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

 540.568.6342
 theatredance@jmu.edu.
Page Last Updated: 01/16/2013

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
TO THE FORBES CENTER

Visiting the JMU School of Theatre and Dance

The School of Theatre and Dance is located in the Estes Center portion of the new Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. (Click on the upper-left region, the Bluestone area, of the campus map to find us: (http://www.jmu.edu/map/). For information on how to obtain a visitor parking permit for the day go to:  http://web.jmu.edu/parking/Visitor%20Parking.asp.
 
If you are visiting James Madison University, we encourage you to take the general campus tour and participate in the admissions information session. See the Admissions “JMU Visit” page at HTTP://WWW.JMU.EDU/ADMISSIONS/VISIT/INDEX.SHTML.
 
We in the School of Theatre and Dance look forward to seeing you during one of the published school visitation days, and/or at program auditions. Please contact the School of Theatre and Dance at least 24-business hours prior to your visit to place your name on the list for your desired visitation day. Walk-ins may not be able to be accommodated.
 
To schedule a visit, please e-mail THEATREDANCE@JMU.EDU Be sure you specify the program or programs (Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance) in which you are interested and the date you want to visit JMU. Please include your full name, address, phone number and email.  You will receive a conformation email from the School of Theatre & Dance verifying your reservation.


DANCE PROGRAM VISITATION DATES

The following schedule has been established for prospective students to visit the School and facilities during the fall and spring semesters of the 2013-2014 academic year:
 
Selected Mondays (please see schedule below), starting at 9:00 am, in the new Forbes Center for the Performing Arts (please meet in the Theatre and Dance main office suite on the second floor, room 2211).

The information session is followed by the student watching or taking the Intermediate Modern Dance class from 10:10 – 11:25 am as part of their visit!

FALL 2013


September 16, 30
October 7, 28
November 18

The College of Visual and Performing Arts and The School of Theatre & Dance will also be participating in the JMU Admissions Open House events on Saturdays, October 19 and November 9, 2013. Go to http://www.jmu.edu/admissions/openhouses/ for more information.

SPRING 2014


January 20 (MLK DAY): 10am (students will not be able to take class)
January 27
February 3, 24
March 3, 24
April 21

The College of Visual and Performing Arts and The School of Theatre & Dance will also be participating in the CHOICES events for academically admitted students on Monday, February 17, Friday, April 11, and Monday, April 14, 2014.  Go to http://www.jmu.edu/choices/ for more information.
 


 
Please note: An audition is REQUIRED for admission to the Dance concentration area, and to be considered for School of Theatre and Dance scholarships. Audition dates are posted on our website.

Information on Dance Program auditions can be found at:
DANCE:  http://www.jmu.edu/theatre/dadmis.htm

 

THEATRE & MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM
VISITATION DATES

The following schedule has been established for prospective students to visit the School and facilities during the fall and spring semesters of the 2013-2014 academic year:
 
Selected Fridays (see schedule below), 9:30 am -10:30 am, at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts (please meet in the Theatre and Dance main office suite on the second floor, Estes room 2211).
 
We will have a special Monday visitation day on January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) from 10am – 11am

Visitation days will include an information session and a Forbes Center tour.
 
FALL 2013


September 20, 27
October 4
November 1

The College of Visual and Performing Arts and The School of Theatre & Dance will also be participating in the JMU Admissions Open House events on Saturdays, October 19 and November 9, 2013. Go to http://www.jmu.edu/admissions/openhouses/ for more information.

SPRING 2014


January 20 (MLK Day) – 10am – 11am
February 28
May 2

The College of Visual and Performing Arts and The School of Theatre & Dance will also be participating in the CHOICES events for academically admitted students on Monday, February 17, Friday, April 11, and Monday, April 14, 2014.  Go to http://www.jmu.edu/choices/ for more information.

On the following visitation dates Mainstage and Studio Theatre theatrical performances are running:
9/20 - Godspell (student directed)
9/27 - Boeing, Boeing (faculty directed)
10/4 - Peter Pan (student directed)
10/19 - From Here… to Broadway… And Beyond (faculty directed) & Dr. Faustus (student directed)
11/1 - Trojan Women (faculty directed) & Dark Play, or Stories for Boys (student directed)
2/28 – All Shook Up (faculty directed)
5/2 – Clybourne Park (faculty directed)

Additional spring 2014 visitation days will be set once we have solidified the student directed spring Studio Theatre Production Schedule.



Please note: An audition is REQUIRED for admission to the Musical Theatre or the Theatre concentration areas, and to be considered for School of Theatre and Dance scholarships.
                       

Information on program auditions for various concentrations can be found at:

THEATRE:  http://www.jmu.edu/theatre/thadmis.htm

MUSICAL THEATRE:  http://www.jmu.edu/theatre/madmis.htm                               

 

 

Page Last Updated:  1/16/2013