Performing Arts

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ARTS Pick: The Secret Garden

In a world where over-the-top productions dominate entertainment, it’s nice to find a theater company that relies on talent and imagination. Such is the mission of the Missoula Children’s Theatre. The Montana-based troupe hosts a cast comprised entirely of children grades 1-12 who share all of the responsibilities of production; assistant directors, actors, and choreographers […]

“Hester Prynne” is on display in the exhibition “Shadowy People from a Shadowy Planet: The CLAW Silhouettes” at the Blue Moon Diner. Photo credit: Olon Pills

ARTS Pick: Hot Claw in the Summertime

When Charlottesville’s tough and determined ladies go head-to-head in battles of the bicep you get CLAW—the Charlottesville League of Lady Arm Wrestlers. Next up on the wrist warriors’ docket is Hot Claw in the Summertime. Borrowing from roller derby and the eccentricities of the pro wrestling world, CLAW events are defined not only by feats […]

Frank Ferrante plays the quick-witted, cigar-chomping comedian Groucho Marx in Heritage Theatre’s 
pre-season special. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: An Evening with Groucho

You know you have a calling when the son of a legendary American humorist hand-selects you to play his famous father. Such is the case for Frank Ferrante, who’s crafted a 30-year career around Arthur Marx’s play Groucho: A Life in Revue. Ferrante has rekindled the defining role in An Evening with Groucho, a new […]