For more than 30 years, the Weis Center has presented world-class artists to Bucknell University and Central Pennsylvania audiences.
In our programming and within our community, our goal is always to inspire:
- Artists to do their best work and to share it with the University.
- Audiences to recognize the spiritual power of art and its capacity to change lives.
- Our communities to become active participants, rather than passive spectators, through the deep integration of arts activities between our campus and region.
Through this inspiration, we believe we can transform the nature of the world in which we live. Our hope is that when you attend a Weis Center performance, you share in an experience and moment in time with hundreds of others. When that happens, you'll leave inspired, moved and energized.
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Weis Center for the Performing Arts Blog
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Weis Center: Traditional Irish Ensemble Danú to be FeaturedDanú will present traditional music of Ireland in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Patrons can enjoy free pre-performance music from Bucknell Music Department students from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Atrium. Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. 2020 marks Danú’s 25th anniversary. Their standing-room-only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. For two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals (Irish […]
Dramatic Reading of “Hercules” to take place at Weis CenterTheater of War Productions will present a dramatic reading of scenes from Madness of Hercules by Euripides on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The reading will be followed by community panelist remarks, culminating in a guided audience discussion. The text was translated by Bryan Doerries. This is a free engagement and tickets are not required. Hercules is an innovative project that presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of scenes from Euripides’ Madness of Hercules — an ancient Greek tragedy about an unthinkable act of violence committed by an angry man with an invincible weapon—as […]
70 Coal Region Residents Attended Tamburitzans Performance thanks to PPL Foundation GrantThe Weis Center for the Performing Arts recently welcomed folk music and dance ensemble, The Tamburitzans, on Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Tamburitzans presented a stage production that transported audiences to the heart of intriguing international cultures from around the globe, including: Croatia, Georgia, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Poland, Ireland and Bulgaria. The ensemble featured 29 young professionals in a production that featured festive costumes, bold visuals, daring acrobatics, and musical variety. Thanks to a generous grant from PPL Foundation, the Weis Center was able to offer complimentary roundtrip transportation via Catawese Coach Lines from Shamokin, Mount Carmel and […]