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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:

2019

RTC presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
March 29-April 14, 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.

WORLD CAFE LIVE presents OVER THE RHINE
Saturday, April 20th 2019 | 8pm | Ticket Information
Described as "lovely, heartbreaking, and an ultimately uplifting musical mosiac", "understated, country-tinged charm", and "subtle and elegant with airy musical arrangements and breathtaking vocal harmonies" - you don't want to miss this talented wife-husband duo featuring Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler.

WEST CHESTER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT presents SENSATIONAL STRINGS
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 7pm | Ticket Information
This concert will feature the award-winning WCASD string ensembles as they perform selections from varios musical genres including classical, jazz, opera, rock, and pop. Don't miss their 3rd Annual Concert!

JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR presents TERELL STAFFORD with RHENDA FEARRINGTON
Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
Stafford is recognized as incredibly gifted and versatile, combining a deep love of meloy with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Joining him is Rhenda Fearrington, an Uptown fan favorite with her warm, authentic presentation of Jazz Standards and soulful originals.

BETTER THAN BACON: IMPROV COMEDY
Friday, May 3, 2019| Ticket Information
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!

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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