Gibson Center for the Arts

Events Calendar

November 10th, 2018

  • 7:30am: Loot by Joe Orton
    A directing and production SCE by Colin Higgins ’19

    “Loot is a scathing attack on money, the police, the catholic church, and several other of our sacred institutions. In a front parlor, a young bank robber and his accomplice, an undertaker’s assistant are using a coffin as the hiding place for their stolen money. The wild adventures that occur among the thieves, a nurse who was with the dead woman at her death, the widowed husband, and a corrupt and brutal police inspector make for a spectacular dark comedy.”

November 14th, 2018

  • Afro-Cuban Music 7:30pm: World Music Concert
    The Department of Music presents a World Music concert featuring Steel Pan, Afro-Cuban and Indian Music. This event is FREE and open to the public.

November 16th, 2018

  • 7:30pm: The Dining Room By A. R. Gurney
    A Senior Directing SCE by Katie Peacock ’19

    A comedy of manners, set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine. Presumably, each story is focused around a different family during different time periods throughout the 20th and leading into the 21st century. The stories are about White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) families. Some scenes are about the furniture itself and the emotional attachment to it, while other scenes simply flesh out the culture of the WASPs. Overall, it tells the story of the dying and relatively short-lived culture of upper- middle class Americans, and the transition into a much more efficient society with less emphasis on tradition and more emphasis on progress. Some characters are made fun of, as is the culture itself, but there is also a genuine longing for the sense of stability, comfort and togetherness that the culture provides.
  • Vocal Recital 7:30pm: Anna Mayes, Soprano - Senior SCE Recital
    The Department of Music presents a vocal Senior Recital featuring Anna Mayes, soprano. This event is FREE and open to the public. 

November 19th, 2018

November 28th, 2018

  • student honors 7:30pm: Student Honors Recital
    The Department of Music presents the Student Honors Recital.  Student soloist and chamber ensembles are selected for this concert via competitive audition. This event is FREE and open to the public.

November 29th, 2018

  • orchestra 7:30pm: Washington College String Orchestra and Chorus
    The Department of Music presents the Washington College Chorus, under the direction of Ernie Green & String Orchestra, under the direction of Kimberly McCollum. This event is FREE and open to the public.

November 30th, 2018

  • dance 7:30pm: Dancescape
    The Department of Theatre and Dance present Dancescape.

December 1st, 2018

  • dance 2:00pm: Dancescape
    The Department of Theatre and Dance present Dancescape.

December 6th, 2018

  • symphonic band 7:30pm: Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble
    The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, Director) and Jazz Ensemble (John Thomas, Director).
    This event is FREE and open to the public.

December 7th, 2018

  • Vocal Recital 4:00pm: Washington College Vocal Studio Recital
    The Department of Music will present a Vocal Recital featuring students from the studios of Carolene Winter and Bennett Umhau.
  • WACappella 7:30pm: WACappella
    WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 7 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

December 8th, 2018

  • WACappella 2:00pm: WACappella
    WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 8 at 2:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.
  • WACappella 7:30pm: WACappella
    WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 8 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

January 31st, 2019

  • Raissa Katona Bennett 7:30pm: Raissa Katona Bennett, Vocalist
    As part of its 2018-2019 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents Vocalist Raissa Katona Bennett, with her program “Can’t Help Singing”, the music of Jerome Kern.  Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.
  • Raissa Katona Bennett 7:30pm: Raissa Katona Bennett, Vocalist
    As part of its 2018-2019 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents Vocalist Raissa Katona Bennett, with her program “Can’t Help Singing”, the music of Jerome Kern.  Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.

February 13th, 2019

February 22nd, 2019

March 1st, 2019

  • Godspell 7:30pm: “Godspell,” a musical by Stephen Schwartz & John-Michael Tebelak
    Godspell

    Directed by Ernie Green,Godspell is a musical composed by Stephen Schwartz with spoken parts by John-Michael Tebelak. Premiered in 1971, it has enjoyed immense popularity including several Broadway revivals. One if the most well-known songs, “Day-by-Day,” reached #13 on the Billboard pop charts in 1972.

March 2nd, 2019

  • Godspell 7:30pm: “Godspell,” a musical by Stephen Schwartz & John-Michael Tebelak.
    Directed by Ernie Green, Godspell is a musical composed by Stephen Schwartz with spoken parts by John-Michael Tebelak. Premiered in 1971, it has enjoyed immense popularity including several Broadway revivals. One if the most well-known songs, “Day-by-Day,” reached #13 on the Billboard pop charts in 1972.

March 6th, 2019

March 22nd, 2019

  • 7:30pm: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde By Moisés Kaufman
    A Directing SCE by Jacqueline Glenn ’19

    In April 1895, Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his youthful lover, who had publicly maligned him as a sodomite. In doing so, England’s reigning man of letters set in motion a series of events that would culminate in his ruin and imprisonment. For within a year the bewildered Wilde himself was on trial for acts of “gross indecency” and, implicitly—for a vision of art that outraged Victorian propriety. Expertly interweaving courtroom testimony with excerpts from Wilde’s writings and the words of his contemporaries, Gross Indecency unveils its subject in all his genius and human frailty, his age in all its complacency and repression.
  • World Music 8:00pm: World Music Extravanganza

March 28th, 2019

March 29th, 2019

  • 7:30pm: The Foreigner by Larry Shue
    A Directing SCE by Megan Stagg ’19


    In The Foreigner, Charlie Baker is going through a crisis. As an attempt to forget about his marital problems he travels with his best friend Froggy to a fishing lodge in rural Georgia where Froggy tells the owner that Charlie does not understand or speak English. Everyone believes it and because of this, Charlie discovers who the characters truly are as people.  

April 4th, 2019

April 8th, 2019

April 12th, 2019

  • 7:30pm: The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias by Michael Yates Crowley

    A directing and production SCE by Elizabeth Clemens ’19

     “When Grace B. Matthias is raped, her world spirals into chaos. Between navigating emotionally unstable guidance counselors, overbearing lawyers, an angry championship football team, and useless Wikipedia answers, Grace tries to make sense of her world anew. A complex collision of satire and dark comedy, The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias fearlessly explores rape culture in America.” –The Playwrights Realm

April 19th, 2019

April 22nd, 2019

  • Honors Recital 7:30pm: Student Honors Recital
    The Department of Music presents the Student Honors Recital.  Student soloist and chamber ensembles are selected for this concert via competitive audition. This event is FREE and open to the public.

April 23rd, 2019

April 26th, 2019

  • Dance All Day: Dance Club Concert
    Join the Dance Club for their annual spring concert.
    Time of the concerts are TBD.

April 30th, 2019

May 2nd, 2019

May 3rd, 2019

  • Vocal Recital 4:00pm: Washington College Vocal Studio Recital
    The Department of Music will present a Vocal Recital featuring students from the studios of Carolene Winter and Bennett Umhau. 
  • WACappella 7:30pm: WACappella
    WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on May 3 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

May 4th, 2019

  • WACappella 2:00pm: WACappella
    WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on May 4 at 2:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.
  • WACappella 7:30pm: WACappella
    WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on May 4 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.