The Artist Series, which dates back to 1902, brings internationally acclaimed artists and programs to campus for the benefit of students, faculty, staff and members of the surrounding community. The aim of Artist Series performances is to advance intellectual engagement, often through master classes, lectures or content of the artistic presentation.

Call the Box Office at 570-372-ARTS, noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday while classes are in session, or 570-372-4354 during semester breaks. To order tickets or become a Friend of the Arts, please complete this form and mail to:

The Artist Series
Susquehanna University
514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Degenstein Center Theater
Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Adults, $20; Seniors, $15; non-SU Students, $5

Steel Magnolias, Robert Harling's play full of memorable characters, is considered a tour de force for the all-female cast. In each of our lives, we encounter those with whom we share an indescribable bond. Within the walls of Truvy's beauty shop, set in the deep bayou of Louisiana, are six women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons like the weathered wooden structure of the salon "home" they share. At turns laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Steel Magnolias reveals the strength of the human condition and our shared need for companionship.

L.A. Theatre Works has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States for four decades, bringing the finest recorded dramatic literature into the homes of millions. On the road, the company has delighted audiences with its unique live radio theater-style performances in more than 300 towns and cities, including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington, Chicago, Beijing and Shanghai.

Weber Chapel Auditorium
April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Adults, $20; Seniors, $15; non-SU Students, $5

After gaining international fame for reviving the classic sound of Cuban son, Juan de Marcos, the master and founder of the Buena Vista Social Club, turned the Afro-Cuban All Stars into a sensational showcase for Cuba's most prodigious young and senior musicians. Known internationally for its album A Toda Cuba le Gusta, the Afro-Cuban All Stars features a rotating, multi-generational cast and draws on both classic and Cuban styles like son and danzón and contemporary dance rhythms like timba. Embracing several generations and all musical styles, this unique orchestra has always been devoted to performing the full range of Cuban music.

Degenstein Center Theater
March 7, 7:30 p.m.

This event is sold out

The Russian National Ballet was founded in Moscow in the late 1980s, when many of the great Soviet dancers and choreographers were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting vibrant dance companies dedicated to classical Russian Ballet and invigorating this tradition with new developments in dance from around the world.

Today, the Russian National Ballet features more than 50 experienced dancers, many of whom have been with the company since its inception.