Shakespeare said it best “All the world’s a stage,” and I couldn’t agree more! So read on to see what’s happening on a stage near you, in this little world of ours called Hampton Roads.
1. Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads (CTHR) performs I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff September 23 only at 11am & 2pm. Both shows will be performed at Peninsula Community Theatre located at 10251 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601. Get your tickets here.
Catch them again with their improv troupe Bucket of Monkeys Bucket of Monkeys Improv Troupe at Zeiders Theater September 30 at 11am. Zeiders American Dream Theater is located at 4573 Bank Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Get more show info & tickets here.
CTHR has been providing the region with family entertainment since 2005. For more info on the company, check out their site here.
2. Multiple one night only performances throughout the end of September over at Push Comedy Theater. Be sure to check out their site & get ready for a night full of laughs! Located in the Norfolk Arts District at 763 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23510.
3. Hurrah Players presents The Lion King Experience at TCC Roper Performing Arts Center (Norfolk) October 13-15, The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts (Suffolk) October 21 at 3pm, and The American Theatre (Hampton) October 28 at 2:30pm. Regional premiere! Get your tickets for any of the 3 locations here.
4. Virginia Musical Theatre presents Mama Mia! Starring Emmy nominated actress Kera O’Bryon (as Donna Sheridan), Lindsay Eure (as Tonya) and Christopher DeProphetis (as Sam Carmichael) October 13-15. Friday at 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 2:30pm. Fun fact: Kera & Lindsay maybe nationally known, but they are from Hampton Roads! Congrats to these successful & talented artists! Get your tickets here. This is a regional premiere!
1. Regent University Theatre presents A Servant of Two Masters September 29 – Oct 8. Sept 28, 29 and Oct 6, 7 all at 7:30pm and October 1 & 8 at 2:30pm. Show will be performed in the Main Stage located at 1000 Regent University Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Get your tickets here.
2. ODU Rep (theatre department at Old Dominion University) presents Lysistrata – the world’s first recorded sex strike! Oct 4, 5, 6, and 11, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30pm; Oct 15 at 2:30pm at the Goode Theatre 4601 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA 23529 Get your tickets here.
3. As part of their main stage, Peninsula Community Theatre presents The Mystery of Irma Vep October 6 – 22. Shows on Fridays and Saturdays are at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Theatre is located at 10251 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601. Get your tickets here.
1. The rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar continues through Oct 1st at Little Theatre of Norfolk. Shows are Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 2:30pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students/military/seniors (60+) and group rates available for parties of 15 or larger. Get your tickets here! Located at 801 Claremont Avenue Norfolk, VA 23507.
2. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown continues through September 27 at Williamsburg Players, located at 200 Hubbard Lane Williamsburg, VA 23187. The box office number is 757-229-0431 or get your tickets here.
3. Ring of Fire at Virginia Stage Company runs through October 1st. Ages 10 and up. For showtimes & ticket information, check out their website here.
4. Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike continues through October 8 at Little Theatre of Virginia Beach Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm. Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $15 for students/active military/seniors 60+, $7 for children, Matinees are $15, and group rates available for parties of 20 or more. Order your tickets here. Located at 550 Barberton Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Phone: 757-428-9233 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Regional premier!
1. SEVA Film Conference 2017 – Southeast Virginia Hampton Roads brings back their film conference on Oct 14 – 15 in the Communications building at Regent University in Virginia Beach. Aimed at Writers, Producers, Directors, DPs, Actors, and Post-production, SEVA Filmmakers Conference invites aspiring filmmakers with a desire to network with film professionals, discover new talent, and to better learn the creative technologies, techniques, and tools of the industry. The conference will include interactive workshops in the morning and afternoons. Get tickets here. Heavier discounts for academic/student, group, and VPA members are available! Contact email@example.com for more info.
2. Broadway actress Patrice Covington from The Color Purple stars as Audrey II in this awesome reimagination of the role from the musical Little Shop of Horrors! Not only is it unique for this character to be played by a woman, it is also usually a puppet onstage playing the role, while a male actor voices the character offstage. In this adaptation, she will physically be the plant onstage! If you can travel to The Fulton Theatre in Lancaster Pennsylvania from now through October 15 to see her perform, you will not be disappointed by this talented artist! Patrice grew up here in Chesapeake, Va and is an alumn of Hurrah Players and Governor’s School for the Arts. Get first looks of this show over here. Don’t forget – “please whatever they offer you don’t feed the plant!”
Also, fun fact: she came up with this awesome motto “Don’t be a star be a galaxy.” I love it! Be sure to check out that hashtag #dontbeastarbeagalaxy
Get out there and color your life with art!
I am so excited to see so many regional premieres playing in September and October! I hope you are able to experience them.
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