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Company of Fools to Open 21st Season with GREY GARDENSCompany of Fools to Open 21st Season with GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?Company of Fools (COF) opens its 21st season with the haunting and often hilarious  musical, Grey Gardens, with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie. Performances run June 28-July 20 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. When it premiered on Broadway in 2006, Grey Gardens was hailed as Time magazine's number one show of the year and garnered 10 Tony Award nominations. (more...)

Company of Fools to Stage Three Pop-Up Monologues This WinterCompany of Fools to Stage Three Pop-Up Monologues This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

?As part of the Sun Valley Center's BIG IDEA, Role Play, which explores how we understand gender today  -  Company of Fools (COF) has commissioned  three dynamic performance monologues that will have "pop-up" performances at various undisclosed places from December 11, 2015 through February 11, 2016.  (more...)

COF's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD Begins 12/16COF's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD Begins 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

As part of its 20th season, Company of Fools (COF) is delighted to bring the valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays-FROG & TOAD! Last performed in 2010, our community has sent a constant plea to share this favorite with a new generation of children. This smash-hit Broadway musical, A Year with Frog and Toad, with music by Robert Reale, book and lyrics by Willie Reale and developed by Adrianne Lobel, runs December 16-January 3, 2010, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Company of Fools to Stage Readings of MAURITIUS This October at Sun ValleyCompany of Fools to Stage Readings of MAURITIUS This October at Sun Valley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Company of Fools (COF) will present two evening readings of the play MAURITIUS, by playwright Theresa Rebeck -- Today, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, at 6:30 pm at The Center in Ketchum. (more...)

Company of Fools Stages AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Beginning TonightCompany of Fools Stages AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts for the second show of their 20th Season. Letts's jaw-dropping masterpiece opens tonight, September 30, and runs through October 17, 2015 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. (more...)

Company of Fools to Stage Readings of MAURITIUS This October at Sun ValleyCompany of Fools to Stage Readings of MAURITIUS This October at Sun Valley
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Company of Fools (COF) will present two evening readings of the play MAURITIUS, by playwright Theresa Rebeck -- Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, at 6:30 pm at The Center in Ketchum. (more...)

Company of Fools to Stage AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This FallCompany of Fools to Stage AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts for the second show of their 20th Season. Letts's jaw-dropping masterpiece opens September 30 and runs through October 17, 2015 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG at Virginia Rep Will Leave You Humming AlongBWW Reviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG at Virginia Rep Will Leave You Humming Along
by Bruce Levy - Nov 10, 2014

While more than 30 years have passed, Virginia Repertory Theatre at Hanover Tavern's current production shows that the musical stands the test of time. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, TodayVirginia Rep to Open THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of They're Playing Our Song today, November 7 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, January 4. (more...)

BWW Reports: The 7th Annual 2014 RTCC AWARDS Are PresentedBWW Reports: The 7th Annual 2014 RTCC AWARDS Are Presented
by Bruce Levy - Oct 20, 2014

The seventh annual Richmond Theater Critics Circle Awards were presented Sunday night...and the awards went to... (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 11/7Virginia Rep to Open THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of They're Playing Our Song on Friday, November 7 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, January 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Company of Fools' ENCHANTED APRILPhoto Flash: First Look at Company of Fools' ENCHANTED APRIL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

This summer Company of Fools (COF) will present Matthew Barber's award-winning romantic comedy, Enchanted April. This production will run now through July 26, 2014 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHREK Makes a Believer Out of RichmondBWW Reviews: SHREK Makes a Believer Out of Richmond
by Jeremy Bustin - Mar 23, 2014

Given its short run on Broadway, it's only fair that one would approach SHREK: THE MUSICAL with a little bit of skepticism. But just a few short minutes into this first-rate feast of entertainment at Virginia Repertory Theatre's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn, audiences will believe in a dancing, singing and wildly amusing SHREK. Together, David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori have written an endearing and light score suitable for the entire family. (more...)

Virginia Rep Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL, Now thru 4/27Virginia Rep Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens their biggest show in the Children's season, Shrek, The Musical tonight, March 14 at the Children's Theatre of Virginia at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. The show will run through April 27, 2014 and is based on the Academy Award-winning film, Shrek. With book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, the timeless fairytale of rescued damsel in distress takes many fun and quirky twists as the green and stinky swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. The show lasts about two hours with intermission and is best enjoyed by children and adults alike 5 years and older (more...)

Virginia Rep to Present SHREK: THE MUSICAL, 3/14-4/27Virginia Rep to Present SHREK: THE MUSICAL, 3/14-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens their biggest show in the Children's season, Shrek, The Musical on Friday, March 14 at the Children's Theatre of Virginia at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. The show will run through April 27, 2014 and is based on the Academy Award-winning film, Shrek. With book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, the timeless fairytale of rescued damsel in distress takes many fun and quirky twists as the green and stinky swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. The show lasts about two hours with intermission and is best enjoyed by children and adults alike 5 years and older (more...)

Virginia Rep Celebrates 60th Anniversary with STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Now thru 8/25Virginia Rep Celebrates 60th Anniversary with STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Now thru 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Virginia Repertory Theatre celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern with a production of Steel Magnolias featuring an all-star cast. The show opens tonight, July 12, 2013 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, and runs through August 25, coinciding with the official anniversary on August 1. Sixty years ago in 1953, six actors, two children, a dog and two pigs moved into a historic ruin called Hanover Tavern. The transplanted New Yorkers founded Central Virginia's first professional theatre and named the company in memory of a deceased college friend, Barbara Barksdale. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Celebrate 60th Anniversary with STEEL MAGNOLIAS, 7/12-8/25Virginia Rep to Celebrate 60th Anniversary with STEEL MAGNOLIAS, 7/12-8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Virginia Repertory Theatre celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern with a production of Steel Magnolias featuring an all-star cast. The show opens on Friday, July 12, 2013 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, and runs through August 25, coinciding with the official anniversary on August 1. Sixty years ago in 1953, six actors, two children, a dog and two pigs moved into a historic ruin called Hanover Tavern. The transplanted New Yorkers founded Central Virginia's first professional theatre and named the company in memory of a deceased college friend, Barbara Barksdale. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Swift Creek Mill Theatre's THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTESPhoto Flash: First Look at Swift Creek Mill Theatre's THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean. The Mill produced the holiday sequel to this show two years ago - now we bring you the terrific show that started it all! Tom Width directs with musical direction by Paul Diess, lights by Joe Doran and costumes by Maura Lynch Cravey. The show runs September 13 through October 20, 2012. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Theatre IV Presents SEUSSICAL, Now thru 5/20Theatre IV Presents SEUSSICAL, Now thru 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Theatre IV announces the return of Seussical the musical, to the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, running tonight, April 27 through Sunday, May 20, 2012. Based on the work of Dr. Seuss with music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, this production offers a new generation of kids the timeless story of friendship and community. Director, Chase Kniffen, calls Seussical, "the perfect family musical that will both touch and entertain all ages, from four to four hundred." Seussical is one of several Theatre IV offerings in the Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Children and the Arts initiative. (more...)

Theatre IV Presents SEUSSICAL, 4/27-5/20Theatre IV Presents SEUSSICAL, 4/27-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

Theatre IV announces the return of Seussical the musical, to the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, running Friday, April 27 through Sunday, May 20, 2012. Based on the work of Dr. Seuss with music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, this production offers a new generation of kids the timeless story of friendship and community. Director, Chase Kniffen, calls Seussical, "the perfect family musical that will both touch and entertain all ages, from four to four hundred." Seussical is one of several Theatre IV offerings in the Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Children and the Arts initiative. (more...)

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