Circle of Excellence in the Arts Awards

Submit your nominations now!

WED-FRI, FEB 21-APR 27
FORBES CENTER

Circle of Excellence 2018 Submit

Circle of Excellence in the Arts Awards

Submit your nominations now!

WED-FRI, FEB 21-APR 27
FORBES CENTER


The Circle of Excellence in the Arts Awards are co-sponsored by the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, the Arts Council of the Valley, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at James Madison University. These awards, founded in 2013, recognize those individuals and organizations in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley that enhance and strengthen the cultural community by promoting and advocating for artistic excellence. One award is given annually in recognition of an Augusta or Rockingham County, Harrisonburg, Staunton or Waynesboro visual or performing artist, arts administrator, or arts educator whose creative… More


This concert features performances by the JMU Treble Chamber Choir and the University Men's, Women's and Combined Choruses. The JMU Treble Chamber Choir and the University Men’s and Combined Choruses are under the direction of Dr. W. Bryce Hayes. The University Women’s Chorus is under the direction of Dr. Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy. More


Stained Glass

By Ingrid De Sanctis

TUE-SUN, APR 24-29
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Stained Glass

Stained Glass

By Ingrid De Sanctis

TUE-SUN, APR 24-29
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Jewels, a preacher’s daughter, returns to New Jersey for her father’s funeral in the middle of a hurricane. But the treacherous storm has other plans, washing ashore skeletons, avocado trees, and an oddball cast of characters from Moses to the Little Mermaid. They join Jewels as she journeys through the ruins of past and present, fantasy and truth, looking to find the family she lost and the faith she thought she knew. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance in this new play by JMU theatre faculty member Ingrid De Sanctis. Contains adult content and language. More


Cameron Carpenter

Featuring the International Touring Organ

WED, APR 25
CONCERT HALL

Cameron Carpenter

Cameron Carpenter

Featuring the International Touring Organ

WED, APR 25
CONCERT HALL


Cameron Carpenter is having a ball smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music, and all the while generating international acclaim and controversy unprecedented in his field. Carpenter launched his International Touring Organ in 2014, and is the first solo organist ever nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album. “No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos…” (San Francisco Chronicle). More


JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

THU, APR 26
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, are committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More


JMU Percussion Ensemble

SAT, APR 28
CONCERT HALL

JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

SAT, APR 28
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Casey Cangelosi, consists of nearly 30 students and has performed throughout the East Coast, including concerts at the Virginia Music Educators Association Convention and Virginia Days of Percussion. More


How I Became a Pirate

Dallas Children's Theater

Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
Based on the book How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long with illustrations by David Shannon

MON, APR 30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

How I Became a Pirate

How I Became a Pirate

Dallas Children's Theater

Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
Based on the book How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long with illustrations by David Shannon

MON, APR 30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


ARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates who are searching for the perfect spot to bury their treasure! With songs like “Green Teeth,” “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy” and “Talk Like a Pirate,” this joyful family musical is sure to leave mateys singing and dancing in the aisles! Dallas Children’s Theater is one of the top theatres for families in the nation. More


Gemeinshaft Home residents along with Harrisonburg-area and JMU student and faculty musicians will share stories and songs written in a collaborative research project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. More


Community Collage Concert

SAT, MAY 12
CONCERT HALL

Community Collage

Community Collage Concert

SAT, MAY 12
CONCERT HALL


This concert featuring artists and ensembles from the Shenandoah Valley and benefiting Any Given Child Harrisonburg combines performance, education and dialogue to engage audiences of all ages. The lineup includes the Harrisonburg Harmonizers, a male barbershop chorus, and the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, now in its 21st season. An ensemble of students selected from Harrisonburg City Schools will perform, and bluegrass, jazz and chamber music round out the evening. Check www.jmuforbescenter.com for program updates. More


Charlotte's Web

By Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by E.B. White

JMU CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTS ROANOKE CHILDREN'S THEATRE

SAT-SUN, JUN 23-JUL 1
STUDIO THEATRE

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Charlotte's Web

By Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by E.B. White

JMU CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTS ROANOKE CHILDREN'S THEATRE

SAT-SUN, JUN 23-JUL 1
STUDIO THEATRE


The best-selling children’s paperback of all time, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of Wilbur, the irresistible young pig that desperately wants to avoid the butcher, and Charlotte, the extraordinary spider on a campaign to save him. Watch this timeless tale of friendship and loyalty come to life in a thrilling theatrical presentation! Features 2015 JMU musical theatre alum and Harrisonburg native Caitlin McAvoy as Charlotte. More



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