Va Rep Season announcments

Va Rep Season announcments
Va Rep Season announcments
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Virginia Repertory Theatre announced their 2016/17 Season today at the November Theatre Open House. They’ve trimmed the season from 17 productions to 15. This includes their partnership with Cadence (which announces their season April 10). Speaking of, Va Rep’s new Artistic Director will also be announced in early April.

 

Signature Season

 

1776 (9/28 – 10/23)

Scott Wichmann, who will play John Adams, says “I have been waiting all my life for this role. Doing 1776 is like playing for the Red Sox.” (Whatever that means, my comment)

 

A Christmas Story, The Musical (11/23 – 1/1, 2017)

Based on the cult classic movie, this will also be a part of the Children’s Season.

 

Airline Highway (1/25 2/12, 2017)

A gritty comedy by Lisa D’Amour that celebrates the New Orleans in a post-Hurricane Katrina world.

 

The End of War (3/8 – 3/26, 2017)

A world premiere adapted from Richmond writer David L. Robbins’ novel set in Berlin during the final days of WWII.

 

In the Heights (6/21 – 7/30, 2017)

This Tony Award winning musical brings the world of New York City’s Washington Heights to life in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first groundbreaking work (he’s also the creator of the current smash hit Hamilton).

 

 

Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern

 

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular (12/2 – 1/1, 2017)

A world premiere by Bo Wilson and the sequel to Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church.

 

She Stoops to Conquer (2/24 – 3/26, 2017)

Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy of manners, which was first staged in London in 1773.

 

Da (7/14 – 8/20, 2017)

The 1978 Tony Award winner (Best Play) by Irish playwright Hugh Leonard about a man who meets his father’s ghost and confronts the complexities of his childhood.

 

 

Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn

All productions will offer select sensory friendly performances for autistic audiences.

 

Junie B. Jones, The Musical (10/6 – 11/20)

Based on 4 books by Barbara Park.

 

A Christmas Story, The Musical (at the November Theatre Downtown) (11/23 – 1/1, 2017)

 

Buffalo Soldier (2/3 – 27, 2017)

The story of Richmond native Jones Morgan, the oldest living Buffalo Solider (book, music & lyrics by Bruce Craig Miller). Student matinees will also run at Hanover Tavern and November Theatre.

 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (at the November Theatre Downtown) (4/21 – 5/14)

Returning to the theatre after a decade.

 

The Little Engine that Could (7/7 – 7/30)

Based on the 1906 sermon by Reverend Charles S. Wing.

 

Visit the website for full pricing and package information.

 

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