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Theatre and Dance Archive

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.

Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble premieres eight originals, features guest choreographer

Spring_Dance_t.jpgBOONE — 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.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Theatre to be held on Feb. 14, register now

BOONE—Enjoy a night of Broadway love songs from all decades at the Valentine’s Day Dinner Theatre Feb. 14 at Appalachian State University, featuring the Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble.

Professor’s original play chosen for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

BOONE—“Promises,” a new play by Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance faculty member Joel Williams, has been chosen to be performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

Appalachian’s theatre and dance department hosts Momentum Dance Showcase

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present the 2014 Momentum Dance Showcase Jan. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Varsity Gym Dance Studio on campus.

Shakespeare Scholar Ralph Alan Cohen to speak Dec. 2

BOONE—Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen, noted Shakespeare scholar and co-founder of the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., will discuss “The Role of the Arts in Building Community Economies” at Appalachian State University Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

Appalachian Women’s Theatre Troupe presents inaugural production Nov. 23 and 24

BOONE—The newly formed Appalachian Women’s Theatre Troupe presents its inaugural production, Madeline George’s “The Most Massive Woman Wins,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. The show will be performed in the intimate I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on the Appalachian State University campus.