Rehearsals are under way for Fairmont State University’s Academy for the Arts Youth Company spring productions. This semester the Academy will be offering two shows for one evening of family fun. Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh Kids,” performed by local kindergarten through fifth graders, and “James and the Giant Peach,” performed by area sixth through 12th graders, take the stage on Wallman Hall from May 19 through May 22.
The City of Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission presented its 31st annual “Arts in the City” ceremony Sunday.
Held at Central United Methodist Church, the 2016 ceremony rewarded nine artists and humanitarians for their work.
“Obviously our point is to bring recognition to artists and scholars in the local area,” Jack Hussey, commission member, said.
Clifton “Kip” Price was the humanities award recipient for his work in educating the public on the untold story of the “Wereth 11” soldiers’ sacrifice in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.
Caroline Maxwell is no stranger to musical theatre. She has been in the Fairmont State University Town & Gown productions of “The Music Man” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” She also played a large role in the FSU Academy for the Arts production of “The King of Little Things.” However, Maxwell’s newest role is her biggest challenge to date. An eighth-grader at Barrackville Elementary/Middle School, she is playing Alice in the Academy’s production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” The show runs in Wallman Hall Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov.
The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts announces the cast of its second Youth Company production, “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.”
“Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” will run Nov. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the main campus.
Cast members for the show are as follows: Paige Krcek, Billy Tobin, Jocelyn Maxwell, Sophia Flower, Trenda Ridgeway, Jasper Brown, Rileigh Fortney, Sidney Apanowicz, Sara Campbell, Miranda Koch, Sydney King, Caroline Maxwell, Marianna Jones, Bella Smith, Franchesca Aloi.
The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is offering new hip hop dance classes for students of all ages. Each class runs for eight weeks and meets on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. All classes will meet in Room 314 of Wallman Hall and will begin the week of Sept. 7.
Following is information on available classes:
A Benefit Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, in Wallman Hall Theatre will support the Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts.
Admission is $5 and will be collected at the Box Office on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the FSU main campus. The Box Office opens at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Current Academy students receive free admission. The concert will include community and guest performers.
The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts Youth Acting Company is hosting auditions for its upcoming production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.”
The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts will present a Benefit Concert for the Marion County Child Advocacy Center on Sunday, Aug. 2.
The concert will take place at 4 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre. All proceeds benefit the Marion County CAC. Admission is $4 per person and will be collected at the door.
For more information, contact Leigh Anne Bolyard, Director of the FSU Academy for the Arts, at (304) 333-3655.
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.”
The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is offering three $100 scholarships—one in art, one in music and one in theatre—for the spring term from March 9 through May 16.