Upcoming Shows & Events at MPAC


The Sound of Music 

April 25 - May 4; 2014

25th & 2nd | 8 PM;  26th & 3rd | 7 PM;

27th | 2 PM


The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

Tickets $15 adults, $12 students

 www.ancss.org | 267.502.4820

The whole family is invited to join us as we bring the most popular movie musical of all time to the stage!

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com


Bryn Athyn Orchestra Spring Concert 

May 11, 2014
Sunday | 3 PM

Bryn Athyn Orchestra presents their Spring Concert. Tickets, at the door, are $15 adults, $12 seniors (60+), students (thru college), $5, Children 12 & under free (must be accompanied by an adult).

For ticket information, visit www.baorchestra.org or call 267-502-2979.


Spring Dance Concert

May17, 2014 

Saturday| 2 PM and  8PM

Bryn Athyn College’s dance concert includes several performances in a variety of different styles, including both professional and student choreography. All are welcome. Tickets are available at the door for $8 ($5 for students).



Uncanny Parallels:The Problems and Possibilities that Swedenborgianism and Buddhism Share

May 16, 2014 

Friday|  8 PM

Uncanny Parallels: The Problems and Possibilities that Swedenborgianism and Buddhism Share

Although Swedenborgianism played a little-known role in introducing Buddhism to the West, there is much more to the relationship between them. They share the essential insight that religion is really about personal transformation, though they offer differing paths to achieve that end. There are also interesting similarities between the Buddhist concepts of karma and rebirth and Swedenborg’s understanding of heaven and hell: both relate to our view of the self, and both have become problematic in some ways. Given the common ground between these two traditions, what can they learn from each other? And what do they both tell us about the spirituality of the here and now?

   David Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen Buddhist teacher. He is the author of nine books and numerous articles that offer a Buddhist perspective on Western culture and has taught internationally at the university level about Buddhism.



The Bard in the Borough 

May 23 & 24, 2014 

Friday| 7:30 pm

Saturday| 2pm & 7:30 pm 

Hear ye! Hear ye! This Spring, BAct presents a celebration of community through a unique Shakespeare festival showcase.

The Mitchell Performing Arts Center will be transformed into a playful arena where all things Shakespeare converge. Step into the lobby and travel back to the Renaissance with Shakespeare-inspired refreshments, minstrels, and artists ready to entertain you even before you enter the theatre. Then, on the main stage, enjoy a showcase of Shakespearean proportions: monologues, scenes, spoofs, skits, songs, and sonnets performed by community members of all ages!

This is a Shakespeare spectacular you don’t want to miss! $10 tickets for sides and back sections and $12 for the center; buy 4 tickets and the 5th ticket is free!