Virginia Repertory Theatre announced their 2017/18 Season today. This marks the first season that new Artistic Director Nathaniel Shaw has guided the selection.
(Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, Marjorie Arenstein Stage)
Shakespeare in Love: Adapted from the movie which won 7 Oscars
9/15 – 10/8 (previews 9/13 & 14)
Mary Poppins: Based on the Disney musical (just in time for the movie reboot which opens in December)
11/17 – 12/30 (previews 11/15 & 16)
A Raisin in the Sun: The Lorraine Hansberry classic about a black family moving into a white neighborhood
2/16 – 3/11, 2018 (previews 2/14 & 15)
World Premiere: This title was recently developed at Virginia Rep in partnership with a Tony and Olivier Award winning producer. Given the commercial potential, the title is under wraps a while longer.
4/20 – 5/6 (previews 4/18 & 19)
West Side Story: The classic musical and the 2nd summer show in 2 years that’s grounded in NYC’s Latino community.
6/22 – 7/29 (previews 6/20 & 21)
CADENCE SEASON co-produced by Virginia Rep
(Theatre Gym) Cadence and co-producer Virginia Rep have enjoyed a 5-year relationship. VaRep plans to become a more visible co-producer of the studio series.
A New Tony Award-Winning Musical (TBA in May): In celebration of Richmond Triangle Players’ 25th Anniversary Season
9/9 – 10/8 (Previews 9/7 & 8)
The Christians: The pastor of a megachurch causes controversy with new thinking
2/10 – 3/3 (Previews 2/8 & 9)
Appropriate: The photo album of a recently deceased patriarch results in family controversy
4/28 – 5/19 (Previews 4 26 & 27)
Miracle on South Division Street: A family’s legendary shrine is questioned
12/1 – 12/30th
Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End: A one-woman show about the famous humorist
3/2 – 4/8
Crimes of the Heart: A revival of the popular play about 3 sisters in Mississippi
7/20 – 8/26
(Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn)
Akeelah and the Bee: Based on the movie about a spelling bee champ
Songs from the Soul: Book by local musician William Dye with music/lyrics by various artists
2/2 – 2/25
Pinkalicious the Musical: Based on the books about a girl who loves the color pink
4/6 – 5/13
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; Based on the book about a girl and her stuffed bunny
7/13 – 8/12
NOTES ON SPECIAL TICKET OPTIONS:
The Free-View Lottery provides 50 free tickets on the first Wednesday preview of all Signature shows.
The Community Tickets Grant Program creates a process for nonprofit organizations to apply for up to 50 free tickets for groups who may not otherwise have the ability to attend a show.
For pricing and package information for these and all shows, visit the Virginia Rep website or call 804-282-2620