VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Virginia's Stage's CROWNS

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Virginia Stage Company runs the hit gospel musical Crowns. Written by Regina Taylor and directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges, this production returns after breaking box office records in 2006. "There is something about Crowns that warms the soul" (Chicago Tribune), and there is no better production to close the Stage Company's 39th season.

One of the most Popular Productions in Virginia Stage's history returns after 12 years! In this gospel musical, 17-year-old Yolanda travels south in a coming-of-age story that is a testament to love, sisterhood, and family, where she learns that a hat can be more than a fashion statement. Multiple generations of women tell stories of life's most memorable moments with their hats serving as allegories about the wonders of life - all with a flair of "hattitude."

The production will feature a selection of hats donated by Donna Speller Turner, as well as winning designs from Virginia Stage Company's hat making contest. Crowns concludes on Sunday, May 27, marking the end of the Stage Company's 39th Season. Tickets range $20 - $55, with special discounts available for military, students, and groups.

Next Season Virginia Stage celebrates their 40th year at the Wells Theatre in the heart of Downtown Norfolk. More information on the upcoming shows and memberships can be found at Highlights include a community-driven Our Town, the oft-requested return of Always... Patsy Cline, and the Tony-Award winning musical Fun Home.

Virginia Stage Company is southeastern Virginia's leading theatre destination, serving an audience of over 70,000 annually both at the Wells Theatre and throughout the community. Virginia Stage Company's mission is to "enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality."

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