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Jefferson PinderEncore Arist - Mixed Media
January 12 - February 20
DUKE HALL GALLERY
Symphony Orchestra of the State of MexicoEnrique Bátiz, Music Director and Chief Conductor
Wednesday, February 4 @ 8 pm
CONCERT HALL
Opera Spotlight Songs and Scenes from the World's Greatest Operas
February 7-8
CONCERT HALL
The FLiGHT ProjectComposed by Roger Reynolds with the JACK Quartet
Thursday, February 19 @ 8 pm
CONCERT HALL
Sweet CharityThe Tony Award-Winning Musical
February 24-March 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE
Anderson & Roe Piano DuoDynamic piano virtuosos
Friday, March 6 @ 8 pm
CONCERT HALL
Caladh NuaCelebrate St. Paddy's Day with this acclaimed Irish band
Tuesday, March 17 @ 8 pm
CONCERT HALL
JMU Gallery CrawlExhibition tours, curated talks, reception in each gallery
Friday, March 20 @ 6:30 pm
Ailey IIOne of the country's most popular dance companies
March 30 - 31
MAINSTAGE THEATRE
 
 
 


Opera Spotlight 

Songs and Scenes from the World's Greatest Operas

CONCERT HALL


Graduate students from the JMU Opera Theater are poised to launch their careers, and this event is your opportunity to see this incredibly talented core of future stars perform sweeping melodies from Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci and Mascagni’s 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana.  More

Sweet Charity

Book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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TUE-SUN, FEB 24-MAR 1


This Tony Award-winning musical comedy is a warm, touching and humorous look at the trials and tribulations of Charity Hope Valentine who repeatedly gives her heart—and her savings—to the wrong men. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through one romance after another, all the while staying sweet and hopeful that someday her dreams will come true. Students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance will perform hits such as “Big Spender,” “Rhythm of Life,” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” More

Bent

By Martin Sherman

STUDIO THEATRE

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FRI-TUE, FEB 27-MAR 3


In 1934 Berlin on the eve of the Nazi incursion, Max, a grafter, and his lover Rudy are recovering from a night of debauchery with a SA trooper. Two soldiers burst into the apartment and slit their guest's throat, beginning a nightmare odyssey through Nazi Germany. Mature themes, sexual content, adult language. More
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TUE-SAT, MAR 31-APR 4


The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. Shipwrecked examines how far we are willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. More

The Cashore Marionettes

MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Unmatched in artistry, grace and movement, the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. Prepare to enter “a wonderful world of breathtaking magic” as founder and award-winning puppeteer Joseph Cashore performs Simple Gifts, a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by composers such as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. A Forbes Family Fun event. More

Patience is a virtue—and a milkmaid! This hilarious spoof of Oscar Wilde and the aesthetic movement is brimming with cunning wit and lively repartee. More

Avenue Q

Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; Book by Jeff Whitty

Winner of the 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score

STUDIO THEATRE

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FRI-WED, APR 17-22


This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. While the residents seem nice, it’s clearly not an ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Mature audiences: Sexual content, language, adult themes More

Director's Fest

STUDIO THEATRE

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SUN, APR 26


Join us for a festival of 10-minute plays directed and designed by JMU School of Theatre students. Contains adult language and content. More

The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov

MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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TUE-SUN, APR 28-MAY 3


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

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Direct from Mexico City, Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico will perform at the Forbes Center



  • Anderson & Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century



  • Ailey II dances its way to the top of the 2014-2015 Masterpiece Season



  • Prepare to enter "a wonderful world of breathtaking magic" with the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes!