First-ever Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest set for June
Centre County's summer slate of festivals is about to get an exciting new addition. This summer, the inaugural Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest will take downtown State College by storm from June 22-24. More than 20 companies will come together to perform and produce the festival, including musical theatre, vaudeville, tap, belly dancing – even circus arts!
The festival will include a wide variety of performance art, from mainstage performances of The Hunchback of Notre Dame produced by FUSE Productions and Poe: Deep Into That Darkness produced by Tempest Productions to improvisation comedy, burlesque, readings, workshops and family-friendly activities. Downtown venues will include The State Theatre, Schwab Auditorium, Sidney Friedman Park and more.
“It's exciting to see 20+ companies with over 100+ performers come together to showcase the varied talents of the Centre Region,” event coordinator Cynthia Mazzant says. “The performing arts have a unique way of bringing people together while contributing to the quality of our lives - we are able to connect, to share, to talk, to imagine. The art of a live performance exists only in that moment when an audience shares the experience.”
Imagine dancing under the stars in the park, picture your family enjoying a live performance together, explore the skills you'd like to develop in a workshop, and realize the wealth of performing arts that enrich our lives. All of this and more await you at this year's festival.
You can find out more about the first Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest at their website, centralpatheatre.com or facebook page facebook.com/centralpatheatrefest.