Now Showing: PPA Mainstage Performances

Alyssa Cressotti
September 28, 2022
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The Fall 2022 semester kicks off with drama, comedy, and a bit of song and dance from Pace's School of Performing Arts. Here's what’s coming to the Pace mainstage this season:

The Chechens

by Phillip Christian Smith
Schaeberle Theater | October 4–9
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In modern Chechnya homosexuals are rumored to be held in camps. Can one family protect their brother suspected of being gay, or will they honor kill him to protect the name of the family? What prevails in the end—religion, politics, or love?

She Loves Me

Book by Joe Masteroff | Music by Jerry Bock | Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Schimmel Center | October 12–15

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Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks Amalia and Georg who, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves... and all the twists and turns along the way!

Into the Woods

Book by James Lapine | Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
80 Greenwich, Studio A | October 20–23

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The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

IPE New Works

Directed by Julia Cavagna and Ana Cantoran Viramontes | Lighting Design by Rachel Fiorito and Sinjin Reinhard
80 Greenwich, Studio A | November 10–13

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Under the mentorship of established American and international theater professionals, PPA students devise original theatrical pieces through the exploration of design, writing, dramaturgy, and physical performance. The end result is unique experience that features performances of entirely new works.


Book by Greg Kotis | Music by Mark Hollmann | Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Schimmel Center | November 16–20

Get tickets to Urinetown

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Dance sPace 2022

Directed by Rhonda Miller
Schimmel Center Performances | December 9–11

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PPA’s commercial dance students let it all jazz, tap, and hip hop out for their annual showcase starting Friday, December 9. This annual showcase features a semester’s work of craft and dance.

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