Performing Arts

Four County Players bring an extra dose of wit and feist to The Taming of the Shrew, the Bard’s classic tale of love and resistance, on the Main Stage in Barboursville.
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ARTS Picks: The Taming of the Shrew at Four County Players

Enjoy the verbal sparring and spirited courtship of Katharina and Petruchio as Four County Players closes its 40th anniversary season with Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Comedy ensues when a determined suitor (Martyn Kyle) pursues a strong-willed and resistant maiden (a fiery Mendy St. Ours) and the couple engages in a battle of wills, […]

Charlottesville's only non-audition community theater company puts on crowdplease, Annie, starring children, adults, and a labradoodle played by Huckleberry Knox.

Theater for the people: The Black Box Players presents Annie

“‘Leapin’ lizards!’ You do not want to miss this show,” said MaryAnne Thorton, the director of The Black Box Players’ production of Annie, which will open tomorrow evening. Thorton has directed all of The Black Box Players’ shows since she founded the theater in 1986, and has also written scripts for several of its recent […]

Broadway comes to the John Paul Jones Arena for a one night performance of West Side Story, the classic New York musical spin on Romeo and Juliet. Publicity photo.

ARTS Picks: West Side Story

Never was there a tale of more woe than that of Maria and her Tony. Broadway’s West Side Story travels south to the John Paul Jones Arena for one night only. Revel in the Bernstein and Sondheim score, the knife fights, and the love story as the Jets and the Sharks spar on the streets […]