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Drexel University Pennoni Honors College

Schedule of SPRING TERM 2014 Honors Program Events


Friday, April 11th at 7:00PM
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre
2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA

Take the tempestuous journey of young love in Shakespeare's classic tale of these star-crossed lovers. Follow Romeo and Juliet, as they fall desperately in love and battle against the odds of their constantly warring families and the inauthentic ideals of a mechanized society. Their love becomes their completion, a victim of the society at large: their love swells and withers, wields protection in a culture of knives and danger, shock and desire. Watch as their love unravels the gears of their devastating reality, and guides them to the authentic truth. Accompany these young lovers from their first blissful kiss to their final parting words, as the mechanizations of the outside world devour them.


Thursday, April 24th at 8:00PM
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Arsenic and Old Lace is one of the American theatre's funniest comedies.

Drama critic Mortimer Brewster is engaged to the lovely Elaine Harper...but will she fit in with his 'unusual' family? Abby and Martha Brewster are known throughout Brooklyn for their many acts of kindness and charity. But Mortimer has just learned that his charming spinster aunts have taken to relieving the loneliness of old men by inviting them in for a nice glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide! What else can go wrong?

DON GIOVANNI by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart **2 performances available**

Wednesday, April 30th at 7:30PM
Friday, May 2nd at 8:00PM
Academy of Music: 240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

All he wanted was everything. Who was that masked man? As the legendary rake Don Juan leaves a trail of jilted lovers and mayhem in his wake, Mozart's alternately mischievous and harrowing masterpiece of mistaken identity reveals the charmer's darkest side. With an ingeniously playful staging of masquerades, trapdoors and mirrored panels, witness the genre's most infamous scoundrel in this timeless classic of comedy and tragedy. A cadre of the most prestigious alumni of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Academy of Vocal Arts come home to star in this lavish production.


Friday, May 2nd at 7:05PM
Citizens Bank Park

MOMIX: Alchemia

Friday, May 9th at 8:00PM
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

The blockbuster dancer-illusionist company that “dazzles with undefinable grace and personality” (New Orleans Times-Picayune) returns to Philadelphia with its newest work, Alchemia, by the ever-irrepressible Moses Pendleton. With a dash of Harry Potter charm and a whimsical exploration of the four elements, Pendleton’s latest creation is an enchanting and phantasmagorical multimedia spectacle full of wild invention, aesthetic thrills, surprising humor and sensuality—MOMIX at its most magical.


Wednesday, June 4th at 7:30PM
Academy of Music
240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic: all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy, and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.






  • Available to Honors Program students only
  • Ticket sign-ups begin on Ticket Day (doors open at 9 a.m. on second Tuesday of each term)
  • Available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • $20 cash refundable deposit for each Honors student per event
  • Each student can sign up one additional Honors student per event


  • Available to Honors Program students only
  • Initial for each ticket picked up
  • Tickets must be picked up within three business days prior to event
  • Unclaimed tickets will be offered to students on wait list, and deposits will be forfeited


  • $20 cash refundable deposit for each Honors student per event
  • Initial for each deposit picked up
  • Refunds given for cancellations made within three days prior to event date
  • Deposits returned up to one full week after event date with proof of attendance
  • Proof of attendance includes program booklets and digital photos of students at event


  • Available to Honors Program students only, unless otherwise authorized
  • Faslifying information for Honors events will result in penalty
  • For more information, visit or e-mail





All ticketed events are available to students of the Drexel University Honors Program on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available to Honors students only—unless otherwise authorized by Honors Program Staff—and will be distributed approximately one week prior to each event. Students must sign up in the Pennoni Honors College Main Office (5016 MacAlister Hall), and leave a $20 cash refundable deposit for each Honors student on the list (unless otherwise advertised). Each student may sign up for no more than her/himself and one additional Honors student. If in doubt about availability, call or stop by the Honors Office. Also, be sure to regularly check your Drexel University e-mail and the Pennoni Honors College website’s “News and Events” page ( for additional programs and events.

Unless an emergency occurs (e.g., medical or family emergency accompanied by proof), refunds will not be given for student cancellations fewer than three (3) business days prior to the event. Tickets must be picked up at least three (3) business days prior to the event; otherwise, the ticket and deposit will be forfeited. The refundable deposit will be available for pick-up starting on the business day following the performance. Make sure to bring your program booklet and/or other proof of attendance (e.g., digital photos of yourself at the event) when picking up your deposit. If picking up a deposit for any Honors student friend(s), be prepared to provide photographic proof of everyone’s attendance. Deposits must be picked up no later than one full week after the date of the event.

Honors events—both ticketed and non-ticketed—are offered as a benefit for members of the Honors Program. This service to students should be treated with honesty, respect, and adherence to all guidelines included in this notice. Any attempt to falsify information for the purpose of reserving and claiming tickets (including, but not limited to, illegitimately using the name, University ID number, and/or email address of other members of the Drexel University community to reserve tickets for Honors events) is a violation of Drexel University Conduct policy ( Honors Program students who violate this policy will risk suspension from Honors events participation; suspension or expulsion from the Honors Program; and referral to the University Conduct Board.

For additional information regarding this “Notice of Events Rules and Expectations,” e-mail the Honors Program Staff at