Circle of Excellence in the Arts Awards

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FORBES CENTER

FRI-WED, FEB 27-APR 15


The Circle of Excellence in the Arts Awards are co-sponsored by the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, the Arts Council of the Valley, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at James Madison University. These awards recognize those individuals and organizations in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley that enhance and strengthen the cultural community by promoting and advocating for artistic excellence. Up to two awards are awarded annually in recognition of a Shenandoah Valley visual or performing artist, arts administrator, or arts educator whose creative and superior accomplishments in the arts have improved… More

James Madison

LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL CONFERENCE & STUDENT CENTER

MAR 16-MAY 8


Curated by Outreach & Engagement’s Madison Institutes in conjunction with James Madison Week, this exhibit examines the life and work of our university’s namesake and Father of the United States Constitution. The exhibit will include items on loan from James Madison’s Montpelier as well as artifacts from the university’s own collection. More

The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov

MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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TUE-SUN, APR 28-MAY 3


In this funny, elegant and heartbreaking play, Chekhov’s cast of eccentric characters face the dawning of a new Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Madame Ranevskaya and her family of aristocrats are on the verge of bankruptcy. Lopakhin, a rags-to-riches merchant, has a plan to help the family keep their fortune. But is the reluctant Ranevskaya willing to pay the price? Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. More
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TUE, APR 28


This concert features performances by the JMU Treble Chamber Choir and the University Men's, Women's and Combined Choruses. The JMU Treble Chamber Choir and the University Men’s and Combined Choruses are under the direction of Dr. W. Bryce Hayes. The University Women’s Chorus is under the direction of Dr. Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy. More

Upside-Down Fairy Tales

JMU CHILDREN'S THEATRE

Book and Lyrics by Jan Kirby. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Morrissey and Sam St. Ours.

STUDIO THEATRE

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THU-SUN, MAY 28-JUN 14


Presented by JMU Children's Theatre Playshop Players. What if a princess is less than perfect? What if a prince is really a dud, a scientist, or just a frog in a bog? What if the “Big Bad Wolf” isn’t really a bad guy after all? Join us as we turn The Princess and the Pea, Reckless Red and the Little Gray Wolf, and The Princess and the Frog upside down for a fresh, funny take on the traditional tales. More

Fancy Nancy: The Musical

PRESENTED BY ROANOKE CHILDREN'S THEATRE

Books and Lyrics by Susan DiLallo. Music and Lyrics by Danny Abosch. Adapted from the books by Jane O'Connor. Illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser.

STUDIO THEATRE

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SAT-SUN, JUN 27-28


From the top of her tiara to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy! But when Nancy gets a part she doesn’t want in her first dance recital, she finds that bringing fancy flair to a less-than-fancy role takes some imagination. Based on the bestselling books, this whimsical musical has been a smash hit in theatres across the country! More

Go, Dog. Go!

JMU CHILDREN'S THEATRE

Adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz. Adapted from the book Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman.

STUDIO THEATRE

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THU-SUN, JUL 2-12


Presented by JMU Children's Theatre Playshop Players. From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes audiences of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! Dogs of different colors and sizes come to life in a rollicking production filled with slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, vaudeville and circus performance. Guaranteed to have you howling with laughter! More

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