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Theatre and Dance Archive

Rural Academy Theater returns to campus for a Sept. 25 performance

BOONE—The Rural Academy Theater, your favorite horse-pulled theater, will perform Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. on Appalachian State University’s Sanford Mall. The troupe also will perform Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. at Horn in the West.

Summer Dance Series begins June 3 with African, jazz and musical theatre dance classes

BOONE—Dance enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to attend the Summer Dance Series sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance June 3-26 at Appalachian State University. The classes are free and open to the public.

Marty receives Durham Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award

BOONE—Passionate, engaging and enthusiastic are terms that describe Paulette Marty’s approach to teaching.

An associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian, Marty is the 2014 recipient of the Harvey R. Durham Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award.

Summer Dance Series begins June 3 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Summer Dance Series sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance begins June 3 at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian Young People’s Theatre presents “The Adventures of Don Quixote” April 25-27

BOONE—Knights and dragons come to life in the Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT) production of “The Adventures of Don Quixote” by Steven Fogell. This classic story for all ages will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, and at 2 p.m. both Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, in the IG Greer Studio Theatre at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian Women’s Theatre Troupe presents “A Part Equal,” an original play as part of the High Country Shakespeare Celebration

BOONE—“A Part Equal,” an original play by Appalachian State University theatre faculty member Dr. Derek Davidson, will be performed April 4 – 6 in the intimate I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on campus. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 for students and faculty and $8 to the general public and will be sold at the door one-half hour prior to each performance.

Tony Award-winning musical “Spring Awakening” opens March 29

SpringAwakening1_t.jpgBOONE—The eight-time Tony Award-winning musical “Spring Awakening,” with music by Duncan Sheik and book by Steven Sater, will be presented March 29-30 at Appalachian State University. It is the High Country premiere of the pop rock musical that stormed Broadway in 2007. It is being produced by the Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble, the campus organization that previously staged successful productions of “Rent,” “Godspell,” and “The Rocky Horror Show.”

High Country Shakespeare Celebration kicks off with ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Features original score by junior Daniel Bukin

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in Valborg Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, through Saturday, March 22, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 23. The production is the first event in the High Country Shakespeare Celebration, a regional initiative sponsored by the High Country Theatre League to commemorate the 450th birthday of the immortal Bard of Avon.

Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble premieres eight originals, features guest choreographer

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents the Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble (SADE) in Valborg Theatre on campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, through Saturday, March 1. This popular event features artistic works by both undergraduate students and dance faculty.