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Every semester at Smith features mainstage and studio theatre performances, faculty and student dance perfornances, new play readings, new works of choreography by grad dance students, and a large assortment of faculty and student music performances, including a series of informal concerts at lunchtime.

Dance

Frame[work]

The Smith College Department of Dance presents frame[work], a performance of thesis research by the department's second year MFA candidates: Xan Burley, Toni Craige, and Alex Springer on February 6, 7, and 8 at 8 p.m. in Theatre 14.

Fall Faculty Dance Concert

The Smith College Department of Dance and the Five College Dance Department (FCD) present the Fall Faculty Dance Concert featuring student dancers in a special repertory project, Boats Leaving, from November 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. in Theatre 14.

Music

Schubertiade VIII: A Special Livestream Only Concert

The Sage Chamber Music Society of the Smith College Department of Music is pleased to present a livestream of the final concert of Schubertiade, the yearlong series celebrating the music of Franz Schubert, featuring pianist Jiayan Sun. He will perform three sonatas at Sweeney Concert Hall on Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m.

A Night at the Opera: Celebrating Achievements of African American Singers

The Smith Department of Music presents The Iva Dee Hiatt Memorial Spring Oratorio. This year’s program is A Night at the Opera: Celebrating Achievements of African American Singers on Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall.

A Color Music Concert

The Smith College Department of Theatre presents A Color Music Concert, a collaborative project with students from classes in lighting design, art installation, and piano performance in Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre on November 15 at 7:30 p.m. and November 16 at 3 p.m.

Shelter: A Recital of Contemporary American Song

The Sage Chamber Music Society and the Smith College Department of Music present Shelter: A Recital of Contemporary American Song, with soprano Katherine Saik on Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. The concert, featuring the texts of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, Fiona MacLeod, Mirabai, Toni Morrison and Sylvia Plath ’55 is performed in Sweeney Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.

Celebrating the Music of Franz Schubert

The Smith College Department of Music presents Schubertiade, a series of eight concerts celebrating the music of Franz Schubert, featuring pianist Jiayan Sun. The concerts are free and open to the public, on Thursdays at 8 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall beginning September 12.

Theatre

“Peter and the Starcatcher”

The Smith College Department of Theatre presents Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice February 28, 29, March 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m. and March 7 at 2 p.m. in the Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre. The play, which is adapted from the children’s book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and features music by Wayne Barker, is a prequel to Peter Pan that upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be “The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.”

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

The Smith College Department of Theatre presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, October 25, 26, 31, November 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Theatre 14. Directed by Ellen W. Kaplan, the play—adapted from the Mark Haddon novel by Simon Stephens—tells the story of Christopher, an autistic teen, who sets out to solve the mystery of who murdered the neighbor’s dog. Their detective work leads to an earth-shattering discovery, and to a thrilling journey that will change their life forever.  

New Play Reading Series Fall 2019

The Smith College New Play Reading Series marks its 25th year with an eclectic fall season featuring new work by a Smith MFA candidate, two short radio plays, a reading from a memoir, and a dramatization of a short story by Sylvia Plath.