Weis Center's 30th anniversary season features more than 30 performances

The 2017-18 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University once again includes more than 30 professional performances - including world music, classical, modern and world dance, Americana, jazz, bluegrass, and a Family Discovery Series. Ten performances are free.

As our patrons have come to expect, the Weis Center will bring artists from around the globe and across the United States.

Officially amazing.

In December 2015, Tripping ranked the Weis Center third on its list of The Best College Performing Arts Centers: Top 10. In May 2014, BestValueSchools also ranked the Weis Center third on its list of 25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers in recognition of its mix of programming and community engagement.

When you attend a Weis Center performance, you will quickly realize that sharing this moment in time with hundreds of others will inspire, move and energize.

The Weis Center is a 1,200 seat performance hall that is both architecturally striking and acoustically exceptional.

For thirty years, we have presented artists who are committed to doing their very best work for our University and Central Pennsylvania audiences. In turn, we inspire our patrons to be actively engaged in the performance as it unfolds on stage.

Offering an annual series of more than thirty professional performances spanning a dozen genres, we have something for everyone.

Support the Weis Center with your gift today!

2017-18 Season Preview

How To Order Tickets

  • Order by phone: 570.577.1000
     
  • Order in person: Visit the Weis Center lobby or the Elaine Langone Center lobby
     
  • Order by mail: Use the order form in the brochure
     
  • Order online at the University Box Office
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Weis Center for the Performing Arts Unveils 2017-18 Season

Weis Center for the Performing Arts Unveils 2017-18 Season

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Mariachi Los Camperos to Bring Traditional Music to Bucknell

The performance will close the Weis Center's 2016-17 season.

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Broadway Star to Join Forces with Bucknell Symphonic Band

Acclaimed singer Ivan Rutherford to perform at spring concert.

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Jazz Organist to Perform Free Concert at Weis Center

Jazz Organist to Perform Free Concert at Weis Center

Renowned jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith will offer a free lecture, demonstration and performance with the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio.

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All-female Choir to Bring Traditional Bulgarian Music to the Weis Center

All-female Choir to Bring Traditional Bulgarian Music to the Weis Center

The hypnotic singing of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares highlights the rich folk heritage of the Balkans.

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Comedian Paula Poundstone Coming to the Weis Center

Comedian Paula Poundstone Coming to the Weis Center

The award-winning performer will bring her act to Bucknell.

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Shaolin Warriors Will Bring Kung Fu to Bucknell’s Weis Center

Shaolin Warriors Will Bring Kung Fu to Bucknell’s Weis Center

Martial arts masters will perform as part of the Weis Center Family Discovery Series.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composition About Anthracite Coal Comes to the Weis Center

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composition About Anthracite Coal Comes to the Weis Center

Four coal-related lectures will precede the performance.

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Golden Dragon Acrobats to Bring Artistry and Athletics to Weis Center

Golden Dragon Acrobats to Bring Artistry and Athletics to Weis Center

The troupe will bring its award-winning acrobatics to Bucknell as part of the Family Discovery Series.

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All-Female Norwegian Brass Ensemble to Perform at Weis Center

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Weis Center News

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Brings Kid Hip-Hop to Weis Center in Free Show

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will bring their unique kid-friendly hip-hop to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for all ages and has a run time of 60 minutes, without an intermission. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need during the holiday season. Bucknell University acknowledges with gratitude generous funding from the family of Janet C. Weis which makes this performance possible. More Fraggles than Wiggles, more […]

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Weis Center News

Lightwire Theater Returns to Weis Center to Present Holiday Performance

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas will come to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for all ages and has a run time of 60 minutes, without an intermission. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate and the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg. Patrons are encouraged to come early for free kids’ activities, hosted by the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg, in the Atrium Lobby from 1-2 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to […]

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Weis Center News

Sweet Honey in the Rock brings holiday a cappella performance to Weis Center

Sweet Honey in the Rock will present a holiday a cappella performance, “Celebrating the Holydays” on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need during the holiday season. “Celebrating the Holydays” is a rare fusion of traditional American holiday spirituals, hymns and inspirational songs, as well as songs from other cultures and religions from around the world. The special presentation, which offers a celebration of good tidings for the season has been presented over the past […]

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Performance Reviews

A Far Cry brings “The Blue Hour” to life

It is very rare to witness a multitude of moving artistic parts come together so ingeniously in the name of creating one body of work. This is just what occurred at the Weis Center on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 9 with an exquisite performance of a piece entitled the “The Blue Hour” by A Far Cry string orchestra and vocals from Brazilian jazz singer Luciana Souza. The piece was a creative collaboration that came to fruition from the works of five notable female composers – Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw and Sarah Kirkland Snider – and featured […]

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