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Cultural enrichment is a key facet of IRSC student life. Students are provided with a diverse array of lectures, symposia, workshops, performances and concerts in various intellectual and creative arenas.


The IRSC Fine Arts Center features the 639-seat McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre, the 100-seat Wynne Black Box Theatre, Fee Dance Studio, classrooms and rehearsal rooms, emphasizing IRSC's commitment to the development of a well-rounded student.

A regular schedule of live shows is presented by students in the IRSC Theatre program, the student song and dance troupe “Company,” as well as the Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and College Chorale.

Students interested in pursuing a degree in Theatre, Music or Dance should contact the Performing Arts Department at 772-462-7727 prior to registering for classes to determine audition requirements and to learn about possible scholarship opportunities.

2021–2022 Show Schedule

Tickets are now on sale. View the season brochure.

Sing Sing Sing!

Choir and Instrumental Concert • McAlpin Music
February 17, 18, 19 at 7:00 p.m. and February 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Join the IRSC Company Singers, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo under the direction of Dr. John Southall and Dr. Dale Rieth in a celebration of classic big band, Broadway and popular music for all ages.

Tickets are $15. ($10 for subscription holders) 


by Stephen Schwartz and Roger Hirson • McAlpin Musical
March 10, 11, 12 at 7:00 p.m. and March 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us in celebration of the 50th anniversary of this classic Fosse musical masterpiece as young Pippin, Charlemagne's son and crown prince of the Holy Roman Empire, searches for meaning in his life. This pop/Motown-influences score brings classics to life through the electrifying jazz dance styles of Bob Fosse.

Tickets are $15. ($10 for subscription holders)

From Stage to Screen

Drama • Wynne Black Box Theatre
April 1, 2 at 7:00 p.m. and April 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy entirely filmed adaptations of two avant-garde American one-act plays—The Game by Louise Bryant and the The Beggar and the King by Winthrop Parkhust. Following the screenings of these films, see the live performances (by the same casts). This show concludes with a talkback between the audience, actors and creative team comparing the film version with the live performance.

Tickets are $15. ($10 for subscription holders)

Classical to Contemporary

Choir and Instrumental Concert • McAlpin Music
April 7, 8, 9  at 7:00 p.m. and April 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Join the IRSC Wind Ensemble and Chorale under the direction of John Southall and Dr. Dale Rieth for a performance of classical and contemporary music spanning over 60 years with a sequence of Broadway "Pops" selections highlighting the performance series.

Tickets are $15. ($10 for subscription holders)

Intimate Apparel

by Lynn Nottage • Wynne Black Box Theatre Drama
May 19, 20, 21 at 7:00 p.m. and May 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for this unforgettable piece of contemporary American theatre that tells the moving story of a turn-of-the-nineteenth-century African American seamstress, grappling with an abusive marriage while helping her female clients navigation their own romantic struggles. 

Tickets are $15. ($10 for subscription holders)

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Hallstrom Planetarium

The state-of-the-art Hallstrom Planetarium offers lectures and shows about planets, constellations and stars. Planetarium shows are live multimedia presentations that use special-effect projectors to tell stories about the planets and stars. Seventy-one reclining seats with headrests allow visitors to view the heavens from the comfort of armchairs.

Upcoming Shows

Tickets are on sale now.


Listen to Skywatch, hosted by Planetarium Director, Jon U. Bell, for daily sky updates, weekdays at 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. and 12:59 p.m. on WQCS radio, 88.9FM. Read and/or listen to Skywatch podcasts and transcripts.

Performing Arts and Planetarium Schedules, Seating and Ticketing

Questions about upcoming show may be directed to Box Office staff Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by sending email to or by calling 772-462-4750 or 1-800-220-9915.

Schedules, seating charts and ticketing is also available online. Space is provided for guests with wheelchairs.

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