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Responding to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: Culture and Activism
Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:30 PM
Anthony F. Ceddia Union Building CUB123 - Orndorff Theatre
Artists, activists, and scholars have responded in diverse ways to the devastation of Hurricane María, a category four storm that made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. In this presentation, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes addresses the poetry and blog posts of Mayra Santos-Febres and Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Sonia Fritz’s documentary Después de María: Las dos orillas, and the collaborative Listening to Puerto Rico video archive. Presenter: Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes is associate professor of American Culture, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the acting director of the Latina/o Studies Program (2018–19).

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In the Mood: Twenty-fifth Silver Celebration Tour
Sunday, March 31, 2019 3:00 PM
H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 3 PMTickets: $32 & $25Complete with the String of Pearls Orchestra and the IN THE MOOD Singers & Dancers, IN THE MOOD, a 1940s musical revue creates a nostalgic atmosphere that transports the audience back in time – a time when everyone was singing and dancing to the same kind of music.IN THE MOOD aspires to promote the memory of this most significant time in American history and continues to inspire audiences of all generations. For over 2 hours this big retro event will hold audiences enthralled with its singers, dancers and period costumes, fine orchestral arrangements, vocalists delivering songs from the 30s and 40s, choreographed dance routines and shear American pizzazz!The unique combination of the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, the IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers as choreographed by Broadway choreographer Alex Sanchez, will be the highlight of the season in a musically jam-packed performance. Treasures such as Swingin’ on a Star, Tuxedo Junction, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Sing Sing Sing, Chattanooga Choo Choo, I’ll Be Seeing You, La Vie En Rose, Take the A Train and The Last Time I Saw Paris are just a small part of a program that leaves audiences cheering.

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Luhrs Circle of Friends Gala
Friday, April 5, 2019 6:00 PM
H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 6-7:30 PMGet ready for some slide-splitting hilarity following this year’s Circle of Friends Gala, when a very special stand-up comedy performance will take place featuring none other than Jay Leno!The Luhrs Center Gala provides an opportunity to catch up with friends, savor mouth-watering food and enjoy refreshing beverages. The Gala is hosted in the beautiful setting of the Orrstown Bank, second floor lobby of the Luhrs Center. And make the most of your evening by planning to stay for the unique opportunity to hear Jay Leno performing his stand-up comedy routine live that evening!*The Luhrs Circle of Friends donors are a unique group of individuals who are part of the Luhrs Center excitement. Your donation to be a part of this Gala ($500+ per couple) places you at the Producer level which affords you outstanding member benefits. (Call 717.477.1377 for details about the Producer level benefits.) To become a qualifying Circle of Friends donor and take part in this celebration, contact the Shippensburg University Foundation at 717.477.1377. *Please note, tickets to Jay Leno are not included with your Gala admission and are sold separately.

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Kinky Boots
Friday, April 5, 2019 8:00 PM
H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 8 PMTickets: $75, $65 & $55NEW! Purchase our entire Broadway Series (including “The Sound of Music” and “Rock of Ages”) and receive a 15% discount on your purchase! KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News

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