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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...

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MAY 30-06 JUL

The Reluctant Dragon

Venue: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $16
May 30, 2019 - Jul 06, 2019

The Reluctant Dragon June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm $16.00 THE RELUCTANT DRAGON (May 30 – July 6) – A boy who “reads too much” encounters a dragon that would rather write poetry than breathe fire. Their secret friendship flourishes until the celebrated dragon slayer St. George visits the town. This adaptation of Grahame’s classic tale is rich with harmony and musical whimsy. Recommended age: 5+ Saturday, June 1 Saturday, June 8 *** SENSORY FRIENDLY SHOW Saturday, June 22 Saturday, July ...

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JUN 01

Lion King Jr presented by Talents FXBG Homeschool Theatrical Arts

Venue: Freedom Middle School
Cost: $3 – 17
Jun 01, 2019 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

The Lion King JR. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. Freedom Middle School 7315 Smith Station Road Fredericksburg, VA 22407 7032175749 www.talentsfxbg.com/shows talentsfxbg@gmail.com

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JUN 02

Lion King Jr presented by Talents FXBG Homeschool Theatrical Arts

Venue: Freedom Middle School
Cost: $3 – 17
Jun 02, 2019 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

The Lion King JR. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. Freedom Middle School 7315 Smith Station Road Fredericksburg, VA 22407 7032175749 www.talentsfxbg.com/shows talentsfxbg@gmail.com

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JUN 02

Lion King Jr presented by Talents FXBG Homeschool Theatrical Arts

Venue: Freedom Middle School
Cost: $3 – 17
Jun 02, 2019 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

The Lion King JR. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. Freedom Middle School 7315 Smith Station Road Fredericksburg, VA 22407 7032175749 www.talentsfxbg.com/shows talentsfxbg@gmail.com

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JUL 24-15 SEP

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific

Venue: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $50 – 69
Jul 24, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019

Music by Richard Rodgers Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Tales of the South Pacific” by James Michener Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy comman...

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Book by Patrick A’Hearn and Sherri L. Edelen Back by popular demand and updated for 2019! Experience the excitement, memories, and joy of Christmas as our spectacular cast of singers and dancers present the heart and essence of the holiday season in this pageant of your favorite songs and music. Escape the hustle and stress and rekindle your Christmas spirit at Riverside Center with this glittering celebration of everything that makes this “the most wonderful time of the year”! Singl...


A Big Broadway Blockbuster

Venue: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $50 – 69
Jan 11, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020

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Bright Star

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

Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin Inspired by a real event and featuring the bluegrass-tinged Grammy-nominated Steven Martin and Edie Brickell score, Broadway’s Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journe...