Performing Arts

Carolyn Demanelis takes the audience through life’s ups and downs in Our Town. Photo: Michael Bailey

ARTS Pick: Our Town

With a sly twist on casting, director Robert Chapel makes the most of Our Town’s minimalist appeal by putting UVA drama grad student Carolyn Demanelis in the lead role of stage manager (played notably by Paul Newman on Broadway). Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play pulls back the curtain on the citizens of a close-knit, idyllic […]

Jackie Monahan appears with the fifth annual United Nations of Comedy Tour, one of the area’s most anticipated showcase of comedians. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: United Nations of Comedy Tour

Back by popular demand, the United Nations of Comedy Tour once again boasts a rising star lineup of talented comedians. Aaron Berg, Jordan Rock (Chris’ brother), Jackie Monahan, Funnyman Skiba and Brendan Eyre dole out sidesplitters from the stage at what’s become an annual local highlight. Saturday 11/14. $34.50-45, 8pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main […]

Jessica Petrus joins Three Notch’d Road for a classical tribute to both sides of the Atlantic. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Bach Comes to America: Virginia’s Baroque Heritage

The namesake of a colonial route that once spanned much of Central Virginia, Three Notch’d Road: The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble was founded in 2011 by local period instrumentalists. The group performs Bach Comes to America: Virginia’s Baroque Heritage featuring guest artists Jessica Petrus (soprano) and Peter Walker (bagpiper and bassist) as part of the Music […]