July 30th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

This Wednesday through Saturday, July 31-August 3, Henrico Teen Theatre Co. will be performing Snow White at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Admission is free! Shows are at 10am and 2pm each day. Call for reservations: 501-5859.

    All ages. This fresh and funny adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale by Barbara Lennon will make you laugh out loud! The Tale of Snow White, using a fun frame story of a contemporary mom reading to her bickering children, is loaded with bright new faces and comedic twists! Great fun for the whole family!

2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

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April 29th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

the tempest

This Wednesday 5/1 on Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn, Richmond Shakespeare will be performing The Tempest at 7pm. The performance is free.

“A reprise of the critically-acclaimed production of The Tempest, performed on the beautiful grounds of Maymont. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics and enjoy James Alexander Bond’s wonderful cast as they present one of the Bard’s best loved works: a story of magic, power, and redemption.”

Rain date May 2.

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July 23rd, 2012 by RichmondBargains

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This week you have the opportunity to catch TWO different groups performing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, both FREE!

Youth performing arts school SPARC SummerStarz ensemble will be performing the musical at a number of venues around town this week. (Trivia: SPARC alum superstar Jason Mraz played the title role in the original production in 1992)

Performance Tour Schedule
All performances are FREE and open to the public. If you have a large group (10 or more) we suggest you call the location to reserve your seats. (I’d suggest calling to check on ticket procedures even if you’re not in a group)

Monday, July 23
11:00 a.m. – Swift Creek Mill Theatre (Colonial Heights)
7:00 p.m. – Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center

Tuesday, July 24
11:00 a.m. – Camp Hilbert (Goochland) 7:00 p.m. – Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center (McGuire Hospital)

Wednesday, July 25
3:00 p.m. – Henrico Theater
7:00 p.m. – Henrico Theater

Thursday, July 26
11:00 a.m. – Children’s Museum of Richmond
2:00 p.m. – The Virginia Home

Friday, July 27
11:00 a.m. – Dogwood Dell, Ha’Penny Stage

And the 2012 Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts will wrap up with Joseph on the main stage at 8:30 p.m. on July 27-29 and August 3-4!

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June 28th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular is coming to Washington DC’s Verizon Center July 19-22, 2012. It sounds like a stupendous show, and you can enter to win 4 tickets to the Saturday morning performance!

Firebreathing Dragons Soar Through Arena Skies at Verizon Center July 19-22!

This summer, audiences across North America will experience the magic of firebreathing dragons that soar through arena skies in DREAMWORKS’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR. The tour will be produced by RZO Dragon Productions to deliver 23 dragons, some with wingspans of up to 46 feet, Viking warriors and world-class circus artists and acrobats, to perform against a state-of-the-art, wall-to-floor immersive projection measuring more than 20,000 square feet. The show comes to the North America on the heels of smash hit run in Australia & New Zealand.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR will play at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. July 19-22. Regular Ticket prices range from a low of $29.50 to a high of $69.50 (excluding fees). A limited number of premium seats and special VIP ticket experiences and family packages are also available. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets, for showtimes and much more. There are three amazing VIP packages as well. CLICK HERE for details on how to meet the dragons as well as other VIP opportunities!

SPECIAL OFFER….SAVE 25% on weekday performances (including Friday nights) by entering the code MOM in the promo box which says “MOMMY BLOG” Get great seats for a big discount!

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR was created by DreamWorks Animation, producers of the Academy Award®-nominated film, How to Train Your Dragon, and Global Creatures, the masterminds behind the international phenomenon “Walking with Dinosaurs,” the #1 grossing world tour of 2010. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR’s worldwide tour is exclusively promoted by S2BN Entertainment and delivers some of the most ambitious theatrical technology to ever tour the arena.

The live production rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and heartfelt laughter into an original captivating story set in the mythical world of Vikings and wild dragons. Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, it centers on Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view. The story presents a vision so grand in scale that only DreamWorks Animation and Global Creatures could bring How to Train Your Dragon to life in front of a live audience.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR breaks every rule of theatrical entertainment to fully immerse audiences into the show in ways that have not been attempted before. Barely contained within the arena, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR utilizes the full venue, maximizing every dimension of the performance space to transport audiences into a mythical world of fire-breathing dragons who soar overhead at great speeds. The state-of-the-art animatronic technology and large-scale cinematic projections interact seamlessly with the live actors, who bring DreamWorks Animation’s heart-warming story to life through theatrical storytelling, martial arts and acrobatics. It’s not to be missed!

Check out a video of the show by CLICKING HERE

Ready to see it for yourself? One reader will win 4 tickets to the 11am performance on Saturday, July 21, to be picked up at will-call on the day of the show. (Knowing that it’s tough to make the trip to DC on a weeknight, the show was nice enough to give me Saturday tickets to give away.)

To enter, just leave a comment at the end of this post about whether you’ve seen the movie, read the books, or neither, and just want to check it out!

Contest ends Tuesday, July 3 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen by Random.org, notified via email, and have 48 hours to respond.

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June 28th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

firehouse theatre new american plays

Firehouse Theatre is hosting the Festival of New American Plays tonight through Sunday nights. Two plays have been chosen for staged readings and the winner will be voted on by audience members who see both.

Tickets are $5 for one and $8 to see both. Descriptions and schedule:

    Nureyev’s Eyes
    by David Rush
    Directed by Kerrigan Sullivan
    During the l970’s the American painter Jamie Wyeth (son of Andrew) created a series of works about the dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Nureyev’s Eyes imagines what their encounters may have been like, how their relationship evolved, and how they changed each other. When Wyeth meets Nureyev at a party and decides to paint him, he first has to overcome the dancer’s reluctance, and then has to deal with Nureyev’s explosive personality.
    Featuring Matt Bloch and Dean Knight. Narrated by Sarah Legere.
    Thursday, June 28th at 7:30pm
    Saturday, June 30th at 7:30pm

    Memories of Lost Time
    by Jeffrey Wolf
    Directed by Deejay Gray
    Memories of Lost Time takes place during a man’s last night in prison after he is proven innocent and is going to be released. The play explores whether a person can ever come back from living in prison and what it means when a person thought guilty of murder is suddenly innocent.
    Featuring Axle Burtness, Augustin J. Correro, Marquis Hazelwood, Katrinah Lewis, and Iman Shabazz. Narrated by Sarah Legere.
    Friday, June 29th at 7:30pm
    Sunday, July 1st at 7:30pm

To reserve your ticket(s), email: boxoffice@firehousetheatre.org

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November 19th, 2011 by RichmondBargains

firehosue theatre

Catch Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them at the Firehouse Theatre Project and you can choose your price when you purchase tickets at the door. Offer valid for Sunday performances at 4pm on November 20 and 27 and December 4.

Christopher Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father’s hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Why does her mother enjoy going to the theater so much? Does she seek mental escape, or is she insane? Homing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange, and red alerts.

1609 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
(804) 355-2001

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October 20th, 2011 by RichmondBargains


If you enjoy attending cultural performances in Richmond, make sure you sign up with Culture Works as a Cultural Shareholder (free) to receive the email newsletter of discounts to local events each weekend.

Last weekend’s edition included instructions for “Buy one, get one free” or half off last-minute tickets for the Richmond Symphony Masterworks, Merchant of Venice at Henley Street Theatre, Life Is A Cabaret at Richmond Center Stage, Suddenly Last Summer at Richmond Triangle Players, Vishten Celtic Music Trio at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, and Kimberly Akimbo at Cadence Theatre Company.

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July 26th, 2010 by Alison

Richmond plays host to a convergence of free dramatic performances this week:

willy wonka junior sparc

SPARC performs Willy Wonka Jr (PDF) – The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community presents Willy Wonka, Jr.! This one-act musical version, based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, explores the timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. Bring the entire family to this fun presentation by SPARC’s Summerstarz, a professional training program for young actors ages 10-16! Open to the public. For more information, call 804.353.3393

Monday, July 26 – 7:00 pm, Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center
Tuesday, July 27 – 11:00 am, Camp Hilbert (Goochland)
Wednesday, July 28 – 11:00 am, Children’s Museum of Richmond
Thursday, July 29 – 11:00 am & 2:00 pm, Henrico Theater (call 501-5138 for reservations)
Friday, July 30 – 11:00 am, Dogwood Dell/Ha’Penny Stage

The Bremen Town Musicians – The Henrico Teen Theatre Company is excited to present The Bremen Town Musicians, a one-act fairy tale by Claudia Haas. Four woebegone animals find friendship, foil a gang of robbers, and live happily ever after in this interactive romp! Fun for the entire family! Directed by Jenny Fralin. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 501-5859

July 28, 29, 30, & 31 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Pippin (PDF) – A musical, part of Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts in Byrd Park

Friday July 30 8:30pm
Saturday July 31 8:30pm
Sunday August 1 8:30pm
Friday August 6 8:30pm
Saturday August 7 8:30pm

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