Theatre & Dance

Acting students to present showcase in New York City

Students in the West Virginia University School of Theatre and Dance Master’s of Fine Art Acting Class of 2018 are completing three years of intensive study and will soon begin their careers as professional actors.

The culmination of their years of study includes a MFA Actor Showcase, to be presented to invited industry professionals and guests in New York City. There will be two performances of the showcase at the Roy Arias 777 Theatre in New York on April 30, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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April 26 – 27: Spring Student Dance Showcase

The Spring Student Dance Showcase in the West Virginia University School of Theatre and Dance will be held on April 26 and 27, with showings at 7 and 9 pm. It will take place in the Falbo Theatre at the WVU Creative Arts Center.

The performance will present choreographic works of students in the WVU Dance Program. The event is produced and directed by this year’s graduating dance majors as part of their Capstone assignment. 

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NATURAL SHOCKS to be performed Friday to promote gun safety, violence awareness

In partnership with the Office of the President, the West Virginia University School of Theatre and Dance on Friday, April 20, will perform a play to raise awareness for gun safety and violence.

NATURAL SHOCKS will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in G21 Ming Hsieh Hall. The story takes place on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting and the day Parkland, Florida students are organizing a national school walkout.

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April 13 - 22: The Three Musketeers

The West Virginia University School of Theatre and Dance will produce “The Three Musketeers” on select dates April 13 – 22.

Adapted by Catherine Bush from the infamous novel by Alexandre Dumas, the legendary three musketeers are brought to life in her hilariously witty adaptation. Filled with adventure, danger and swashbuckling swordplay, this play takes the audience on a journey with three heroes as they face dangerous villains and find new companionship along the way.

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WVU student stars on the big screen

A West Virginia University student will make her big screen debut when “Getting Grace” premieres nationwide Friday, March 23.

Madelyn Dundon, a sophomore musical theatre major, stars as Grace, a charismatic and riveting teenager with cancer. The movie tells the story of what happens when Grace goes into a funeral home to learn about death, only to end up teaching the funeral director about life.

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