Wed. Jul 17th, 2024


West Chester University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is celebrating its 50th season and wants you to come celebrate!

The charming musical, “She Loves Me,” opens West Chester’s 50th season with a plot so fun and original, it inspired the hit movie “You’ve Got Mail”. The curtain opens in 1930’s Budapest, where the audience finds Georg, a stuffy businessman, and Amalia, a charismatic and clever young woman, constantly fighting at work but taking solace in their secret, romantic pen-pals. Little do they know, they are actually writing to each other! When they each finally agree to meet their pen-pal in person, surprises and laughter quickly ensue. With a delightful score and witty script, this musical is sure to please everyone young and young at heart. ” She Loves Me” opens in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre and runs Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 1-3.

If you need a little more movement in your life, “Coalescence: A Dance Concert,” is a must-see. With new additions to West Chester University’s dance staff as well as guest artists from Philadelphia and beyond, the pieces performed are sure to captivate and enthrall audience members. With only two nights to catch the amazing choreography, tickets are going to go quickly! “Coalescence: A Dance Concert” runs Nov. 9-10.

For those theatre-goers looking for something deliciously suspenseful, Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery, “The Mousetrap,” delves into the lives of eight characters trapped in Monkswell Manor during a ferocious blizzard. Meanwhile, there is  a murderer on the loose in London! When Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives at Monkswell Manor and informs them the murderer is headed their way, everyone starts pointing fingers and bodies start dropping. No wonder “The Mousetrap” is the longest running show in the world to date! “The Mousetrap” opens Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 3.

For all of these performances, general admission tickets are $15. Students, faculty, and senior citizens are $12. Tickets may be ordered in person at the ground floor of the  E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, or they can be purchased by calling the box office at 610-436-2533. Box office hours are 12p.m.-4p.m. Mon-Fri. Subscriptions are also available. If you would like more information, please visit

We hope you’ll come celebrate this exciting milestone with us!

Alexandria Shermot is a student and a member of the WCU Theatre & Dance Publicity Team. She can be reached at

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