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WCU Live

The WCU Live! Performing Arts Series is for the enjoyment of the campus and larger West Chester area and surrounding communities and presents internationally acclaimed artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theatre, and family entertainment.

The President’s Speaker Series brings nationally-recognized and award-winning journalists, scientists, political leaders, writers, and entertainers from across the globe to West Chester University for thought-provoking and educational discussions with WCU President Christopher Fiorentino.

All of our performances and engagements for the 2021-22 Season have passed. Please check back in the summer for information on our 2022-23 Season.

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Preacher Lawson
 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

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8:00 pm
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Orchestra Full View: Adults- $35 Seniors/Students- $30
Balcony: Adults- $25 Seniors/Students- $20

Preacher Lawson was born in Portland, OR, but spent most of his adolescence in Memphis, TN. He moved 20 times before the age of 10, but if you asked him what city he's from he'd say Orlando, FL, because that's where he grew as a comedian. Preacher is best known for his appearance on season 12 of NBC’s hit series, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (2017) where he made it to the final round. Based off his stellar performance in season 12, Preacher was invited to compete on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (2019) and BRITAN’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (2019) where he advanced to the finale after receiving the most fan votes. Preacher can be seen on HBO’s A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW and NBC’s CONNECTING. He was also the host of the Facebook Watch series WORLD’S MOST AMAZING DOGS (2019) with George Lopez and Lisa Vanderpump and has built a following on YouTube of over 500,000 subscribers. In 2019, Preacher shot his first stand-up special, GET TO KNOW ME, which premiered on BET+. Preacher recently completed his residency hosting AGT Live in Las Vegas and continues to perform at sold-out venues around the country.

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The Great DuBois
 

Friday, November 4, 2022

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7:00 pm
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Orchestra Full View: Adults- $25 Seniors/Students- $20
Orchestra Partially Obstructed: Adults- $20 Seniors/Students- $15

A fast-paced, high energy circus show for all ages...showcasing incredible feats of juggling, hula hoops, unicycle, aerial, circus stunts, contortion, magic and audience interaction all wrapped up in a blanket of comedy. Simply put...the most unique 2-person circus show you will ever see!

Recently featured in Hugh Jackman’s hit movie, “The Greatest Showman”, The Great DuBois have amassed an impressive list of credits, including the Tony Award winning “Pippin” on Broadway, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Late Night with David Letterman”, Britney Spears World Circus Tour, and the movie “Burlesque” to highlight just a few.

The award-winning combination of Michael DuBois and Viktoria Grimmy have five generations of circus performing between them, a spectacular theatrical set for proscenium stages, and have performed countless shows at theatres, universities, cruise ships, fairs and festivals all over the world. The Great DuBois’ also have an incredible Circus Tent that provides an amazing outdoor venue for accommodating spaces that want something creative and extra special.

For more information, please visit www.thegreatdubois.com!

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President’s Speaker Series - Erin Brockovich

Saturday, March 11, 2023

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8:00 pm
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Orchestra: $32
Balcony: $27

A formerly unknown legal researcher who became a 20th century icon overnight thanks to Julia Roberts' Oscar-winning tour de force, Erin Brockovich's dogged persistence was the impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. A modern-day “David” who loves a good brawl with today’s “Goliaths," Erin thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how to yell. She is a rebel, an environmentalist, and a mother. She is also a strong believer that it only takes one person to make a difference. And so in engagements around the world, Erin uses her life experiences to motivate and bring inspiration to audiences, providing lessons on her four steps to success, her motto for resilience and perseverance, and advocacy for causes that matter.

Since her investigation uncovered that Pacific Gas & Electric had been poisoning the small town of Hinkley’s Water for over 30 years-- leading to the largest direct action lawsuit of its kind that resulted in the utility giant paying $333 million in damages to more than 600 Hinkley residents-- Erin has leant her voice to other key issues such as the Flint Water Crisis.

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Rhythm of the Dance
 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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7:00 pm
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Orchestra Full View: Adults- $25 Seniors/Students- $20
Orchestra Partially Obstructed: Adults- $20 Seniors/Students- $15
Balcony: Adults- $15 Seniors/Students- $12

Like a sheet of lightening the pulsating rhythms, pure energy and melodic music, in the Rhythm of the dance show, has hit 50 countries around the world with audience figures of over 7 million fans during the past 20 years. Now in 2022 this global toe-tapping success continues from China to South America and from sunny Spain to snowy Siberia.

Fans everywhere are enjoying 2,000 years, and more, of dance, music, songs and culture from pre-Celtic times to modern day sounds all compacted into a 2-hour concert. It’s full of flailing feet and fiddles, futuristic dances, eye-catching lighting and costumes, sensational sound effects and is now one of the top 3 Irish step dance shows in the world.

For more information, please visit www.rhythmofthedance.com!

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Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming & Dance

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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7:00 PM
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Orchestra Full View: Adults- $25 Seniors/Students- $20
Orchestra Partially Obstructed: Adults- $20 Seniors/Students- $15
Balcony: Adults- $15 Seniors/Students- $12

Nearly 30 drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University make a return appearance on our campus for an athletic and graceful appearance that includes thundering taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance. WCU is excited to welcome Tamagawa back after 3 year hiatus!

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