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Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman Book by Harvey Fierstein Based on the play, La Cage aux Folles by Jean Poiret Jerry Herman's musical, based on the French play of the same name, is the story of a flamboyant gay couple who must pretend to be straight for one night — with one of the men in drag — to dupe the conservative political family of their son's fiancee. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. All authorized performance materials are a...

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JAN 17-28 FEB

Winnie-the-Pooh, the famous bear of very little brain, is singing happily when the terrible trouble begins! Eeyore has lost his tail. Rabbit is worried about the arrival of Kanga and Roo – with a bathtub and soap. Pooh and Piglet try to catch a Heffalump. Owl and Christopher Robin join in the adventures. The beloved inhabitants of the hundred-acre wood come to life in this musical adaptation, sure to please Pooh fans of all ages.Performances: Selected Tues. & Thurs. Matinees 10:30am: Sh...

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JAN 25

"Between the Cracks"

Venue: Lee Hall, Room 411, University of Mary Washington
Cost: Free
Jan 25, 2019 07:00 pm - 07:00 pm

A play about the dangers of human trafficking written by Derek Brown, directed by Fred Franklin, and performed by The Rude Mechanicals of Fredericksburg, in partnership with ArtsLIVE!

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FEB 14-24 FEB

God of Carnage presented by UMW Theater

Venue: Klein Theatre
Feb 14, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

Two children from upper middle-class Brooklyn families get into a schoolyard tussle and their parents meet one evening to discuss the incident. While the evening begins with polite pleasantries and careful chit chat, it veers suddenly off course in a rum-fueled fishtail of epic proportions as the adults, themselves, devolve into bickering children. Yasmina Reza hilariously and savagely strips her characters down to their cores, giving them the green light to drop the niceties and take off the...

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APR 11-20 APR

The Country Wife presented by UMW Theater

Venue: Klein Theatre
Apr 11, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019

Infamous schemer and lascivious playboy Harry Horner seems no longer a threat to the marriages of London as word of his impotence spreads throughout society. Having instigated the rumor himself, however, Horner mischievously embarks on a plan to seduce the wives and daughters of the city’s most influential businessmen knowing full well that nary a man in London would suspect his ribald intentions. When the sweet, innocent, and honest Margery Pinchwife becomes smitten with him, Horner’s charad...

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APR 12-20 APR

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local soci...

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The Pirates of Penzance

Venue: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $50 – 69
May 22, 2019 - Jul 07, 2019

or the Rascals of the Rappahannock

The Pirates of Penzance with a delightful twist! Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta is as appealing today as it was over a century ago. But instead of the rocky coast of Cornwall, we are in late eighteenth century Virginia, when King George III ruled the colony. The famous soft-hearted pirates (lately of Penzance) are endeavoring to plunder with aplomb along the banks of the famous Rappahannock River. Meanwhile, the blundering Redcoats o...


Bright Star

Venue: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $50 – 69
May 10, 2020

Music, Book & Story bySteve Martin

Inspired by a real...