Cultural Kick-off

This spring, culture comes to Pace in the forms of drama, dance, the debut of the new Performing Arts building, and more.

The Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season
April 3-May 4, Wednesday-Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
April kicks off with The Actors Studio Drama School’s annual repertory season, which features five weeks of challenging and exciting theater designed to introduce graduating students to the professional world and the public in productions of the work they have created during their three years of study. This year’s rep season includes four original plays written by the four graduating playwrights, as well as a production of North of Providence, a one-act play written by Dyson Professor Edward Allen Baker. For more information about the ASDS Repertory Season or to reserve your tickets, visit

Pace Performing Arts Open House
Friday, April 12, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Pace’s Performing Arts department welcomes students, staff, and faculty to the grand opening of 140 William Street. This state-of-the-art building will serve as the new home for Performing Arts and will be dedicated to the training and education of the next generation of American artists. Guided tours of the new acting, movement, dance, and television studios will be offered. While you are there, get a peek at the new costume and design shops, as well as the CAD lab and new performance spaces.

The Importance of Being Earnest
April 10-12, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m
Sunday, April 14, 1:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m

Fancy a farce? Head over the Schaeberle Studio Theater this month for the Performing Arts Program’s production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. This satirical tale comments on Victorian social ties in a hilarious case of mistaken identity.

Dance Out Loud
Friday, April 26, 8:00 p.m. 
Saturday, April 27, 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Conceived and directed by Rhonda Miller, one of the most sought-after choreographers in the country and director and lecturer of dance at Pace, this showcase features more than 50 Pace students getting their tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, and contemporary dance on at the NYC Campus’ Schimmel Theatre. Reserve your tickets today by clicking here.

Take the Stage: Sing and Dance with Broadway Stars
Sunday, April 28, 3:00 p.m.
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? It doesn’t  matter! This April, Carnegie Hall comes to you. Imagine you’re on a lit-up Broadway stage—now get ready to sing and dance with real Broadway all-stars! Join composer Thomas Cabaniss, musical director of Chicago: The Musical Leslie Stifelman, and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon as they guide you through a sing- and dance-along right here at Pace’s Schimmel Theatre. This Community Sing event is part of the Neighborhood Concert Series presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. For more information and to RSVP, contact