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





Children's Playshop, Summer 2013



The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Adapted by James Larson
Based on the book by Beverly Cleary

June 13–14, 20–21, 2013  Thursday–Friday @ 7:30 p.m.
June 15, 22, 2013  Saturday @ 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
June 16, 23, 2013  Sunday @ 4 p.m.  Studio Theatre

This classic tale follows the adventures of Ralph, a reckless, young mouse that ventures out from the knothole of his motel room to find a toy motorcycle. Ralph decides to take the bike for a spin, but the ride doesn’t last long. Fortunately, a young boy named Keith comes to the rescue, taking Ralph on a journey of friendship and motorcycling that he won’t soon forget.

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Charlotte’s Web
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by E.B. White

July 18–19, 25–26, 2013  Thursday–Friday @ 7:30 p.m.
July 20, 27, 2013  Saturday @ 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
July 21, 28, 2013  Sunday @ 4 p.m.  Studio Theatre

The best-selling children’s paperback of all time, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of Wilbur, the irresistible young pig that desperately wants to avoid the butcher, and Charlotte, the extraordinary spider on a campaign to save him. Watch this timeless tale come to life in a thrilling theatrical presentation!

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Children’s Playshop:
Since its inception in 1994, the JMU Children'’s Playshop has been entertaining families from across the Shenandoah Valley with quality family theatre. It became a summer tradition for families to see young professional actors perform fairy tales, sing family friendly musicals, and bring contemporary children’s literature magically come to life. That tradition has now carried over to the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, where student performers and audiences have the opportunity to come together in the highly flexible Studio Theatre.

Ticket prices: $8.50–$9.50. General Admission Seating. Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and one hour prior to performance). Cash, checks, major credit cards, JACards accepted.


Updated  5/30/2013