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2015 Spring

The WordPlayers
Walk Don't Ride

Walk, Don’t Ride by Peter Manos is a presentation of drama and song depicting events that helped shape American freedom.


February 5
Walk Don't Ride
3:30 pm :: Auditorium
Claiborne County Campus
February 12
Walk Don't Ride
6:15 pm :: CAPE 104
Sevier County Campus
February 19
Walk Don't Ride
6:15 pm :: International Lyceum
Morristown Campus
February 24
Walk Don't Ride
1:30 pm :: Room 100
Greeneville / Greene County Campus

Festival of Nations

The International Education Fee Oversight Committee will sponsor a day at Dollywood's Festival of Nations in Pigeon Forge, TN on Saturday, April 18, 2015.


Steps to Gain Park Entrance

Please follow the following steps to ensure entrance to the park:

  1. Purchase a Voucher at any WS cashier's office
  2. Exchange the Voucher for a One Day Pass at a scheduled voucher exchange session located at WS
  3. Use the One Day Pass at Dollywood for entrance to the park
  4. Attend at least one entertainment show at the Festival of Nations


Everyone planning to attend, must purchase a voucher that will later be exchanged at Walters State for a Dollywood One Day Pass.

March 23 – April 2
Vouchers for a Festival of Nations Dollywood Pass will be available at any cashier's office.
Current Students
Walters State Employees, Retirees and Alumni
Discounted Rate for a One Day Pass:
$41.00 :: Adults
$35.00 :: Children (age 4-11)

Students and employees may purchase additional passes for family members at a discounted rate.

Everyone obtaining a pass to Dollywood for this day will be expected to attend at least one of the entertainment shows being offered during Festival of Nations. The titles, places and times will be chosen from a predetermined list at the time tickets are distributed. Attendance will be taken at each show.

Scheduled Voucher Exchange Sessions

Vouchers must be exchanged at Walters State for a Dollywood One Day Pass. A voucher will not gain you entrance to the park.

The one day pass can be converted to a season pass at Dollywood on April 18th. Additional fees may apply

Voucher Exchange Schedule
April 13 – April 17
Vouchers must be exchanged for actual tickets by visiting Eileen Bowers during the following schedule:

Morristown CCEN 100

  • Monday, April 13
    8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 14
    2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 15
    8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, April 16
    8:30 am – 11:30 am
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Claiborne WSCE 111

  • Wednesday, April 15
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Greeneville WSGC 112

  • Tuesday, April 14
    9:30 am – 12:00 pm (noon)

Sevierville MMH 119

  • Monday, April 13
    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Any unclaimed tickets will be available for purchase

Morristown CCEN 100

  • Thursday, April 16
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm
April 18
Festival of Nations
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Prior Registration is Required

Russian National Ballet

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980's. During this time many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet, but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the dance from around the world.

The company , then titled the Soviet National Ballet, was founded by and incorporated graduates from the great Russian Choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm. Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception.

In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company. Ms. Radchenko is the founder of the Russian National Ballet Theatre, and she has focused the Company on upholding the grand, national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia.

Ticket Reservations
Ticket reservations are required. Limited to 50 free tickets.

Last day to reserve a ticket is Friday April 17, 2015

One Free ticket for current WS Student - $20 each additional ticket.

Reserve a Ticket

To reserve a ticket, please send an email with your name & W# to

Please Note:
Students wanting to sit together during the performance should state this when making the reservation.  Seats will not be in a block, they will be scattered throughout the balcony of the theater.

Reserved Ticket Pickup

Reserved tickets can be picked up at the ''will call' window
Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC)
212 Tusculum Blvd.
Greeneville, TN


April 20, 2015
7:30 pm :: Niswonger Performing Arts Center
212 Tusculum Blvd.
Greeneville, TN

Plan to arrive at the theater no later than 7:15 PM. 

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