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  1. A modern heroine, Junie B. comes to Radford University’s Theatre for Young Audiences »

    11/22/2016

    From the stalwart Joan of Arc to the keen Portia, dramatic heroines run the gamut from the lowly to the sublime. And Junie B. Jones, spunky first-grader known for her signature purple glasses, fits right into this grand company. Audiences of Radford University’s Theatre for Young Audiences’ production of “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” will see the beloved Junie B. and all her friends spring vividly to life when the play opens at Pridemore Playhouse in early December.

  2. World Dance: A Cultural Collaboration  »

    11/17/2016

    Radford University Department of Dance is presenting “World Dance: A Cultural Collaboration,” an infusion of culturally intriguing folk dances Nov. 29, 2016, in Albig Studio Theatre, B112, Peters Hall on the Radford University campus. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the general public. The cultural dances that are being performed are from the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Pacific Islands, China and Ireland.

  3. New scenery for “The Nutcracker” »

    11/2/2016

    It was spring 2015 at Radford University, but visions of sugarplum fairies danced in the minds of the School of Dance and Theatre faculty. They had come together discuss the 2014 “The Nutcracker.” And this is the story of the newly designed scenery.

  4. “POEtry” in Motion: Porterfield Ensemble Premieres new work about Poe for 2016 tour »

    10/20/2016

    The familiar strains of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” will fill Radford University’s Pridemore Playhouse as Porterfield Ensemble presents the premiere of “Poe: Dark Genius, Troubled Life” October 27 and 28.

  5. Celebrate autumn with Fall Dance Fest 2016 »

    10/13/2016

    Fall Dance Fest opens Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Radford University’s dance students use this annual event to move us into fall. This year features works by Department of Dance faculty danah bella, Deborah McLaughlin, Inessa Plekhanova, Amy VanKirk and new faculty member

    Ji-Eun Lee. They have created a full program of innovative choreography highlighting a wide variety of dance genres including Modern Dance, Classical Ballet and Jazz. 

  6. Remembering the Holocaust: Radford University opens theatre season with ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ »

    9/29/2016

    In its season opener Radford University’s Department of Theatre and Cinema brings to life this young girl’s story in “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and adapted by Wendy Kesselman, this newer iteration of the play is based on Anne Frank’s famous diary chronicling the highs and lows of their self-imposed confinement.

News from University Relations

  1. Radford in the media »

    11/29/2016

    Radford University was featured in The Roanoke Times over the past week, covering a variety of topics.

  2. Professor connects history to dance »

    11/1/2016

    Assistant professor Amy VanKirk encourages difficult discussions through dance. VanKirk challenges her students – including freshmen – to tackle complex and challenging subjects.

  3. Alumnus tapped to direct performance »

    10/7/2016

    Radford University will host a guest director for the play “Dancing On Checkers’ Grave,” set to run Nov. 2-6 as part of the Hawes Studio Theatre series.

  4. Virginia Thespian Conference comes to Radford »

    2/2/2016

    Hundreds of Virginia's most talented young performers spent a weekend on the Radford University campus at the Virginia Thespians Conference Jan. 29-31.

  5. Dance shines with RUBY success  »

    1/27/2016

    Dance instructors Aleksey Plekhanov and Inessa Plekhanova and Radford University Ballet Youth student Lindy Mesmer took home prizes at the 2016 Youth America Grand Prix regional in Philadelphia.