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Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

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Located in the heart of Downtown West Chester, PA, the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center serves as a local venue for live performance, film, education, life, and culture. With eight resident companies, three seperate performance spaces, and over 50 performing arts organizations within a 10-mile radius, Uptown! has quickly become a thriving part of the downtown community. Visit Uptown's about page for more information. See a video tour here!

The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is located at 226 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380. Call 610-356-ARTS(2787) or e-mail info@uptownwestchester.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

RTC presents LEND ME A TENOR
December 14-30, 2018 | Ticket Information
With the class and charm of a Kaufman and Hart comedy, and the door-slamming hilarity of a Marx Brothers' classic like Room Service, this high-energy comedy about love and mistaken identity will have you laughing all night long! Recommended for ages 5+.

JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR: THE CARTOON CHRISTMAS TRIO FEATURING CHOIRS FROM LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the classic soundtracks of holiday cartoon music, especially "A Charlie Brown Christmas" featuring Grant Youngblood and Hillendale, Pocopson and Unionville Elementary School Choirs.

PUTTIN' ON THE GLITZ: NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION
December 31, 2018 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
Join the celebration to support Uptown! Enjoy dinner, dancing, and entertainment.

2019 EVENTS

JOE CONKLIN COMEDY SHOW
Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 8pm | Ticket Information
Friday, January 11, 2019 | 8pm
Join Philadelphia radio personality Joe Conklin, known for his stand-up comedy routine featuring some of  the country's top politicians, pro-athletes, sports executives, and film stars.

SPEAKER SERIES: GOOD NIGHT LADIES - THE LIFE STORY OF NANCY PENN SMITH HANNUM with CHRISTIANNA HANNUM
Tuesday, January 15, 2018 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Experience the story of legendary horsewoman and one of the world's greatest Masters of Foxhunting in the award-winning documentary that shares the story of Master of Fox Hounds Nancy Penn Smith Hannum.

JAZZ COCKATIL HOUR: PROHIBITION PARTY
Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Swing your way into the New Year with Chelsea Reed & The Fair Weather Five as they play all the best songs from swing dances, jazz clubs, and concert halls from renowned Philadelphia venues!

BETTER THAN BACON: IMPROV COMEDY
Friday, January 18, 2019 | Ticket Information
Friday, March 8, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
Better Than Bacon performs in completely unscripted improvisational games, which are all driven by your suggestions and interactions. Every word and action is completely made up on-the-spot, so you'll never see the same show twice!

WORLD CAFE LIVE presents ECHOES, THE AMERICAN PINK FLOYD
Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
Join Echoes, the American Pink Floyd, as they perform hits from 7 different Pink Floyd albums including the classic "Dark Side of the Moon."

DUELING PIANOS
Thursday, January 24, 2019 | Ticket Information
Dueling Pianos features a new duo of talented and entertaining pianists each month. Audience driven, it's never the same show twice! Additional 2019 dates include 2/14, 3/14, 4/25, 5/23, 6/27, 7/25, 8/22, 9/26, 10/24, 9/14, and 12/12.

HYPNOTIZING AMERICA with TIM MILLER
Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
International Hypnotist Tim Miller continually creates new, hilarious, fun, and original material in his shows. Members from the audience have the opportunity to volunteer to be hypnotized leading to a show the audience will never forget!

OPERA TUTTI presents THE TRUE STORY OF CINDERELLA by WARREN MARTIN
Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 2pm (Runs 60 mins) | Ticket Information
Uptown's very own Katherine Friedman stars as Cinderella in this comic, oratorio style, mini opera. The case is comprised of 12 singers, one narrator, and one pianist.

JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR: PAULA JOHNS presents "THE LOOK OF LOVE"
A TRIBUTE TO BURT BACHARACH & DIONNE WARWICK
Friday, February 15, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Join Uptown! as they recount the relationships between Burt Bacharach & Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Streisand, Marlene Dietrich, Elvis Costello and many others.

OSCAR SHORTS 2019: ANIMATION & LIVE ACTION
Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 3pm | Ticket Information
Back again and better than ever - this is YOUR opportunity to predict the Oscar winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool) before they're announced on January 22, 2019.

OSCAR SHORTS 2019: DOCUMENTARIES
Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 2pm | Ticket Information
Back again and better than ever - this is YOUR opportunity to predict the Oscar winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool) before they're announced on January 22, 2019.

SPEAKER SERIES: FROM RADICAL HOMEMAKER TO RADICAL ENTREPRENEUR with SHANNON HAYES
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Combining domesticity, love of community, and entrepreneurial fire, Shannon Hayes fueled a world worth living in and hearing about.

THE CELTIC TENORS
Sunday, March 17, 2019 | 2pm & 7pm | Ticket Information
It's all about the music, the harmonies, and the fun with the Celtic Tenors! They'll be performing songs such as Danny Boy, You Raise Me Up, Nessum Dorma, and other favorites.

SPEAKER SERIES: WHO AM I NOW THAT I'M NOT WHO I WAS? with JULIE MAY
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Join Julie May and friends in celebration of her life and performance (including songs from 25+ years of performances in the Greater Delaware Valley).

RTC presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
March 29-April 21, 2018 | Ticket Information
Sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards! Recommended for ages 10+.

SPEAKER SERIES: THE CHESTER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION presents SCOTUS IN ACTION
WITH DEAN RODNEY SMOLLA & HON. JUDGE JUAN SANCHEZ
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
A new edition of one of the highlights of the 2018 season, Dean Rodney Smolla and Judge Juan Sanchez will dramatize a hearing before the US Surpreme Court in a current, controversial and complex case

UPTOWN'S ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH
Sunday, May 12, 2018 | 11am-2pm | Ticket Information
Whether it's a girls day out or mothers joined by their loved ones, Uptown's Mother's Day Jazz Brunch is both delicious and entertaining! Featuring WCU's jazz pianist, Terry Klinefelter and her trio, as well as The Uptown Divas: Rhenda Fearrington, Sharon Sable, and Sara Michaels.

BETTER THAN BACON GIVES BACK BENEFIT
Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
For the 3rd year in a row, Better than Bacon Improv is proud to team up with Uptown and Act in Faith for their post-Thanksgiving fundraiser.

HEARING HANDEL'S MESSIAH with EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EARS
Monday, December 3, 10 & 17 | 10am-12pm | Ticket Information
While frequently heard in performance today, the rich musical and texted references of Handel's oratorio often edcape modern day listeners. This presentation is designed to occur on successive Mondays in December. Each session will last two hours.

Visit UptownWestChester.org for a complete listing of events and information.

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