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From the stalwart Joan of Arc to the keen Portia, dramatic heroines run the gamut from the lowly to the sublime. And Junie B. Jones, spunky first-grader known for her signature purple glasses, fits right into this grand company. Audiences of Radford University’s Theatre for Young Audiences’ production of “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” will see the beloved Junie B. and all her friends spring vividly to life when the play opens at Pridemore Playhouse in early December.
Radford University Department of Dance is presenting “World Dance: A Cultural Collaboration,” an infusion of culturally intriguing folk dances Nov. 29, 2016, in Albig Studio Theatre, B112, Peters Hall on the Radford University campus. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the general public. The cultural dances that are being performed are from the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Pacific Islands, China and Ireland.
It was spring 2015 at Radford University, but visions of sugarplum fairies danced in the minds of the School of Dance and Theatre faculty. They had come together discuss the 2014 “The Nutcracker.” And this is the story of the newly designed scenery.
The familiar strains of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” will fill Radford University’s Pridemore Playhouse as Porterfield Ensemble presents the premiere of “Poe: Dark Genius, Troubled Life” October 27 and 28.
Fall Dance Fest opens Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Radford University’s dance students use this annual event to move us into fall. This year features works by Department of Dance faculty danah bella, Deborah McLaughlin, Inessa Plekhanova, Amy VanKirk and new faculty member
Ji-Eun Lee. They have created a full program of innovative choreography highlighting a wide variety of dance genres including Modern Dance, Classical Ballet and Jazz.
In its season opener Radford University’s Department of Theatre and Cinema brings to life this young girl’s story in “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and adapted by Wendy Kesselman, this newer iteration of the play is based on Anne Frank’s famous diary chronicling the highs and lows of their self-imposed confinement.
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The audience of “Speech & Debate” received a heavy dose of reality, which covered intense material in the lives of a small group of high school students.
The Department of Dance is presenting Fall Dance Fest over Homecoming Weekend, showcasing the artistic talents of Radford University faculty and students.
The Department of Criminal Justice, the School of Communication and the Department of Dance are featured in the media.
Interdisciplinary collaborations help the National Aeronautics and Space Administration celebrate its storied history and accomplishments in a performance on May 18 at the Christopher Newport University Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News.
Radford University alumna Alicia Sable, who is a guest artist in the production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" at Radford University, was featured in a story in The Roanoke Times.