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 James Madison University,
 School of Theatre and Dance
 Theatre II, MSC 5601
 Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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JMU Theatre /Dance Production History

HELP! This is a work in progress. There are lots of holes in the data and there are likely a few mistakes as well. If you are a part of the JMU Theatre/Dance Family and in a position to add further information, do send your notes to Jonathan Stewart - stewarjp@jmu.edu

  • Bold Listing = Mainstage, Masterpiece Season Production
  • Other Listings denote student-produced work, or summer shows, etc.
  • * denotes Childrens Playshop Production
  • DT - denotes Dinner Theatre Production

2013-2014

  • New Dance: Featuring Amaranth Contemporary Dance
  • Boeing Boeing
  • The Trojan Women
  • Namely Muscles
  • From Here...to Broadway...and Beyond
  • Dancescapes: VA Repertory Dance Concert
  • Takuya Maramatsu of Dairakudakan
  • All Shook Up
  • Clybourne Park
  • New Vocies in Dance: Contemporary Dance Ensemble
  • Godspell
  • Peter Pan
  • Dr. Faustus
  • Dark Play or Stories for Boys
  • Experimental Theatre
  • Fall and Spring Student Dance Concert
  • Senior Dance Concert
  • Our Glorious Cause
  • Light At The End of Water Street
  • A Fear of Falling
  • Middletown
  • Mercy Killers
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Cabaret

Ryan Corriston joins the Faculty
Ingrid DeSanctis joins the Faculty

2012-2013

  • subUrbia
  • For Sale
  • Anna in the Tropics
  • Spring Awakening
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Six Degrees of Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Contemporary Dance Ensemble in Concert
  • New Dance Festival 
  • Metaphors in Motion: VA Repertory Dance Concert
  • Awake and Sing!
  • R.U.R: Rossum's Universal Robots
  • Grey Gardens
  • Slyvia
  • Gruesome Playground Injuries
  • They're Playing Our Song
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Alumni Dance Concert
  • Fall and Spring Student Dance Concerts
  • Senior Dance Concert
  • The Mouse and The Motorcycle *
  • Charlotte's Web *

Dr. Meredith Conti joins the Faculty
Rebecaa Lustig joins the Faculty
Professor Roger Hall retires are the end of the season

 

2011-2012

  • Our Country’s Good
  • Dead Man’s Cell Phone
  • Sweeney Todd
  • The Servant of Two Masters
  • Contemporary Dance Ensemble in Concert
  • New Dance Festival 
  • VA Repertory Dance Concert
  • Macbeth
  • Lucky Stiff
  • A Girl Called Vincent
  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds
  • Poe
  • Two Week Theatre
  • Experiamental Theatre Replugged
  • Bat Boy: The Musical
  • Fall and Spring Student Dance Concerts
  • Senior Dance Concert
  • Pinkalicioius*
  • The Velveteen Rabbit*

Dr. Terry Brino-Dean joins the Faculty as Department Head
Jonathan Stewart joins the Faculty/Staff


                 

2010-2011

This marks our move to and first season in the new Forbes Center

  • Arcadia
  • Metamorphoses
  • Letters to Sala
  • Kiss Me Kate
  • Contemporary Dance Ensemble in Concert
  • New Dance Festival 
  • VA Repertory Dance Concert
  • Defiance
  • Bright Lights, Big City
  • Jewelers Shop
  • Reckless
  • I Love You Because
  • Two Masters
  • Songs for a New World (Faculty directed studio musical)
  • True West
  • Our Town
  • Dog Sees God
  • Fall and Spring Student Dance Concerts
  • Senior Dance Concert
  • The Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly*
  • Cinderella*

Morgan Yeates joins the Staff

2009-2010

  • The Diviners 9/29/20
  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile 11/3/09
  • Oklahoma 2/23/2010
  • bobrauchenbergamerica 4/27/2010
  • Contemporary Dance Ensemble in Concert 3/25/2010
  • New Dance Festival 9/4/2009
  • VA Repertory Dance Concert 12/3/2009
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 9/8/2009
  • The Woman Who Always Got What She Wanted 9/22/2009
  • Originals 10/6/2009
  • "49" 10/27/2009
  • An Oak Tree 1/26/2010
  • Red Light Winter 2/16/2010
  • Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls 3/16/2010
  • Nine 4/6/2010
  • Senior Dance Concert 2/12/2010
  • DanceShare 10/9/2009
  • Student Dance Concert 11/12/2009
  • Student Dance Concert 4/22/2010
  • Miss Nelson is Missing * (8/5/2010- First show in the new Forbes Center)

2008-2009

  • Seventy Scenes of Halloween 9/30/2008
  • The Rover 11/4/2008
  • City of Angels 2/24/2009
  • Blood Wedding 4/28/2009
  • The New Dance Festival 9/5/2008
  • Virginia Repertory Dance Company in Concert 12/4/2008
  • Contemporary Dance Concert 4/2/2009
  • Tomatoes at a Funeral 9/9/2008
  • Chess 10/7/2008
  • Closer 10/28/2008
  • Anyone Can Whistle 11/14/2008
  • The Chairs 1/27/2009
  • Ubu Roi 2/17/2009
  • The Little Beautifuls 3/17/2009
  • columbinus 4/7/2009
  • All the Things I Want to Say 4/21/2009
  • Alumni Dance Concert 1/23/2009
  • Senior Dance Concert 2/13/2009
  • Student Dance Concert 4/22/2009

LeVonne Lindsay joins the Faculty
John Burgess joins the Faculty as Director of Technical Production
Jacob Josef joins the staff as Scene Shop Supervisor

2007-2008

  • What the Butler Saw 10/2/2007
  • Jane Eyre 11/6/2007
  • Urinetown 2/19/2008
  • Twelfth Night 4/22/2008
  • The New Dance Festival 9/7/2007
  • Virginia Repertory Dance Company in Concert 12/6/2007
  • Contemporary Dance Concert 3/27/2008
  • Danceshare  10/12/2007
  • Student Dance Concert 11/5/2007
  • Senior Dance Concert 2/15/2008
  • Student Dance Concert4/17/2008
  • The Merchant of Venice 9/18/2007
  • Side Show  10/9/2007
  • Everyman 10/30/2007
  • Julius Caesar 11/15/2007
  • Woyzeck / Agamemnon 1/23/2008
  • Suddenly Last Summer 2/12/2008
  • The Pillowman 3/11/2008
  • Edges 4/15/2008
  • Wind in the Willows * 5/22/2008
  • Rumpelstiltskin * 6/12/2008
  • The Near-Sighted Knight and the Far-Sighted Dragon * 7/10/2008

Kevin (Wolf) Sherrill  joins the faculty

2006-2007

  • Sweetest Swing in Baseball
  • The Laramie Project
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • All My Sons
  • Better Don’t Talk (Guest Performance)
  • Proof
  • Frat Boys, Mean Girls, and 586 Other Reasons to Boycott Women’s Magazines 2/20/2007
  • Fat Pig 10/10/2006
  • The Real Inspector Hound 1/23/2007
  • Eleemosynary 2/6/2007
  • The Goat 3/13/2007
  • See What I Wanna See 4/3/2007
  • Prometheus 4/24/2007
  • Wild Party (Lippa) 9/26/06
  • Wild Party (La Chiusa) 11/18/06
  • Emperor Jones 10/24/06

Professor Tom Arthur Retires at the end of the season
Kate Arrechi joins the Faculty

2005-2006

  • Blur
  • Noises Off
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Oedipus Variations
  • Ripen Our Darkness
  • New Dance Festival
  • Virginia Rep
  • Contemporary Dance Ensemble
  • Wit
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Bug
  • Best Supporting
  • How to Fall Apart
  • Boy Gets Girl
  • I Never Sang for my Father
  • Hanah and Gretel *
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle *
  • The Velveteen Rabbit *
  • Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp *

2004-2005

  • Shakespeare’s R&J
  • Chaucer in Rome
  • Mystery of Edwin Drood, The
  • Our Town
  • Bash
  • Angels in America, Part I
  • Angels in America, Part II
  • The Last Five Years
  • 1776
  • 36 Views
  • Nocturne
  • Lilith is Dead (Original Student Production)
  • Pinocchio *
  • Androcles and the Lion *
  • The Princess and the Pea *

Dr. Dennis Beck joins the Faculty
Emily Becher McKeever joins the Faculty

2003-2004

  • Keeping Up With the Joneses
  • Medea
  • Anything Goes
  • Hamlet Variations
  • Bat Boy the Musical
  • Pieces (Original Student Play)
  • Stitching
  • References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot
  • Caucasian Chalk Circle
  • Betty’s Summer Vacation3/23/2004
  • Strictly Experimental4/20/2004

Tom King Retires in Spring of 2004

2002-2003

  • A Flea in Her Ear
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Pippin
  • The Misanthrope
  • Thousand Clowns
  • The Flip Side
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago
  • The Laramie Project
  • This is Our Youth
  • Fall Student Dance Concert
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Trust
  • The Shape of Things
  • Cabaret
  • Polaroid Stories
  • Grooming
  • Mineola Twins
  • One Hundred
  • Magic and Mischief (Original Student Play)
  • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
  • Cinderella *
  • Puss 'n Boots *
  • Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse *

Richard Finkelstein joins the faculty

 

2001-2002

  • A Fair Country (10/9/2001)
  • The English Teachers (11/6/2001)
  • Carnival
  • The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock (2/16/2002)
  • In this Valley (A Dance piece) 3/21/2002

 

2000-2001

  • Cripple of Inishmaan 10/3/2000
  • Macbett 11/7/2000
  • Into The Woods
  • The Twin Menaechmi
  • As Bees in Honey Drown
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Valpraiso
  • Oleanna
  • Three Dead Bodies Lying on the Ground
  • The Vagina Monologues
  • Equus

 

1999-2000

  • Good Woman of Setzuan (10/5/1999)
  • Moon for the Misbegotten (11/9/1999)
  • 110 in the Shade (2/22/2000)
  • The Foreigner(4/18/2000)
  • Fences (12/10/1999 [or 1998?] )

 

1998-1999

  • The Shadowlands 10/10/1998  ????
  • The Tempest 10/10/1998 (verified)
  • The Robber Bridegroom 2/23/1999
  • Three Sisters 4/20/1999
  • Orpheus Descending
  • True West
  • Looking for it - one acts including...
  • Andre’s Mother by Terrence McNally
  • Yesterday’s Window by Chiori Miyagawa
  • American Saint by Adam LeFevre
  • Sure Thing by David Ives
  • Death and the Maiden
  • Endgame
  • Rumpelstiltskin 5/27/1999 *
  • The Bremen Town Musicians 6/17/1999 *

1997-1998

  • Sylvia 9/30/1997
  • Carriage 11/4/1997
  • The Mikado 2/24/1997
  • The Importance of Being Earnest 4/28/1998
  • Sunday, Monday, and Albert Drew 11/19/1997
  • The Betrayal
  • July ‘74
  • Goodnight Desdemona
  • Mother, Father, Man 9/10/1997
  • Static 9/10/1997
  • Blenders With Guns 10/1/1997
  • Blood Brothers 10/22/1997
  • Fool for Love
  • Arcadia 2/1998
  • Raised in Captivity 11/4/1997
  • Charlotte’s Web5/28/1998 *
  • Rapunzel6/18/1998 *

John Bell joins the faculty

1996-1997

  • Filumena 10/8/1996
  • Agnes of God
  • Kiss Me Kate
  • The Professional4/15/1997
  • Little Shop of Horrors 4/8/1997
  • Christopher Durang's one-act play, "Titanic"

 

1995-1996

  • Brigadoon (10/17/1995)
  • School for Wives (Moliere) 11/14/1995
  • The Wake of Jamie Foster 2/20/1995
  • King Lear (4/16/1996)
  • Blithe Spirit (summer)

 

1994-1995

  • She Loves Me 10/18/1994
  • Talley's Folly ?
  • The Bacchae (2/14/1995)
  • Rosencranz... 4/18/1995
  • American Buffalo
  • Wait Until Dark
  • Man From Ganymede (original)
  • Cloud 9
  • Small Domestic Acts
  • Penetrator
  • Assasins
  • The Color Wheel
  • The Diviners
  • Godspell
  • The Libertine

Kathleen Conery joins the staff as Costumer

 

1993-1994

  • Eleemosynary
  • Street Scene 11/9/1993
  • The Play’s the Thing 2/22/1994
  • Night of the Iguana
  • Uncommon Women and Others

 

1992-1993

  • Defeat Party by JMU alumnus, William Whalen(10/13/1992)
  • Stars in the Morning Sky 11/17/1992
  • Working 2/23/1993
  • Artist Descending a Staircase by Tom Stoppard 4/14/1993
  • Thompson and Trammell Dance Concert 9/11/1992
  • VA Rep. Dance Concert 12/3/1992
  • Contemporary Dance Ensemble 3/23/1993
  • The Ninth Step by Tom Zeigler (summer) 7/22/1993

 

1991-1992

  • A Lie of the Mind (10/8/1991)
  • The Lion and the Jewel (11/5/1991)
  • Another Antigone
  • Tamburlaine the Great (4/12/1992)
  • Another Antigone (2/11/1992)
  • The Boys Next Door (summer) (7/23/1992)

 

1990-1991

  • Moliere by Bulgakov 2/5/1991
  • Sizwe Bonsi is Dead 4/2/1991
  • Uncommon Women
  • The Memorandum (summer) (7/25/1991 LST) Havel

 

1989-1990

  • George Washington Slept Here 10/3/1989
  • The Tempest 10/13/1989 ???
  • The Revenger’s Tragedy 11/14/1989
  • Little Mary Sunshine 2/15/1990
  • The Road to Mecca 4/17/1990
  • You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Gesner) DT
  • The Nerd (Shue) DT (14th season)
  • Folk Dance Ensemble
  • VA Rep
  • Contemporary Dance Ensemble

Joining the staff:
Mary K. Hart (Departmental Secretary)
Sharon Ratner (Dance Secretary)
Gary Tremblay (Scene Shop Foreman)
Traci Batchelor  (Costume Shop Asst.)

 

1988-1989

  • All’s Well That Ends Well 10/4/1988
  • Red in the Morning by Glyn Jones 11/15/1988
  • Uncle Vanya 4/18/1989
  • Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, by Tom Stoppard 2/14/2009
  • The Matchmaker 7/27/1989 LST
  • On the Verge  (Unsure of date)
  • Seven Dreams / Awakening & House
  • Steel Magnolias (Harling) 6/1 DT
  • Little Shop of Horrors 6/22 DT

Leaving at the end of the season:
Julie Drinkard(Dept. Secretary)
Truda Macutt (Dance Secretary)
Mark Totten (Scene Shop Foreman)
Pat Kealy (Costume Shop Asst.)

 

1987-1988

  • Six Characters in Search of an Author (Pirandello) 11/17
  • The Imaginary Invalid (Moliere) 2/23
  • Orphans (Kessler) 4/19
  • Major Barbara (Shaw) 10/6
  • The Dining Room (Summer) ?
  • The Fantasticks (Schmidt/Jones) DT
  • Fools (Simon) DT
  • Contemporary Ensemble 3/17
  • Repertory Touring Company 12/3
  • Folk Ensemble 4/7

 

1986-1987

  • Lysistrata (Aristophanes) 10/14
  • Betrayal (Pinter) 11/18
  • A Chorus Line 2/17
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (Williams) 4/21
  • Our Town (Summer) 7/30
  • The Nightingale
  • The Game of Love (Tom Jones) 6/4 DT
  • Not Now Darling (Cooney/Chapman) 6/25 DT
  • Contemporary Dance Ensemble 3/19
  • Repertory Touring Company (Dance) 12/4
  • Folk Dance Ensemble 4/9

 

1985-1986

(Theatre and Dance  are now listed Together on  the same Season Brochure)

  • Holy Ghosts (Linney) 10/8
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare) 11/19
  • The Firebugs (Frisch) 2/25
  • And a Nightingale Sang (Taylor) 4/22
  • Aladdin
  • Spoon River Anthology (Summer) 7/31
  • Baby 6/19 DT
  • The Foreigner (Shue) 6/1 DT
  • Contemporary Ensemble 3/20
  • Repertory Touring Company 12/5
  • Folk Ensemble 4/3
  • Requiem for a Heavyweight 2/27/1986

 

1984-1985

  • Crimes of the Heart (Henley)10/2
  • The Country Wife (Wycherly) 11/13
  • Jesus Christ Superstar 2/26
  • Buried Child (Shepard) 4/23
  • The Arkansas Bear ?
  • Under Milk Wood 8/1 (Summer)
  • The Boy Friend (Sandy Wilson) 6/8 DT
  • Children of a Lesser God (Medoff) 6/27 DT

 

1983-1984

  • Wiley and the Hairy Man

 

1982-1983

  • Rabbits (Student Written by Charles Webb) 10/11
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare) 11/15
  • The Lion in Winter (Goldman) 2/21
  • The Diviners
  • Macbeth
  • Picnic
  • The Shadow Box
  • In One Box
  • Twain by Tale (Summer)

 

1981-1982

  • Servant of Two Masters (Goldoni) 10/13
  • Plaza Suite (Simon) 7/29
  • Momentum (Sutton) 11/17
  • Rhinoceros (Ionesco) 4/20
  • Death Trap (Levin) 6/24 DT
  • Curley McDimple (Boyland/Dahdah) 6/11 DT

 

1980-1981

  • Vanities (Heifner) 10/7
  • Punch Henry’s Jazz Funeral (Wells/Potter) 11/18
  • Dr. Faustus (Marlowe) 2/24
  • Arms and the Man (Shaw) 4/21
  • Wait Until Dark (Knott) 7/30 (Summer Show)
  • Golliwhoppers

 

1979-1980

  • Henry IV, pt. 1 (Shakespeare) 10/2
  • The Pendragon Institute (Sutton) 11/13
  • Man of LaMancha (Wasserman) 2/19
  • The Father (Strindberg) 4/15
  • Black Comedy (Shaffer) 7/30/80

 

1978-1979

  • Fancies (Ficher) 10/10
  • A Man for all Seasons (Bolt) 11/14
  • Oklahoma 2/20
  • Tartuffe 4/17
  • Of Mice and Men 7/26 (summer production)

 

1977-1978

Season flier announces name change from Madison College Theatre to James Madison University Theatre

 

  • Heracles (Euripides) 10/11
  • La Perioche (Offenbach opperetta) 2/21
  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Zindel) 11/15
  • Loot (Orton) 4/18
  • Bus Stop (Inge) (Summer) 7/27
  • The Runner Stumbles
  • In the Boom Boom Room (directed by student Warner Crocker)

 

1976-1977

  • The importance of Being Earnest (Wilde) 10/7
  • Woyzeck (Buchner) 11/11
  • A Delicate Balance (Albee) 2/17
  • Cinderella (Luter) 2/1
  • Twelfth Night (Shakespeare) 4/14
  • The Mousetrap (Christie) (Summer) 7/28

 

1975-1976

(Marks the inaugural year of the Dinner Theatre, which played for 17 seasons)

 

  • Captain Jinks and the Horse Marines (10/9/1975)
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail (11/13/1975)
  • Death of a Salesman (2/19/1976)
  • Guys and Dolls (4/15/1996)
  • The Rainmaker (summer) (7/29/1976)
  • Children's Show (2/13/1976)

 

1974-1975

  • King Lear (Shakespeare) 10/18
  • What the Butler Saw (Orton) 11/14
  • Hedda Gabler (Ibsen) 2/20
  • Carnival (Merrill/Stewart) 4/17
  • Hot L Baltimore

 

1973-1974

  • Summer and Smoke (11/29/1973)
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Rosencranz.. (2/1974)

 

1972-1973

  • Our Town (10/19/1972)

 

1971-1972

  • Hay Fever

 

1970-1971

  • Lovers and Other Strangers (2/22/1970)

1968-1969

  • Three Sisters (2/17/1969)

 

 

Orphan shows without years listed on archival materials:
If you know when these shows were presented, do send your information to Jonathan Stewart- stewarjp@jmu.edu

  • Everyman (not the production from recent times)
  • Ten Nights in a Barroom - Mainstage August
  • The Bacchae Mainstage 2/14 - not the thr 2 prod of 12/9/1994
  • Chess (mainstage 2/17)
  • Fences - stratford (12/6)
  • Red in the Morning (11/15) LST
  • Stop the World I Want to Get Off 3/15 LST
  • Tally’s Folly 11/15
  • The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles - ThII - 10/6
  • Three Short Plays by Woody Allen  - LST (LST Summer 198?. Allen Lyndrup directed. Featured play was "Kugelmass Revisited," adapted from "The Kugelmass Episode" (short story published in the collection, "Side Effects)  Specific year still needed.
  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist Experimental Theatre with Tom King
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Sam Shephard
  • Things That Go Bump in the Night
  • La Ronde
  • Marat/Sade
  • Glass Menagerie, Thr II