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Merrily Slide Growing up. There is nothing more certain. For Frank, Charlie, and Mary, their lives are all ahead of them—or rather, behind them—in this cleverly conceived musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Merrily We Roll Along masterfully reveals, in reverse, the relationships of three best friends and their successes in life, love, friendship, and all the little bumps along the way. With songs like the gorgeously heartbreaking “Not a Day Goes By,” the sassily uplifting, “Old Fri...

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NOV 15-25 NOV

It's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are...

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NOV 17-18 NOV

PAC Big Show

organized by: UMW Performing Arts Company
Nov 17, 2018 07:30 pm - Nov 18, 2018 02:00 pm

Join us for PAC’s fall Big Show on November 17th at 7:30pm or November 18th at 2pm! Tickets will be sold the week prior to the show in the UC and at the door. Tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door with Student ID, and $5 for the public. We’ve been working hard all semester to bring you an amazing show filled with contemporary, hip-hop, tap, jazz, musical theatre, modern, and more! We hope to see you there!

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NOV 23-02 DEC

Description: This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his despe...

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DEC 07

2019 Young Artist Competition

organized by: ArtsLIVE!
Dec 07, 2018 12:37 pm - 03:37 pm

ArtsLIVE! is accepting applications for our 2019 Young Artist Competition. Students of piano, voice and instruments can find the requirements and application for the competition at https://artsliveva.org/yac. Application deadline is December 7, 2018.

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DEC 07

Pops: Rick Steves' Symphonic Journey

organized by: UMW Philharmonic Orchestra
Dec 07, 2018 07:30 pm - 10:30 pm

America's most respected European travel authority will take us on a special journey through the beauty of Europe during the Christmas season. With video segments from exclusively for UMW's Holiday Pops, Rick Steves will guide us on a visually stunning and musically inspiring journey through his favorite countries. Mr. Steves has created a travel empire that includes more than 50 guide books, syndicated radio and newspaper columns, PBS shows, and a successful tour operation. Enjoy our audie...

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When literary reviewer Paul and his wife Nora invite a homeless man, Dwain, into their home for Christmas dinner, they don't expect to be so charmed by him – or that his journal will be the incredible literary masterpiece that it is. But can Dwain, whose art thrives in anonymity, be convinced to give up the only life he's known for such comforts as sleeping indoors?


Act-Along Christmas Carol

organized by: ArtsLIVE!
Dec 18, 2018 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Become an actor and enjoy this classic.  Everyone knows the story, so join the cast in this improvised holiday gift!


God of Carnage presented by UMW Theater

organized by: UMW Theater
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...


The Country Wife presented by UMW Theater

organized by: UMW Theater
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...