Opera Spotlight: Musical Gems

WED-THU, FEB 8-9
RECITAL HALL

Opera Spotlight: Musical Gems

Opera Spotlight: Musical Gems

WED-THU, FEB 8-9
RECITAL HALL


Enjoy a memorable evening of scenes, arias and duets from your favorite operas! JMU Opera Theater students will perform songs from operas like Puccini’s La Bohème and Madama Butterfly, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Verdi’s Rigoletto and La Traviata, and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. More


The Games We Play

Written by Abel Haddish
Directed by Diana Afriye-Opoku

THU-TUE, FEB 16-21
STUDIO THEATRE

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The Games We Play

Written by Abel Haddish
Directed by Diana Afriye-Opoku

THU-TUE, FEB 16-21
STUDIO THEATRE


The Games We Play is a world premiere by JMU student, Abel Haddish. First friends, then lovers, then partners, Cooper and Hanna navigate the ups and downs of a life together playing games; games which, in the end, are more than just games. The Games We Play is entirely student produced. Contains partial nudity, adult language. More


Chicago

Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maureen Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson

TUE-SUN, FEB 28-MAR 5
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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Chicago

Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maureen Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson

TUE-SUN, FEB 28-MAR 5
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


This “wildly-entertaining” (New York Daily News) musical showstopper features sizzling songs, dazzling dance numbers and a tantalizing tabloid tale! With a sassy score and Fosse-inspired jazz dance style, Chicago won six Tonys, including Best Revival of a Musical. This razzle-dazzle smash hit features students in JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. Contains adult language and sexual content.  More


Meeting Mozart

Produced by CDP Theatre Producers (Sydney, Australia)

SUN, MAR 5
CONCERT HALL

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Meeting Mozart

Produced by CDP Theatre Producers (Sydney, Australia)

SUN, MAR 5
CONCERT HALL


Direct from Sydney Opera House, Meeting Mozart follows the journey of the mischievous musical wunderkind, his wife and muse Constanze, and a string quartet to discover some of his best-known and beloved music—from variations on “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” to his large-scale orchestral pieces. CDP Theatre Producers is Australia’s largest producer of high-quality theatre for young audiences. More


Makin' Cake

Written and Performed by Dasha Kelly Hamilton

TUE, MAR 21
CONCERT HALL

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Makin' Cake

Written and Performed by Dasha Kelly Hamilton

TUE, MAR 21
CONCERT HALL


Wisconsin Poet Laureate and Milwaukee’s 2021 Artist of the Year, Dasha Kelly Hamilton is a widely-respected writer, performance artist and creative change agent. In Makin’ Cake, she slices into American history, exploring race, culture and class in a refreshing and fun way. Dessert and dialogue with a cake reception will follow the performance. More


Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the Film by Roger Corman
Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Directed by Misha Rodriguez

FRI-TUE, MAR 24-28
STUDIO THEATRE

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Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the Film by Roger Corman
Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Directed by Misha Rodriguez

FRI-TUE, MAR 24-28
STUDIO THEATRE


Little Shop of Horrors is a Broadway classic. A meek floral assistant, Seymour, stumbles upon a plant-like alien from outer space. This plant, dubbed Audrey II after Seymour’s co-worker crush, makes promises of wealth and fame in return for one simple thing; BLOOD. Contains adult language, violence and strobe effects.   More


L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

By Claudio Monteverdi

WED-THU, APR 12-13
CONCERT HALL

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L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

By Claudio Monteverdi

WED-THU, APR 12-13
CONCERT HALL


Considered one of the greatest operas of the 17th century, The Coronation of Poppea is Monteverdi’s final masterpiece. Composed in 1642, the Italian opera uses elegantly-crafted music of the Baroque era to paint a portrait of human beings wrestling with the demands of lust, honor, power and rank. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. More


R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

By Karel Čapek

TUE-SUN, APR 25-30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

By Karel Čapek

TUE-SUN, APR 25-30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


When a scientist gives factory-produced, biological “replicants” the ability to feel pain, everything begins to slip out of the humans’ control. As humans lose the ability to reproduce and the robots become resentful of their position, the survival of humanity and humankind are at stake. R.U.R. gave the world the word “robot” and features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Contains violence and gun violence.  More


Small Mouth Sounds

Written by Bess Wohl
Directed by Alison Spangenberg

THU-TUE, APR 27-MAY 2
STUDIO THEATRE

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Small Mouth Sounds

Written by Bess Wohl
Directed by Alison Spangenberg

THU-TUE, APR 27-MAY 2
STUDIO THEATRE


In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward and insightful humor, Small Mouth Sounds is the unique and compassionate new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. Contains sexual and adult content and mention of suicide.

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Doktor Kaboom

Look Out! Science Is Coming!

WED, MAY 10
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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Doktor Kaboom

Look Out! Science Is Coming!

WED, MAY 10
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


JoWell-known comedian, actor, and mad scientist David Epley is his klutzy yet loveable alter ego Doktor Kaboom—with spiky hair, goofy goggles, and an extravagant German accent—in this riotous romp through an explosive lineup of science experiments that will make you erupt with laughter and bubble over with curiosity. Grab your safety goggles and lab coat for this interactive, family-friendly show. More



HIGHLIGHTS


  • Experience DeLanna Studi's memoir and solo play AND SO WE WALKED: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears.



  • Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine makes it debut at the Forbes Center!



  • March 21 - Don't Miss Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton in Makin' Cake.  



  • March 9 and 10 - Celebrate Irish Dance with WINGS: A Celtic Dance Celebration


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