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Sweet Briar performs ‘The King and I’

Sweet Briar performs ‘The King and I’

| October 8, 2012

Sweet Briar College’s Division of Performing Arts will present its second musical, “The King and I,” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18-20, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 in Babcock’s Murchison Lane Auditorium.

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A young artists’ mecca in the making

A young artists’ mecca in the making

| June 4, 2012

Several arts camps are set to convene at Sweet Briar College in June and July as the Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival celebrates its fifth season. For the first time, the University of Virginia will hold its renowned Young Writers Workshop on Sweet Briar’s campus.

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‘Wicked’ Broadway sound comes to the Blue Ridge

‘Wicked’ Broadway sound comes to the Blue Ridge

| May 15, 2012

Tory Ross, who has been seen in the national tour of “Wicked” and on Broadway in “9 to 5,” will perform in a benefit concert Saturday, May 19 to support Endstation’s fifth annual Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival.

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Senior follows her ‘quiet passion’

Senior follows her ‘quiet passion’

| May 11, 2012

When Sierra Wright ’12 graduated from high school, her career path was clear — at least as far as her parents were concerned. They urged her to study science, so Wright enrolled in the engineering school at the University of Virginia. This weekend, the Prince William County resident is graduating from Sweet Briar College — with a degree in theater.

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Sweet Briar Celebrates 26th Annual Arts Day

Sweet Briar Celebrates 26th Annual Arts Day

| April 17, 2012

The 26th annual Arts Day will be held at Sweet Briar College on the morning of Friday, April 20. Shelbie Filson, who is organizing this year’s event, says the College is expecting 314 Amherst County fifth-grade students. Before attending workshops across campus, the students will eat breakfast in Prothro Dining Hall beginning at 9:15 a.m. [...]

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Endstation Says ‘Come Play’ in Central Virginia

Endstation Says ‘Come Play’ in Central Virginia

| April 17, 2012

From June 1 to July 22, the Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival, produced annually by Endstation Theatre Company and held at Sweet Briar College near Amherst, Va., is inviting visitors from around the region to “come play” in Central Virginia. Festival audience members will be offered discounts at various local restaurants, wineries, breweries and hotels [...]

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‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ Opens at Sweet Briar

‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ Opens at Sweet Briar

| March 23, 2012

Sweet Briar Theatre’s spring production, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the College’s Babcock Studio Theater. The performance follows a pre-show lecture at 6 p.m. during dinner in Johnson Dining Room in Prothro. Tickets are reserved and limited. Admission for the March 29 performance is free for [...]

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Historic Theater Company Comes to Sweet Briar

Historic Theater Company Comes to Sweet Briar

| February 6, 2012

Sweet Briar will present its Babcock Season event “Proof,” an award-winning play performed by Philadelphia’s historic Walnut Street Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Babcock Fine Arts Center.

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2012 Fringe Festival celebrates arts and landscapes

2012 Fringe Festival celebrates arts and landscapes

| January 24, 2012

Initiated in 2008, Sweet Briar’s Fringe Festival is all about bringing people together to appreciate the arts, from the traditional and serious to the offbeat and funny. This year’s lineup boasts a colorful mix of art exhibits and performances centered on the College’s unique “landscape for learning.” The Fringe Festival will be held Thursday, Feb. [...]

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How the Class of ’99 Rules in ‘The King and I’

How the Class of ’99 Rules in ‘The King and I’

| January 14, 2012

Sarah Kingsley ’99 is performing in “The King and I” with Lyric Opera Virginia at venues in Richmond and Newport News between Jan. 20 and Jan. 29. She is cast to dance as well as sing in the chorus.Performing in the children’s chorus are Virginia Ames Tillar, age 8, and Claudia Tillar, 4, daughters of [...]

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