The Center for the Performing Arts’ fifth-annual sale and patio party for University Park students takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium. The party—featuring free food, entertainment and prizes—runs from 7 to 9 p.m. The sale expands this year to a 12-hour event from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
During the sale, University Park students may purchase tickets to 28 September 2012 through April 2013 Center for the Performing Arts presentations for 20 percent off the already-discounted student prices.
Presentations eligible for the sale include the touring Broadway shows The Addams Family, Hair and Tap Dogs; Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band together in concert; Ron Carter Trio; Pilobolus Dance Theatre; Banjo Summit 2 headlined by Béla Fleck and Tony Trischka; Opera Atelier’s presentation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute with live orchestra; and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles in a theatrical adaptation of It Gets Better.
Go to www.cpa.psu.edu and click on events for details about the music, theater and dance presentations coming to Eisenhower and Schwab auditoriums and Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. For more details about the sale and party, click on the patio party banner.
In order to purchase discounted tickets, a University Park student must show his or her Penn State identification card. Photocopies of identification cards are not accepted. Each eligible student may purchase one discount-priced ticket per event. If students want to sit with friends, they should purchase their tickets at the same time. The additional 20 percent savings does not apply to previous purchases.
Students may pay with VISA, MasterCard, Discover, debit card, personal check or cash. LionCash+ is not accepted.
For more information about purchasing discounted student tickets, phone the Arts Ticket Center at 814-863-0255.
Students attending the patio party may enter a drawing to win a 16-GB iPad donated by Penn State’s Computer Store. One winner will be selected at random. The student must be present at the drawing to win. Other prizes, including gift cards and round-trip transportation for two to New York City, will also be awarded.
Lions Crossing, Nittany Crossing and State College Park sponsor the patio party. The Richard Robert Brown Program Endowment supports the event. A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes regular Penn State student prices possible.