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Donna Washington Storyteller: Fun, Foolery and Folktales!

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQs  Get ready to laugh out loud, play with language, and enjoy some great stories about foolish choices, bravery, a tiny ghost, and a boy who might not have the sense he was born with! These iconic stories from American folklore will stay with you. Once […]

BalletX

Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's The Little PrinceDancer: Stanley GloverPhotographer: Bill HebertThis special Schaefer Center Presents production will include a recorded introduction by BalletX co-founder Christine Cox, the BalletX 15th Anniversary Season documentary, and mixed rep selections “Increasing” and “Fancy Me.” BalletX 15th Anniversary DocumentaryIn honor of BalletX's 15th Anniversary Season, the company has commissioned a documentary film […]

Steep Canyon Rangers

photo credit: Simchock Livestreamed from the stage of the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts!Steep Canyon Rangers are Asheville, North Carolina’s GRAMMY winners, perennial Billboard chart-toppers, and frequent collaborators of the renowned banjoist (and occasional comedian) Steve Martin. Steep Canyon Rangers re-signed with Yep Roc Records in 2019. “It feels like coming home,” says Sharp […]

Best of the Appalachian Dance Ensemble

photo by Lynn WillisThis virtual best-of showcase from Appalachian State University's Department of Theatre and Dance features nine works from faculty choreographers, including Emily Daughtridge, Chris Yon, Susan Lutz, Regina Gulick, Kevin Warner, Cara Hagan, Ray Miller, Brad Parquette, and Sherone Price, danced by App State student performers. All curated works were produced between 2011-2019 and […]

Best of the Appalachian Dance Ensemble

All photos by Lynn Willis This APPlause! event, available to enjoy for 10 days for viewers of all ages, is an abridged version of the full-length event that is part of the main Schaefer Center Presents Series on Thursday, March 25 at 8pm. Click HERE to register for the main stage event. This virtual best-of […]

Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: The Rainbow Bridge and Other Tales

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsHOBEY FORD'S GOLDEN ROD PUPPETS:THE RAINBOW BRIDGE AND OTHER TALES This shadow puppetry production brings to life three folktales through Ford’s unique presentational style combining stunning puppetry, storytelling, and topical educational themes. The stories include “The Rainbow Bridge," “El Coqui,” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” with a finale […]

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Appalachian State University onFriday September 10th and Saturday September 11th. The Banff Mountain Film Festival will take place in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Both screenings will start at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6pm to the Schaefer Center lobby and at 6:30pm to the […]

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Appalachian State University on Friday Sept. 10 and Saturday Sept. 11. The Banff Mountain Film Festival will take place in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Both screenings will start at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:00 to the Schaefer Center lobby and at 6:30 to […]

A Common Reading Conversation with “Belonging” Author Nora Krug

Virtual Event

A FREE YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM EVENT! Join Common Reading Program Director Dr. Don Presnell and co-hosts Dr. Craig Fischer (English); Dr. Beverly Moser (Languages, Literatures & Cultures); and Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies) as they discuss this year’s Common Reading selection, Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home with author Nora Krug. This “ingenious reckoning with the past” (The New York […]

ArtsPower Theatre on Demand presents From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsARTSPOWER THEATRE ON DEMAND presents THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER Based on the book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, this musical adventure follows two children who run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and find themselves working to […]

Sonia de los Santos: En Casa Con Sonia

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsSONIA DE LOS SANTOS:EN CASA CON SONIA Join Sonia from home! Sing along to her beloved songs, learn about the stories that inspire her music, and get to know the work of some of her favorite artists. •   •   •   •   • Acompaña a Sonia ¡desde […]

An Evening with Sarah Jones

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

photo by Kenneth GoldbergCalled “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony® Award-winning performer, writer, comedian and activist known for her multi-character, one-person shows, including Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, originally produced by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, and the critically-acclaimed show Sell/Buy/Date. Renowned as “a one-woman global village,” […]

Reggie Harris: Music and the Underground Railroad

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsREGGIE HARRIS: MUSIC AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD The Underground Railroad is one of the most important chapters in American History. This engaging concert of songs, stories and narratives about slavery and the quest for freedom reveals the hope, power and eventually, the triumph that was accomplished […]

Yonder Mountain String Band and The Del McCoury Band

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

Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. The Del McCoury Band, fronted by the legendary McCoury, is the most awarded band in bluegrass history. The bands take the stage together […]

The Hero in You with Ellis Paul

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsTHE HERO IN YOU WITH ELLIS PAUL Heroes change the world. They do something nobody else had the courage to do. Whether they discovered a way to harness electricity or invented a new flavor of ice cream, each of them started as a kid with a […]

CONTRA-TIEMPO Activist Dance Theater

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsphoto by Mitchell D. Wilson CONTRA-TIEMPO ACTIVIST DANCE THEATRE CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual, Los Angeles-based dance company that creates electrifying, politically astute performance work that moves audiences to imagine what is possible. The company engages diverse audiences, cultivates dancer leaders, and centers stories not traditionally […]

BalletX: The Little Prince

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

SPECIAL OFFER!Buy One Ticket, Get One FREE Philadelphia’s powerhouse contemporary-ballet company BalletX, led by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, hits the stage with choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince. The full-length ballet performed to the original music of composer Peter Salem is inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless novella of adventure and enlightenment. Lopez […]

Nobuntu

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

photo by Ronald DavisSPECIAL OFFER!Buy One Ticket, Get One FREE Nobuntu, a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira […]

Glenis Redmond: Telling Stories Through Poetry

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsphoto credit: Will CrooksGLENIS REDMOND: TELLING STORIES THROUGH POEMS In Telling Stories, Glenis shares her origin story. She reads poems connected to her Carolina heritage as she uplifts people and places. She also honors teachers who ignited her poetic fire when she was in middle school. […]

Appalachian Symphony Band: Let the Sunshine In

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

Appalachian Symphony Band presents its second spring concert, Let the Sunshine In, in the Schaefer Center. The Symphony Band is directed by Dr. Jason Gardner with guest conductor Cody Arington. Admission is free and no ticket is needed. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances closer to the concert date to see program information and watch the livestream of the concert. […]