PPAC Embarks on Full House Challenge


posted July 27, 2018

The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has issued a challenge: its goal is to receive1,000 gifts, one for each seat in the house.

This year, it’s about participation, getting more people involved. We have set the goal of obtaining 1,000 donations during this year’s fundraising campaign, the Full House Donor Challenge. To reach this goal, we need your support and involvement! All gifts, regardless of the amount, will be greatly appreciated.

As a donor to the Full House Challenge, you will receive the following:

  • Listing in the 2018-2019 Season Playbill
  • Listing on Full House Seating Map displayed in lobby
  • Opportunities for ticket discounts, special offers, and promotions

How to Give

Donations can be made by:

  • Credit card at upjarts.org or by calling 814-269-7229.
  • Donation forms can also be downloaded online under the Full House Campaign link. 
  • Donations by check, payable to Pitt Johnstown, can be mailed to Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center,University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904.

Our programming provides thousands of people access to the performing and visual arts year after year.  Seize this opportunity to become involved and support the future and the love of the arts in our region.

2018-2019 Mainstage Season Sneak Preview

ABBA FAB - A stunning tribute to the music of ABBA. This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen, and countless others.  From the earliest hit Mamma Mia, AABA FAB will take you on a Technicolor ABBA journey that is unmatched. ABBA’s record breaking hits has stood the test of time and continues to thrill audiences of all ages.

A Christmas Carol- A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of Holiday joy. Dickens’ ever popular classic fills the stage with  lush costumes, stunning sets and puppetry, song and dance, a heavy dose of humor, and a timeless message. With the music of 26 beloved traditional carols of the season woven throughout this classic tale, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to begin the holiday festivities.

Legally Blonde The Musical - The fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, is the ultimate tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde - The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot.

Vox Fortura – The newest Classical Crossover group from the United Kingdom. Recently seen as Semi-Finalists in Britain’s Got Talent, they stormed the competition with a powerhouse display of vocal panache and sheer class. Described by fans as “the next II Divo,” Vox Fortura are bringing classical vocals back into the mainstream.  Able to perform almost any era or genre of music in their iconic crossover style, they perform everything from the music of Elgar and Bizet’s Pearl Fishers to David Bowie, John Legend, and Ed Sheeran.

Andy Gross Live- Stand-up Comedian – One of the hottest stand-up comic, magician and ventriloquist working today as evidenced by his sold out shows and devoted following! His videos have over 100 Million views and counting on the internet!  He is considered one of the best by his peers in the entertainment industry and he will leave you spellbound.

The Doo Wop Project
-From bop to pop…the evolution of a sound! Three parts Jersey Boys, two parts Motown: The Musical and "not your grandma's doo wop", these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars – with their hot 5-piece band -- tear it up, with musicality, dancing and showmanship not found with any other group in the world!  They “re-doo” classic Doo Wop songs from the 50s and 60s and make ‘em sound fresh and new…and they take contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Maroon 5, and “doowopify” them! Perfect entertainment for people ages 10 to 100!

Additional season information to follow. Flex tickets sales begin August 20, 2018 and public and online sales begin September 4, 2018.

“A gift that keeps giving.” – The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center (PPAC) was described in these words within a 2012 Johnstown Tribune-Democrat article by Tom Lavis. Join us in supporting the gift that keeps giving by donating to our Full House Donor Challenge today!

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.