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Theatre and Dance Archive

Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble to perform at Appalachian beginning March 29; 8 original works on the program

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will present the 2017 Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble (SADE) at 7 p.m. March 29 – April 1 in the Valborg Theater on the university’s campus.

Appalachian alumnus and professor gives back through student scholarships, presents ‘Roxanne’s Rivalry’ fundraiser March 4

By Meghan McCandless

Theatre Professor Gordon Hensley ’98 has always been drawn to Appalachian State University. First as a theatre education student and now as a faculty member, his passion for the Department of Theatre and Dance runs deep. Five years ago, Hensley, who also directs the department’s theatre education program, saw a need in his area and jumped on the chance to make a difference by creating the Theatre Education Alumni Scholarship.

Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance announces spring season

By Nancye Edwards and Keith Martin

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present four shows between Feb. 22 and April 30, in either the Valborg Theatre or the I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on the university campus. Productions include “Silence,” “The Mischief Makers,” “Flight from the Mahabarath,” and a performance by the Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble.

Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents ‘Silence’ Feb. 22-26

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its first spring stage production, “Silence” by British playwright Moira Buffini, Feb. 22–25 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in Valborg Theater. Ticket prices for this dark comedy are $10 for students and $17 for adults.

The North Carolina Theatre Conference to honor Appalachian with its College/University Award

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has received the 2016 College/University Award of the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC), a Greensboro-based service organization for student, community and professional theatre across the state. The award will be presented Feb. 24 on Appalachian’s campus.

Jessica Lang Dance to perform Feb. 8 at Appalachian; master classes also planned

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—For famed choreographer Jessica Lang, a performance of her dance works should be “much like serving a meal.”

Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance hosts scholarship fundraiser Dec. 3

By Gordon Hensley

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the fundraiser “Roxanne’s Rivalry” in Room 420 (Parkway Ballroom) of the Plemmons Student Union on Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. Proceeds from the show help fund five annual scholarships for students majoring in theatre education.

Fall Appalachian Dance Ensemble to take place at Appalachian State University Nov. 16-19

By: Aaron Green, Krystopher Paschen and Megan Smalley

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will premiere seven original dance works during the Fall Appalachian Dance Ensemble (FADE) Nov. 16-19 at 7 p.m. in Valborg Theatre on the university campus. Ticket prices are $10 for students and $17 for adults.

Tony and Emmy Award-winning legend Ben Vereen to give master class on musical theatre Nov. 11 for theatre majors at Appalachian State University

By Keith Martin

BOONE—Famed actor Ben Vereen will lead a master class on musical theatre for three theatre majors at Appalachian State University at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Valborg Theatre on the university campus.