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BREAKING BARRIERS, an arts event produced by Dance Matrix & Company (DMC) with support from the Fredericksburg Arts Commission, will bring together area dancers, singers and actors to raise awareness and funds for Hope House. Featured in the performance will be powerful works dealing with the themes of Homelessness, Strong Women and Surviving Adversity. The matinee performance will feature local Performing Artists; Dance Matrix & Company, poet Micki O’Hearn, Vocalist Michelle Ditzler,...

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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...


MAR 08

RTMS Presents Singin' in the Rain Jr. Rodney Thompson Middle School is happy to Present Singin' in the Rain Jr. Please come out on March 8th, 9th , or 10th at 7pm in the Mountain View High School Auditorium Pre-sale Tickets $5.00 - Students & Seniors $8.00 - General Admission Presale Tickets available online at At the Door Tickets $8.00 - Students & Seniors $10.00 - General Admission


MAR 13-05 MAY

Based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture Book by Marsha Norman Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray The Color Purple was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, and Quincy Jones. The world premiere of The Color Purple was produced by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Georgia. From Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller and Steven Spielberg’s ...


MAR 23-04 MAY

Steal Away Home

Venue: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $16
Mar 23, 2019 - May 04, 2019

Two young enslaved brothers make a daring escape from a South Carolina plantation. With the help of many good people, they make their way north on a danger-filled flight to freedom to join their freed father in Pennsylvania. The play brings new levels of perception of the people who lived in those anguished times…and indeed to those who live in ours. Based on the novel by Jane Kristof. Recommended age: 9+ Saturday Dates: March 23, 2019 April 6, 2019 * SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE April ...


MAR 30

The Arts & Cultural Council of the Rappahannock (RappArts for short) invites you to join us at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 30 for a fundraiser to support our Honoring the African American Experience in the Central Rappahannock River Region initiative. Dinner begins at 5:30, followed by the show at 7:30. After the show there will be a meet and gre...


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...

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...

The award-winning Stafford Players, Stafford High School’s drama students, will bring“Peter and the Starcatcher” to center stage on April 26 and 27 and May 2-4, 2019. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, “Peter and the Starcatcher” is the story of the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Molly, a starcatcher-in-training, faces off against the fearsome Black Stache in an enchanting adventure that reveals how a wayward orphan becomes “the boy who w...

KGHS Drama Club presents - Cinderella

Venue: King George High School
Cost: $10.00
May 01, 2019 - May 05, 2019

Rogers and Hammerstein's wonderful musical Cinderella magically comes to life on the stage. A true love story filled with magic and fun for the whole family. Show runs Wednesday May 1 through Saturday May 4th at 7 pm. All tickets are general admission for $10 (6 and under are free!) Dinner before the show begins at 5:30 for an additional $5.00. Dinner choices are BBQ sandwich beans slaw and a drink or 2 hot dogs chips and a drink for $5.00.