Central Virginia Theatre Newsroom

The latest news on live theatre in Central Virginia.

Two Spooky Shows Come to Virginia Stage Company This Halloween
by Stephi Wild - September 29, 2023

Virginia Stage Company will co-produce with Core Theatre Ensemble two, spooky, live theatrical tales on Halloween night at the Wells Theatre. Learn more about the upcoming shows here!

Nominations Open For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards
by BWW Awards - September 28, 2023

Nominations are now open for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards. The 2023 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.

Virginia Film Festival Announces 2023 Lineup 
by A.A. Cristi - September 26, 2023

The 36th Annual Virginia Film Festival has announced its program lineup. Find out what films and events are in store for this year's festival.

Music Worcester To Present The Knights Orchestra with Chris Thile at Mechanics Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 26, 2023

Music Worcester will present The Knights Orchestra joined by mandolinist, composer, and singer Chris Thile in their inaugural Joseph & Joyce Tamer Concert at Mechanics Hall on Friday, October 27th. Get your tickets now and don't miss this extraordinary performance.

Shop THE WIZ Merch and Souvenirs in Our Theatre Shop!
by HaleyJane Rose - September 26, 2023

Shop merch and souvenirs from The Wiz in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop! Take a look at items including the News Tambourine, the Lion Plush, the Hair Pick Ornament, and more below.

New Musical ABIYOYO: A Story-Song Musical Premieres in Charlottesville
by Stephi Wild - September 26, 2023

Xavier Taylor will be presenting a workshop reading of his new musical Abiyoyo: A Story-Song Musical on Wednesday, October 25 at 8pm as part of the August Wilson symposium at the Charlottesville Players Guild at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.  Learn more about the reading here!

RADIUM GIRLS Comes to Little Theatre of Norfolk Next Month
by Stephi Wild - September 26, 2023

Modern workplace safety owes a debt to the tragic story of the 'Radium Girls.' Little Theatre of Norfolk brings their story to the stage, shedding light on the history of the labor movement. Don't miss this important and compelling play from October 20 to November 5. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

Video: Richard Thomas Is Bringing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to a City Near You
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - September 23, 2023

In this video, watch as we catch up with star of the To Kill a Mockingbird National Tour, Richard Thomas! He chats about the importance of this story, why it still resonates with audiences today, and so much more!

5th Wall Theatre to Present LONELY PLANET In Collaboration With Firehouse Theatre
by Blair Ingenthron - September 23, 2023

5th Wall Theatre and Firehouse Theatre will collaborate to present 'Lonely Planet' by Steven Dietz, directed by Nathaniel Shaw. Get ticket and event information here!


A Raisin in the Sun in Central Virginia A Raisin in the Sun
Little Theatre of Virginia Beach (1/19 - 2/11)
The Bridges of Madison County in Central Virginia The Bridges of Madison County
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts (9/20 - 11/12)
The Outsider in Central Virginia The Outsider
Little Theatre of Virginia Beach (5/17 - 6/9)
Berta, Berta in Central Virginia Berta, Berta
Firehouse Theatre (9/29 - 10/15)
Mean Girls JR in Central Virginia Mean Girls JR
Belmont Arts Collaborative (10/27 - 11/4)
Blues for an Alabama Sky in Central Virginia Blues for an Alabama Sky
Virginia Stage Company (4/17 - 5/5)
Indecent in Central Virginia Indecent
Generic Theater (5/17 - 6/2)

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