Barter Theatre Opens SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL, 5/30
(5/22/2013) - "Bless their hearts," writes Broadway World, "J. Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler have scored a bonafide hit with 'Southern Fried Funeral.'" Barter Theatre will open the comedy on May 30 on Barter's main stage.
Barter Upgrades Assistive Listening System at Main Stage
(5/21/2013) - Barter Theatre announced today the recent upgrade of the assistive listening system at main stage. The new system is produced by Listen Technologies and transmits audio through a radio signal to a receiver used by patrons.
John Mincks to Star in Firehouse Theatre Project's POP!; Full Cast Announced!
(5/20/2013) - Firehouse Theatre Project announces complete casting and the creative team for POP!, a new musical with book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs, directed by Jase Smith. Sponsored in part by Yale Repertory Theatre's Binger Center for New Theatre, POP! will play for 18 performances, July 11 - August 10. Opening Night is Friday, July 12.
STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Firehouse Theatre Project's POP!
(5/17/2013) - This summer, Firehouse will present the sensation musical, POP! Who Shot Andy Warhol? with book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs. POP! is an outrageous whodunit musical in which the famous-and infamous-residents of Warhol's legendary Factory all have motives to pull the trigger. Click below to watch highlights from the show!
The Pied Piper of Hamelin is Coming to Barter Stage II
(5/15/2013) - "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is a classic fairy tale that has been told and retold for more than 500 years. Now, Catherine Gray has written a creative version for The Barter Players, the children's company of Barter Theatre, while still keeping true to its tradition. The mystical tale will be performed May 28-June 22 at Barter Stage II.
The Hub Announces Free for All Play Fest 2013
(5/13/2013) - The Hub Theatre has announced its first annualHUB PLAY FEST, a staged reading festival showcasing new plays. The two-day festival features four new play readings, and offers two insightful Panel Discussions about topics relevant to theatre in America. The entire festival is free and open to the public.
Wolf Trap Announces Upcoming Performances
(5/6/2013) - Grammy-winning storyteller, humorist, and host Garrison Keillor is back on the road with the nation's premier live radio show, A Prairie Home Companion (APHC). Now in its 39th season, APHC returns to the Filene Center where Keillor will lead an ensemble cast through comedy sketches and musical interludes, as well as perform his signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."
AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS Set for Landmark Theatre, 10/19
(4/30/2013) - WCVE presents David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Landmark Theater on Saturday, October 19th at 8:00pm.
ROCK OF AGES Comes to Richmond, 6/9
(4/30/2013) - In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80's. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. This 5 time Tony nominated musical, with a star studded motion picture in the works, is rockin' its way across the USA. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!
Wayside Theatre's CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES Begins 6/1
(4/30/2013) - Wayside Theatre's Artistic Director Warner Crocker has announced the cast and schedule for the first production of Wayside Theatre's 52nd Season, Church Basement Ladies. This musical is inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller Growing Up Lutheran, and is written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke, with Music and Lyrics by Drew Jansen.
'Soul Encounters: Flamenco Meets Jazz' Comes to the Alden, 5/11
(4/25/2013) - The shared heritage of jazz music and flamenco dance will be explored at a special, one-night performance of Furia Flamenca's new work "Soul Encounters: Flamenco Meets Jazz." The show will be held at The Alden in McLean at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Tickets are $25/$18 for MCC tax district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.
POP! WHO SHOT ANDY WARHOL?, 'NIGHT, MOTHER and More Set for Firehouse Theatre Project's 20th Season
(4/22/2013) - Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Firehouse Theatre Project presents a series of plays that span the entire contemporary era from an American classic set in sultry post WWII New Orleans to a hilarious new satire set in a present day wrestling ring. Winners of 10 prestigious awards and numerous nominations for their New York premiers, the 2013-14 season boasts three Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalists and an Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical.