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Theatre & Dance Events

The College of Music and Performing Arts is committed to offering both a safe campus experience and performance opportunities for our students during the Coronavirus pandemic. Performances will be livestreamed or presented through pre-recorded video. The performances will not be open to in-person audiences. The event schedule will continue to be announced as the semester progresses.

Fall 2020 Theatre & Dance Events

    October

  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
    10-31-2020 | 7:30 pm | Theatre & Dance Live Stream

    A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. With a mixed media and ensemble-based approach, the company will create a modern and clear interpretation of the play’s story about the consequences of selfish, unchecked ambition.

    This performance is archived for later, on-demand viewing at the live stream link. 

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    November

  • I'll Leave it to You by Noel Coward
    11-01-2020 | 2:00 pm | Theatre & Dance Live Stream

    Mrs. Dermott, a widow with five children, is struggling to maintain her large house outside of London. Her children don’t seem terribly interested in working to help support themselves or their mother. Mrs. Dermott’s brother Daniel arrives from South America and tells the family he has three years to live and will leave a large fortune to whichever of the children has created the most successful career at the end of that time. Within 18 months, all five rise to the challenge, finding success in industry, painting, music, acting, and novel-writing. Uncle Daniel returns and it becomes clear he promised each child individually she or he would receive the fortune instead of her or his siblings. The children each tell Daniel that they want him to give the money to the others, showing that their individual success has also taught them about caring for one another. Daniel admits he has no money and is excellent health, which angers the children. Ultimately they realize that without his deception, they would not have grown into the successful, selfless adults they have become.

    This performance is archived for later, on-demand viewing at the live stream link. 

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  • 36 by Shawn Knight
    11-02-2020 | 7:30 pm | Theatre & Dance Live Stream

    36 tells the story of seven female suffragists as they face the final fateful moments of a 72-year battle.  36 states are needed to ratify the 19th amendment:  35 have voted in favor; 9 have voted against; 3 show no signs of moving toward a vote on the matter; and 1 state remains to tip the balance of history—Tennessee.  On the eve of the final battle that could grant women the right to vote, suffragists gather in the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville.  After years of grueling intellectual and physical battles, fighting to enfranchise women, the ladies are left to heed one of their most stalwart leaders in her final instruction:  “pray.”  Carrie Chapman Catt, Juno Frankie Pierce, and Anne Dallas Dudley (a graduate of the Ward [Belmont] Seminary finishing school), lead a host of memorable historical characters brought to life in the moment of the final battle.

    This performance is archived for later, on-demand viewing at the live stream link. 

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  • Dance Composition Recital
    11-13-2020 | 7:30 pm | Theatre & Dance Live Stream

    Moving Stories: A Dance Composition Showcase is a showcase of original dance compositions created by Dance Minor students in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Belmont. Performance to be streamed November 13 at 7:30 pm Central Time. This event is available for Cultural Well Being Well Core for students via Bruinlink.  

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