Performing Arts

Rock, folk, Latin and Broadway-style tunes combine to give the musical Wings a joyful lift at two locations this weekend. Photo: Courtesy of Theatrix

ARTS Pick: Wings

Taking a musical approach to Earth Day, Peter Ryan’s Wings is a quirky, offbeat lesson on interdependence and survival. Loosely based on Aristophanes’ The Birds, the play follows two men who find refuge in a mythical bird paradise, but soon learn they cannot shake their earthbound problems. Ryan says there’s something for everyone in the […]

See the Bard's great military history play, The Life of King Henry the Fifth, onstage at the American Shakespeare Center through June 10. Photo: Michael Bailey

ARTS Pick: The Life of King Henry the Fifth

Witness the high drama, savagery and heroism surrounding the Battle of Agincourt in The Life of King Henry the Fifth, skillfully staged by the American Shakespeare Center. Explore the multiple sides of King Henry V’s passionate personality in the last of the Bard’s historic plays. Through 6/10. $29-54, 7:30pm. Blackfriars Playhouse, 10 S. Market St., Staunton. […]

Charlottesville Ballet's rendition of the Brother's Grimm tale Snow White, is sure to keep you on your toes. Photo: Thomas Giroir

ARTS Pick: Snow White

Taking a lighter approach to the Brothers Grimm’s telling of Snow White, Charlottesville Ballet tiptoes around the tale of a girl stalked by a murderous psychopath to present a forest fantasy made up of friendly animals and merrymaking dwarfs. The massive cast includes 60 local dance students in addition to 20 professional company members, and […]