Event Description

SPAN (Student Performing Arts Night) 2021

September 2, 2021 7:00 PM @ Zellerbach Theatre at the Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St

SPAN Live has been cancelled due to dangerous flooding conditions in Philadelphia.


Dear friends and students,

We are sad to announce that this year’s live SPAN show has been cancelled due to dangerous flooding conditions in Philadelphia.

So, what now? The show must go on! Platt House is pleased to offer more ways you can experience the incredible talent of Penn’s student performing arts groups, below!


Check out 54 groups showcased in last year’s Virtual SPAN videos


Pick up audition pamphlets on Friday, 9/3 in the public lobby of Mask & Wig and Bloomers’s Free Show!


Get the schedules for upcoming performing arts club auditions, beginning Saturday 9/4

Watch last year’s Virtual SPAN

Rather than a night at the theatre, how about a watch party with your peers and roommates?

Part I: Saturday Night Stream

Featuring (in order of appearance):

Penn Band,
Quadramics Theatre Company,
Sparks Dance Company,
Penn Jazz Ensemble,
Full Measure,
West Philly Swingers,
Penn Glee Club,*
African Rhythms,
Penn Sirens,*
Quaker Notes,
Onda Latina,
Penn Atma,
4A (African American Arts Alliance,
Penn Dhamaka,
Dischord A Cappella,
Bloomers Comedy,
Soundworks Tap Factory,
Penny Loafers,
Without a Net,
Penn Dance,
iNtuitons Theatre Company.


* Please note that Penn Glee Club and Penn Sirens merged in Spring 2021, forming a united, non-gendered choir with SSAA and TTBB subgroups!


Presented by from members of our 2020/2021 PAC Executive Board: Tech Chair Hannah Paquet, ACK Chair Henry Platt, DAC Chair Hannah Lottenberg, and SMAC Chair Ayaka Shimada.

Video editing by Mars Berger, James Grant, Amanda Labonte, and Hannah Paquet. Produced by Hannah Paquet.

Part II: Sunday Night Stream


Featuring (in order of appearance):

The Inspiration,
Penn Singers,
Off the Beat,
Penn Yalla,
Stimulus Children’s Theatre,
Arts House Dance Company,
Penn Masala,
Penn Sargam,
Penn Chinese Theatre,
Penn Six-5000, Penn Lions,
WAVe (West African Vibe),
Keynotes A Cappella,
Penn Masti,
Penn Raas,
Hype Dance Crew,
Penn Enchord A Cappella,
Disney A Cappella,
Front Row Theatre Company,
Penn Dure,
New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir (NSP),
Mask & Wig,
Strictly Funk,
Penn Players, 
Pan-Asian Dance Troupe.


Presented by members of our 2020/2021 PAC Executive Board: TAC-e Chair Adam First, Community Service Chair Connor Beard, and Tech Chair Hannah Paquet.

Video editing by Mars Berger, James Grant, Amanda Labonte, and Hannah Paquet. Produced by Hannah Paquet.

Pick up audition materials on Friday

Stick around to enjoy a free night of comedy!

Mask & Wig and Bloomers Present: Free Show!

Friday, September 3 at 7:30 PM
Zellerbach Auditorium in the Annenberg Center (3680 Walnut St)
Free for Classes of 2024 and 2025

RSVP and view event details on Facebook

Between 7pm and the end of Friday’s show, you can find printed pamphlets with all the names, dates, and locations of upcoming auditions in the public lobby of the Annenberg Center (Penn Live Arts). Stop by and say hi!


About the show
Mask & Wig and Bloomers present: Free Show. Imagine Cirque Du Soleil meets Curious George: The Musical. That’s nothing like our show, but it sounds cool, right? On Friday, September 3, Penn’s two premier comedy groups will be performing some of their best sketches and musical numbers in a one-night-only, no-holds-barred, anything goes extravaganza! Come on down to Zellerbach Theater!


View PAC’s Fall Audition Schedules

Where and when to audition for groups, beginning Saturday, September 4

A Cappella Council+ (ACK)

Dance Arts Council (DAC)

Singers, Musicians, & Comedians (SMAC)

Theatre Arts Council (TAC-e)



Zellerbach Theatre at the Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street

Student Performing Arts Night is an annual showcase, in front of an audience filled with new members of the campus community. Learn about Penn’s dozens of student performing arts clubs, get information about upcoming shows and auditions, and enjoy an evening of incredible work – including dance, music, poetry, and theatre – from all over campus!

$5 tickets available online

Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Penn Live Arts box office in the Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St.

For ticket reimbursements, contact the Penn Live Arts Box office at pla-boxoffice@upenn.edu.

RAs and GAs can now order discounted group tickets (for groups of 10 or more) here! Online reservations will be open until 5pm on 9/1.

RA and GA budget code billings were not yet processed at the time of cancellation. You have not been charged for these ticket reservations!

Platt House and PAC are committed to alleviating the financial barrier for students and community members looking for ways to engage with the arts. To inquire about free or subsidized tickets, email us at platthouse@pobox.upenn.edu, and sign up for future free ticketing updates via the Community Ticketing Program.

Questions about performing or attending SPAN? Contact student Performing Arts Council Executive Committee at pac-exec@googlegroups.com.

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