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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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Arts Camp for Tech-savvy Teens Taking Applications

Arts Camp for Tech-savvy Teens Taking Applications

| December 13, 2011

Sweet Briar College is taking applications for The Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, known as BLUR, which will be held June 17 through July 8 on its Amherst County, Va., campus. Launched for the first time in June 2011, BLUR is a new kind of residential arts camp for high school students interested [...]

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Sweet Briar Theatre Presents ‘As You Like It’

Sweet Briar Theatre Presents ‘As You Like It’

| October 21, 2011

Sweet Briar Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” directed by William Kershner, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Babcock Fine Arts Center. “As You Like It” is considered by many to be one [...]

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Endstation Theatre Co. Receives Tourism Grant

| September 28, 2011

Endstation Theatre Company at Sweet Briar College has been awarded $5,000 through the Tourism and the Arts Grant for a collaborative project with the Lynchburg Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Nelson County Conventions and Visitors Bureau, and Bedford Tourism and Welcome Center. The Tourism and the Arts Grant is supported jointly by the Virginia Commission for the Arts [...]

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Young Artists Set to Wrap BLUR Debut

Young Artists Set to Wrap BLUR Debut

| July 7, 2011

On July 9, 26 high school students representing 13 states will say goodbye after spending three weeks together — three intensive weeks among kindred spirits at Sweet Briar College’s first Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists. The residential program was held on the College’s 3,250-acre campus, where in their free time participants could take [...]

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Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival Kicks Off

Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival Kicks Off

| May 30, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011 The Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival starts its fourth season at Sweet Briar College with a play to make kids of all ages giggle. The festival’s resident playwright Josh Mikel wrote “Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island” just for “kids and the young at heart.” The play opens Wednesday, June [...]

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Summer Theater Merriment Locally Flavored

Summer Theater Merriment Locally Flavored

| May 27, 2011

The Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival is a truly Central Virginia experience. Shakespeare outside against a mountain backdrop, picnic dinners and local wines from vines growing practically next door — it’s not your typical night at the theater. The annual festival, now in its fourth year, is produced by Endstation Theatre Company on the campus [...]

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