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Feet Don't Fail Me Now!Rhythmic Circus
Friday, September 30 @ 8 PM
WILSON HALL
Serpentine Pink - A World Premiere!By Megan Breen
October 4-9
STUDIO THEATRE
Children of EdenOctober 14-16
CONCERT HALL
The Milk Carton KidsThursday, October 27 @ 8 PM
CONCERT HALL
Julian Sands in A Celebration of Harold Pinter"a solo tour-de-force"
Friday, November 4 @ 8 pm
CandideFeaturing the JMU Opera Theater
November 11-13
MAINSTAGE THEATRE
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African TaleDallas Children's Theater
Thursday, November 17 @ 6:30 pm
 
 
 


Feet Don't Fail Me Now!

Rhythmic Circus

WILSON HALL


Four homegrown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes, and a big brass band to perform their inventive, rapid-fire show, Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! With “fast, furious footwork” (The New York Times), “they tap their way in to everyone’s hearts” (Star Tribune). In this joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance, you’ll be jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat! More

JMU Pops! Music of Our World

Featuring the Marching Royal Dukes and Other JMU Ensembles

JMU CONVOCATION CENTER

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SAT, OCT 1


This one-of-a-kind musical extravaganza for audiences of all ages showcases some of JMU’s finest music ensembles, including JMU’s Wind Symphony, Brass Band, Chorale and Steel Band, as well as the Marching Royal Dukes. More

Serpentine Pink

By Megan Breen

STUDIO THEATRE


In the weird, wild west of the Joshua Tree desert, a venomous combustion of lust, love, pain and desire weave a darkly seductive tale as a beautiful biker named Jaymee tries to win back her adorable trailer park lover, Henrietta, after a jealousy-fueled attack. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance in this world premiere production. Adult content, language and violence. More

JMU Wind Symphony

CONCERT HALL

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WED, OCT 5


The JMU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, is the premier woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble at JMU. The Wind Symphony is committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More

Jazz 4 Justice

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble and Faculty

Reception at 7 pm

CONCERT HALL

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FRI, OCT 7


Take a walk down memory lane with hits from the big band swing era. This annual concert is in cooperation with Millenium Diversity Initiative, Inc., and benefits the Jazz 4 Justice Foundation, Blue Ridge Legal Services and JMU’s School of Music scholarships. More

JMU Brass Band

CONCERT HALL

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MON, OCT 10


The JMU Brass Band is the university’s premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States. More
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FRI, OCT 14


Barbara Lister-Sink is an internationally acclaimed performer and global leader in injury-preventive keyboard technique. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at Salem College, Winston-Salem, N.C. More

Children of Eden

Book by John Caird
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby

CONCERT HALL


From the composer of Wicked, Godspell and Pippin comes a joyous and inspirational musical about family and faith. Based on the Book of Genesis, Children of Eden is a candid, heartfelt, and often humorous look at the age-old conflict between parents and children. Features JMU theatre and musical theatre students. More

Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are The Milk Carton Kids, a Grammy-nominated, flat-picking duo that has captured the hearts of folk fans with its witty onstage banter and virtuosic performances that exhibit “the sweetness and beauty of two voices singing in harmony, the delicate interplay of two acoustic guitars, and the beauty and strength of great songwriting.” (Mix)  More

Julian Sands in A Celebration of Harold Pinter

Directed by John Malkovich

CONCERT HALL


Renowned British film, stage and television star Julian Sands was a longtime friend of Nobel Prize-winning playwright and poet, Harold Pinter. Before his death in 2008, an ailing Pinter asked Sands to fill in for him at a special reading. Pinter spent hours with Sands, providing him with insight on how to deliver his poems. This unique collaboration laid the groundwork for the rich and humorous solo tour-de-force, A Celebration of Harold Pinter. More

John Steptoe's Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

Dallas Children's Theater

Adapted for the stage by Karen Abbott
Music and lyrics by S-Ankh Rasa

MAINSTAGE THEATRE


When a great African king desires a wife, only the most perfect maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro’s pride and joy, his two daughters of different dispositions, travel through a mystical jungle and across a deep river to be presented to the king. Along the way, the girls encounter many mysterious situations that test their courage, kindness, and strength of spirit. Recommended for grades K-6. More

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Rhythmic Circus performs its inventive, rapid-fire show, "Feet Don't Fail Me Now!"



  • Renowned British actor Julian Sands delivers a solo tour-de-force in "A Celebration of Harold Pinter" 



  • Experience masterful musicianship by the Grammy-nominated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine!