We are headed into the best season of Belhaven University as so many of our Arts schedule major performances during the second half of the spring semester.
Did you know you can get FREE TICKETS?
Admission is free for ALL Belhaven students, faculty, staff,
AND your family.
And the majority of our performances are free to the public as well. And for the dance and theatre productions that require tickets, the prices are not that high and you’ll get to experience some top level performances.
It begins this week with our spring musical . . . here is the schedule of some of the highlights:
The Drunkard – a musical
February 21 – March 2 – Thursday – Saturday, Wednesday – Friday, 7:30 pm, Blackbox Theatre
Saturday Matinees February 23 and March 2, 2:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by Barry Manilow, Adapted by Bro Herrod Based on the world-famous melodrama by W.H.S. Smith
Directed by faculty member Stewart Hawley Based on a 19th century melodrama, this light-hearted musical tells the story of the virtuous Mary, the dastardly landlord Mr. Cribbs and Edward’s journey dashing from the clutches of drunkenness. With vaudeville bits and campy musical interludes, this show will send the whole family home humming “Do You Wanna Get Saved?”
Senior Dance Concerts
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance CenterStudio Theatre
Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 pm and Friday, March 1, 7:30 pm – Concert A
Thursday, February 28, 7:30 pm and Saturday, March 2, 7:30 pm– Concert B
Graduating BFA students proudly present creative original senior projects exhibiting the culmination of their dance studies. Come experience the passion and maturity evident in these inspiring young performers and choreographers. Free to the public.
Faculty Voice Recital – Dr. Christopher Shelt: A Teacher with His Students
March 5- Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
Dr. Christopher Shelt, a teacher-performer professor of 14 years at Belhaven University sings an entertaining concert with selected students from his studio, past and present. It promises to be an evening that celebrates the teacher student relationship with ensemble singing from many genres and styles. Free to the public.
Faculty Piano Recital – The Sachs Piano Duo
March 19 – Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
Dr. and Mrs. Sachs (The Sachs Piano Duo) offer a duo/duet/solo recital of repertoire including I Got Rhythm Variations by George Gershwin, Concerto for Two Keyboards in C Major, BWV1061 by J. S. Bach, Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 103, D. 940 by Franz Schubert, a “monumental” work by P.D.Q. Bach and some “finger buster” etudes. Free to the public.
Belhaven Strings & Chamber Orchestras
March 22 – Friday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
Come and enjoy a colorful and beautiful showcase of string solos, string chamber groups, and the Belhaven String Chamber Orchestra that features our University’s outstanding string students performing in a variety of settings.Free to the public.
Belhaven University and Jackson Community Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble Concert
March 23 – Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
Excitement through sound is in store for you as the full range of instrumental timbres, color, and energy flow under the baton of Dr. Paxton Girtmon and Mr. Owen Rockwell. Free to the public.
Faculty Voice Recital – Dr. Rebecca Geihsler, soprano
March 26- Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
Dr. Rebecca Geihsler, accompanied by BU Staff Accompanist Mr. Tyler Kemp, will present a solo voice recital including works by Mozart, Debussy, Wolf, Blumenkrantz, and featuring Lori Laitman’s “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” a song cycle for voice and saxophone based on poetry written by children at the Terezin ghetto during World War II. Free to the public.
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) by Donald Marguiles
April 2-6- Wednesday – Saturday, 7:30 pm
Saturday Matinees at 10 am and 2 pm
Based on the story of the real life Louis de Rougemont, a self-proclaimed explorer who became famous for the story of his adventures in the islands of the south Pacific published in The World Wide Magazine at the turn of the century. After his story is called into question, the magazine quipped, “Truth is stranger than fiction/ But De Rougemont is stranger than both.” This highly theatrical presentation of his life’s stories celebrates the child-like wonder of magical storytelling. Directed by senior theatre major Anna Rebmann. Free to the public.
Spring Dance Production
Visual Arts and Dance Center
Friday, April 5, 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 6, 1 pm and 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 11, 11 am
Friday, April 12, 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 13, 1 pm and 6:30 pm
A fun-filled choreographic production for the entire family by the Belhaven University dance faculty performed by the Belhaven University Dance Ensemble. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families.
April 6- Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
Come and enjoy an evening of symphonic orchestra music. The program includes works by such great composers as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Bizet, R imsky-Korsakov, and Grieg. Dr. Paxton Girtmon and Mr. Song Xie share the baton! Free to the public.
Belhaven Theatre Festival 2013
A full week series of theatrical events – from featured guest artists, student performances, staged readings, senior recitals, class showcases, workshops and presentations. The full Festival schedule to be announced in the spring; contact the Theatre Box Office for information. Free to the public.
Choral and Vocal Arts: Jazz Vibrations
April 13- Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
Assisted by the Belhaven University Jazz Ensemble, the 80 voices of the Belhaven Concert Choir and Belhaven Chorale, along with soloists and small ensembles take to the stage for an evening of jazz and jazz influenced styles. Dr. Christopher Shelt conducts the Belhaven Concert Choir, Chorale, soloists, and small ensembles. Free to the public.
Best of Belhaven II
April 15- Monday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
The Music Department presents the most outstanding performances of the semester on one concert. Musical variety and excellence are the gifts from our student performers to you. Free to the public.