ACADEMICS

  • Visual and Performing Arts
    Exhibits and Performances

    Worcester State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department offers over 15 arts events per year with 3 to 4 gallery exhibits, 10 to 12 music performances, and 3 full theatre productions. All of these events involve students—whether in the background organizing and setting up the show or in the foreground exhibiting or performing their work. All exhibits and performances are open to the public and affordable; some are free. We welcome your interest in our programs and invite you to attend an upcoming event.

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  • Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery

    The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, located in the Ghosh Science and Technology Center, offers 3 to 4 exhibits per year of current renowned artists and of our faculty and students—all of which allow students and the public to explore the established, edgy, and innovative in the artistic world. The gallery’s mission is to contribute to the cultural offerings of the region by exhibiting work of vitality and interest in the contemporary art world. The Gallery is open Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and /Sat. 1-5 p.m.

    Exhibits
     

    Time Machines: Looking Forward, Looking Back

    Opening Reception, Feb. 8, 5 to 7 p.m. (snow date Feb. 15)

    Every object is a time machine that exists in the long NOW that brings us back to a time past or points to possible futures. The exhibition offers works by artists in a variety of media that reflect any aspect of time – personal, historical, cosmological, past and future, real and imagined.

    Dates: Feb. 8 – March 8
    Location: Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, WSU Campus
    Times: Tues. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 1-5 p.m. (or by appointment)
    Cost: FREE Admission
    Info: Gallery@worcester.edu, (508) 929-8651

    2018 Student Thesis Art Exhibition

    Opening Reception, April 19, 5 to 7 p.m.

    Visual and Performing Arts presents the skilled artworks of its graduating seniors. Experience the edge of art.

    Date: April 19 – May 8
    Location: Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, WSU Campus
    Time: Tues. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 1 – 5 p.m. (or by appointment)
    Cost: FREE admission
    Contact: Gallery@worcester.edu, (508) 929-8651


     
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    Worcester State Music

    Worcester State Music stretches the boundaries of performance with choral and instrumental programs that aim to delight, enchant, and educate. Audiences of all ages enjoy the performances around Worcester and on campus of the Chorus, Chorale, Alumni Singers, and a growing list of instrumental ensembles.

    Performances

    Magic, Melodies and a Mouse: The Music of Disney
    The Chorale, together and individually, perform Disney classics from many decades, accompanied by the Bobby Gadoury Trio. Limited seating. Food and beverages are available from El Basha for separate purchase.
    Date: March 8
    Location: El Basha Restaurant, 256 Park Avenue, Worcester
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Cost: $10
    Tickets: Reserve through cnigro@worcester.edu or any Chorale member

    The Fourth Wall
    The Fourth Wall is back after its successful performance at WSU last spring. The trio engulfs you in a series of unforgettable encounters with comedy, music, improv and audience participation. The three play flute, trombone and percussion while performing acrobatic feats.
    Date: March 30
    Location: Sullivan Auditorium, WSU Campus
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Cost: FREE admission

    Dvořák Mass in D Major, Op 86
    Worcester State University’s Chorus, Chorale and Alumni Singers with soloists and organ prove the level of their musical acumen in this performance of the Dvořák Mass.
    Date: May 5
    Location: All Saints Church, 10 Irving Street, Worcester
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Cost: $15 general public, $10 seniors and students
    Tickets: cnigro@worcester.edu, at the door

    Now That’s A Capella
    The WSU Chorale takes on popular tunes with music from Sia, Kelly Clarkson, Toto and more.
    Date: May 7
    Location: Fuller Theater
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Cost: FREE admission

    2018 Spring Mosaic
    The audience was blown away by the talent at the Fall Mosaic. Now, WSU’s music students take it up a notch at the 2018 Spring Mosaic with vocal and instrumental performances in a variety of genres.
    Date: May 8
    Location: Fuller Theater, Administration Bldg, 2nd Floor, WSU Campus
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Cost: FREE admission


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    Christie Nigro, Choral Performances, cnigro@worcester.edu
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    Worcester State Theatre

    Worcester State Theatre raises the standard for student production and for audience understanding of the theatre as it brings to the stage, for public and campus audiences, the playwrights that intrigue, deliver a message, and make us think so that we leave knowing why theatre is still relevant on today’s stage.

    Tickets to all productions: general public $14, senior citizens $10, students $7

    Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka

    Through the Visual and Performing Arts Department’s and Almost Off Book’s co-production of Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka, audience members gain insight into the plight of the refugee. The story follows Anon, a young refugee separated from his mother, who must navigate his way in a strange land. Anon represents the anonymity and struggles of all refugees.

    Dates: March 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m., March 4 at 2 p.m.
    Location: Fuller Theater, Administration Bldg, 2nd Floor, WSU Campus
    Cost: $14 general public, $10 seniors, $7 students
    Tickets: VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu, (508) 929-8843, and at the door

    Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage

    As its first production by an African American playwright, Worcester State Theatre stages Intimate Apparel by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. The story weaves us through the fabric of the working life of a black woman in the early 1900s.

    Dates: April 26, 27, 28 at 8 p.m., April 29 at 2 p.m.
    Location: Fuller Theater, Administration Bldg, 2nd Floor, WSU Campus
    Cost: $14 general public, $10 seniors, $7 students
    Tickets: VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu, (508) 929-8843, and at the door

     
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    508-929-8843
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