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College of Fine and Performing Arts News and Events

Browse the links below for recent WCU news  of interest to current and prospective fine and performing arts students and their families.


The 2014-15 theatrical season at Western Carolina University will take a musical turn down “42nd Street” as the School of Stage and Screen presents the beloved Broadway classic Nov. 13.-16.
The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association will present Broadway star and WCU distinguished professor Terrence Mann with the Hardee-Rives Award for the Dramatic Arts.
The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the university’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
The independent feature film “Stay Then Go,” which explores the limits of love and sacrifice for the mother of an autistic child, will be screened at WCU on Tuesday, Oct. 21, as part of the 2014-15 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
The Western Carolina University Percussion Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.
Douglass Grimmett, president and founder of Primal Screen, one of the leading motion graphics companies in the Southeast, will give a talk on the power of stories and characters in entertainment branding at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Room 130 of Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
“Broadway’s Next Hit Musical,” an evening of musical comedy improvisation, will be staged at the Bardo Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of the Galaxy of Stars series.
The music and musicians of Paris will be featured Tuesday, Sept. 30, as WCU faculty clarinetist Shannon Thompson presents “La Clarinette de Paris."
School of Stage and Screen students and faculty are presenting "Elemeno Pea," a play exploring a wealthy world of infinity pools, Bentleys and yacht clubs with men in pink pants.
String musicians from the Asheville Symphony Orchestra will join students and faculty members from the Western Carolina University School of Music in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on campus.


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