Performing Arts

Playwright, librettist, and screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical, among other Broadway works.

ARTS Pick: David Lindsay-Abaire

Learn about life as a working playwright, lyricist, librettist, and screenwriter in an interactive Q&A session with Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. Part of the UVA Drama Department’s Keenan Lecture Series, Lindsay-Abaire reflects on his 2011 Broadway play Good People, now in performance at Richmond’s Cadence Theatre Company, as well as his Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 […]

UVA Drama kicks of its theater season with the toe-tappin’ Broadway classic Crazy for You, starring  Brad Frazier (left) and Mike Long.

ARTS Pick: Crazy for You

Adapted for the stage by notable playwright Ken Ludwig, Crazy for You is set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, and takes place in the bustling 1930s. Robert Chapel directs the heartwarming tale as it follows the dreams of main character Bobby Child, a playboy and future banker with a musical soul, in a production […]

An eclectic night of dance from the Charlottesville Ballet graces the PVCC stage on Saturday.

ARTS Pick: Mainstage One

Charlottesville Ballet’s Mainstage One mixes classic and eclectic dance pieces “Grand Pas de Deux” from Don Quixote and the “Odalisques Pas de Trois” from Les Corsaire together with new choreography from guest R. Colby Damon of Philadelphia and co-director Sara Clayborne. The evening of dramatic physical expression also includes the premiere of new work from […]