Singers from the Met Opera Rising Stars Concert Series perform live at the Forbes Center!
Experience the great classical ballet, Swan Lake, with the Moscow Festival Ballet!
10-minute plays performed in two blocks. Directed and designed by JMU School of Theatre students.
Block A = December 3 and 5 @ 8 pm
Block B = December 4 @ 8 pm and December 5 @ 2 pm More
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes center stage in this witty, fast-paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. With actors drawn from top British and American stages, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a thrilling and memorable ride full of suspense and intrigue! More
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
This puppet production by one of the most respected creators of family entertainment includes the wonderful story of the metamorphosis of The Very Hungry Caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of the travels of Little Cloud through the sky, and the discovery by the Mixed-Up Chameleon of his own unique nature. A Forbes Family Fun event. More
Opera and the Silver Screen:
Classy Tunes from Classy Cinema
See timeless movies and movie posters come to life both on stage and on screen in this tribute to classic American musical theatre and cinema! Graduate students from the JMU Opera Theater will perform songs including “Old Man River” from Show Boat (1936), “Italian Street Song” and “Ah Sweet Mystery of Life” from Naughty Marietta (1935), “Indian Love Call” and “Some of These Days” from Rose Marie (1935), and other immortal Victor Herbert tunes. More
The Wild Party
Book by Andrew Lippa. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March.
Featuring one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written, this Roaring Twenties musical inspired by a poem of the same name tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by lovers Queenie and Burrs. An Off-Broadway gem, this highly-charged and edgy production captures the spirit and sensuality of its tumultuous time! Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content, adult language, violence, sexual violence and sexual content. More
Love That Dog
Based on the novel by Sharon Creech
Based in the Netherlands, the award-winning Theatergroep Kwatta is recognized for its lighthearted and inspirational productions, including Love That Dog. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack’s point of view, Love That Dog is brought to vivid life in a performance that uses visual effects, music and puppetry to show how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and above all, a dog. More
The Merry Widow
By Franz Lehár
Featuring the JMU Opera Theater
Who wants to marry a millionaire? Every man in Pontevedro when “The Merry Widow” is in town. Replete with beguiling Viennese waltzes, toe-tapping marches, and even the can-can, this uproarious jewel-of-an-operetta highlights the magic of turn-of-the-century Paris in a charming story where true love triumphs in the end. More
By Adam Symkowicz
After losing her father, Allegra falls under the wing of bad girl Suzy, only to find an unexpected friendship with Joe, an autistic savant. When life takes a violent turn, Allegra and Suzy escape cross-country and befriend Marco, a mysterious thief who claims he cannot be caught. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Adult language and sexual content. More