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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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2017-18 Season 

Topdog/Underdog & Exit Pursued by a Bear

Sept. 21 - Oct. 1, 2017 (In rep) 


Oct. 19 - 22, 2017 

Three Sisters 

Nov. 16 - 17, Nov. 28 - Dec. 3, 2017

Dance Now! 

Feb. 1- 3, 2018

Naga Mandala 

March 1 - 9, 2018 

The Three Muskateers

March 13 - 22, 2018 

One-Act Festival 

Under the guidance of new Associate Professor, Radhica Ganapahty, LAB Theatre will be producing a night of one-acts written, directed, and performed by our students. Six students have written a one-act play within the context of the same hotel room. Each student has come up with a unique story, which will be brought to life under the vision of six student directors that have been specifically selected for this process. Auditions for the one-act festival will be held from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Thursday, March 30th. 

"Pirates of Penzance" April 6 - 9

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!