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Drexel University Honors Program Fall 2011 Schedule of Events

Drexel University Pennoni Honors College
Schedule of Spring Term 2012 Honors Program Events

Manon LescautManon Lescaut, Opera
Friday, April 20th @ 8:00PM
Academy of Music

Manon Lescaut is a beautiful young girl about to be sent to a convent when Des Grieux first lays eyes on her. Though the flame of passion between them is ignited, Manon’s life follows a winding path, seduced by riches that ultimately trigger her downfall – but ultimately finding redemption in Des Grieux’s love for her. Puccini’s gorgeous, swelling melodies permeate the opera, from Manon’s poignant arias to the lush orchestral score. Listen to an excerpt:

Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom FestivalWashington DC Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, April 21st @ 9:00AM
(bus leaves promptly at 9:30)

The bus will leave from in front of the Intercultural Center (33rd & Chestnut) at 9:30AM to travel to the famous Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Spend the day walking the monuments, exploring the museums and checking out the various events offered as a part of the Festival. The bus will leave Washington, DC at 6:30 and will arrive back to Drexel at 9:30PM.

Peter Pan
, Ballet
Friday, May 4th @ 7:30PM
Academy of Music

Escape to Neverland with this whimsical ballet starring the boy who never grew up. Based on the classic story by Sir James M. Barrie, Peter Pan takes you on an adventure with all your favorite characters, including the Darling children and Captain Hook himself.
Choreographer Trey McIntyre reinterprets the fairy tale with a twist for the new millennium, complete with spectacular flying sequences, swashbuckling swordfights, and costumes inspired by punk fashion. Peter Pan is the perfect introduction to dance for audiences of all ages.

Thursday, May 17th @ 7:30PM
Annenberg Center: 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

From the wildly imaginative Moses Pendleton—the creator of Lunar Sea, Opus Cactus, Baseball, Orbit, Passion and Botanica—you’ll enjoy reMIX, a night of the best and favorites works of MOMIX. Celebrated for its ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body, MOMIX returns to the Annenberg Center stage bringing new works about water and re-imagined classic pieces from its impressive 30-year history. Celebrate a night of MOMIX memories, as these beloved dancer-illusionists pack each performance with wit, beauty, visual fantasy and stunning physicality, leaving audiences floating “out on a dizzying high of pleasure” (Chicago Tribune). Watch a clip:

Buddy—The Buddy Holly StoryBuddy
Tuesday, May 22nd @ 8:00PM
Walnut Street Theater

Buddy Holly was a brilliant musician who changed the face of popular music and paved the way for the next generation of rock'n'rollers. Follow Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from his humble country music roots to the top of the record charts and his untimely death in 1959. You'll be cheering for more, with such rousing fifties favorites as "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy," "Maybe Baby," "That'll Be the Day," "Raining In My Heart," Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace." This joyous celebration of a musical legend has been seen by more than 20 million people across the globe. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story will have you ending the season by dancing in the aisles!

Philadelphia Phillies vs LA Dodgers

Wednesday, June 6th @ 7:05PM
Citizens Bank ParkBeauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast, Musical
Thursday, June 7th @ 7:30PM
Academy of Music

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Philadelphia! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including 'Be Our Guest' and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Academy of Music.

Drexel University Pennoni Honors College Honors Program


Policy Summary

• 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

Drexel University Pennoni Honors College Honors Program

Notice of Events Rules and Expectations

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 e-mail 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