This week’s theater openings

Theater season is in full swing!

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This week’s theater openings

Becoming Dr. Ruth opens at Virginia Rep.

This week’s theater openings

The 2014-2015 RVA theater season is almost here.

This week’s theater openings

It’s the early start to Richmond’s 2014-2015 theater season.

The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church

The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission.

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Go, Dog. Go!

From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime!

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Richard III

Shakespeare’s Richard III, one of the bloodies of the history plays, follows a king’s gleeful, ruthless climb to glory.

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The Dixie Swim Club

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships.

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The Color Purple

An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her unique voice in the world.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Perhaps the most beloved of all Shakespeare’s plays, _Midsummer_ brings together all the delight, magic, and gentle humor that marks the greatest of his works

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Cabaret

An American writer experiences the decadent world of 1930s Berlin and falls in love with singer Sally Bowles, just as the Nazis are rising to power. Join us as we transform RTP into a Berlin-era Cabaret for this intimate, daring and edgy production!

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Leaving Iowa

Leaving Iowa has become a phenomenally successful show with hundreds of critically acclaimed, sold-out productions all over the country.

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Beyond the Rainbow

With her legendary 1961 comeback concert as the backdrop, Judy Garland leads the audience through a whirlwind of memories starting with her childhood days in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, to the studios of MGM, marriages and divorces, and finally to Carnegie Hall.

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Detroit

Detroit is a dark comedy that takes the suburban American dream and exposes it as a ridiculous hoax.

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Hypocrites & Strippers

What’s the tougher task – to tell your parents you’re a lesbian or to admit you’re dating a stripper?

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Other Desert Cities

In a searing, new hit comedy by the creator of TV’s Brothers & Sisters, Brooke Wyeth returns home to celebrate the holidays with her politically influential family, but when she reveals her plan to publish a tell-all memoir, the fireworks ignite.

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams’ iconic masterpiece follows the fading but still attractive southern belle Blanche DuBois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski.

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Wicked

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood.

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Wittenberg

Trouble brews in the hallowed halls of Wittenberg U., circa 1517. Sparring professors Doctor Faustus and Reverend Martin Luther vie for the allegiance of their star pupil Prince Hamlet, who is struggling with his faith and his tennis game.

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The Rat Pack is Back

THE RAT PACK IS BACK features uncanny vocal recreations, unbridled humor, and a hot, live 12-piece orchestra that sends audiences straight back to the coolest time in history.

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High

Sister Jamison Connelly found personal redemption from her own sordid past through the church, and still uses her street-smarts, acerbic wit and wisdom in her role as a substance abuse counselor in her urban parish.

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  • High
  • February 26th - March 15th

Enchanted April

When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience.

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Clybourne Park

Clybourne Park is a moving and thought-provoking story of racism and how it evolves but never ends.

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Shrek, The Musical

Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film Shrek.

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Life Could Be A Dream

Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circles Best Musical Awards. You’ll be humming these tunes all the way home! SH-BOOM SH-BOOM!”

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Olympus on My Mind

While enacting this Hellenic romp, Olympus casts a knowing wink at its showbiz roots.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is structured as the inverse of Hamlet; the title characters are the leads, not supporting players, and Hamlet himself has only a small part.

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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

This 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a drop-kicking, body-slamming, balls-out theatrical happening set in the larger-than-life world of professional wrestling.

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The Miracle Worker

The classic true story of young Helen Keller and her steadfast teacher Annie Sullivan.

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The Addams Family

A smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life.

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Death and the Maiden

A victim of state-sponsored abuse seeks retribution when her prominent attorney husband brings home as a guest the man she believes abused her.

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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery.

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Tartuffe

Tartuffe, a religious hypocrite, uses his connections to swindle his generous host, Orgon, out of his wealth, his home, and his wife.

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The Mormon Boy Trilogy

Before The Book of Mormon there was The Mormon Boy!

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The Joshua Plant

Josh, an autistic teen with little to no language skills, shares a rich friendship with Sid, a houseplant.

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Jersey Boys

The story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history.

Fiddler on the Roof

Tevye, a poor milkman, must weigh his family’s happiness against the traditions that have preserved a way of life in his village.

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The Wild Party

Set in the Roaring Twenties, Andrew Lippa’s darkly brilliant musical is inspired by Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 banned poem recounting the excesses of the Jazz Age.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

A die-hard musical theatre fan is playing his favorite cast album, and as he listens, the musical literally bursts to life in his apartment.

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

At turns heart warming and hilarious, this charming Christmas musical is complete with a jolly Santa, reindeer on the roof, moonlight on the snow, Ma and Pa in their caps, and sugarplums dancing in the dreams of hopeful children.

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A Lug Nuts Christmas

Four teenage grease monkeys form an a cappella group and doo-wopp their way into the hearts of Mechanicsville.

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It’s a Fabulous Life

The Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life gets a makeover in this merry musical romp.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Renowned director Neil Goldberg re-imagines the holiday season with sparkle and suspense one can only dream of in a HOLIDAZE.

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The Taming of the Shrew

This beloved Shakespeare comedy about men, women, power, and love will charm and enchant you.

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Say Goodnight Gracie

Spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the company of the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns, in this Broadway hit.

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The Odd Couple

Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple.

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Good People

From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire comes Good People, a hilarious and touching story that looks at the dangerous consequences of choosing to hold on to the past or leaving it behind.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Charming bachelors Jack and Algernon lead double lives to woo the two young ladies who have won their hearts. When they are caught in their lies, the stage is set for clever manipulations and hilarious confusion.

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