Side Show

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger

TUE-SUN, FEB 25-MAR 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Side Show

Side Show

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger

TUE-SUN, FEB 25-MAR 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Violet and Daisy Hilton shared a rare bond: they were literally attached at the hip. The conjoined twins are the real-life inspiration behind the 2014 Broadway musical revival Side Show, which follows the story of the English entertainers and their search for love and acceptance amidst exploitation and fame in the 1930s’ side show, vaudeville and Hollywood communities. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. More


Study Group

By Maddie Kovach

A Studio Theatre Production

WED-MON, FEB 26-MAR 2
STUDIO THEATRE

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Study Group

By Maddie Kovach

A Studio Theatre Production

WED-MON, FEB 26-MAR 2
STUDIO THEATRE


It’s 2015, and seniors Mary, Victor, Jack and Pauline have banded together to study for their AP Government and Politics class at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic High School. Sweet, stressed out and too smart for their own good, the four are unprepared when cool and handsome Clark joins the group. As conversations shift from the books in their hands to the world they are about to enter, members of the study group will break the rules, fall in love, and discover their own voices—all for the first time. Contains sexual content and adult content (abortion). More


MUMMENSCHANZ

Direct from Switzerland

you & me

TUE, MAR 3
MAR 3 ADDED
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

MUMMENSCHANZ

MUMMENSCHANZ

Direct from Switzerland

you & me

TUE, MAR 3
MAR 3 ADDED
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


This new 10 am matinee performance is an abbreviated version of the 7 pm show, which is sold out. Bring your family and enjoy this wonderful show when schools in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County are closed for Super Tuesday. Swiss-based theatre troupe MUMMENSCHANZ has been dazzling audiences worldwide for over four decades, pioneering a mesmerizing and joy-filled form of visual theatre. It latest program, you & me, is a visually-stunning spectacle featuring life-size puppets, masked characters and awe-inspiring optical illusions. More


Facing

By Caitlin McCommis

A Studio Theatre Production

TUE-SAT, APR 14-18
STUDIO THEATRE

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Facing

By Caitlin McCommis

A Studio Theatre Production

TUE-SAT, APR 14-18
STUDIO THEATRE


Wilda modeled her life after that of her grandmother—to be fearless and adventure down the same dirt roads. The vision of Wilda’s future takes a different path when she is welcomed into a club she never asked to be a part of after being diagnosed with a debilitating illness. When another club member goes through a crisis, Wilda is forced to look her worst nightmare in the eye. More


Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

THU-FRI, APR 16-17
CONCERT HALL

Iolanthe

Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

THU-FRI, APR 16-17
CONCERT HALL


Brimming with a lush score, compelling plot and brilliant wit, the hilarious and satirical operetta Iolanthe is a send up to Gilbert and Sullivan’s topsy-turvy world of misalliances, contradictions, and English political peculiarities. Passions are ignited, lovers are thwarted and then reunited, and in true G&S style, irreconcilable differences vanish with a pencil stroke and the wave of the Fairy Queen’s magic wand. More


The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea

By Cherríe Moraga

TUE-SUN, APR 21-26
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

The Hungry Woman

The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea

By Cherríe Moraga

TUE-SUN, APR 21-26
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


In the apocalyptic play The Hungry Woman, feminist author and Chicano playwright Cherríe Moraga uses mythology and intimate realism to describe the embattled position of Chicanos and Chicanas, not only in the United States but in relation to one another. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. More


Llama Llama - Live!

Bay Area Children's Theatre

A new musical
From the beloved book series by Anna Dewdney & new Netflix series
Book, Music and Lyrics by Austin Zumbro

THU, APR 30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Llama Llama - Live! New

Llama Llama - Live!

Bay Area Children's Theatre

A new musical
From the beloved book series by Anna Dewdney & new Netflix series
Book, Music and Lyrics by Austin Zumbro

THU, APR 30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


After a full day of fun adventures at school and the store, Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas. But where’s Mama? This hilarious new musical will warm every Llama and Llama Mama’s heart. Wear your pajamas and join us for a pre-show reception and crafts at 6 pm! Founded in 2004, Bay Area Children’s Theatre reaches 125,000 children and adults per year in the San Francisco Bay Area. More


Jack and the Wonder Beans

Adapted by Larry Snipes
Based on the book by James Still

JMU CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTS ROANOKE CHILDREN'S THEATRE

SAT-SUN, JUL 18-19
STUDIO THEATRE

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Jack and the Wonder Beans

Adapted by Larry Snipes
Based on the book by James Still

JMU CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTS ROANOKE CHILDREN'S THEATRE

SAT-SUN, JUL 18-19
STUDIO THEATRE


An Appalachian telling of Jack and the Beanstalk featuring traditional folk music, Jack and the Wonder Beans is based on the delightful children’s book about what happens when a young boy plants magic beans in his backyard. Audiences will see this magic—and giants—come to life on stage in a participation-packed production highlighting Jack’s journey. More



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