Shakespeare said it best that “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.
The Undiscovered Musical Theater Open Mic is back by popular demand for one night only at Zeiders American Dream Theatre. Those looking to sing may sign up at the door. Limited spots! Located at 4573 Bank Street in Virginia Beach.
Niobe – A Benefit for ODU Theatre Program plays September 7 – 9 at 7:30pm in the University Theatre 4608 Hampton Blvd., in Norfolk. If you missed CORE Theatre Ensemble and Warehouse of Theatre’s Niobe at Midsummer Fest, this is your chance! $15. E-Tickets are available at ODUArtsTix.com, beginning Sept 1st. There will be no ticket sales at the door.
Arborophilia, or the Chopping Block plays one weekend only at Zeiders American Dream Theatre September 15 at 8 pm, 16 at 2 & 8pm and 17 at 2pm. Tickets are $23. Order yours here. Located at 4573 Bank Street in Virginia Beach.
The Tempest at Jamestown Settlement will play September 14 – 16, and September 21 – 23. The adaptation will be performed aboard Jamestown Settlement’s re-creations of the Susan Constant and in the colonial fort. There will also be an Elizabethan Fair pre-show! Doors open at 6pm. Limited availability – tickets are $20 for adults, and $18 for ages 6-16, seniors age 62 and older, and groups of 15 or more. Admission is free for children under 6. Facebook event is here. Get your tickets here.
Leading Ladies is a cabaret starring Tiffany Haas of Broadway’s WICKED along with eight of the most talented DIVAS around. Presented at the Williamsburg Players’ James-York Playhouse in Williamsburg on September 29th & 30th at 8pm and Oct 1st at 2pm. These dynamic women will enthrall you with selections from My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, Chicago, and many more. Tickets are available here or call 757-229-0431.
The rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opens September 6 and 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 in Norfolk.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown opens September 7 & continues through September 27 at Williamsburg Players, located at 200 Hubbard Lane in Williamsburg. The box office number is 757-229-0431 or get your tickets here.
Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike runs from September 15 – 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. The phone is 757-428-9233 and their email is email@example.com.
Assassins The Musical continues playing at the Generic Theater until September 17. Shows are Thursday, Friday & Saturday are at 8pm & Sunday is at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students/military/seniors and $12 for groups of 10 or more. Get your tickets here. Located down under Chrysler Hall at 215 St. Paul’s Blvd. in Norfolk.
Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace will be held at Little Theatre of Norfolk on September 11 & 12 at 7pm. Callbacks: September 13 beginning at 7pm, if necessary. Performance Dates are November 3 through 26. Roles that need to be filled range from males & females ages 25 – 55+. Questions? Contact Kelly Gilliam, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Production of A Christmas Carol are September 10th & 11th at 7 pm. Head over to the Smithfield Little Theatre’s site here for more audition info.
Auditions for Side by Side By Sondheim at Little Theatre of Virginia Beach are September 18 & 19. For more audition information, visit them here.
Williamsburg Players’ Master Class Educational/Acting Workshop: Becoming a Chameleon: Fearless Character Development. Workshop is September 19 from 7 to 10 pm. Class size is limited to 20 students. Students must be 16+. $20. Taught by Michael Empson at the James York Playhouse 200 Hubbard Lane in Williamsburg. Additional info or enroll here.
Join Virginia Stage Company over at O’Connor Brewery on September 17 from 4 – 7 pm for a fun Johnny Cash themed event. Tickets are $35. Proceeds from this event will go to Virginia Stage Company. Enjoy great tunes performed by VSC’s Ring of Fire Cast Band, Blackwater Jam, and more! Check out their facebook event for more information
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