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Short Play Festival

I.G. Greer Studio Theatre

Thursday, December 1 at 7pmFriday, December 2 at 7pmSaturday, December 3 at 7pmSunday, December 4 at 2pm Greer Studio Theatre Free admission, Limited seating As part of a Stage Directing Techniques course, junior and senior class students stage two evenings of short plays. These works are funny, eccentric, thought-provoking, and moving -— it’s a grab […]

30th Annual Holiday Scholarship Concert

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

Mark your calendars and get your tickets for the 30th Annual Holiday Scholarship Concert! The concert is coordinated by Dr. Stephen Hopkins, Professor of Choral Music and Director of Choral Activities. For 30 years, it has been an annual tradition to usher in the holiday season in the High Country. Visit music.appstate.edu/holiday for more information and a list of concert sponsors.LOCATION: Schaefer […]

Symphony Band

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

Wind Ensemble

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

Studio K Youth Ballet Company: The Nutcracker Ballet

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

If the music sounds sweeter than sugarplums, the dancers seem lighter than air, and the snowflakes sparkle more brightly than ever before, you are not dreaming, but you have escaped into the magical holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. The holiday season would not be complete without this festive tradition performed by Studio K […]

Studio K Youth Ballet Company: The Nutcracker Ballet

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

If the music sounds sweeter than sugarplums, the dancers seem lighter than air, and the snowflakes sparkle more brightly than ever before, you are not dreaming, but you have escaped into the magical holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. The holiday season would not be complete without this festive tradition performed by Studio K […]

Studio K Youth Ballet Company: The Nutcracker Ballet

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

If the music sounds sweeter than sugarplums, the dancers seem lighter than air, and the snowflakes sparkle more brightly than ever before, you are not dreaming, but you have escaped into the magical holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. The holiday season would not be complete without this festive tradition performed by Studio K […]

Studio K Youth Ballet Company: The Nutcracker Ballet

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

If the music sounds sweeter than sugarplums, the dancers seem lighter than air, and the snowflakes sparkle more brightly than ever before, you are not dreaming, but you have escaped into the magical holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. The holiday season would not be complete without this festive tradition performed by Studio K […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs

Plemmons Student Union 201-B Plemmons Student Union

This event is co-sponsored by Appalachian Journal and The Schaefer Center Presents series Poets Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs Nickole Brown received her MFA from the Vermont College, studied literature at Oxford University, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She worked at Sarabande Books for 10 years. Her first collection, Sister, a […]