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Flamenco Returns!

“Carmen en Flamenco” Friday, November 17, 8:00PM It is no wonder people flock to see live Flamenco performances. Men and women of all backgrounds appreciate this unique dance of passion and courtship that expresses emotions from deep sadness to pure joy. Flamenco is a complex, physically demanding artform including castanets and fans, hand-clapping, foot-stamping and extravagant costumes. It is fast and rhythmic, precise yet gentle. Flamenco is sensual. Flamenco is …Read More

Next to Normal Rave Reviews!

Rave Reviews for RTC’s Opening Night performance of Next to Normal Uptown! Entertainment Alliance member and advocate, Rob Telthorster, attended the opening night performance of  Next to Normal and gathered unsolicited comments from other patrons during intermission and after-show gatherings. He was kind enough to wrap them up in a nice narrative that might appear to come from just one reviewer. In fact, it is a combination of a few …Read More

Fourth Annual Uptown! Vocal Challenge

Audiences and contestants alike will remember the Singer/ Songwriter Competition from years past. We have changed the format this year to make it possible for even more talented singers to experience the thrill of singing on the new stage in front of a live audience. It is an all day event, Saturday, October 21, 2017, with the Vocal Challenge Finale at 7pm. The Uptown! Vocal Challenge is open to amateur …Read More

Summer Internship

My Uptown! Internship Experience Uptown! Entertainment Alliance is a successful non-profit organization that offers beneficial programs, beatiful venues and diverse job opportunities. My name is Marsaude Edwards, and this summer I was a marketing intern at Uptown! Entertainment Alliance. My internship at Uptown! provided me with significant marketing experience. I also became more proficient in graphic and web design. I believe that my internship at Uptown! Was beneficial to my …Read More

A Little River Horse History

Uptown’s Bar is pleased to serve River Horse beer!! River Horse brewing was started in 1996 by three brothers who really enjoyed homebrewing.  Our original location was in Lambertville, NJ right across the bridge from New Hope, PA.  People often still associate us with that location because many people would walk around New Hope, or bike/run the river trail, and then swing by afterword for a beer. In 2007 the brothers …Read More

Opera for All!!

West Chester now has top-notch opera right here in our own back yard. Soloist Heidi Starr is now hosting Opera Tutti, Opera for all at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. Please join us at the new theater for her first installation of Opera Tutti Cabaret next Sunday, March 12th at 2pm.  Joining Heidi will be special guests Emily Bullock and Vincent Craig on piano. This special edition of Opera …Read More

From RTC’s Artistic Director

The Resident Theatre Company is bringing New York Theatre to West Chester!  The Resident Theatre Company is bringing one of the funniest comedies of all time in the new Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. Based on the 1975 film Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot racked up 14 TONY nominations including Best Musical. RTC’s Artistic Director, Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell, has put together a cast of actors that is …Read More

Become a Member at Uptown!

We’re getting closer each day to opening the doors to our new theater! If you haven’t heard yet, let us share the good news with you: memberships with Uptown! at the Knauer Performing Arts Center are now available. Our team has worked hard to create a program that caters to YOU!  As a Member, you will receive special benefits, while getting in on the ground floor of this exciting new …Read More

Original Uptown! Goals

When it became clear that Uptown was going to be able to purchase the West Chester Armory, we started the process to interview architects with experience in theater design. We also formed a team of theater experts to get their perspective about what they hoped to see as one of the performing artists at the future theater.  The team consisted of theater educators, professionals from Broadway and the Kennedy Center …Read More