JMU Theatre students work on Broadway, Regional Theatre, and all points in between. They work as performers, writers, producers, designers, and technicians. Shows on Broadway that have featured JMU actors include: Rent, The Full Monty, and Urinetown.Many theatre companies across the country including The Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival have been founded by JMU Graduates. We have made our mark on Hollywood as well, with films and TV shows like: Hoop Dreams, Legally Blonde and 10 Things I Hate About You, Caroline in the City, and The Honeymooners, Coupling, Cheers, & The Newhart Show featuring the work of JMU graduates! Click for more!
Our Dance students have also had exceptional success after graduation. Many have gone on to distinguished careers dancing and choreographing in cities like New York and Los Angeles. At least two of our dance Alumni now head University programs of their own, and many have gone on to found their own companies.