Need to get your fix of talented singers, graceful dancers, and interesting speakers? Good news! It seems that all (or at least eight) of Penn’s student groups are having their fall shows this week from Thursday, Nov. 15 to Sunday, Nov. 18 with plenty of opportunities to watch wide–eyed as your peers take to the stage! 


The Addams Family Musical—Penn Singers

When? Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at 9:00 p.m., & Saturday, Nov. 17 @ 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

Where? Annenberg Center Live, 3680 Walnut St.

Price? $10, $8 with Penn Card, $6 for groups of 6+  

Did you know the characters in The Addams Family were created by a Penn alum? College Hall was even one of the inspirations for the Addams family mansion! The Penn Singers are putting on The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy as their fall show. Penn Singers produce a Broadway–style show every fall and a light opera during the spring semester. Tickets can be purchased in advance on Locust Walk and online


Arts House Dance Company Presents: Live Wire 

When? Friday, Nov. 16 at 8:30 p.m. & Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:00 p.m. 

Where? Iron Gate Theater, 3700 Chestnut St.

Price? $10, $8 for groups of 8+ 

Dance, move, shake it, and groove... or something like that. Come see Arts House Dance Company take the stage in their fall show “Live Wire.” Student–run and student–choreographed, the Arts House Dance Company performs contemporary, jazz, ballet, tap and hip hop dance styles. Arts House performs a show each semester. You can buy tickets in advance on Locust Walk and online


PennYo Presents: Crazy Rich Asians—The Philadelphia Yo Family 

When? Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9:00 p.m. 

Where? Annenberg Center Live, 3680 Walnut St.

Price? $8 pre–sales, $10 at the door, $6 for groups of 8+

PennYo, America’s first collegiate Chinese a cappella group, is taking the stage for their fall show “Crazy Rich Asians: The Philadelphia Yo Family.” The show includes both American pop hits and contemporary Chinese pop music, promising to be a unique and exciting performance. The name “PennYo” is a play on the Mandarin word for “friends,” making this the perfect event to attend with your crew! To purchase a ticket in advance Venmo @PennYo–A–Cappella in the format of "date of purchase, time, initials of person who sold you the ticket."


Counterparts Presents: Counterproductive 

When? Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 p.m.

Where? Iron Gate Theater, 3700 Chestnut St.

Price? $10, $8 for groups of 8+  

Want to hear original arrangements of pop and jazz music? Come to Counterparts' annual fall semester feature show this weekend. Counterparts is Penn’s oldest co–ed a cappella group and is known for its intricate arrangements and strong soloists. Who knows, you might just see the next John Legend perform (he was a member of Counterparts from 1994–1999!). This semester’s show “Counterproductive” will feature a wide array of music spanning from new hits from Rihanna and classics from Stevie Wonder. You can buy your tickets in advance on Locust Walk, Nov. 12–Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online


Keynotes Presents: Grey’s Anotemy

When?  Nov. 16 at 8:30 p.m. & Nov. 17 at 8:30 p.m.

Where? Nov 16: Amado Recital Hall (Irvine Auditorium) & Nov 17: Rose Recital Hall (Fisher–Bennett)

Price? $9 pre–sale, $10 at the door, $8 for groups of 6+  

Founded in 2010, Keynotes may be a newer co–ed a cappella group at Penn, but it has already established itself as a stellar group with a diverse repertoire. You can expect a mix of genres ranging from classic rock to R&B. Poking fun at Penn’s confusing hand, foot, and mouth disease epidemic, Keynotes’ fall show “Grey’s Anotemy” is sure to cure your a cappella fever. You can buy your tickets in advance on Locust Walk, Nov. 13 to Nov. 16 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or online.  


Full Measure Presents: Searchlight 

When? Nov. 17 at 5:00 p.m. 

Where? Meyerson Hall, 210 S 34th St .

Price? $8 pre–sale, $10 at the door

Founded in the spring of 1991, Full Measure is Penn’s premier Christian a cappella group. Full Measure performs both Christian and mainstream pop music. At their fall concert, “Searchlight,” you can expect to hear songs by Hillsong Young & Free, Tori Kelly, Coldplay, Lauren Daigle and more! You can buy tickets in advance from any group member, or at their booth on Locust Walk from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 


Penn Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker 

When? Nov. 18 at 4:00 p.m. 

Where? Iron Gate Theater, 3700 Chestnut St.

Price?  $8 pre–sale, $10 at the door, $7 for groups of 8+ 

Ah, November, the socially acceptable time to start listening to Christmas music. Feed your premature holiday hunger with Penn Ballet at their ninth annual production of “The Nutcracker.” Penn Ballet produces two annual audition–based performances and offers free biweekly classes that are open to all students looking to maintain or improve their ballet skills. You can buy tickets in advance on Locust Walk from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16 or from a dancer. 


SPEC Connaissance Presents: An Evening with Terry Crews 

When? Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m. 

Where? Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.

Price? $5 for students, $25 for public 

You know him as a former American football player and the quirky NYPD Sergeant in Brooklyn Nine–Nine, and now he's coming to Penn! Terry Crews, athlete, actor, comedian, and activist, is the SPEC Connaissance 2018 fall speaker. This event will be a moderated discussion followed by a moderated audience Q & A. Terry will be sure to provide interesting insights and opinions regarding his role in the #MeToo movement as well as his comedic chops! Tickets are available in advance on Locust Walk and online


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