Vampires plus their 1st musical

Vampires plus their 1st musical
Vampires plus their 1st musical
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Last nite at the Bootleg Ball, Artistic Director announced Quill Theatre’s season for 2016/17:


Dracula (9/15-10/8 at Dominion Arts Center, Gottwald Playhouse)

Artistic Director Jan Powell will direct from Stephen Dietz’ adaption of the vampire classic.


Assassins (11/3-26 at Firehouse Theatre)

This will be Quill’s first musical (and by Sondheim, no less). It revolves around the men who have attempted or succeeded at assassinating a US President.


The Top of Bravery (1/12-2/4/17 at Richmond Triangle Players)

Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates in partnership with the African American Repertory Theatre and based on the life of black vaudeville/screen star Bert Williams. This is an expansion of the one-man show they mounted in February with Jeremy Morris in the lead..


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (1/27-2/12 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen)

A comical ride thru the Bard’s plays featuring a trio of actors playing all roles (in partnership with The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen).


The Heir Apparent (4/6-30 at VMFA)

This French farce will be directed by Paolo Landi in partnership with the University of Richmond.  The script is in rhyming couplets.


The 19th Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall will present:


Love’s Labour’s Lost (6/1-24)

This will mark the first time that Jan Powell has directed this comedy.


Macbeth (7/6-29)

Up and coming director Jemma Levy will be at the helm.


Bootleg Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (10/29 at VMFA)

They’re taking a fresh look at the format with Foster Solomon in charge of 5 directors and 5 casts, one for each of the 5 acts.


In the Historical Reading Series:


Pearl Harbor (12/7 at the Virginia Historical Society in partnership with the VHS)

This will be a multi-media reading created and directed by Melissa Johnston Price, staged on the 75th anniversary of the attack. For the first time, they’ll be featuring student matinees.


There are 2 additional pieces in development. One about women’s suffrage in Virginia and one based on an event in the history of our Jewish community.

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