Parade

Book by Alfred Uhry
Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Co-conceived and directed on Broadway
by Harold Prince

TUE-SUN, FEB 20-25
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Parade

Parade

Book by Alfred Uhry
Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Co-conceived and directed on Broadway
by Harold Prince

TUE-SUN, FEB 20-25
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


This Tony Award-winning musical is based on the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia in 1913. Leo is plant superintendent of a pencil factory where 13-year-old Mary Phagan works. When the girl is found murdered, Leo is immediately suspected, arrested and put on trial. This moving theatrical experience about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance—and the endurance of love and hope against all odds—features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. Adult language and violence. More


Vocal area coordinator Dr. John Little is retiring this spring after 44 years at JMU! Please join the JMU vocal area and past and present students of Dr. Little for this retirement celebration event! More


Bach Aria Group

TUE, FEB 27
RECITAL HALL

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Bach Aria Group

TUE, FEB 27
RECITAL HALL


JMU Symphonic Band

THU, MAR 1
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphonic Band

THU, MAR 1
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Symphonic Band is under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad. More


Montreal Guitar Trio

SAT, MAR 3
CONCERT HALL

MG3

Montreal Guitar Trio

SAT, MAR 3
CONCERT HALL


Described by the CBC as the “hottest guitar ensemble in Canada,” Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) has established itself as a major musical force. For more than 18 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigor, creativity, and dynamic stage presence has been winning over audiences around the world. Don’t miss this evening of MG3’s original arrangements, interactive style and “infectious good humor.” (Edmonton Journal, Canada) More


Moscow Festival Ballet

Cinderella

MON-TUE, MAR 12-13
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Moscow Festival Ballet

Moscow Festival Ballet

Cinderella

MON-TUE, MAR 12-13
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


The classic fairy tale comes to life in one of the world’s most beloved ballets: Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella. Featuring a company of 50 dancers, lavish sets and resplendent costumes, this event is a must-see for the entire family! More


The High Kings

SAT, MAR 17
MAR 17 SOLD OUT
CONCERT HALL

The High Kings

The High Kings

SAT, MAR 17
MAR 17 SOLD OUT
CONCERT HALL


This performance is sold out. To be put on a ticket release waiting list, call the box office at (540) 568-7000. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with one of world’s most popular Irish folk bands! This concert showcases the incredible versatility and multi-instrumentalist skills of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden who play 13 instruments between them, bringing exciting acoustic flavor to brand new songs and old favorites. More


Sing Out!

An A Cappella Celebration

THU-FRI, MAR 22-23
CONCERT HALL

Sing Out

Sing Out!

An A Cappella Celebration

THU-FRI, MAR 22-23
CONCERT HALL


This joyful, annual concert features JMU’s amazing a cappella groups and a cappella groups from Harrisonburg High School and Rockingham County Public Schools. More


JMU Symphony Honors Concert

SUN, MAR 25
CONCERT HALL

JMU Symphony Honors Concert

JMU Symphony Honors Concert

SUN, MAR 25
CONCERT HALL


Experience the JMU Symphony Orchestra as they accompany the winners of the prestigious School of Music Concerto Competition. More


Apollo's Fire

The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director

A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse

TUE, MAR 27
CONCERT HALL

Apollo's Fire

Apollo's Fire

The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director

A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse

TUE, MAR 27
CONCERT HALL


“The USA’s hottest baroque band” (Classical Music), Apollo’s Fire will perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries in an evening featuring Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, selections from Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixotte, as well as works by Handel and Vivaldi. More


JMU Brass Band

THU, MAR 29
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Brass Band

THU, MAR 29
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Brass Band is the university’s premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States. More


New Voices in Dance

Featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble

THU-SUN, MAR 29-APR 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

New Voices in Dance

New Voices in Dance

Featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble

THU-SUN, MAR 29-APR 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Come and witness the rising talent of the next generation of choreographers in this concert featuring works by selected JMU dance majors. The performance will also include dances by faculty artist Cynthia Thompson as well as established and up-and-coming choreographers. More


JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

WED, APR 4
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, are committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More


Scab

By Sheila Callaghan

THU-SUN, APR 5-8
STUDIO THEATRE

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Scab

By Sheila Callaghan

THU-SUN, APR 5-8
STUDIO THEATRE


When two female graduate students in Los Angeles become roommates, an unlikely friendship blossoms, complete with a life-size statue of the Virgin Mary, a hysterical houseplant, and a casualty-inducing love triangle. Featuring vivid poetic language and unapologetic dark humor, Scab is a story of human resiliency—of stumbling, enduring wounds, pushing onward, and healing. Adult content, adult language, violence, nudity, sexual content. More


Ruling the Great White Way

Broadway Legend Harold Prince Up Close and Personal

with musical theatre performances from his most iconic works!

FRI, APR 6
CONCERT HALL

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Ruling the Great White Way

Broadway Legend Harold Prince Up Close and Personal

with musical theatre performances from his most iconic works!

FRI, APR 6
CONCERT HALL


Don’t miss this rare opportunity to engage with Broadway legend Harold (Hal) Prince in person! This special event features Harold Prince reflecting on his star-studded career, complemented by live musical theatre performances by renowned JMU alumni who have appeared on Broadway as well as current JMU students. More


Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

WED-THU, APR 11-12
CONCERT HALL

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Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

WED-THU, APR 11-12
CONCERT HALL


Set sail on the high seas with Gilbert and Sullivan’s gleeful and sassy satire H.M.S. Pinafore. This lighthearted and hilarious operetta spoofs British social mores in a convoluted tale of mistaken identity and star-crossed lovers. More


JMU George West Jazz Festival

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble

SAT, APR 14
CONCERT HALL

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JMU George West Jazz Festival

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble

SAT, APR 14
CONCERT HALL


Under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas, the JMU Jazz Ensemble was founded in 1971 and is the premier jazz group in the School of Music at JMU. The ensemble has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater, Montreux International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and VMEA annual convention. More


JMU Jazz Band

MON, APR 16
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Band

MON, APR 16
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Jazz Band was founded in 1971 and is under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas. More


JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

WED, APR 18
CONCERT HALL

JMU Choral

JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

WED, APR 18
CONCERT HALL


The Madison Singers is the advanced, auditioned choral chamber ensemble at JMU. Ranging from 60-80 voices, the JMU Chorale is an auditioned and highly select choir. More


Spring Dance Concert

WED-SAT, APR 18-21
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Spring Student Dance Concert

Spring Dance Concert

WED-SAT, APR 18-21
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


This exciting concert features talented young dancers and choreographers from JMU’s Dance program. More


Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

SUN, APR 22
CONCERT HALL

Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

SUN, APR 22
CONCERT HALL


The choirs, orchestras and vocal soloists of the JMU Symphony Orchestra and Chorale join forces with students from the Governor’s School of the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia, to perform Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony. Described as a “heart-shattering work of genius” (Classic FM), Mahler’s mighty work is brought to life in a rare performance by nearly 300 young musicians! More


Stained Glass

By Ingrid De Sanctis

TUE-SUN, APR 24-29
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Stained Glass

Stained Glass

By Ingrid De Sanctis

TUE-SUN, APR 24-29
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Jewels, a preacher’s daughter, returns to New Jersey for her father’s funeral in the middle of a hurricane. But the treacherous storm has other plans, washing ashore skeletons, avocado trees, and an oddball cast of characters from Moses to the Little Mermaid. They join Jewels as she journeys through the ruins of past and present, fantasy and truth, looking to find the family she lost and the faith she thought she knew. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance in this new play by JMU theatre faculty member Ingrid De Sanctis. Contains adult content and language. More


Cameron Carpenter

Featuring the International Touring Organ

WED, APR 25
CONCERT HALL

Cameron Carpenter

Cameron Carpenter

Featuring the International Touring Organ

WED, APR 25
CONCERT HALL


Cameron Carpenter is having a ball smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music, and all the while generating international acclaim and controversy unprecedented in his field. Carpenter launched his International Touring Organ in 2014, and is the first solo organist ever nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album. “No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos…” (San Francisco Chronicle). More


JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

THU, APR 26
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, are committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More


JMU Percussion Ensemble

SAT, APR 28
CONCERT HALL

JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

SAT, APR 28
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Casey Cangelosi, consists of nearly 30 students and has performed throughout the East Coast, including concerts at the Virginia Music Educators Association Convention and Virginia Days of Percussion. More


How I Became a Pirate

Dallas Children's Theater

Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
Based on the book How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long with illustrations by David Shannon

MON, APR 30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

How I Became a Pirate

How I Became a Pirate

Dallas Children's Theater

Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
Based on the book How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long with illustrations by David Shannon

MON, APR 30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


ARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates who are searching for the perfect spot to bury their treasure! With songs like “Green Teeth,” “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy” and “Talk Like a Pirate,” this joyful family musical is sure to leave mateys singing and dancing in the aisles! Dallas Children’s Theater is one of the top theatres for families in the nation. More


Community Collage Concert

SAT, MAY 12
CONCERT HALL

Community Collage

Community Collage Concert

SAT, MAY 12
CONCERT HALL


This concert benefitting Any Given Child Harrisonburg features vocalists, chamber groups, as well as classical, bluegrass and jazz ensembles drawn from the Shenandoah Valley community. An ensemble of students selected from Harrisonburg City Schools return to the lineup in an evening that combines performance, education and dialogue to engage audiences of all ages. Check www.jmuforbescenter.com for program updates. More



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