Performing Arts

Boys will be girls in Backwards Broadway, Four County Players’ musical revue with a twist on traditional casting.

ARTS Pick: Songs in the Cellar

For one weekend, Four County Players transforms its intimate 50-seat Black Box Theater into an upscale cabaret for Songs in the Cellar, a broad musical revue featuring an all-star local cast in gender-swapped roles. Imagine Little Orphan Annie as a boy with a hard knock life, or picture the infamous barber Sweeney Todd as a […]

Funnyman Skiba is doing his part to grow the local comedy scene. He returns to the Paramount for his ninth Charlottesville appearance on Friday.

ARTS Pick: United Nations of Comedy

Lots of funny things happen when the United Nations of Comedy brings its talent-filled lineup to a local stage—and most are courtesy of Funnyman Skiba. The Washington, D.C. comic has become a repeat player in the UN of C’s effort to promote diversity through the common ground of laughter. He returns along with the “Taiwanese […]

Amy Barrick and Michael Durland starred in This Is No Hello, one of 2013’s 24/7 offerings written overnight by Mendy St. Ours.

ARTS Pick: 24/7

Set the timer, choose your topic, write the script, select your cast (random drawing), rehearse, lights, action, and it’s show time. So goes the frenzied creative collective of 24/7, a wild theatrical ride that brings together a wide network of local talent in writing, directing, and acting to produce seven finished plays in 24 hours. […]