Rowan University College of Performing Arts Set to Re-Open This Semester

By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor

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GLASSBORO, N.J. — Rowan University’s performing arts center will re-open for live audiences during the 2021-22 academic year. The university’s College of Performing Arts announced its line-up of shows, which will be showcased to both in-person audiences and virtual platforms, for the upcoming year.

“The arts remain vital to our healing, well-being, ability to connect and build a better future for us all, and we are thrilled to return to in-person operations,” Rick Dammers, Dean of the College of Performing Arts, said in a press release. “But we don’t take lightly what we currently know about COVID-19 and we’re prepared for continued flexibility to adapt to a shifting situation.”

Masks will be required for all who attend in-person events held by the College of Performing Arts. This is consistent with the university’s mask mandate for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status through at least September 30.

Rowan will debut a new “Fall Family Pass” program for its four marquee shows, which are being held through the Marie Rader Presenting Series line-up. The family pass is a single $30 ticket that gives community members admission to four different shows being held by the College of Performing Arts. The Marie Rader Presenting Series line-up will begin with “The Cashmore Marionettes: Simple Gifts” on September 25 — a show that was originally scheduled to be held in March 2020.

“We’re eager to further our impact within our campus community, as well as with those beyond it,” Debbie Shapiro, the College’s Director of Community Engagement & Presenting, said in a press release. “We know that children and families are yearning for new ways to find moments of joy, release, and connection during the pandemic.”

You can find a full list of the shows being held by Rowan’s Center for Performing Arts here.

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