Theatre & Dance

'Three Sisters' up next for WVU School of Theatre & Dance

The West Virginia University School of Theatre and Dance will produce Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece “Three Sisters” on select dates in Nov. and Dec.

The play covers a five-year span in the lives of three sisters living in the countryside of Russia, each in a life that they never meant to lead. Stuck in a small military town, Olga is aging and unmarried, Masha is married to a man who no longer excites her and youthfully progressive Irina desires to join the workforce. Each navigates their desire for something more and must choose how to continue on when hope of a better life seems to be lost.

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WVU dance students to present ‘A Celebration of Dance’ Nov. 9-10

The West Virginia University School of Theatre and Dance will present “A Celebration of Dance” Nov. 9-10 at the Creative Arts Center. 

“A Celebration of Dance” is an annual concert choreographed and performed by students that gives them the opportunity to participate in a rigorous and professional environment as a building block toward their goals as professional artists. 

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Dance scholarship brings legacy full circle

Virginia Chittum taught thousands of children the value of education, discipline and an active lifestyle through her love of dance. One of those children – Debbie West – is now an adult continuing Chittum’s legacy and teachings through a scholarship fund at West Virginia University. 

Chittum was a Preston County native and graduated from Morgantown Business College before receiving professional dance training in New York City. Chittum started the Virginia School of Dance in Morgantown when she returned. 

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WVU theatre students take on Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’

The West Virginia University School of Theatre and Dance opens Stephen Sondheim’s dark, historic, musical satire “Assassins” Oct. 19 – 22.

“Assassins” is a musical theatre piece with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman. The non-linear story tells history through attempted and successful assassinations in United States history. Beginning with John Wilkes Booth and ending with Lee Harvey Oswald, audience members see these crucial characters throughout history interact with each other in limbo as well as exist in their own world and environment.

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