The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and The FSU Academy for the Arts present “Big and Little Tales: An Evening of Story and Theatre,” featuring West Virginia storyteller Adam Booth followed by the FSU Youth Acting Company’s adaptions of Bil Lepp’s story, “The King of Little Things.”
About 400 students will participate in the 146th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the Feaster Center.
Fairmont State alumna Donna Hopkins will be the Commencement speaker. Bryan Foley of Pipestem will be the student speaker representing the Class of 2015.
Members of the Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus spent four exciting days in New York City on March 27 through 31. The group was led by Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State’s Director of Choral and Vocal Activities.
Immigrant heritage and coal mining history are points of pride in many Marion County families; however, one cannot talk about Marion County history without mentioning the darker side of immigration and coal.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will kick off its year-long Fairmont State Sesquicentennial Celebration at its Spring Gala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Colebank Hall.
Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for seniors (ages 65 and older) or faculty and staff; and free for all students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FSU Box Office at (304) 367-4240 or at the door the night of the performance. A public reception precedes the concert at 7 p.m. in Colebank Hall.
Sponsored by the United Way of Marion County, an event on Sunday, April 19, will support the Sobrania Soup Opera, Mannington Food Pantry and the Salvation Army, providing needed nourishment for county residents. Empty Bowls Marion County also feeds the creative spirit of local potters.
In this age of information, the reality of current events is distilled through numerous filters – social media, cable news, print and more. Sometimes the twisting of details creates societal paranoia. “Far Away,” a poetic play by Caryl Churchill follows the life of Joan, a young woman who witnesses atrocities and is determined to make a difference.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present a benefit dinner recital at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Noteworthy Sweets.
“Attendees will dine on a sumptuous feast while being entertained by Fairmont State’s top musicians. This elegant benefit will help support an elaborate production of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ this December, part of the Sesquicentennial celebration of Fairmont State University,” said Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State Director of Choirs.
Fairmont State University’s Town and Gown Players are scheduling auditions for a summer production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” to take place at Prickett’s Fort State Park.
Acting and singing auditions will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2, in Room 229 of Wallman Hall on the Fairmont State campus. An additional evening of auditions has been scheduled for Monday, April 6. Directed by Troy Snyder and Sam Spears, performances will take place on June 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20. (A rain-out performance is scheduled for June 21.)
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will host a presentation by multimedia artist Dr. Brigid Burke at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Wallman Hall auditorium.
The program for the concert will include new multimedia works and compositions realized by Marshall University faculty members Steven Hall and Mark Zanter with choreography/dance by Jessica Lynn Fox. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.