Circle of Excellence in the Arts Awards
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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 recognize those individuals and organizations in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley that enhance and strengthen the cultural community by promoting and advocating for artistic excellence. Up to two awards are awarded annually in recognition of a Shenandoah Valley visual or performing artist, arts administrator, or arts educator whose creative and superior accomplishments in the arts have improved… More
LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL CONFERENCE & STUDENT CENTER
Curated by Outreach & Engagement’s Madison Institutes in conjunction with James Madison Week, this exhibit examines the life and work of our university’s namesake and Father of the United States Constitution. The exhibit will include items on loan from James Madison’s Montpelier as well as artifacts from the university’s own collection. More
Beth Chandler, flute
with Paulo Steinberg, piano
Beth Chandler enjoys a career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. She is in demand as a guest artist at universities and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Chandler takes the stage fellow JMU faculty member Paulo Steinberg, who is an active recitalist and collaborative pianist. More
The Cherry Orchard
By Anton Chekhov
In this funny, elegant and heartbreaking play, Chekhov’s cast of eccentric characters face the dawning of a new Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Madame Ranevskaya and her family of aristocrats are on the verge of bankruptcy. Lopakhin, a rags-to-riches merchant, has a plan to help the family keep their fortune. But is the reluctant Ranevskaya willing to pay the price? Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. More
JMU Treble Chamber Choir and University Choruses
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
Upside-Down Fairy Tales
JMU CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Book and Lyrics by Jan Kirby. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Morrissey and Sam St. Ours.
Presented by JMU Children's Theatre Playshop Players. What if a princess is less than perfect? What if a prince is really a dud, a scientist, or just a frog in a bog? What if the “Big Bad Wolf” isn’t really a bad guy after all? Join us as we turn The Princess and the Pea, Reckless Red and the Little Gray Wolf, and The Princess and the Frog upside down for a fresh, funny take on the traditional tales. More
Fancy Nancy: The Musical
PRESENTED BY ROANOKE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Books and Lyrics by Susan DiLallo. Music and Lyrics by Danny Abosch. Adapted from the books by Jane O'Connor. Illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser.
From the top of her tiara to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy! But when Nancy gets a part she doesn’t want in her first dance recital, she finds that bringing fancy flair to a less-than-fancy role takes some imagination. Based on the bestselling books, this whimsical musical has been a smash hit in theatres across the country! More
Go, Dog. Go!
JMU CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz. Adapted from the book Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman.
Presented by JMU Children's Theatre Playshop Players. From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes audiences of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! Dogs of different colors and sizes come to life in a rollicking production filled with slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, vaudeville and circus performance. Guaranteed to have you howling with laughter! More