Performing Arts

This year’s Holiday Burlesque stars Deanna Danger and a wide-ranging cast of comedians and dancers in a tantalizing seasonal event. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Holiday Burlesque

While the holiday season doesn’t necessarily conjure visions of scantily clad women doing the bump ‘n’ grind, Deanna Danger and her crew of vaudevillian and burlesque performers see no harm in weaving some risqué into your merry making. Performer, producer and instructor, Danger leads the second annual Holiday Burlesque—her personally crafted erotic comedy and dance […]

Miller Murray Susen (left) brings a lifetime of theater experience to her stage adaptation of
Little Women, which is also her directorial debut. Photo: Martyn Kyle.

New direction: Miller Murray Susen puts on the bossy pants

Less than a week before opening night, Miller Murray Susen, the director and author of Four County Players’ holiday adaptation of Little Women, has one priority: to keep things calm. “I’ve never directed a full-length play and been in charge of adding in all the tech stuff,” said Susen. “I seriously don’t have a great […]

Scandal and secrecy tear apart a small Missouri town in UVA Drama’s production of The Rimers of Eldritch starring Laura  Elliott (left) and Patsy Johnson. Photo: Michael Bailey.

ARTS Pick: The Rimers of Eldritch

Venture into the American Midwest as UVA Drama presents The Rimers of Eldritch. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson peels back the motives behind a Missouri murder and assault, uncovering the murky morality of a small town in 1966. Director Doug Grissom’s production takes a haunting look into the Bible Belt during one of the most […]