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Arts and Culture

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.

2019–2020 Show Schedule

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Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen • Drama • Wynne Black Box Theatre
October 17, 18, 19 at 7:00 p.m. and October 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Ibsen's great social drama explores the tormented desire for escape by a caged woman in the late nineteenth century as she yearns for individual and spiritual freedom. Hedda Gabler, daughter of an aristocratic general, has just returned to her villa in Kristiania (now Oslo) from her honeymoon. Her husband, Jørgen Tesman, is an aspiring, young and reliable (but not brilliant) academic who has combined research with their honeymoon. As the drama unfolds, it becomes clear Hedda never loved him, but married him to escape the boring life to which society condemned her.

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

A Blast from the Past to the Future!

Vocal & Instrumental Music Concert • McAlpin Music
November 7, 8, 9 at 7:00 p.m. and November 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Join the IRSC “Company” Singers and Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Dale Rieth and Dr. John Southall in a celebration of classic jazz, pop and Broadway music from past to present. The Jazz Ensemble presents a tribute to the big band era featuring student soloists. “Company” singers will perform musical selections that span American popular music heritage from barbershop to contemporary top 40. A must see for all!

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

Music for the Ages

Choir Concert • McAlpin Music
Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m.

The IRSC Chorale presents a full program of choral literature encompassing the music of many historical eras, languages and geographical locations. Group singing is scientifically proven to be one of the healthiest activities of humans, and all ages are invited to join during this one-of-a-kind performance.

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

A Tribute to the Movies and Broadway!

Instrumental Music Concert- Wind Ensemble • McAlpin Music
December 5, 6, 7 at 7:00 p.m. and December 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Join a joyous celebration as the IRSC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. John Southall presents a concert celebration of music from Silver Screen and Broadway musicals. This special tribute features members of the Port St. Lucie Community Band. Video cameras “live stream” close up images of individual performers on projection screens throughout the concert.
Tickets are $15. ($10 for subscription holders)

Barefoot in the Park

By Neil Simon • Comedy
January 9, 10, 11 at 7:00 p.m. and January 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Barefoot in the Park is without question Neil Simon’s signature comedy, capturing true love, true anxiety and the hilarious perils of being alive. Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco. Everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.

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

Art in Motion

McAlpin Dance
January 30, 31, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. and February 1 at 2:00 p.m.

This entertaining evening highlights the talents of the IRSC Dance program and brings visual art to life through movement. Think impressionism, graffiti, pop art, color field and more! Come early to support IRSC Art program students, and view their work at a pre-show in the Art Gallery.

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


By Warren Casey & Jim Jacobs • Musical
February 20, 21, 22 at 7:00 p.m. and February 22 & 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Come and see the Rydell High School class of 1959 in all their duck-tailed, hot-rodding, gum-snapping, hip-shaking, bobby-soxing and pedal-pushing glory! The 1950’s rollick to life as head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It's Raining on Prom Night” and “Alone at the Drive-In Movie.” An eight-year run on Broadway places Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

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

In the Mood

Variety Concert • Vocal & Instrumental Music Concert
March 26, 27, 28 at 7:00 p.m. and March 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Don’t miss this performance as the IRSC Jazz Ensemble and “Company” Singers under the direction of Dr. John Southall and Dr. Dale Rieth and, celebrate classic big-band and popular music for all ages. Enjoy the Jazz Ensemble's tribute to jazz from past to present and the “Company” singers’ choreographed interpretations of select literature. Video cameras “live stream” individual performers on projection screens as they sing and dance to a variety of popular, jazz, show and swing music.

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

Hotbed Hotel

April 9, 10, 11 at 7:00 p.m. and April 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Terri and Brian Cody hope to sell their “One Star Hotel” in the Florida Keys, certainly a laughable task at an establishment with no decent furnishings or working plumbing! Join the mad-cop masquerade as housekeepers, loyal customers and maintenance staff jump in to make the hotel look sexier, more prosperous and busier than it has ever been—or will ever be! 

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

Student Dance Concert

Wynne Black Box Theatre
April 15 and 16 at 7:00 p.m.

IRSC dance students present original choreographic works in an entertaining and diverse evening that highlights the skills and imaginations of emerging choreographers. This program is suitable for all ages.

Tickets are $5.

A Celebration of Classical Wind Band Music

Instrumental Music Concert, Wind Ensemble • McAlpin Music
Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m.

The IRSC Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John Southall, presents a celebration of musical selections from the classical and popular wind band repertoire. Video cameras “live stream” up-close images of individual performers on projection screens during the concert.

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

An Afternoon of Choral Classics

Choir Concert • McAlpin Music
Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m.

A spring tradition continues as the IRSC Chorale presents selections that include larger choral works that explore overarching themes that are important to composers of these genres. An exceptional tribute to William Shakespeare and the contemporary setting of these particular pieces, will both surprise and delight the audience.
Tickets are $15. ($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

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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.

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery regularly showcases a breadth of work, featuring students as well as the most innovative artists working in today's environment. With assistance from the IRSC Foundation Inc., the IRSC gallery annually hosts four professional shows, one national-level competitive show, two student shows and a very popular all-IRSC faculty show.

The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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