With the summer movies and Broadway shows about to hit the screen and stage, the Penn State Abington Cultural Arts program, "Summer Arts Roundup," is an evening not to be missed. This annual event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7, in 112 Woodland Building.
Moylan C. Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts, will present his annual review of the newest Broadway shows and summer flicks -- the “must-sees,” as well as the “don’t bothers.” The evening will include video interviews with the stars, film clips from the movies and musicals, along with Mills’ insightful commentary.
Get a glimpse of major films, including "Iron Man 2" starring Robert Downey Jr., "Robin Hood" with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, and "Knight and Day" featuring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.
Films for a more mature audience include the French award winner "Mesrine," "Eat Pray Love" with Julia Roberts, "The Girl Who Played with Fire" which is a follow up to "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Director M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" and the comedy "The Kids Are All Right" starring Julianne Moore and Annette Bening.
The newest hits on Broadway include the revivals of "La Cage aux Folles" with Kelsey Grammer, and August Wilson's "Fences" with Denzel Washington. Twyla Tharp's dansical "Come Fly with Me" set to the music of Frank Sinatra and the bizarre new comedy/drama "A Behanding in Spokane" with Christopher Walken are also bringing down the house.
In Philadelphia, Arden Theater is presenting the brilliant Sondheim musical "A Sunday in the Park with George" and Wilma Theater is presenting former Czech President Vaclav Havel's new play "Leaving."
Admission to the event is free. For information about this event or upcoming Cultural Arts programs at Penn State Abington, call 215-881-7800 or visit http://www.abington.psu.edu/cultural-arts online.