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Top Fall Dance Performances

Top Fall Dance Performances

Compiled by Staff   Masterworks: Lily & the Gypsies October 7-8 Sandler Center This is a story ballet about a beautiful young girl who suffers the loss of her parents and is sent to live at fancy private girls’ school only to be bullied into running away. Lost in the deep forest, she encounters a

The sun will come out for fans of “Annie” November 18-19 at Chrysler Hall Photo by Joan Marcus

Top Fall Musical Theater Performances

Compiled by Staff   I Sing the Rising Sea Virginia Stage Company Through October 9 ODU’s Goode Theatre This musical by the coauthor of Frog Kisstells a sweeping story that flows through generations and across continents—from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power

Reduced Shakespeare Company stars in “The Complete History of America (Abridged): Election Edition” October 29 at the American Theatre

Top Fall Drama/Comedy Performances

Compiled by Staff   Picnic September 30 through October 16 Peninsula Community Theater This beautiful drama written by one of the world’s most admired playwrights takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. One house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge and

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VA STAGE CO: Climate Change Addressed in Rising Sea

By Jerome Langston It takes a few minutes to fully acclimatize to Virginia Stage Company’s new temporary home—ODU’s modernly designed Goode Theatre, during a rehearsal break for the company’s ambitious brand new musical, I Sing the Rising Sea, which opens their 38th season. The aesthetics of the Goode are quite different from the historic architectural


LOCAL THEATER: A backstage comedy-thriller with Hollywood overtones

By Jim Roberts   Twenty years ago, Jeffery Seneca starred in a college production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” This month, he’ll make his directorial debut at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach with the same show. “I think I’ve seen it now—both from being in it and directing it—close to 200 times,”

(Soprano Anne-Carolyn Bird has been appointed to the new position of Executive/Artistic Coordinator)

OPERA: This Bird in the Office Flew in from the Stage

By Montague Gammon III   The Virginia Opera’s 8th annual, free and open admission, “Opera in the Park” concerts this year showcase the talents of the company’s chorus, whom VO Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Adam Turner calls “the hardest working singers in the business,” of recent and current members of the Opera’s internationally recognized

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The Harvard Psychedelic Society and The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema   “The secret of life is to die before you die and find that there is no death.” – Echart Tolle   It’s been over 50 years since a few intrepid souls on the faculty of Harvard University in the early sixties re-discovered the psychedelic catalysts that were to inspire