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Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


The national tour of “Annie,” now in its third year, will come to the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Jessica Lang Dance, founded and led by a prolific choreographer and “ballet illusionist” (Los Angeles Times), will perform five of Lang’s creations at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and across the world.

Folk-punk-world music quartet DakhaBrakha will transcend language barriers with a performance of the band’s self-described style of “ethno-chaos” in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in Schwab Auditorium.

Bang on a Can All-Stars will present a chapter in Pennsylvania labor history with a presentation of ensemble co-founder Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning experimental-classical composition “Anthracite Fields” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Eisenhower Auditorium.