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Upcoming Events

All events are held in the Meagher Theatre located in the
Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center on the Neumann University
campus, unless otherwise noted.


For more information on about any of our programming or ticketing, please contact the Office of Cultural Programming at 610-558-5626.


 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022  • 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2022 • 2:00 p.m.

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INTERNATIONAL BALLET CLASSIQUE:
The Nutcracker Ballet

Jaelyn Fellona, artistic director 

During an exciting Christmas celebration, Clara receives an enchanted Nutcracker doll. Join Clara as her Nutcracker comes alive to battle the Rat King. Journey with Clara and her Prince into the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets with dramatic dancing and pageantry! Experience enchanting choreography, talented dancers, dazzling sets, and fairytale costumes.

ADMISSION: Adults $24; Students, children, and seniors $16. BUY TICKETS or call 610-883-0878. No additional ticket fees.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2023 • 1:30 p.m.

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LECTURE SERIES: The Life of C.J. Walker 

Presented by Dr. Daisy Century
Historical impersonator and actress 

Born Sara Breedlove, Madame C. J. Walker was an entrepreneur and an early civil rights advocate who sought equality for African Americans. As America’s first female self-made millionaire, she was a philanthropist who was an enthusiastic financial supporter of Black colleges and universities. Walker amassed her fortune through risk taking, dedication, hard work, and innovation. Starting her own company to remedy hair loss, she founded Walker Manufacturing Company of Indiana, Inc. wherein Madame Walker was the President and sole shareholder. Dedicated to assisting other women to succeed in business, she lectured on educational, social, political, and economic topics. She was a member of the NAACP. Throughout her career, Walker donated to the NAACP, the YMCA, and to black schools, organizations, individuals, orphanages, and retirement homes. Walker will be portrayed by Dr. Daisy Century, an inspiring educator, an accomplished singer, and a published author, who writes under the name Emily Nelson.

ADMISSION: General $10; BUY TICKETS
FREE for Neumann students/staff and Cultural Arts Forum Members. Become a Cultural Arts Forum member for $45 and enjoy all eight lecture series programs for free! SIGN UP TODAY!

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2023 • 1:30 p.m.

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LECTURE SERIES: An Irish Celebration with Charlie Zahm 

Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic musical festivals and Maritime and American Traditional music events east of the Mississippi. Today, he is one of the most sought-after Celtic singers performing up and down the Eastern Seaboard and across America. With his beautiful baritone voice, Mr. Zahm performs internationally and is one of few singers who have been invited twice to sing with Scotland’s “Black Watch.” Enjoy an afternoon of Irish musical selections along with magical moments of Scottish and Irish history.

ADMISSION: General $10; BUY TICKETS
FREE for Neumann students/staff and Cultural Arts Forum Members. Become a Cultural Arts Forum member for $45 and enjoy all eight lecture series programs for free! SIGN UP TODAY!

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2023  • 7:00 p.m.

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WORKSHOP: Card Making with Dianne

Thomas A. Bruder Life Center
Presented by Dianne Keough
Cost: $35

 Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends and family while creating beautiful paper greeting cards. Ms. Keough will teach you how to make cards using stamping techniques and more. Ms. Keough is a former educator and is currently an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in lower Delaware. She regularly holds classes teaching card making, as well as the creation of home décor and gift items. Reservations are necessary. REGISTER

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023  • 1:30 p.m.

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AUTHOR'S CORNER: We The pEOPLE and Depend on Me

Amaris Manning, author

Alumna Amaris Manning ‘21 will come to the Neumann stage to discuss her two books, We The pEOPLE and Depend On Me, a follow up to her first book. We The pEOPLE tells the story of teens going through everyday struggles. Depend On Me takes a character from the first book and describes his difficult life. The story is intense and not for the lighthearted reader. Both books are captivating, filled with teenage friendship, drama, and emotion. Ms. Manning is a fanfiction enthusiast and writes on multiple writing platforms. She has always loved sharing her stories with others. Ms. Manning enjoys storytelling by creating short films as well as writing. She also is an artist and sells her artwork on her website, www.amarisimanning.com

ADMISSIONFree will donation to the Dr. Margaret Mary Kearney Scholarship. REGISTER

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2023 • 2:00 p.m.

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High Tea with a Special Entertainment 

The Ballrooms of Boothwyn: Lia’s Catering
1405 Meetinghouse Road, Upper Chichester, PA
Cost: $45

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with family and friends while eating delicious scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts and listen to a very special musical performance. Don't be afraid to wear your favorite hat!  Reservations are necessary.  REGISTER

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2023 • 1:30 p.m.

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LECTURE SERIES: Nancy Drew: The History Behind the Mystery 

Presented by Tara Rotuna 

Celebrate over 90 years of Nancy Drew! Join fan and collector Tara Rotuna on a search for clues about the mysterious history behind the series. Trivia questions and more are part of this fun and informative presentation following the popular teen detective from 1930 to today. Ms. Rotuna began reading and collecting Nancy Drew books at the age of eight. After attending a Drew convention with Nancy Drew Sleuths, she was inspired to write and deliver presentations to local libraries and community organizations starting with the 80th anniversary of the series.

ADMISSION: General $10; BUY TICKETS
FREE for Neumann students/staff and Cultural Arts Forum Members. Become a Cultural Arts Forum member for $45 and enjoy all eight lecture series programs for free! SIGN UP TODAY!


 

TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2023 • 7:00 p.m.

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WORKSHOP: Create a Bouquet for Mother's Day 

Presented by Leona M. Swiacki, floral designer 
Cost: $40

No need for a container! Create a very special hand-tied bouquet using a variety of spring flowers, foliage, and decorative accents. This is a perfect gift for that special person or as a treat for yourself! Floral materials will be provided. Please bring your own floral shears/scissors and apron. Reservations are necessary. REGISTER

 

THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2023 • 1:30 p.m.

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LECTURE SERIES: Gardening in Backyard Containers 

Presented by Susan Whiteley

Perfect for the spring and summer! Learn how to plant your own containers for summer annuals, perennials, tropical plants, and simple “found items” making your containers unique and spectacular. Ms. Whiteley will discuss how to choose the right plants for your special spaces. Containers are mini gardens, and all the design elements apply! Susan Whiteley has been in the landscape maintenance and gardening design business for over 20 years. She has completed the Longwood Gardens Ornamental Plants Series I and II, has won many blue ribbons for horticulture exhibits at the Philadelphia Flower Show, and is a GCA Horticulture Judge. 

ADMISSION: General $10; BUY TICKETS

FREE for Neumann students/staff and Cultural Arts Forum Members. Become a Cultural Arts Forum member for $45 and enjoy all eight lecture series programs for free! SIGN UP TODAY!