Performing Arts

Peter Whinnery is packing up shop

It’s curtain call for technical adviser for Student Performing Arts Peter Whinnery, the set-building guru behind hundreds of student productions.

Penn Today Staff

Five events to watch for in March

Happening around campus this March: the world premiere of ‘Vessels’ at the Annenberg Center, a lecture on trees from China, and a visit to Kelly Writers House from reporter Emily Jane Fox.

Brandon Baker

Five events to watch for in February

Happening around campus and beyond this February: the annual Lunar New Year celebration at International House, a thought-provoking new speaker series on the future of religion, and an innovative story slam by nurses.

Brandon Baker

Celebrating 30 years with Stimulus Children’s Theatre

The campus theater group focused on entertaining children marked its 30th anniversary with performances during Homecoming Weekend, along with an alumni gala at the Platt Student Performing Arts House.

Jill DiSanto

Bloomers mark 40 years of edgy comedy

Bloomers, Penn’s all-female comedy troupe, celebrated its 40th anniversary last weekend with an alumnae show that recreated routines from the 1980s and 1990s.

Jill DiSanto



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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Choral Director William Parberry Retires After 45 Years

After more than four decades in Penn’s Music Department, University Choir director William Parberry has retired. Parberry marked the occasion on Sunday with a final concert, featuring Handel’s “Messiah.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Trigger Warning: John Waters to Get ‘Filthy’ on Penn Campus

Iconoclast John Waters will be commemorating the creation of the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation at the Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theater tonight with a one-man show.

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