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Attention High School Seniors & High School Graduates: IRSC is now holding auditions for its performing arts scholarship programs. If you are interested in theatre, dance, instrumental music or vocal music, it is time to set up your audition. Learn more.

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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.

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)

Contemporary Cabaret

McAlpin Music 
April 7, 8, 9 at 7:00 p.m. and April 9 at 2:00 p.m. 

Under the direction of Dr. Dale Rieth and Dr. John Southall, join the IRSC Wind Ensemble in a performance of classical and contemporary music spanning over 60 years with a sequence of Broadway “Pops” selections highlighting the performance series. The IRSC Chorale features selections from large-scale classical works. Video cameras “live stream” individual performers on projection screens during the concert. All are invited to this exciting performance! 

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


Kight Center for Emerging Technologies (V-Building)
June 24, 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Follow the explosive rise and fall of a Scottish Lord whose political ambition is constantly fanned by his murderous wife. Together, they usurp the throne of the Kingdom, only to learn that the witches’ prophecy that foretold their triumph also spelled out their doom. Updated to the Film Noir setting of the 1940s, this immersive production will take place in the Kight Center (V-Building) of the Massey Campus.

Tickets are $15 (or $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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