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Celebrating 50 Years of the Mandell Theater

October 10, 2023

This season we kickoff a yearlong celebration of the first 50 years of The Mandell Theater, which was dedicated on November 10, 1973 and is the flagship venue for Performing Arts at Drexel University. Cheers to 50 years, and to a lively future for the performing arts! Celebrate with us at these Mandell Theater events: 

Thu Oct 12 
Mandell Presents: Kristina Wong, Food Bank Influencer 
Don’t miss this sneak preview of Pulitzer Finalist Kristina Wong’s newest work-in-process! Plus, her visit includes artist residency activities for students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, October 11.   

Fri Nov 10 
50th Anniversary of the Dedication of Mandell Theater 
Theatre Performance & Reception 
Reception immediately following the 7:00 PM opening night performance of The Lightning Thief presented by Drexel Theatre Program 

Fri Feb 9 
Dance Performance & Reception 
Reception immediately following the 7:30 PM performance of Drexel Dance Ensemble 

Thu Apr 18 
Mandell Presents: Mumu Fresh 
Maimouna Youssef and her extraordinary band live in concert.  She is the critically acclaimed Afro-Indigenous singer, emcee, songwriter, activist, and audio engineer who’s been called a “quadruple threat” by The Roots’ Black Thought.  Plus, Maimouna is 23/24 artist-in-residence for Anthems for the Anthropocene, the climate change songwriting context presented by Drexel Climate & Sustainability.  

Fri Jun 7  
Music Performance & Reception
Reception at 6:30 PM, preceding the performance of Drexel Concert Band 

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