The Pride

By Alexi Kaye Campbell

THU-TUE, FEB 14-19
STUDIO THEATRE

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The Pride

By Alexi Kaye Campbell

THU-TUE, FEB 14-19
STUDIO THEATRE


Alternating between 1958 and 2008—and featuring the same three people living similar yet radically different lives, The Pride examines changing attitudes toward sexuality over a period of 50 years. It is an exploration of intimacy and identity, and the courage it takes to be who you really are. Contains adult language, sexual content, and violence. More


Opera Spotlight: An Evening in Paris

FRI-SAT, FEB 15-16
RECITAL HALL

Opera Spotlight: An Evening in Paris

Opera Spotlight: An Evening in Paris

FRI-SAT, FEB 15-16
RECITAL HALL


Be transported to the “City of Love” for an enchanting evening of French opera. JMU Opera Theater students will perform songs including “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila; “Tu n’es pas beau, tu n’es pas riche” and “Ah, quel diner” (the drinking song) from Offenbach’s La Périchole; “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” from Bizet’s Carmen; and more. Join the cast members for French pastries and coffee in the lobby following the performance! More


Green Day's American Idiot

Music by Green Day
Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer

TUE-SUN, FEB 19-24
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Green Day's American Idiot

Green Day's American Idiot

Music by Green Day
Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer

TUE-SUN, FEB 19-24
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


In this two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical, Johnny, Will and Tunny struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. The three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, but quickly go in separate ways. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. Adult content, adult language, suicide. Strobe lighting. More


They Called Her Vivaldi

Theatre Lovett of Dublin, Ireland

MON, FEB 25
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

They Called Her Vivaldi

They Called Her Vivaldi

Theatre Lovett of Dublin, Ireland

MON, FEB 25
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Cecilia Maria is a sensitive musical prodigy, making a quiet name for herself in a cacophonous world until one night her magical, musical hat “Capello” goes missing. Now she must journey over cobblestones and canals to track down the curious Cat Burglar. One of Ireland’s leading theatre companies, Theatre Lovett brings us a “delightfully smart performance” (The Irish Times) for audiences of all ages! More


Mayumana

Currents

Direct from Israel

THU-FRI, FEB 28-MAR 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Mayumana

Mayumana

Currents

Direct from Israel

THU-FRI, FEB 28-MAR 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Combining elements of dance, music and theatre with unbridled creativity and energy, internationally acclaimed performance troupe Mayumana will take audiences by storm with its “funky moves and cutting-edge blend of movement and technology.” (Time Out New York) Playing specially made instruments, Mayumana’s 11 gifted performers will bring their diverse talents to Currents, a bold and unforgettable spectacle featuring mind-blowing sights and sounds. More


Leonce und Lena

By Georg Büchner

TUE-SUN, MAR 19-24
STUDIO THEATRE

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Leonce und Lena

By Georg Büchner

TUE-SUN, MAR 19-24
STUDIO THEATRE


The melancholic Prince Leonce is disheartened as he thinks too long and hard about the purpose of his existence. Moreover, his mother (the queen) has arranged a politically advantageous marriage for him, which doesn’t help matters. His intended partner, the more cheerful Princess Lena, is similarly reluctant to agree to the match, and they both run away to the forest—Leonce with his companion, Miss Todd, and Lena with her governess, Kindermädchen. Don’t miss this comedic and deeply philosophical modern fairy tale! More


columbinus

Written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli
Dramaturgy by Patricia Hersch
Conceived PJ Paparelli

TUE-SAT, APR 2-6
STUDIO THEATRE

columbinus

columbinus

Written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli
Dramaturgy by Patricia Hersch
Conceived PJ Paparelli

TUE-SAT, APR 2-6
STUDIO THEATRE


A play sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, is a meeting of fact and fiction that illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings. This play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton, as well as police evidence to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence. Contains adult language, gun violence and gunfire, nudity, sexual violence, and staged suicide. Parental discretion advised. Programming is not suitable for children. More


Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

MON-TUE, APR 8-9
CONCERT HALL

The Pirates of Penzance

Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

MON-TUE, APR 8-9
CONCERT HALL


One of the most popular comic operas of all time, The Pirates of Penzance is a treasure-filled musical extravaganza teaming with dazzling damsels in distress, rugged rogues and swashbuckling pirates! More


Sotoba Komachi

By Yukio Mishima

TUE-SUN, APR 23-28
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Sotoba Komachi

Sotoba Komachi

By Yukio Mishima

TUE-SUN, APR 23-28
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Komachi is a 99-year-old woman who meets a young poet in a Tokyo park. Unattractive and wrinkled, Komachi was once a great beauty courted by a handsome general. When she shares her past with the poet, the two enact a tale beyond time, with deadly consequences. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. More


Diary of a Worm, a Spider, & a Fly

Dallas Children's Theater

Book, music & lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based on the three books by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss

TUE, APR 30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Diary of a Worm, a Spider, & a Fly

Diary of a Worm, a Spider, & a Fly

Dallas Children's Theater

Book, music & lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based on the three books by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss

TUE, APR 30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


A joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside, Diary of a Worm, a Spider, & a Fly captures all of the whimsy of the wildly popular books in the coolest ever rock-and-roll romp in a bug’s world! Dallas Children’s Theater is one of the top theatres for families in the nation, touring professional large-scale productions designed to stir the heart and stretch the mind. More



HIGHLIGHTS


  • Ireland's Theatre Lovett brings "a delightfully smart performance" of "They Called Her Vivaldi" to audiences in this Forbes Family Fun event!



  • Israeli performance troupe Mayumana presents "Currents," a bold spectacle featuring mind-blowing sights and sounds.



  • Danú returns to the Forbes Center for a St. Patrick's Day celebration featuring JMU's Madison Singers 



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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