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ArtsPower Theater on Demand: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsVIRTUAL EVENTArtsPower’s beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicles the exciting adventures of the Ingalls family as they travel across the prairie in search of a little house to call home. Based on Wilder’s own childhood experiences, this original, one-act musical delights young audiences with the adventures of […]

Daniel Dawes: 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Daniel Dawes, J.D., App State’s 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. speaker, will give a presentation at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Dawes is a widely respected healthcare and public health leader, health equity and policy expert, educator and researcher who currently serves as Senior Vice President of Global Health and Executive Director of […]

ZUZU African Acrobats

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

ZUZU African Acrobats is a Tanzanian troupe that combines gravity-defying stunts with live music, singing, dancing and more in a passionate celebration of their niche Dar Es Salaam culture of East Africa. Their performance features human pyramids, dish spinning, unicycling and juggling, as well as pole acts, hoop diving and comedy. Tickets: FREE event, open […]

Pierce Freelon: Black to the Future

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsVIRTUAL EVENTFollowing his critically acclaimed debut children’s album D.a.D. in 2020, Pierce Freelon’s Grammy-nominated 2021 recording, Black to the Future (ages 5+), features elements of Afrofuturism, Black history, and archival voices to touch on imagination, arts, family and time-travel through a Black lens. Explore consent culture, […]

Mavis Staples

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photos by Myriam Santos“I’m the messenger,” Mavis Staples said on the eve of her 80th birthday. “That’s my job — it has been for my whole life — and I can’t just give up while the struggle’s still alive. We’ve got more work to do, so I’m going to keep on getting stronger and keep […]

A Fable for Now

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

by Wei Yu-Chia; translated by Jeremy TiangDirected by Kin-Yan Szeto Wednesday March 1 at 7pmThursday, March 2 at 7pmFriday, March 3 at 7pmSaturday, March 4 at 7pmSunday, March 5 at 2pm Valborg Theatre Students $10, Faculty/Staff $15, Adults $17A Fable for Now is a satirical and allegorical fable about the present and future of the […]

Jessie van Eerden and Thorpe Moeckel

This event is co-sponsored by Appalachian Journal and The Schaefer Center Presents series Novelist Jessie van Eerden and Poet Thorpe MoeckelA West Virginia native, Jessie van Eerden holds a BA in English from West Virginia University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The Oxford American, River Teeth, Image, Bellingham […]

Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

The hilarious, true story behind one of America’s most beloved TV comedies.  L.A. Theatre Works — Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom tells the hilariously true behind-the-scenes story of I Love Lucy. Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer – son of the show’s creator, Jess Oppenheimer – spins this witty tale […]

KODO Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble – SOLD OUT

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsKodo One Earth Tour 2023: TSUZUMI Kodo’s school program is a cultural and musical experience, designed to allow students to feel the sound of the Japanese taiko drum with their whole body. The students will get a chance to learn about who Kodo is as traveling […]

Ricardo Nazario-Colón

This event is co-sponsored by Appalachian Journal and The Schaefer Center Presents series 2023 Juanita Tobin Memorial Reading Dr. Ricardo Nazario-Colón was born in the South Bronx, New York City, and raised in the Highlands of Puerto Rico. He lives in the Appalachian region of North Carolina, where he works as the inaugural Chief Diversity […]

KODO One Earth Tour 2023: Tsuzumi

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Feel the reverberations of heaven and earth in harmony with this all-new performance from internationally renowned taiko performing arts ensemble, KODO. Entitled “Tsuzumi,” this explosive performance, created to commemorate the ensemble’s 40th anniversary, will electrify, dazzle and uplift audiences of all ages. Guided by three words that underpin the KODO mission  living, learning, creating – […]

Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

Wednesday March 29 at 7pmThursday, March 30 at 7pmFriday, March 31 at 7pmSaturday, April 1 at 7pmSunday, April 2 at 2pm Valborg Theatre Students $10, Faculty/Staff $15, Adults $17 These popular semi-annual concerts feature Appalachian faculty and students showcasing their talents in choreography and performance. The 2023 spring concert is coordinated by Dance Studies Professor […]

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Presented by App State's University Recreation The Banff Mountain Film Festival screenings will take place in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. All screenings will start at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:00pm to the Schaefer Center lobby and at 6:30pm to the auditorium. Each night will feature a completely different set of films and […]

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Presented by App State's University Recreation The Banff Mountain Film Festival screenings will take place in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. All screenings will start at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:00pm to the Schaefer Center lobby and at 6:30pm to the auditorium. Each night will feature a completely different set of films and […]

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Presented by App State's University Recreation The Banff Mountain Film Festival screenings will take place in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. All screenings will start at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:00pm to the Schaefer Center lobby and at 6:30pm to the auditorium. Each night will feature a completely different set of films and […]

Appalachian Young People’s Theatre “The Hundred Dresses”

I.G. Greer Studio Theatre

Adapted by Ralph Covert and G. Riley MillsFrom the book The Hundred DressesBy Eleanor EstesDirected by Gordon Hensley Friday, April 14 at 7pmSaturday, April 15 at 2pmSunday, April 16 at 2pm Greer Studio Theatre All tickets $5 Based on the beloved Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes, this acclaimed musical adaptation masterfully handles such topics […]

United States Poet Laureate (2012-2014) and Pulitzer Prize Winner Natasha Trethewey

Plemmons Student Union 201-B Plemmons Student Union

This event is co-sponsored by Appalachian Journal and The Schaefer Center Presents series Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014). In his citation, Librarian of Congress James Billington wrote, “Her poems dig beneath the surface of history—personal or communal, from childhood or from a […]

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer with Rakesh Chaurasia

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photo by Jim McGuireThere’s a bit of the sorcerer in Béla Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussain (tabla), Edgar Meyer (double bass), and their special guest Rakesh Chaurasia (bansuri – Indian flute).  Most musicians hope at most for proficiency in their chosen form, but these gentlemen move from bluegrass to Western classical to Indian classical to jazz, […]

TheaterWorksUSA’s The Pout-Pout Fish – SOLD OUT

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsTurn the poutiest of frowns upside down in this new musical featuring whimsical puppets and live performers in a sweeping oceanic adventure. When Mr. Fish sets out on a quest to find Miss Clam’s missing pearl, he discovers there is more to him than his permanently […]

As You Like It

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

by William ShakespeareDirected by Derek Gagnier Wednesday April 26 at 7pmThursday, April 27 at 7pmFriday, April 28 at 7pmSaturday, April 29 at 7pmSunday, April 30 at 2pm Valborg Theatre Students $10, Faculty/Staff $15, Adults $17 Shakespeare’s 1599 comedy As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, and seeks to […]