Accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance

Accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre


James Madison University
 School of Theatre and Dance
 147 Warsaw Avenue, MSC 5601
 Harrisonburg, VA 22807


Tickets to Theatre and Dance performances at the Forbes Center are available 24/7 online at where you can select and print your tickets at home, by phone @ 540-568-7000 (Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 5:30 pm)
or in person at the Forbes Center box office
(147 Warsaw Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA).



Next Up:



Christopher K. Morgan & Artists

 Headling the New Dance Festival

Friday - Saturday, September 5 - 6 @ 8 pm


Christopher K. Morgan founded his professional contemporary dance company in 2011, the same year Dance Magazine named him “one of the six breakout choreographers in the United States.” Since then, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists out of Washington, D.C. has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. This year’s festival features new works by Christopher K. Morgan & Artists and JMU’s award-winning dance faculty members Suzanne Miller-Corso, Shane O’Hara and adjunct faculty member Julia Vessey. O’Hara, along with faculty artists Cynthia Thompson and Ryan Corriston, will perform solos; Corriston will perform on the field of destiny by world-renowned choreographer Doug Varone, set to a score by John Adams with a libretto based on Walt Whitman’s poem, The Wound Dresser. JMU dance alumnae will perform a group work.

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How I Learned to Drive

 By Paula Vogel

Tuesday - Saturday, September 23 - 27 @ 8 pm
Sunday, September 28 @ 2 pm


Hold onto the wheel for “a most compelling ride” through one woman’s memories of her harrowing childhood in rural Maryland in the 1960s. Through a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards, Li’l Bit shares her story of survival through an inappropriate sexual relationship initiated by her Uncle Peck during her first driving lesson. How I Learned to Drive, which tackles serious topics and presents them in a comical way, encourages audience members to question the road to take when it comes to love, healing and forgiveness. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Contains sexual content. Parental discretion advised. Q&A to follow performances on Thursday, September 25 and Sunday, September 28.

How I Learned to Drive is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc., New York.


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