Virginia Musical Theatre – 2023/24 Season
Virginia Musical Theatre has quite the upcoming season! Family favorites, music the entire family knows, and memorable performances are on the schedule:
Disney’s The Little Mermaid – Purchase Tickets Here
Dates: Friday – Sunday, October 6, 7, 8, 2023
Ticket prices: $25, $60, $70, $75
Description: In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”
The Secret Garden – Purchase Tickets Here
Dates: Friday – Sunday, December 1, 2 & 3, 2023
Ticket Prices: $25, $60, $70, $75
Description: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and composer Lucy Simon. When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Since her aunt Lily’s death, Mary’s uncle has pushed away his surviving loved ones, leaving his bedridden son, Colin, alone. Sickly Colin, hidden away in the depths of the manner, bears the guilt of his mother’s death on his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shut and overgrown with vines, she is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that “one small girl” can have when she “wants things to grow”. Winner of 4 TONY Awards.
EVITA – Purchase Tickets Here
Dates: Friday – Sunday, February 23, 24, & 25, 2024
Ticket Prices: $25, $60, $70, $75
Description: Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, follows Eva on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to the wife of military leader-turned-president, Juan Peron. Evita became the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33. The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator, Che. Well-known numbers from this musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus, What a Show” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.” Winner of 3 TONY Awards, including Best Musical.
Jersey Boys – Purchase Tickets Here
Dates: Friday – Sunday, May 3, 4 & 5, 2024
Tickets: $25, $60, $70, $75
Description: Jersey Boys is the inspiring rags-to-riches tale of the hit musical group The Four Seasons. When Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi met, they were just four New Jersey teens singing together under streetlamps, scraping for gigs and money in their working-class neighborhood. As the quartet rises to international stardom, they celebrate the highs and endure the lows that come hand-in-hand with fame. Each member of the group takes a turn narrating events, illustrating how a ragtag group of guys from New Jersey—and their decades-long friendships—became music history. Jersey Boys is a smash hit that showcases The Four Seasons most iconic hits and reveals the inspiring tale behind the music. Winner of 4 TONY Awards, including Best Musical!