Performing Arts

UVA alum and award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman penned The Sweetest Swing in Baseball. Starring Dana Colagiovanni (pictured), the comedic drama plays at the Helms Theatre through October 30. Photo: Michael Bailey

ARTS Pick: The Sweetest Swing in Baseball

An outlandish collision between baseball, fine art and mental illness takes the stage in UVA Drama’s production of The Sweetest Swing in Baseball. When painter Dana Fielding’s life implodes, she’s admitted to a psychiatric hospital for a brief respite and finds it’s not covered by her insurance. She attempts to outplay the health care system […]

The multiple art form musical extravaganza MarchFourth! parades through the Ix Art Park on Friday. Photo: Andrew Wyatt

ARTS Pick: MarchFourth!

In a world toppling with conformity, the internationally acclaimed performance troupe MarchFourth! makes its own rules. No less than 20 musicians, dancers and artisans combine jazz, salsa, hip-hop and rock to create a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, trailblazing musical spectacular. Enhancing the experience are the stilt walkers, hoopers and vaudeville dancers who successfully combine art forms for […]