Head Over Heels

Conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Music and lyrics by The Go-Go's
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney

WED-SAT, NOV 3-6
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

HoH 419

Head Over Heels

Conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Music and lyrics by The Go-Go's
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney

WED-SAT, NOV 3-6
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980s’ all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” The musical comedy follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. Note that there is no Sunday matinee. More


Don Giovanni

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

FRI-SUN, NOV 12-14
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

FRI-SUN, NOV 12-14
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Often considered the greatest opera ever composed, Mozart’s masterpiece combines comedy and drama to capture the downfall of a serial womanizer. From its thrilling overture to final breathtaking scene, the opera explores issues of amorality, power and justice, making it as relevant today as it was in Mozart’s time. This production will feature multimedia effects and capture the style of film noir. More


Firebringer

Book by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, and Brian Holden
Music and Lyrics by Meredith Stepien and Mark Swiderski

A Studio Theatre Production

FRI-SUN, NOV 12-14
STUDIO THEATRE

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Firebringer

Book by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, and Brian Holden
Music and Lyrics by Meredith Stepien and Mark Swiderski

A Studio Theatre Production

FRI-SUN, NOV 12-14
STUDIO THEATRE


At the dawn of humanity, one tribe of cave-people survives the many trials of prehistoric life under the wise leadership of Jemilla, The Peacemaker. Zazzalil is a tribe member that doesn’t seem to fit in, always trying to make life easier… for herself. While out hatching her latest scheme, Zazzalil stumbles upon the most important discovery in history—one that will pit her tribe against wooly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers and change the world forever. Travel with Zazzalil from omega to alpha as she becomes the Firebringer! Audience discretion advised. Contains adult language, sexual content, and violence. More


Street Scene

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

FRI-SUN, NOV 12-14
NOV 12-13 CANCELLED
NOV 14 CANCELLED
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Street Scene

Street Scene

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

FRI-SUN, NOV 12-14
NOV 12-13 CANCELLED
NOV 14 CANCELLED
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Due to conditions beyond our control, this production of Street Scene has been cancelled. Another opera will be announced soon. More details to follow. Further ticket/exchange information will be forthcoming for ticket buyers.

This groundbreaking “Broadway opera” is a 1940s’ tragic tale of life and love in the tenements of sweltering New York City. Weill’s masterpiece was written in 1946 and won the Tony Award for Best Original Score after premiering on Broadway in 1947. The breathtaking music moves from jazz to pops to Broadway-esque tunes to lush traditional arias, choruses, and orchestral interludes. Featuring lyrics by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, Street Scene is “a musical play of magnificence and glory.” (The New York Times) More


Once

Book by Enda Walsh
Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney

TUE-SAT, MAR 1-5
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Once

Once

Book by Enda Walsh
Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney

TUE-SAT, MAR 1-5
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful love story. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. More


Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer

TUE, MAR 22
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer

Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer

TUE, MAR 22
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Tom Crean (1877­–1938), an intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this critically-acclaimed solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against the elements of Antarctica, and Dooley’s “words create adventure that’s just as vivid as the special effects in a Hollywood bonanza.” (Variety) More


Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

TUE-WED, APR 12-13
CONCERT HALL

The Gondoliers 419

Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

TUE-WED, APR 12-13
CONCERT HALL


Sunny, funny, and with more tra-la-las than any other operetta in the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, The Gondoliers combines all the right ingredients for a stunning show! In this flight of the satirical whimsy, brothers Marco and Guiseppe lead a charmed life as gondoliers in Venice until they discover that one of them is the King of Barataria. The two must travel to Barataria and rule the kingdom jointly until the truth can be determined. More


Fiddlin' with Stories

Charlotte Blake Alston, Master Storyteller, and Diane Monroe, Jazz Violinist

TUE, APR 19
CONCERT HALL

Fiddlin' 419

Fiddlin' with Stories

Charlotte Blake Alston, Master Storyteller, and Diane Monroe, Jazz Violinist

TUE, APR 19
CONCERT HALL


Learn how ancient and modern stringed instruments have played an integral role in the African and African American communities through folktales, stories and songs by Charlotte Blake Alston. Her “incredible presence and cleverness unifies audiences of all ages.” Renowned jazz violinist, composer and arranger Diane Monroe—whose orchestrations appear on the soundtrack recording for the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood—will illuminate Alston’s stories with her instrumental ingenuity in this performance perfect for the whole family! More



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