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
MAR 24-25 SOLD OUT
MAR 26 SOLD OUT
MAR 26 SOLD OUT
MAR 27-28 SOLD OUT
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
MAR 24-25 SOLD OUT
MAR 26 SOLD OUT
MAR 26 SOLD OUT
MAR 27-28 SOLD OUT
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.  
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JMU George West Jazz Festival

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble

SAT, MAR 25
MAR 25 CANCELLED
CONCERT HALL

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JMU George West Jazz Festival

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble

SAT, MAR 25
MAR 25 CANCELLED
CONCERT HALL


This performance has been cancelled.  All ticket buyers will be refunded to their original method of purchase.

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.
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Latin Fervor

TUE, MAR 28
RECITAL HALL

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Latin Fervor

TUE, MAR 28
RECITAL HALL


Latin Fervor is a chamber music concert with exciting Latin American music, featuring JMU Piano Professor Paulo Steinberg, guest cellist Susan Lamb Cook, and guest violinist Ian Jessee, performing works by Villa-Lobos, Villani-Cortes, Camargo Guarnieri, Manuel Ponce, and Astor Piazzolla.
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Ksenia Nosikova, piano

WED, MAR 29
MAR 29 CANCELLED
RECITAL HALL

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Ksenia Nosikova, piano

WED, MAR 29
MAR 29 CANCELLED
RECITAL HALL


This performance has been cancelled.  All ticket buyers will be receive a full refund.

Ksenia Nosikova plays an extensive repertoire of more than 30 piano concertos with “refined sensibility and pianism” that is “fascinating to watch and hear.” (New York Concert Review) She is a professor and chair of the Piano Area at the University of Iowa.
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New Voices in Dance

Featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble

with The Madison Singers, JMU Chorale, and the JMU Percussion Ensemble

FRI-SUN, MAR 31-APR 2
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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New Voices in Dance

Featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble

with The Madison Singers, JMU Chorale, and the JMU Percussion Ensemble

FRI-SUN, MAR 31-APR 2
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


This annual concert features dances by selected JMU dance majors, former JMU dance professor Cynthia Thompson, and CVPA Dean Rubén Graciani, who—in collaboration with The Madison Singers, JMU Chorale, the JMU Percussion Ensemble and JMU dance students—will premiere Triptych, a fast-moving, three-movement work by Grammy-nominated composer Tarik O’Regan (b. 1978). Join us for a pre-show talk Sunday, April 2 at 1:15 pm with Tarik O'Regan in the Concert Hall.  
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JMU Guitar Ensemble

MON, APR 3
RECITAL HALL

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JMU Guitar Ensemble

MON, APR 3
RECITAL HALL


Members of the Guitar studio peform in our Guitar Ensemble, which performs every semester. Performances include guitar music from Renaissance to 20th century, in group settings, as well as duos, trios, and quartets.
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Wanchi is an active solo and chamber musician, having performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center with Curtis on Tour, and at numerous festivals worldwide. Fellow JMU faculty member Lori Piitz will join Wanchi in a program that also features works for violin and piano.
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JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

WED, APR 5
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.
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Kevin McMillan, baritone

Gabriel Dobner, piano

THU, APR 6
RECITAL HALL

McMillan and Dobner

Kevin McMillan, baritone

Gabriel Dobner, piano

THU, APR 6
RECITAL HALL


Veteran Lieder duo Kevin McMillan, baritone, and Gabriel Dobner, piano, perform Franz Schubert's timeless, heartbreaking song-cycle Die schone Mullerin with projected translations.
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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

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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.
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JMU Brass Band

SAT, APR 15
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Brass Band

SAT, APR 15
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.
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Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet

Paulo Steinberg, piano

SUN, APR 16
RECITAL HALL

Saranus Jankauskas

Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet

Paulo Steinberg, piano

SUN, APR 16
RECITAL HALL


JMU clarinet faculty member Sarunas Jankauskas has performed throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States, collaborating with Boulder Chamber Orchestra, the St. Petersburg and Jasper String Quartets, as well as pianists Domenico Codispoti and Johan Botes. He will perform with fellow faculty member Paulo Steinberg.
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Eric Guinivan, composition

MON, APR 17
APR 17 CANCELLED
RECITAL HALL

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Eric Guinivan, composition

MON, APR 17
APR 17 CANCELLED
RECITAL HALL


Eric Guinivan’s music has been performed across the United States, Europe, and Asia and has received notable honors from BMI, ASCAP, Chamber Music America, the Theodore Presser Foundation, and Meet the Composer. A Grammy-nominated percussionist, Eric was a founding member of the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet.
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The Wailin' Jennys

TUE, APR 18
APR 18 SOLD OUT
CONCERT HALL

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The Wailin' Jennys

TUE, APR 18
APR 18 SOLD OUT
CONCERT HALL


The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse,—three female songbirds who thrill audiences with their otherworldly harmonies, sophisticated arrangements, breathtaking songs, and witty stage banter. Their music is a perfect blend of Americana, alt-country, pop, rock, and traditional folk “guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.” (HuffPost)
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JMU Chamber Orchestra

THU, APR 20
RECITAL HALL

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JMU Chamber Orchestra

THU, APR 20
RECITAL HALL


The JMU Chamber Orchestra brings students from across campus together to perform classic works composed for smaller orchestras. JMU faculty member Foster Beyers directs the orchestra in conjunction with graduate students in conducting.
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Spring Student Dance Concert

THU-SAT, APR 20-22
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Spring Student Dance Concert

Spring Student Dance Concert

THU-SAT, APR 20-22
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


This exciting concert features talented young dancers and choreographers from JMU’s Dance Program.
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JMU Jazz Ensemble

TUE, APR 25
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Ensemble

TUE, APR 25
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.
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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. 
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JMU Jazz Band

WED, APR 26
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Band

WED, APR 26
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Jazz Band was founded in 1971 and is under the direction of Greg Thomas.
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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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