Wiley and the Hairy Man

By Susan Zeder

A Studio Theatre Production

MON-SAT, NOV 11-16
STUDIO THEATRE

Studio Show Thumbnail

Wiley and the Hairy Man

By Susan Zeder

A Studio Theatre Production

MON-SAT, NOV 11-16
STUDIO THEATRE


In the wild swamps of Louisiana, Wiley lives with his Mammy. Wiley wants to spend his time as carefree as possible—playing with Dog, sleeping when he wants, learning a bit of magic from Mammy. But after a nightmare and an argument, Wiley is sent to the swamp where he encounters the Hairy Man. The big, bad boogie man of the swamp, the Hairy Man got his Daddy. Will he get Wiley too? More


Taj Express

The Bollywood Musical Revue

TUE-WED, NOV 12-13
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Taj Express

Taj Express

The Bollywood Musical Revue

TUE-WED, NOV 12-13
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


An electrifying fusion of film, dance and music, Taj Express is an international sensation that captures the expressive spirit of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people for generations. A feast for the eyes and ears, this pulsating production featuring nearly 30 performers donning over 2,000 costumes will have you dancing in the aisles! More


Fall Student Dance Concert

THU-SAT, NOV 14-16
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Fall Student Dance Concert

Fall Student Dance Concert

THU-SAT, NOV 14-16
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


This showcase of new choreography offers audiences an opportunity to see the work of the Dance Program’s talented young artists. More


JMU Brass Band

FRI, NOV 15
CONCERT HALL

JMU Brass Band Thumbnail

JMU Brass Band

FRI, NOV 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. More


Aquila Theatre - 1984

By George Orwell
Adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan

SUN, NOV 17
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Aquila Theatre's 1984

Aquila Theatre - 1984

By George Orwell
Adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan

SUN, NOV 17
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


One of the great novels of the 20th century—George Orwell’s 1984—is brought to life in an evocative and timely production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. Written more than 70 years ago, 1984 envisions a future dystopia where people are under constant control and surveillance by the government. How does Orwell’s nightmare compare to today’s society? Aquila’s “classically trained modernly hip troupe” (The New York Times) explores this question and more in this page-to-stage cautionary classic. More


JMU Symphonic Band and Concert Band

MON, NOV 18
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Symphonic Band is under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad. The JMU Concert Band is under the direction of Amy Birdsong. More


A Baroque-en Woman and Her "Friend Group"

Featuring Carrie Stevens, mezzo-soprano

WED, NOV 20
RECITAL HALL

Carrie Stevens

A Baroque-en Woman and Her "Friend Group"

Featuring Carrie Stevens, mezzo-soprano

WED, NOV 20
RECITAL HALL


This concert features Handel’s secular cantata Mi palpita il cor (My heart beats for you); Benjamin Britten’s Charm of Lullabies (a diverse collection of lullabies that soothe, scold and disturb); French mélodies of love and loss by Debussy; and Bach’s Four Folksong Upsettings—no, not THAT Bach! More


JMU Symphony Orchestra

WED, NOV 20
CONCERT HALL

JMU Symphony Orchestra 2019 Thumbnail

JMU Symphony Orchestra

WED, NOV 20
CONCERT HALL


In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Hector Berlioz’s death, the Orchestra will perform Symphonie fantastique, a wild love story gone wrong that takes audiences from the ballroom to the meadows, ending with a vivid execution and witch’s dance. The program also features Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata in a masterful orchestration by Ruth Lomon, featuring faculty violist Diane Phoenix-Neal. More


Paulo Steinberg, piano

THU, NOV 21
RECITAL HALL

Paulo Steinberg Thumbnail

Paulo Steinberg, piano

THU, NOV 21
RECITAL HALL


This concert by JMU faculty member Dr. Paulo Steinberg features obscure piano works by famous composers, including Beethoven’s Andante favori, Liszt’s William Tell’s Chapel, Poulenc’s Mélancolie, and a few works by Brazilian composers. Steinberg also celebrates the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann with a rendition of her Sonata in G Minor. More


JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, DEC 3
CONCERT HALL

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band Thumbnail

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, DEC 3
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, along with JMU jazz faculty guest artists, will perform classic recordings by Nat King Cole, the great jazz singer and pianist who recorded over 100 songs that became hits on the pop charts in the 1950s and 1960s. The year 2019 marks the centennial of Cole’s birth. More


JMU Wind Symphony

WED, DEC 4
CONCERT HALL

JMU Wind Symphony Thumbnail 2019

JMU Wind Symphony

WED, DEC 4
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, is the premier woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble at JMU. The Wind Symphony is committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More


Dancescapes

Featuring JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company

THU-SUN, DEC 5-8
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Dancescapes

Dancescapes

Featuring JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company

THU-SUN, DEC 5-8
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


JMU’s premier dance ensemble will perform contemporary choreography by nationally- and internationally-recognized guest artists and award-winning dance faculty members. More


JMU Chamber Orchestra

THU, DEC 5
RECITAL HALL

JMU Chamber Orchestra Learn More

JMU Chamber Orchestra

THU, DEC 5
RECITAL HALL


Be transported to France as the JMU Chamber Orchestra plays music by Delibes and Debussy. More


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


Holidayfest: The Gift

SAT-SUN, DEC 7-8
DEC 8 SOLD OUT
CONCERT HALL

Holidayfest

Holidayfest: The Gift

SAT-SUN, DEC 7-8
DEC 8 SOLD OUT
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Symphony Orchestra joins the combined Madison Singers and JMU Chorale for an inspired Christmas collage of holiday works for choirs and orchestra, featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and the finale (Ring Out, Ye Crystal Spheres) from the Christmas cantata Hodie. More



HIGHLIGHTS

Connect with the Forbes Center

   
Call to Buy

Back to Top