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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 at Riverside

Venue: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $14.00
Jan 17, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019

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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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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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 ...

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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...

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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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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...


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...


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...