing as over play as Dyson Performing Arts presents A Night of One Acts on January 30–February 3, followed by Pace at La MaMa on February 1–3 and 8–10.

The fun begins with a menage a trois and media and politics in a post-war country on January 30 as Performing Arts student kick off A Night of One Acts featuring Maria Irene Fornes’ Mud, directed by Dyson student Ellise Lesser, and Guillem Clua’s Skin in Flames, directed by Dyson student Lisa Klages, in the Schaeberle Studio Theater. Shows will be held on January 30–February 3 at 8:00 p.m. For information or reservations, e-mail performingarts@pace.edu.

Then, movin’ on up to the Lower East Side, as Pace returns to La MaMa experimental theater to take on one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, Samuel Beckett, and his broad-ranging plays from a man about to jump out of a window to eternal life, at the Four Beckett Shorts showcase on February 1–3 and 8–10. Performing four of the Nobel Prize-winning  novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet’s works—Play, Ohio Impromptu, Come and Go, and Rough for Theatre II—shorts will be directed by Dyson professors Grant Kretchik, Ruis Woertendyke, and Annie G. Levy, and Dyson student Chad Chenail. Play confronts anonymity in eternal life. For more information on each of the shorts and to purchase $10 tickets, click here.

Capture the Castle

Dyson Performing Arts has selected I Capture the Castle for the 2013 Pace New Musicals reading premiering on January 23.

The Pace New Musicals program was developed in 2007 to nurture the creation of new musical theater in New York City, while at the same time providing an invaluable educational opportunity for students to work directly with top professionals in the field. The program allows students to experiment with new, untested works without precedent-setting productions, a rare opportunity in theater education.

The 2013 selection is I Capture the Castle, a new musical based on the novel by Dodie Smith, with music by Peter Foley, lyrics by Marion Adler, and book by Cara Reichel. Directed by Dyson’s Amy Rogers with music direction by Robert Meffe, I Capture the Castle will be given a full reading on January 23–25, 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 27, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., at the Schaeberle Studio Theater, 41 Park Row, 10th Floor, NYC Campus.

For tickets, email performingarts@pace.edu.

Dance Up a Storm

On December 16, Pace choreography students take the fancy footwork they’ve learned this semester to the Schimmel stage in DanceSpace at Pace University. >>Read More

Prepare to be floored as Pace’s student choreography class and choreographers showcase their passion, creativity, and masterful moves on the Schimmel stage as they present DanceSpace at Pace University on December 16 at 3:00 p.m.

With choreography by Pace Choreographer-in-Residence Brian Friedman, who’s choreographed some of the most known music videos and performances such as Britney Spears’ Toxic and Slave 4 U, The One by Prince, NSYNC’s Dirty Pop, and many more for artists such as Beyonce, Usher, Pink, and Hilary Duff; Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark and Cirque du Soleil  choreographer and dancer Cherice Barton; performer and choreographer, Jeremy Duvall; musical writer and performer Gregg Russell; and Pace’s very own Lauren Gaul, who spent 10 years as a Radio City Rockette, and Rhonda Miller, director of the Commercial Dance program and choreographer to the stars. This is a show you’re not going to want to miss.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Call Ovationtix at (866) 811-4111 or visit the Schimmel Box Office Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to reserve your tickets today.

Red Hook-ed Up

Performing Arts closes out its successful fall season with a show that takes you over the bridge and back to the 50s on December 12-16 in NYC.

Dyson Performing Arts students have one last show for you as they present Arthur Miller’s classic play A View from the Bridge.

In this play about a 1950s Italian American longshoreman Eddie, who lives with his wife Beatrice and niece Catherine in Red Hook, Brooklyn, paternal loves turns to incestuous obsession when his niece falls in love with a man and Eddie’s jealousy consumes him.

Performances will be held at the Schaeberle Studio Theatre on the 10th Floor of 41 Park Row on December 12–14 at 8:00 p.m., December 15 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and December 16 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

For information or reservations, e-mail performingarts@pace.edu.

Pace Goes to Park City

Here comes the Sun…dance Film Festival. Dyson BFA acting student Anne Friedman, BA Theater Arts-Acting student Jake Robbins, and Professor Julie Fain Lawrence are all headed to the 2013 film festival, where they all have a film premiering.

Every year, the Sundance Film Festival receives close to 12,000 submissions. Celebrities and film buffs will travel to Park City, Utah, in January 2013 to discover the next big films, directors, and actors. And this year, three members of Pace’s Performing Arts program are among that elite group with films premiering at Sundance.

BFA Acting student Anna Friedman has a supporting role in Sundance’s NEXT category feature film Milkshake, directed by David Andalman, who she has worked with on three other projects (two as the starring lead.)

Julie Fain Lawrence, a full-time lecturer in the BFA Acting Program, has a leading role in the upcoming film Concussion, which is one of 16 films selected to compete for the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance.

BA Theater Arts-Acting major Jake Robbins has a role in Interior. Leather Bar, which is a New Frontiers selection, and is directed by and stars Golden Globe Award winner, James Franco.

For more information on the 2013 Sundance Film Festival selections, click here.

A Night of One Acts

Dyson Performing Arts students take on a bourgeois party and human cloning in A Night of One Acts on November 28-December 2 in NYC.

It’s the End of the World As We Know It…
Outside, the world is a mess. Inside a bourgeois party with oblivious and privileged party-goers is the set of Nobel Prize-winning English playwright Harold Pinter’s highly-political Party Time.

One in a Million
After a hospital visit, Salter’s son Bernard (B2) has found out that he has been cloned in Caryl Churchill’s dark play A Number, which tackles human cloning and identity and the nature versus nurture debate.

Both plays will be presented on November 28-December 2 at 8:00 p.m. in the Schaeberle Studio Theater, 41 Park Row, 10th Floor, on the NYC Campus.

For information or reservations, e-mail performingarts@pace.edu.

The Silver Touch

Cannibalism. Murder. Morality. Pace Performing Arts students have their hands full with two of Nicky Silver’s plays The Altruists and Fat Men in Skirts this week in NYC. >>Read More

Pace Performing Arts presents Nicky Silver in Repertory this week. See students in 10 shows happening every day this week!

Fat Men in Skirts by Nicky Silver
Directed by Annie Levy
October 22, 24, 26, 8:00 p.m.
October 27, 2:00 p.m.
October 28, 7:00 p.m.
Schaeberle Studio Theater, 41 Park Row, 10th Floor, NYC Campus
Phyllis and her son Bishop are on their way to Italy to see husband and father Howard when their plane crashes and they’re left the only survivors on a deserted island. Survival becomes disturbing when what’s for dinner becomes who’s for dinner and they begin eating the limbs off the fallen passengers. After five years, they’re rescued from the island and two very different people return home. Watch the Performing Arts students take on this twisted, dark comedy about cannibalism, incest, mental illness, and murder.

The Altruists by Nicky Silver
Directed by Cosmin Chivu
October 23, 25, 27, 29, 8:00 p.m.
October 28, 1:00 p.m.
Schaeberle Studio Theater, 41 Park Row, 10th Floor, NYC Campus
Ronald and his friends are a group of “political activists.” They protest arms funding and fur; they take on school cutbacks and AIDS cutbacks; and march for gay rights and children’s rights. But when Ronald’s sister kills someone and they need to find a fall guy, their morality is put to the test.

For tickets, email performingarts@pace.edu.

Performing Arts Has All the Bells and Whistles

What do you get when you cross song, dance, and a corrupt mayoress with Stephen Sondheim and an accidental miracle? A quirky and fun performance of Anyone Can Whistle!

Take one bankrupt town, add some scheming politicians, then a group of patients from the local sanatorium—no, it’s not a breaking story from CNN. It’s the newest musical from the Performing Arts Department. Prepare to be amazed by their overwhelming talent in the production of Anyone Can Whistle, a Stephen Sondheim classic that in the past has featured some of the greatest Broadway heavyweights like Bernadette Peters, Madeline Kahn, Patti Lupone, and the incredible Angela Lansbury.

Applaud your fellow students as they dazzle the audience and break legs.

October 3-5, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Schaeberle Studio Theater
41 Park Row, 10th Floor

For information or reservations please e-mail performingarts@pace.edu.

Baby Birds Get Hatched

On May 4 and 5, the Dyson Musical Theatre Class of 2015 presents their freshman showcase Hatched, two nights of “New York in New York” at Joe’s Pub in NYC. Plus, seniors prepare to fly the coop as they present their Senior Showcase on May 6 and 7.

After the tremendous success of last year’s Rated RSO: College Edition, Pace’s Musical Theater Class of 2015 is bringing you Hatched, two nights of “New Work in New York,” on May 4 at 11:30 p.m. and May 5 at 7:00 p.m.
at the historic Joe’s Pub in NYC.

The show will feature new music that’s been written in the past three months by new musical theater composers, including Dyson’s own Adjunct Professor Ryan Scott Oliver; Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald; Drew Gasparini; Zoe Sarnak; Niko Tsakalakos; Shaina Taub; Carmel Dean; and Pace’s inaugural “Writing for the Musical Theater” class!

Don’t miss out on this chance to hear new music from new composers and performers! To purchase tickets, click here. For a teaser, click here.

From first year to finales! While we hate to see them go, we know that the musical theater seniors are going on to great things. Catch their final performance as Pace students when they present their Senior Showcase on May 6 at the Schaeberle Studio Theatre on the NYC Campus and on May 7 at the Playroom Theater in Times Square. To RSVP, visit http://paceperformingarts.weebly.com/. For a fun sneak peek, click here.

Where Art and Industry Intersect

Join the Performing Arts Department for their latest Masters Series featuring an intimate discussion with four-time Tony Award-winning actress Zoe Caldwell.

The Performing Arts Department presents The Masters Series: An evening with the legendary Zoe Caldwell in the Schimmel Theater from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 23.

Renowned for portraying charismatic women of power, Zoe Caldwell has won four Tony Awards for her performances on Broadway in Tennessee Williams’ Slapstick Tragedy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Medea, and in the original production of Master Class in which she portrayed opera diva Maria Callas.

She has also won an Obie Award and will soon be publishing the book I Will Be Cleopatra (W.W. Norton). She recently appeared in the film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and starred in David Adjmi’s play Elective Affinities.

This event is free and open to the public. Register today by e-mailing PerformingArtsPress@pace.edu.

Pace’s Dancing Queens and Kings

Forget Dancing with the Stars. Performing Arts students are lacing up their dancing shoes as they prepare to take the Schimmel stage for the annual Dance Out Loud showcase on April 20 and 21. >>Read More

Dyson Performing Arts students are prepping their tootsies for two nights of dancing
as they present the Dance Out Loud dance showcase in the Schimmel Theatre on April 20 and 21.

Conceived and directed by Rhonda Miller, one of the most sought-after choreographers in the country and director and lecturer of dance at Pace, the showcase will feature more than 50 Pace students getting their tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, and contemporary dance on.

Shows will be held on Friday, April 20, at 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 21, at
3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Theatre on the NYC Campus. Tickets are
$8 for students and $12 for everyone else, and can be reserved in advance by
e-mailing performingarts@pace.edu.

For a special sneak preview, check out this great video made by POP TV, Pace’s NYC Campus TV station. Also, in case you haven’t seen what these students have done in the past, check out some numbers from last year’s show on POP TV’s YouTube and see the students getting down to everything from Billy Joel to Christina Aguilera to New Kids on the Block to Jay-Z.

Second to Nun

Pace Performing Arts students take their talent to Times Square on April 7-14 when they present Our Lady of 121st Street on Theatre Row.

Prepare for a roaring good time at the Lion Theatre (c’mon, we had to!) as Performing Arts students take the stage for their production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Our Lady of 121st Street.  

When people go to pay their respects to beloved community activist and nun Sister Rose at Harlem’s Ortiz Funeral Home, they found that her body has been stolen from the viewing room. Waiting for her return are some of New York City’s most emotionally charged, life-challenged neighborhood characters, who begin to realize who they’ve become isn’t who they’d intended in this dark, edgy, and insightful comedy.

Directed by Dyson Professor Grant Kretchik, Our Lady of 121st Street stars students Ashley Rose Folino, Lizabeth Trimble, Dominique Fishback, Gaby Sandoval, Aubree Mullally, Daniel Rings, David Armanino, Jason Duvernan, Emmanuel Polycarpe, Clarke Bliss, Ashley Romans, Justin Hart, Niko Papastefanou, and Brandon Contreras.

Performances will be held on:
Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Performances will be held at the Lion Theatre on New York City’s historic Theatre Row at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $13.25 and can be reserved here.

For more information on upcoming productions, visit the Performing Arts website.

Where Art and Industry Intersect

On March 26, Pace Performing Arts presents “The Masters Series” Conversations with Leading Theatrical Producers Gregory Mosher, Amanda Feldman, and Alexander Fraser. >>Read More

On March 26, Pace Performing Arts presents “The Masters Series” Conversations with Leading Theatrical Producers Gregory Mosher, Amanda Feldman, and Alexander Fraser. >>Read More

What Is Art?

For two nights only, Pace Stand Up Productions presents ART, a play about three friends who battle over artistic value and ultimately their friendship.

On March 21 and 22 at 8:00 p.m., Pace BFA student Danielle Stout directs ART, the 1998 Tony Award-winning play by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton in Meeting Room A in One Pace Plaza.

One of Marc and Yvan’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. The canvas is all white with a few white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, and the three friends batter each other and raise questions about what constitutes “art.” Eventually the argument evolves and the painting is just a trigger for them to square off about each other’s various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendship. The three stand before the white painting as Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him, “go on.” In the final test of their friendship, the aftermath of this action affirms the power of their bond.

ART stars Elijah Mann as Marc, Michael DePaolo as Serge, and Nathan Hamer as Yvan. Tickets cost $5 for students and $8 general admission. To reserve tickets, e-mail standupreserverations@gmail.com. All profits will benefit the International Child Art Foundation, leading art and creativity organization for American children and their international counterparts.

For more info on Stand Up Productions, Pace’s student-run theater company, visit their website.

Take a Walk in the Wilderness

On March 21-25, Pace Performing Arts students take on Eugene O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness!, a coming-of-age play about small-town life and big time love.

Fourth of July 1906. Richard Miller is a 16-year-old, Oscar Wilde-reading romantic madly in love with Muriel, the girl next door.  Muriel’s father won’t have any of it and brings a forced letter from Muriel ending their relationship. Distraught, Richard drowns his sorrows in alcohol at a local bar with a prostitute. The next day, Richard awaits his father’s punishment and Muriel’s return to him.

Catch Pace students in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill’s only comedy Ah, Wilderness! brought to life on March 21-25 on the NYC Campus.

Performances will be held on Wednesday-Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Schaeberle Studio Theater in 41 Park Row. For ticket reservations, e-mail performingarts@pace.edu.

Next up in the 2011-2012 season, Our Lady of 121st Street at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row on April 7-14, and Dance Out Loud, the annual dance showcase conceived and directed by Rhonda Miller, on April 20-21. For more information, click here.