Theatre

Fairmont State Board reaffirms May vote to expand community-based theatre and music/choir programming

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Fairmont State University Board of Governors have again voted to expand community-based theatre and music/choir programming and to discontinue academic programs in music and theatre, including music and theatre education during the June 18, 2020 meeting. 

Original theatre production comes to Fairmont State

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Fairmont State University Department of Performing Arts presents an original theatre production based on the unpublished work of Dr. Ruth Ann Musick.  The Ghostly and the Ghastly: A Passel of West Virginia Folktales will be presented in Wallman Hall Theatre on February 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 304-367-4240.

Artist-In-Residence Program offers students and faculty expert collaboration in theatre

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Fairmont State University is hosting Mara Newbery Greer as the artist-in-residence for the 2018-2019 academic year for the Theatre Program in the School of Fine Arts.

The Artist-In-Residence program is designed to enhance the academic and curricular arts programs of the University. It provides the opportunity for faculty development and growth as well as a valuable intellectual and cultural resource for the community. 

Auditions Scheduled for FSU Performances of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Fairmont State University Town & Gown Summer Theatre has scheduled auditions for adults who would like to appear in “To Kill a Mockingbird” this summer at Prickett’s Fort State Park and in the fall on the main FSU campus.

Public Reading of "It Can't Happen Here" Planned for Oct. 24

Friday, October 21, 2016

On Monday, Oct. 24, the Fairmont State University Department of Communication and Theatre Arts and Department of Language and Literature will host a free public reading of the new stage adaptation of “It Can’t Happen Here,” based on the 1935 novel written by Sinclair Lewis.

Staged Play Reading Planned for National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Office of Counseling & Disability Services are coming together to sponsor a program observing National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

"Women's Voices: Memory in Motion" Explores Life Before Title IX

Friday, September 02, 2016

“Women’s Voices: Memory in Motion,” an evening of stories about love, injustice, tenacity and survival, opens in September at Fairmont State University. Created by students working under the direction of Dr. Francene Kirk, the original theatre piece is based on interviews with women who are age 55 and older.

FSU Town & Gown Players Present "Children of Eden" in June

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fairmont State University’s Town & Gown Players present “Children of Eden.” From musical theatre greats Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Godspell”) and John Caird comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith.

"Winnie the Pooh Kids" and "James and the Giant Peach Jr." on Stage in May

Thursday, May 05, 2016

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.

"Children of Eden" Auditions Planned

Friday, April 08, 2016

The Fairmont State University Town & Gown Players are hosting auditions for the show “Children of Eden,” which will be performed in June at Wallman Hall.

The directors, Troy Snyder and RJ Nestor, are seeking to fill 20 to 25 roles for adults (ages 16 and older) and eight to 10 roles for youth (ages 10 to 15). The choreographer is Susan Cato-Chapman. Performances will be June 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 25 at Wallman Hall.

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