Great Music & Theatre: Staunton Music Festival & American Shakespeare Center

Enjoy great music, theatre and culture in historic Staunton as you learn about the Blackfriars Playhouse, speak with Shakespearian scholars and attend classes with a musicologist!
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Program No. 19901RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Join us for the nationally acclaimed Staunton Music Festival, presenting an extraordinary variety of great music in Historic District venues throughout this lovely town. Rehearsals, classes and concerts range from chamber music to medieval chant, baroque to classical orchestra masterpieces, emerging composers, international musicians and world premieres. Study Shakespeare's craft with American Shakespeare Center scholars, go behind the scenes with actors and attend an evening performance at the unique Blackfriars Playhouse.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 1.5 miles, some hills; some stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend classes led by musicologists that highlight the arrangements, interpretations and performance of Festival music.
  • Go on a private, behind-the-scenes exploration of the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only recreation of Shakespeare’s original indoor theater.
  • Enjoy free time to explore Staunton’s quaint downtown region — a National Historic District.
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Sarah Enloe
Sarah Enloe, director of education at the American Shakespeare Center, has an MFA in dramaturgy and a master of letters in teaching from Mary Baldwin's Masters in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, and a BFA in theatre studies from the University of Texas. She has directed “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” “Love's Labour's Lost” and “Much Ado About Nothing.” Sarah teaches at Mary Baldwin College and James Madison.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Sarah Enloe
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