The 501


The 501 is a membership society for patrons who wish to enhance their performing arts experience while also supporting the arts at Mercyhurst. Members enjoy exclusive benefits, including first access to tickets, premium seats at star-studded performances, special events, and more.


Through their generosity, 501 members sustain the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture. One hundred percent of each 501 membership supports the Institute’s mission of strengthening the vibrancy of the Erie region through richly varied, inclusive cultural experiences.

 

Each 501 membership, priced at $501, is for two people and entitles the bearers to:

  • Two tickets to The Summer Soirée on Saturday, Aug. 13, which will include tapas and drinks on the stage of the beautiful Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center followed by an exclusive performance by Broadway stars Nick Adams and Eden Espinosa.
  • First access to tickets for all 2022-2023 MIAC Live performances, including Bernadette Peters, Fran Lebowitz, Michael Feinstein, The Hot Sardines, A Celtic Family Christmas, Ballet Hispánico, The Kingdom Choir, Chris Botti, Angélique Kidjo, and Aaron Tveit.
  • Two premium seats to two performances of your choice during our 2022-2023 MIAC Live season. 
  • A discount on additional performances.
  • Name recognition in all MIAC Live playbills for the 2022-2023 season.

Each Silver Circle membership, priced at $1,025, is for two people and entitles the bearers to:

  • Two premium seats at The Summer Soirée on Saturday, Aug. 13, which will include tapas and drinks on the stage of the beautiful Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center followed by an exclusive performance by Broadway stars Nick Adams and Eden Espinosa.
  • First access to tickets for all 2022-2023 MIAC Live performances, including Bernadette Peters, Fran Lebowitz, Michael Feinstein, The Hot Sardines, A Celtic Family Christmas, Ballet Hispánico, The Kingdom Choir, Chris Botti, Angélique Kidjo, and Aaron Tveit.
  • Two premium seats to five performances of your choice during our 2022-2023 MIAC Live season. 
  • A discount on additional performances.
  • Name recognition in all MIAC Live playbills and in the PAC lobby for the 2022-2023 season.

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Nick Adams and Eden Espinosa


NICK ADAMS co-stars as Cooper in the new Fox/Searchlight feature film “Fire Island” and can be heard on the recently released studio album “Drag: The Musical.” Notably, he originated and starred as Adam/Felicia in the Tony winning Broadway musical “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” which earned him an honor from the American Theater Hall of Fame, two Broadway Audience Choice Awards, and an Astaire Award nomination for Best Dancer on Broadway. He received national critical acclaim for his recent portrayal of Whizzer in the North American Tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s Broadway production of “Falsettos” (dir. James Lapine). Nick was the final actor to star as Fiyero in the first national touring production of “Wicked,” and he originated the role of Damian in the world premiere of “Mary and Max” at Theatre Calgary. Nick was one of the founding members of the Forest of Arden acting company and performed the new work “American Dream Study” under the direction of Michael Arden. Other Broadway credits include “A Chorus Line,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Chicago,” “La Cage Aux Folles,” and “The Pirate Queen.” TV/film highlights include Dallas Drake on “The Other Two” (HBO Max), “Sex and the City 2,” “An Englishman in New York,” “Still Waiting In The Wings,” “Smash,” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “Go-Go Boy Interrupted,” “It Could Be Worse,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” “Regis and Kelly,” “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “The Today Show,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,” and multiple telecasts of The Tony Awards. Concerts: NY Pops (Carnegie Hall), Boston Pops, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, guest soloist with NYC Gay Men’s Chorus, guest soloist with Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, Feinstein’s At The Nikko, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, and Birdland. He has instructed several master classes nationwide and internationally, has served on the guest faculty of The Boston Conservatory Musical Theatre Dance Intensive as well as The Broadway Dreams Foundation, and is regarded as a Capezio Dance Athlete. Nick has been featured in several national media outlets including Vanity Fair, DNA Magazine, OUT, the Paper Magazine “Beautiful People” issue, and the covers of Dance Spirit and Instinct Magazine. Nick holds a BFA from the prestigious Boston Conservatory. Instagram: @thenickadams
 
EDEN ESPINOSA is recognized for her critically acclaimed portrayal of Elphaba in "Wicked” on Broadway, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Other Broadway credits include originating the title role in “Brooklyn the Musical,” and Maureen Johnson in the closing company of “Rent.” Her regional credits include Eva Peron in “Evita,” Sadie Thompson in “Rain,” Emma Borden in “Lizzie,” Daniela in “In the Heights,” Mary in “Merrily We Roll Along,” Mama in “The Gardens of Anuncia,” and Tamara De Lempicka in “Lempicka,” directed by Rachel Chavkin. Her television appearances include “Law and Order,” “Ugly Betty,” and “Elementary.” Voiceover credits include Cassandra in “Tangled the Series,” “Robot Chicken,” “MAD TV,” “Elena of Avalor,” “Titan Maximum,” and The Queen of Hearts in “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery.” Eden’s albums “Look Around” and “Revelation,” her album of original music, can be found on all streaming platforms and available at www.edenespinosa.com. Instagram: @edenespinosa