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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:

WEST CHESTER STUDIO presents LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, THE MUSICAL
Friday, May 18, 2018 | 7:00pm | Ticket Information
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 1:00pm & 7:00pm

Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 1:00pm
Romance, revelry, and an infectious pop score ignite in this contemporary, yet lovingly faithful, musical adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy.

OPERA TUTTI CABARET   
Sunday, May 20, 2018 | "Opera Uber Alles!" | 3:00pm | Ticket Information
Sunday, June 10, 2018 | "That's Still Italian"
Sunday, July 15, 2018 | "Opera Goes to the Movies"
Sunday, September 16, 2018 | "Opera LOL"
Sunday, November 25, 2018 | "Americana 2 - Celebrating Home & Family"
Opera Tutti Cabaret brings a different theme to Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center each month!

CURTIS ON TOUR: MUSICIANS FROM THE CURTIS OPERA THEATRE
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 7:00pm | Ticket Information
From the Metropolitan Opera to the Vienna Staatsoper, Curtis Institute of Music alumni appear around the world and in West Chester! 3rd part to a series of 3.

DUELING PIANOS
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
Friday, June 8, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Enjoy an interactive experience at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center with dueling pianos! Grab the whole family and join in on the fun.

BLUES N' BREWS at UPTOWN!
Friday, May 25, 2018 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Featuring Blues by Rolling Thunder Blues Revue, Bickel Brothers Band, and John Grecia and Drew Nielands Duo; Brews by Yards Brewing Company and Locust Lane Craft Brewery; and dinner by Nick's Roast Beef Food Truck.

BETTER THAN BACON: INTERACTIVE IMPROV COMEDY
Sunday, May 27, 2018 | 2:00pm | Ticket Information
Friday, July 13, 2018 | 7:30pm
Friday, September 28, 2018 | 7:30pm
Saturday, November 24, 2018 | 7:30pm
Enjoy completely unscripted inprovisational games, all driven by the audience's suggestions & interactions! Every word is made up on the spot, so you'll never see the same show twice!

LOUIS PRIMA JR. and the WITNESSES
Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 7:00pm | Ticket Information
Enjoy the seamless blend of hard driving big band jazz, insanely danceable swing, and at its core, real rock and roll!

THE MAINLINERS MENS ACAPPELLA CHORUS
Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 2:00pm | Ticket Information
From Broadway hits to patriotic tunes, gospel numbers to modern rock, 50's do wop to good old fashioned barbershop arrangements, there's a song for everyone!

CLASSIC MOVIE MONDAY
June 4, 2018 | Incredibles | 7:00pm | Ticket Information
Join Uptown for the classics the way they were meant to be seen - on the big screen! Other dates/times include June 11: Breakfast Club; June 18: Stand By Me; June 25: Shawshank Redemption; July 2: Lady Sings the Blues; July 9: Best in Show; July 16: Harold & Maude; July 23: Ratatouille; July 30: The Great Escape; August 6: Thelma & Louise; August 13: Iron Giant; August 20: Easy Rider.

STEELY JAM: THE ULTIMATE STEELY DAN EXPERIENCE
Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 8:00pm | Ticket Information
Rooted in the history of Steely Dan's timeless sound and style, Andy Mowatt's 10-piece "Steely Jam" is the ultimate musical experience for Dan-Fans and beyond! 

CARMEN
Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 8:00pm | Ticket Information
The Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Flamenco sensation Liliana Ruiz have teamed up to bring an exciting and unique interpretation of Bizet's "Carmen" to downtown West Chester!  

U.S. AIR FORCE HERITAGE WINDS QUINTET
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 7:30pm | FREE EVENT (Please Reserve Seats)
As professional Airman-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force Story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation.

SPEAKER SERIES: AADIL MALIK "OUR FUTURES ARE VIRTUAL: A POET'S TAKE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Spoken word poet Aadil Malik analyzes his generation's obsession with social media, performing poetry he hopes will inspire a more productive approach in this "connected" world.

SOUL HARMONY: THE STORY OF DEBORAH CHESSLER, SONNY TIL, and the ORIOLES
June 20, 2018 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
June 21-22, 2018 | 7:30pm
June 24, 2018 | 2:00pm
June 27-29, 2018 | 7:30pm
June 30, 2018 | 2:00pm & 7:30pm
July 1, 2018 | 2:00pm
Harmony not only chronicles The Orioles rise to music nobility, but also reveals the role their music played in challenging segregation and Jim Crow, and ultimately in bringing people together all across America.

EXTREME DOO WOP ACAPPELLA CONCERT
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 7:00pm | Ticket Information
Classic Urban Harmony LLC brings street corner doo wop acappella to Uptown starring De'Sean Dooley, Quiet Storm, Reunion, A Perfect Blend, Copians, Joel Katz & The Dynamics, and Pam & Charlie Horner.

AN EVENING WITH MYKAL KILLGORE
Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 8:00pm | Ticket Information
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime performance with Mykal's virtuosic vocal range and beautiful tone.

SPEAKER SERIES: VAL VIGODA
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Experience "Peak Aliveness: Transforming Fear Into Flow" a musical keynote and concert by transformational entertainer Val Vigoda.

DOO WOP to SOUL CONCERT
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 7:00pm | Ticket Information
Enjoy a celebration of Doo Wop and Soul Vocal Harmony featuring the recent stars of America's Got Talent, "THE MASQUERADERS", aswell as "Quiet Storm", "Brooklyn Connection", and "Re-Memberthen".

THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live performances each year!

TONY DEYO COMEDY
Saturday, September 8, 2018 | Ticket Information
Tony Deyo is a stand-up comedian known most notably for his sharp, quick material and near-perfect comedic timing almost certainly gained from his years as a professional symphony musician.

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

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