Performing Arts

The Albemarle Players take on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless classic The Sound of Music. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Sound of Music

The Albemarle High School auditorium comes alive with The Sound of Music as dozens of teenage thespians bring the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to the stage for four performances. If last year’s live, television production of the show was one of your favorite things, you already know the play centers around Maria, a singing nun-in-training-turned-governess, who […]

Oratorio Society of Virginia Music Director Michael Slon conducts musicians during a
rehearsal of Candide. The Society and Ash Lawn Opera are collaborating on two performances of the operetta, which is based on a novella written by Voltaire in 1759 and adapted for
theater by Leonard Bernstein in the 1950s. Image: Chris Pecoraro

The meticulous collaboration to pull off Candide

Are you familiar with the Night-Blooming Cereus? It’s a flower, or, more properly, a flowering cactus that blooms only one night a year. That’s it. And if you’re not there, you won’t see it. Ash Lawn Opera and the Oratorio Society of Virginia’s production of Candide promises to be far more spectacular than flowering cacti, […]

The Der Vorführeffekt Theatre’s Three Kinds of Wildness is a lively, family friendly tale played out by bizarre, imaginative characters. Photo: publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Three Kinds of Wildness

An underground city exists within the deepest gold mine in the world, populated by an ice baron mayor, a dubious doctor, a woman who births animal parts, and other thrillingly nefarious characters. So sets the surreal scene for the Philidelphia-based Der Vorführeffekt Theatre’s new play Three Kinds of Wildness. Led by DIY diva Donna Oblongata, […]