Broadway in Bloomsburg? Yes! Every year Bloomsburg University’s Celebrity Artists Series brings national and international performances in theater, dance and music to the proscenium stage of Mitrani Hall in Haas Center for the Arts, and historic K.S. Gross Auditorium in Carver Hall. From musicals to a murder mystery, this season should be the best yet. Here are some fall highlights – to learn more about these shows and the full season lineup, visit their website.
Broadway’s Next Hit Musical!
The show you help create could be it! Performers improvise songs and scenes based on made-up song titles from the audience; then the cast turns the audience’s favorite into a complete improvised musical.
September 17, 2016 7:30 pm Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall
Adults: $30 Children & BU students: $15
Nufonia Must Fall Live
“You see the making and the result at the same time,” when this multi-media production brings Eric San’s graphic novel to Mitrani Hall. Puppets 10 inches tall perform in miniature sets while cameras show you their actions on a large screen as you listen to a musical score blending hip hop with the classical sounds of a string quartet.
September 24, 2016 7:30 pm Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts
Adults: $36 Children & BU students: $18
For a preview, watch Puppets, Turntables, and a String Quartet/K.K. Barrett and Kid Koala’s “Nufonia Must Fall Live.” Haas Center Box Office has information about companion free presentations on miniatures, automated technology, and an exhibit on the craft of rendering graphic novels, comic books and anime.
Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Nile’
Risk your life and board the paddle steamer cruising the Nile in 1940’s Egypt when Aquila Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s own staging of her famous novel Death on the Nile.
October 14, 2016 7:30 pm Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium in Carver Hall
Adults: $32 Children & BU students: $16
People’s Republic of China Shanghai Acrobats Present: Shanghai Nights
Marvel at the acrobatic feats, choreography, and costumes in this imaginative cirque production that is entertainment for the whole family.
October 21, 2016 7:30 pm Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts
Adults: $25 Children & BU students: $12
ELF The Musical™
Embrace your inner Elf and crawl into Santa’s bag with Buddy at this modern day holiday classic.
November 11, 2016 7:30 pm Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts
Adults: $38 Children & BU students: $19
Whether you’re coming to Bloomsburg for a university visit or a weekend getaway, you’ll be in for some great entertainment this fall. You can enjoy dinner at our Farmhouse restaurant before the show, then stop by the Brew Pub for a nightcap afterwards, knowing your room awaits you. Check out the Celebrity Artists Series, then give us a call!