Happy Holidays!!

Published in: on December 22, 2011 at 8:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

“A Christmas Carol”… Re-Imagined

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has returned to the Wells Theatre stage.

This is A Christmas Carol‘s 15th season at the Virginia Stage Company and for the past 6 years had been directed by none other than our very own Patrick Mullins, the Associate Artistic Director. Now, you may be thinking, “A Christmas Carol? That is so overdone and old.” Think again – this year it has been completely re-adapted by its director. “How” you may ask… well let me tell you…

The set is entirely NEW. No more stories in the attic. With houses and rooftops moving in and out of the set, the show takes on a whole new feel. Don’t believe me? Check it out!

There is MORE MUSIC – who doesn’t love music, especially that of the Christmas variety. Ever heard of the hurdy gurdy? It makes its Virginia Stage Company debut on the set of A Christmas Carol. What else is included in the “MORE MUSIC” category? Pre-show entertainment! That’s right – our Carolers are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit by serenading you with some holiday joy.

Do you want to come see it? Visit our website (www.vastage.com) to get all the information you need on how to experience the joy the is A Christmas Carol.

Published in: on November 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Parental Guidance Suggested as God of Carnage takes The Wells Stage

God of Carnage 

(Left to Right) Sue Cremin, Ward Duffy, Henny Russell, Laurence Lau - Photo by Samuel Flint VSC

The stage is set. The costumes are done. The actors are on stage. The official run for God of Carnage begins tomorrow night (September 16, 2011) at 8pm.

Don’t know what  God of Carnage is about? Let me tell you!

Two sets of parents (4 people if you can’t count) come together to discuss their sons playground skirmish. Within the 90 min show discussions turn to chaos as these four very put  together people turn to tantrums and tears as they try to come to a decision on how to resolve their son’s fight.

This show can very much be classified as a dark comedy and definitely touches on the hypocrisies of modern society.

It has been produced in London, Chicago, and our very own Broadway! The original cast on Broadway included Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden. It won the 2009 Tony for Best Play and all four of its actors were nominated for Best Leading Actress/Actor in a play with Marcia Gay Harden WINNING the Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Play.

Below I am attaching the promo our very own Samuel Flint made for the AMAZING show. You should watch it and then come and buy tickets to see it in it entirety because honestly… it is a show that you cannot afford to miss.

AMAZING RIGHT!?

(The video features: Sue Cremin, Ward Duffy, Laurence Lau, Henny Russell. Video: Samuel Flint)

Published in: on September 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Season 33′s “Savor the Stage”

It’s that time of year! Virginia Stage Company is getting ready to open their doors for the 33rd season. Production crews are designing sets, lights, and sounds while our artistic director is casting the shows with some of the best actors and actresses from new york and beyond. Costumes are being sketched and put together to create masterpieces unlike anything your eyes have ever seen. Now if only some way you could experience all that we offer behind the scenes and more…

GUESS WHAT!?? There is… VSC’ presents its annual “Savor the Stage” event. We have 13 restaurants coming to the historic Wells Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 1st at 5:30 to celebrate our 33rd Season Kickoff.

  • Hors d’oeuvres compliments of Boots, California Pizza Kitchen, City Dock at Norfolk Sheraton, Freemason Abbey, Just Cupcakes, Kincaid’s, Lenora Belle Cookies, Omar’s Carriage House, Shula’s 347, Snappers, Todd Jurich’s Bistro, and Trilogy
  • A behind the scenes look at our set, sound, lighting, and costume design for the upcoming season
  • Song selections from our upcoming show The Fantasticks.
  • Season 33 highlights from Artistic Director Chris Hanna and Associate Artistic Director Patrick Mullins
Tickets are ONLY $30 and that includes everything – the food, wine & beer! All proceeds will go to help produce all of our main stage performances as well as our educational and touring programs. Reserve your tickets by Monday August 29th by calling (757) 627-6988 ext. 309
Come join us after work for food, friends, and fun. Learn what it takes to create a season loved and enjoyed by all.
OH – and don’t forget to tell your friends.
Published in: on August 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

‘Around The World In 80 Days’ Train Bridge Collapse Sequence

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BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR. Jan19-Feb7

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Happy Holidays from VSC!

The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come gets a new lease on life when he joins The Virginia Stage Company…

Published in: on December 21, 2009 at 6:08 am  Leave a Comment  

Let the Christmas Season Begin!

A Christmas Carol is finally opening! Tonight at 8:00 the curtain will rise and welcome the Holiday Season with the years first performance of VSC’s A Christmas Carol (the real 3D version!) So come join us in celebrating the Holidays with a classic Christmas tale. See you all tonight!

Published in: on December 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm  Comments (1)  
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A Christmas Carol fast approaches…

Published in: on November 21, 2009 at 4:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

//romeo&juliet/ is a Hit! On-stage and off. . .

So far //romeo&juliet/ has had an awesome opening night, an amazing review from Mal Vincent, and a quickly growing following on Facebook and Youtube! It is so exciting to hear from everyone who loves this show! Your feedback is what really keeps us going. So keep calling, keep Facebook messaging, and keep commenting on our Youtube videos, we love the feedback! And if you aren’t friends with Romeo and Juliet on Facebook, just ask, they love having new friends to chat with.
You can also check out our awesome balcony scene on Youtube!
If that’s not enough for one blog, here are some photos we snapped at opening night!
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. . . and don’t forget to check out our Facebook for more great photos!

Published in: on November 2, 2009 at 6:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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