Theatre and Dance Archive
BOONE—Cre8tive Drama and the Department of Theatre and Dance at the Appalachian State University are partnering to offer a week-long summer Cre8tive Drama Day Camp. Designed to transform young people through drama and theatre arts, the camp will be offered daily starting Monday, June 27, in the Valborg Theatre on campus. The cost of this year’s camp is $125 per student for the week.
BOONE—The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will host “Directing for Theatre” on June 16–17 as the 2016 Appalachian Summer Theatre Education Program (AppSTEP). The program is designed for pre-service and licensed theatre teachers and practitioners who wish to further their content knowledge in selected theatre education topics.
BOONE—David Furr, a 1994 graduate of Appalachian State University who is originally from Greensboro, is a 2016 Tony Award nominee for his performance in “Noises Off,” a Broadway comedy by English playwright Michael Frayn. The most recent revival of Frayn’s play concluded a 13-week limited run on March 13 as part of the subscription series at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. Furr starred as Garry Lejeune, a volatile actor with a stutter.
Students share the stage with dozens of statewide theatres in collaborative “Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days”
RALEIGH—Twenty current students and recent graduates of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University participated in two different productions performed as part of the “Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days” at the North Carolina Museum of History. Over a 118-hour period of non-stop, round-the-clock theatre, every one of Shakespeare’s plays was performed live in the sequential order of their writing.
BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Fine and Applied Arts will present the regional premiere of “Avenue Q” April 27–May 1 on campus. Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, the show has the rare distinction of winning Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The music and lyrics for “Avenue Q” were written by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez with book by Jeff Whitty. The show is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
BOONE—Two different student groups associated with the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will open their spring 2016 productions the week of April 10. This display of talent illustrates the wide range of performance opportunities available to university students in addition to the main stage series produced by the department each season.
BOONE—The Appalachian Dance Ensemble will present their spring concert in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on the Appalachian State University campus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 7–9. The event offers a mix of faculty and student choreographed dances, with an upbeat array of styles to suit all dance lovers.