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Theatre and Dance Archive

Appalachian Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Movies by Movers” film festival

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE—The “Movies by Movers” film festival kicks off the Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance’s 2016-17 season Sept. 8 – 10.

Department of Theatre and Dance performance season announced

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce its upcoming 2016-17 season with an expanded slate of 10 offerings produced in five different venues on campus and in the community.

Summer Dance Series offered May 31 through June 30

BOONE—The Summer Dance Series sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance begins May 31 at Appalachian State University.

Theatre and Dance partners with Cre8tive Drama to offer summer day camps for children

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.

Appalachian hosts Summer Theatre Education Program June 16–17

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.

Appalachian alumnus David Furr nominated for Tony Award

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.

Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Avenue Q” April 27–May 1

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).

Theatre clubs open two shows April 10 – 17

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.