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!
The Sound of a Voice
By David Henry Hwang
When a woman living in a desolate area of Japan welcomes a man seeking refuge for the night into her home, they both are comforted by “the sound of a voice.” Inspired by Japanese folk stories, this incredibly moving play explores the relationship—and the gamut of emotions—between two lost and lonely souls hungry for human interaction. More
The Wild Party
Book by Andrew Lippa. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March.
Note: The performance on Sat., Feb. 27 has been moved from 2 pm to 3 pm. 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