MU Theatre to present ‘Guys and Dolls’

Marshall University’s School of Theatre will present the classic musical “Guys and Dolls” by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows next week in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on Marshall’s . Performances will take place Wednesday, April 19, through Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Continue reading…

McVey to give commencement address May 6

J. Mark McVey, a Son of Marshall who has forged an outstanding career as a singer and actor on Broadway, will deliver the commencement address at Marshall University’s spring commencement ceremony next month.

Well known for his performances as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables,” McVey made his debut on Broadway in that role, after having won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actor while on tour. The first American to perform the role in London, he also gave performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and in the 25th Anniversary Tour of the show, for which he won the Ovation Award and Award. All in all, he has given more than 3,200 performances in “Les Mis.” Continue reading…

‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ begins this evening

The School of Theatre begins performances of Circle Mirror Transformation  by Annie Baker Wednesday, Feb. 15. Performances run at 7:30 p.m. nightly, Wednesday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, Feb. and  Thursday, Feb. 23 through Feb. 25 in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Continue reading…

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Sleep Deprivation Chamber – March 9th & 10th, 2017

The play is in honor of Black History Month, and follows a young black man’s journey to court after an altercation with a police officer. Sleep Deprivation Chamber is a gripping autobiographical play that brings a black family’s worst nightmare to reality.

For over a year, Marshall University Theatre Performance Major, Charity Irby has been working on this directing project outside of classes. She has taken the project on head first with the help from Marshall’s Intercultural office and Marshall Theatre.

There is no charge for admission.

Marshall alum and Broadway performer to take Joan C. Edwards stage Feb. 11

St. Albans native and Off-Broadway vocalist Sean Watkins returns to West Virginia, this time to Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. A headliner in Broadway Showstoppers last May, Watkins will share the stage with acclaimed New York City performer, composer and lyricist John Bucchino in an evening featuring intimate character ballads, contemporary jazz and musical theatre. Continue reading…

Auditions for Fall Semester Shows

Marshall University School of Theatre will be holding auditions for our first two productions:  A Christmas Carol and Picnic.  Auditions are open to any Marshall University student.

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