Broadway & Beyond

A Musical Theatre Revue

MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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FRI-SAT, JUN 24-JUL 2


Musical theatre performances return to the Forbes Center this summer! This musical theatre showcase includes touching, uproarious and spellbinding selections from musicals written during the 20th and 21st centuries. Enjoy Golden Age standards, new Broadway favorites, as well as songs from Disney classics and movie musicals! More

Rapunzel: The Musical

Books and Lyrics by David Crane and Marta Kauffman
Music and Lyrics by Michael Skloff

ROANOKE CHILDREN'S THEATRE

STUDIO THEATRE

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SAT-SUN, JUL 2-3


From the Emmy Award-winning creators of the hit television show Friends, comes a hair-larious new spin on a familiar fairy tale! Featuring music by Michael Skloff, who wrote the Friends’ theme song “I’ll Be There for You,” Rapunzel: The Musical is an adaptation of the story of the long-haired princess and her climbing suitor who overcome all obstacles to get their happy ending. Get tangled in this glittering gem of theatrical goodness! This production is part of the Forbes Family Fun series sponsored by Union Bank & Trust. More

Rumpelstiltskin

Book, Music and Lyrics by Carl Pariso and Andrew Widger

JMU CHILDREN'S THEATRE

STUDIO THEATRE

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THU-SUN, JUL 7-17


Presented by JMU Children’s Theatre Playshop Players. This zany musical based on the classic children’s story of mischief and friendship centers around a strange little man who offers to help the miller’s daughter spin straw into gold—but for a high price. When the princess is forced to pay up, the only way to save her family is to guess the little man’s name. Can she do it? This production is part of the Forbes Family Fun series sponsored by Union Bank & Trust. More

Throw Your Head Back & Sing

A Tribute to Maya Angelou

CONCERT HALL

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THU, SEP 29


In partnership with JMU’s Furious Flower Poetry Center, the Forbes Center presents Throw Your Head Back & Sing as a tribute to Maya Angelou, one of America’s most popular poets. Echoing Angelou’s own frequent pairing of spoken word and spirituals, this evening features performances by over 20 acclaimed poets and vocalists, including Sonia Sanchez, Rutha Harris, Sonya Baker, and the New Song a cappella singers. More

HIGHLIGHTS


  • American Shakespeare Center Wins Forbes Center's 2016 Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award