• Cancellation: Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

    Due to health concerns, the second leg of the current Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy tour has been canceled. We will post details this week regarding ticket exchanges. Should you need immediate assistance, please contact Sarah Heustess, Director of Sales and Patron Relations, via email at heustessse@appstate.edu or by phone, 828-262-2248.

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,673-seat multi-use auditorium located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Center features orchestra and balcony level seating and a proscenium stage. The Schaefer Center is also home to the Smith Gallery.

  • Appalachian Symphony Band
    Feb
    22
    Thu, February 22, 2018
    8:00pm

    Under the direction of Kevin Gray Richardson, the Appalachian Symphony Band will perform in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Appalachian Symphony Orchestra
    Feb
    25
    Sun, February 25, 2018
    1:00pm

    The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Dr. Mélisse Brunet, will perform on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 1pm in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is Free.

  • CANCELED: Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
    Feb
    27
    Tue, February 27, 2018
    10:00am

    A superstar in the Celtic music world, fiddler and step-dancer, Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling career on electrifying live performances. While husband, Donnell Leahy is no stranger to the stage; his lifelong devotion to playing and performing has cemented his reputation as a peerless instrumentalist able to synthesize traditional influences with more contemporary Celtic sensibilities.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • CANCELED: Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond
    Feb
    27
    Tue, February 27, 2018
    7:00pm

    Fierce fiddling duo command the stage with an explosive celebration of raw energy and passion that infuses their traditional heritage with their taste for the contemporary.

  • Golden Dragon Acrobats
    Mar
    16
    Fri, March 16, 2018
    10:00am

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. Their stellar reputation is rooted in a commitment to the highest production value and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Golden Dragon Acrobats
    Mar
    16
    Fri, March 16, 2018
    7:00pm

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Student Edition
    Mar
    21
    Wed, March 21, 2018
    10:00am

    The films selected for the student screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour highlight a variety of themes, from adrenalin pumping adventure to thought provoking environmental concerns – capturing the essence of mountain life and culture throughout the globe. Presented in partnership with Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs.

    Run time 90 minutes

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
    Mar
    23
    Fri, March 23, 2018
    7:30pm

    SOLD OUT! Join us for one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year, Outdoor Programs is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary of hosting the World Tour!

APPlause! Series

Enriching lives, sparking imaginations and inspiring a love of learning through the arts! APPlause! offers a variety of performances at venues across the Appalachian State University campus that feature university-based artists as well as local, regional and world-renowned professional artists. These affordable performances offer access to a wide variety of art disciplines for K-12 students.

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  • Men on pointe, more, coming to Schaefer Center in Boone
    Sat, February 3, 2018

    Last seen in Boone in 2000, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo return to present their playful view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form. For more than 40 years, the Trocks, as they are called, have been performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works with a company of professional male dancers.

  • The Schaefer Center Presents award-winning comic ballet
    Thu, February 1, 2018

    The comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The fact that men dance all the parts — heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, sylphs, water sprites, romantic princesses, angst-ridden Victorian ladies — enhances rather than mocks the spirit of dance as an art form, delighting and amusing the most knowledgeable, as well as novices, in the audience.

  • The Schaefer Center Presents Award-Winning Comic Ballet Feb. 9
    Tue, January 30, 2018

    The “The Schaefer Center Presents…” performance series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, continues its 2017-18 season with a performance by the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. 

  • Dancing in Drag: All Male Ballet Redefines Gender Roles
    Mon, November 27, 2017

    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male dance troupe in New York, brings comedy and gender fluidity to the ballet world.

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