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Kids of all ages delight in the puppet processions at both First Night State College and the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Most of our puppets have been created by the talented Phyllis Kipp of Boalsburg. This special exhibition gives you the chance to learn about her creative process and to examine some of...Find out more »
Join the State College Area High School Thespians for an enchanted New Year’s Eve featuring some princesses and princes and a few surprise guests. Each will have a musical story to share and will interact with all of the guests at the ball. The program is especially suitable for children. A First Night Button is required for...Find out more »
Guitar in one hand and his audience in the other, Lenny Tepsich greets children and they light up with anticipation. When he leaves, they never forget having met Mr. Music. He motivates kids with simple songs sung by children for generations as well as original tunes he writes just for them. In 1988, his daughter’s...Find out more »
Since ancient times storytelling has enchanted people of all ages. Middle-earth Studios’ kind of story-telling is an interactive celebration that brings out the kid in everyone. Anyone can be a part of their story as they costume up to 100 people from the audience. This year’s show, The Meistersingers of Nuremburg, is a tale inspired...Find out more »
Trombonist Jay Vonada has played in a variety of groups in Central Pennsylvania. He has studied at Mansfield University and the Berklee College of Music. His trio recently released a new CD of all original material, Red Pajamas. The band can regularly be heard at Zola New World Bistro in State College. A First Night Button is...Find out more »
Keri Carroll is a freshman at Bellefonte High School and has been performing since she was eight. She has performed onstage with Singing Onstage, FUSE Productions, State College Community Theatre and Bellefonte High School. She has performed the national anthem at college and professional athletic events and was a semi-finalist in Centre Sings. Keri hopes...Find out more »
The Nittany Knights are living proof of the enduring popularity of barbershop music. Barbershop music, with its close, unaccompanied four-part harmonies, is a uniquely American musical folk art. Although scholars cannot pinpoint where or when this art form was born, the growth of the tradition was certainly aided between the 1860s and 1920s by the...Find out more »
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