The Otterbein College Signature Series welcomes the return of alumnus and Broadway choreographer Dan Knechtges.

The Otterbein College Signature Series welcomes the return of alumnus and Broadway choreographer Dan Knechtges.

At 7 p.m. today, Knechtges will discuss his professional life, which includes choreographing "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and "Xanadu."

Knechtges will speak in the Fritsche Theatre in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. The event is free and open to the public.

Knechtges also will lend his choreographic skills to Otterbein's "Dance Concert 2009: To Each His Own!" Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling (614) 823-1109. The opening night show on March 5 begins at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee on March 8 begins at 2 p.m., and all other performances begin at 8 p.m.

Otterbein College Opera Theatre will present Aaron Copland's "The Tender Land" this weekend in the Battelle Fine Arts Center's Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.

The opera is based on the book "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" by James Agee.

Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1.

Tickets at $10 for the general public; $8 for faculty, staff and senior citizens; and $5 for students will be sold at the door prior to each performance or in advance by calling (614) 823-1508.