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  1. Russian National Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake” comes to Radford University »

    3/14/2017

    Join the Radford University Performance Series as they host the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s production of the classic Tchaikovsky-composed “Swan Lake.” This dance performance is at 7:30 p.m., March 20, 2017.

  2. Radford University presents student-directed “Praying for Rain” »

    2/8/2017

    Marc is a high school jock, but what happens when he has a near-crippling accident that changes everything? Does he fix his mistakes or spiral downward? These are the questions Radford University Department of Theatre seems to answers in their production of Robert Lewis Vaughan’s play “Praying for Rain.”

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. “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.

News from University Relations

  1. Young Junie B. challenges, prepares students »

    12/13/2016

    First-grader Junie B. Jones brought energy and spunk to Radford University in holiday-themed performances in December.

  2. Radford in the media »

    11/29/2016

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.