Death and the Maiden

By Ariel Dorfman

TUE-SAT, JAN 23-27
STUDIO THEATRE

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Death and the Maiden

By Ariel Dorfman

TUE-SAT, JAN 23-27
STUDIO THEATRE


It is after the collapse of a repressive regime, and Paulina lives in an isolated country house with her husband, Gerardo Escobar, after having spent time as a political prisoner. Paulina is convinced that Dr. Miranda, a new friend to Gerardo, supervised her prison torture sessions—so ties him to a chair and conducts her own interrogation, gun in hand. Gerardo doesn’t know whether to believe his distraught wife or his persuasive new friend. Adult content, adult language, violence, sexual violence. More


I and You

By Lauren Gunderson

TUE-SUN, FEB 13-18
STUDIO THEATRE

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I and You

By Lauren Gunderson

TUE-SUN, FEB 13-18
STUDIO THEATRE


One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at the door of his classmate, Caroline, bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that unites them. Adult language. More


Opera Spotlight: An Evening in Strauss' Vienna

THU-FRI, FEB 15-16
RECITAL HALL


Students from the JMU Opera Theater are poised to launch their careers, and this concert is your opportunity to see an incredible talented core of future stars perform songs by Johann Strauss II, tunes from Franz Lehár’s Guiditta, Richard Heuberger’s waltz duet, “Geh’n wir in’s Chambre séparée,” from Der Opernball (The Opera Ball), and more. Learn Viennese waltzes and enjoy Linzer torte and coffee in the lobby following the performance! More


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


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


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


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



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