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Joanna Gleason working with student

expert training

Students benefit from working with Joanna Gleason, a Tony Award-winner, and Chris Sarandon, a WVU alum and Academy Award-nominated actor.

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"Pericles" March 3-4 & 14-19

The titular prince is in love with a princess, but dark secrets put Pericles in danger and left him on the run! Terror and tragedy dog his steps in the years that follow in this mysterious entry into Bard's canon. Follow Pericles as he deals with lascivious royals, treacherous seas, and a lifetime of surprises.

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West Virginia State Thespian Festival

High School students from across the state will be arriving to the Creative Arts Center to participate in Theatrical competitions,  enagage in workshops from WVU faculty, and present work in all facets of theatre to be adjudicated. This is an amazing opportunity to WVU students and faculty to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and expand the education of the next generation of theatre artists. 

"Pirates of Penzanze"

Long before Disney pirates started to yuk it up in the Caribbean, Gilbert and Sullivan’s seafaring brigands were blending romantic comedy with glorious song in this beloved operetta. Join the School of Music and School of Theatre & Dance as they tell a tale of reluctant pirates, fair maidens, and questionable naval intelligence. Directed by Lee Blair

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Alumni Sean Cercone 

Sean Cercone
A bumpy road of rejection and failure brought Sean Cercone to West Virginia University in 1999. Visiting campus in 2017 as a senior vice president, he watched the musical he co-wrote come to life in the same building where he received his shot at success.
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Reptile Month    

Reptile makeupStudents in Prof. Mary McClung's costuming and makeup class will be crafting some scaly prosthetics this March. Follow along with us on social media to learn about their process!