Vida Vibrante at LTN

January 01, 1970

🎉 Join Us for Vida Vibrante: Celebrating Hispanic and Latine Culture in the Arts! 🎨🎶

📅 Mark your calendars for September 14-15, 2024, as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Little Theatre of Norfolk! This two-day event will be a vibrant celebration of Hispanic and Latine culture, featuring dance, music, performances, visual arts, and delicious cuisine.
Calling All Performers and Artists!  
We are looking for talented:
Dance groups
Musicians
Singers
Theatrical performers
Visual artists
More!
If you are passionate about sharing the rich cultural heritage of the Hispanic and Latine communities, we want to hear from you! This is your chance to showcase your talent on a community stage and be a part of something truly special.

Virginia Stage Company Announces Summer Movie Nights at the Theatre

January 01, 1970

[Norfolk, VA] – Virginia Stage Company is thrilled to announce Summer Movie Nights at the Theatre.  Before the start of Season 46, Virginia Stage Company will screen four movies over a couple weeks in August.  The schedule is as follows: Wednesday, August 7th, Saturday, August 10th, Wednesday, August 14th and Saturday, August 17th at the Wells Theatre.  Wednesday evening screenings begin at 7:30pm with doors opening at 7pm and Saturday screenings will begin at 2:30pm with doors opening at 2pm.

Kicking off the series is the 1985 beloved dark comedy Clue. Six blackmail victims find themselves summoned to a secluded mansion by a mysterious host. Each harbors a dark secret, a target for a sinister plot. Upon arrival, they’re each assigned a chilling alias, a taste of the deadly game to come… But the night takes a horrifying turn when the blackmailer is found murdered.  Can the remaining guests uncover the killer before they all become victims themselves? Enjoy popcorn, a specialty cocktail, and a uniquely live ‘whodunnit’ mystery experience to elicit an air of intrigue alongside your movie-viewing experience! Come dressed in your best ‘plum, scarlet, or peacock’ colors and get photographed for your own ‘Clue’ Playing Card!

Next screening will be on Saturday, August 10th as Disney’s Encanto Sing-Along.  Hidden in Colombia’s mountains lies a charmed place called the Encanto, home to the extraordinary Madrigal family. Every child is blessed with a unique magical gift – except Mirabel. But when the Encanto’s magic flickers, Mirabel might just be the family’s last hope. Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character and sing along to its’ mega-hits including “The Family Madrigal,” “What Else Can I Do?” “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and more!  Enjoy treats, drinks, music, and a beautiful photoshoot with members of the Family Madrigal.

The following Wednesday, August 14th, wear pink as we will be screening Tina Fey’s 2004 Mean Girls. A cautionary tale about being ‘mean for meanness sake’ and a love letter to teens with the courage to love themselves…join the most fabulous group of movie & theatre viewers as we walk down memory lane. Enjoy one of the cutest cocktails you have ever seen, and come with your best pink regalia! Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly-knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed “the Plastics,” but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.

The movie series ends on Saturday, August 17th with the 1992 comedy Death Becomes Her. Scorned and heartbroken, a novelist (Goldie Hawn)  seeks revenge after losing her man (Bruce Willis) to a rival (Meryl Streep). Years later, she returns with a shocking secret that could grant eternal youth…but at a deadly cost. Enjoy a matinee screening to usher in your weekend festivities among your favorite comedy, camp, and spooky fantasy movie lovers! Drinks, popcorn, snacks, and a special cocktail sure to keep you ‘young and beautiful forever’ (some restrictions may apply). Make the Wells your pre-weekend destination with this funny film!

TICKETS

Tickets are $10 each or a 4-pack can be purchased together for $35.  $5 tickets are also available for Season 46 subscribers.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (757) 627-1234 Monday through Friday from 10am – 3pm or visiting https://www.vastage.org

Virginia Stage Company is Southeastern Virginia’s leading theatre destination, serving an audience of over 25,000 annually, both at the Wells Theatre and throughout the community. Virginia Stage Company’s mission is “to make memories together, building community through the extraordinary power of sharing a story.”

Exclusive Discount Offer: Frankenstein

January 01, 1970

Special offer from  CORE Theatre Ensemble and Wisdom Heart Theater! Get $5 off FRANKENSTEIN tickets with proof of ticket purchase to Little One! Contact our box office to redeem!

ABOUT CORE THEATER’S FRANKENSTEIN

based on the novel by Mary Shelley
stage adaptation by Castillo and Ertugrul

What makes a man monstrous and a monster human? A tale of playing god and identity lost, Core Theatre Ensemble’s adaptation of the literary classic Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is resurrected at the Zeiders American Dream Theater this June.

One of the first literary works in the sci-fi/horror genre, the story presents a frightening premise even in modern times. After discovering the secrets of animating human remains, Victor Frankenstein assembles body parts to create a living monster. Follow Creation vs. Creator down a path of destruction fueled by hate and revenge as they search for morality and purpose in the world. The eventual confrontation leaves a wake of death and ultimately reduces both to ruins. Join Core Theatre for this unique, high-energy, and beautiful production.

ABOUT WISDOM HEART THEATER

When 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family, 6-year-old Aaron’s childhood is disrupted by his new sister whose behavior reveals unsettling insights into her unknown past. Told from his perspective as an adult, “Little One” is the story of Aaron’s fractured childhood, his strange sister, and her fixation with their neighbor and his mail-order bride. Wryly humorous yet ultimately haunting, “Little One” is a gripping 60-minute psychological thriller that asks: How much strain can love withstand?

 

CORE Theatre Ensemble Performs New Adaptation of “Frankenstein”.

January 01, 1970

What makes a man monstrous and a monster human? A tale of playing god and identity lost, Core Theatre Ensemble’s adaptation of the literary classic Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is resurrected at the Zeiders American Dream Theater this June.

One of the first literary works in the sci-fi/horror genre, the story presents a frightening premise even in modern times. After discovering the secrets of animating human remains, Victor Frankenstein assembles body parts to create a living monster. Follow Creation vs. Creator down a path of destruction fueled by hate and revenge as they search for morality and purpose in the world. The eventual confrontation leaves a wake of death and ultimately reduces both to ruins. Join Core Theatre for this unique, high-energy, and beautiful production.

About Core:

Core is an international touring independent theater company that has been creating since 2006. Totaling over 70 productions in 5 countries, CTE is headed by Emel Ertugrul and Edwin Castillo with artistic associates Laura Agudelo and Nancy Dickerson. Most recently they world premiered The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Zeiders, VB, which will make its international premiere at 24th Tarptautinis Teatrų Forumas in Vilnius, Lithuania in May.

They work with a philosophy and focus on the performer as the individual and within the ensemble. Their works gravitate towards the group event and the creation process highlights working towards the common goal of performance and presentation. Theatrical collaborations and coproductions include Centro di Creazione Teatrale-Italy, A. Pulka Physical Theater-Lithuania, University of Vilnius-Lithuania, Old Dominion University, Warehouse of Theater, Virginia Stage Company, Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Limbic System, and Alchemy NFK. CTE’s mission is to create innovative, compelling work that is challenging to the actors involved and engaging to the audiences who watch. We seek to make great theater and have great people see it.

June 27, 2024 to June 29, 2024

Performances 8:00pm & 3:00pm Saturday

Tickets on sale now at https://thez.org/event/frankenstein/

The Z Theatre Announces 2024 Summer Camp Programs for Young Performers

January 01, 1970

Virginia Beach – The Zeiders American Dream Theatre is thrilled to announce the launch of its much-anticipated 2024 Summer Camp Programs, designed to inspire and nurture the next generation of young performers. 2 camps will be presented with UPAC (Underground Performing Arts Collective) and Plan B Comedy.

This year’s programs promise a dynamic blend of creativity, skill-building, and fun, catering to children and teens with a passion for the performing arts.

July 8th-19th launches the Creative Expressions Performing Arts Camp, the ultimate summer experience for arts-enthusiasts in 3rd to 8th grade to explore their talents in music, dance, and drama, and collaborate to develop an original performance.

From vocal exercises and choreography combinations to improvisation, acting games, and team-building exercises, every day will be filled with excitement and discovery.

Campers will work to develop an original student-created production titled “Our Voice Matters”, on The Z Main Stage, Saturday, July 20th, at 11:00 am and 2:30 pm.

The Kids Comedy Camp will launch August 5-9. Campers will learn the basics of improv comedy and stage presence through group exercises and games. The week-long camp will culminate in a group performance. The class is led by Jason Kypros, a founding member of The Z’s resident comedy company Plan B Comedy.

Registration for The Z Summer Camp is now open, with limited spots available. For more information and to register, please visit www.thez.org/summercamp or contact The Z Theatre Company at 757-499-0317.

Little Theatre of Norfolk Brings “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” Back to Stage

January 01, 1970

Little Theatre of Norfolk is excited to complete its 98th continuously operating season by welcoming back the Tony Award Winning, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder to it’s stage. This performance, originally scheduled for the 2020 Spring Season, was postponed during COVID after just a few weeks of rehearsal, and finally makes it’s return  to the LTN stage!

“I’m so glad to see this incredible production made its way back into the season after a few year’s hiatus,” said Jessi DiPette, an original cast member from the 2020 performance who has returned to complete the show. “We are so lucky to have some of the original team and cast back finally bringing this to life!”

Alicia Wolters returns to the helm as director once again, bringing a fresh take to the script.

“I was immediately taken with the show, which pays homage to Gilbert and Sullivan with a hint of lyrical wizardry that is reminiscent of the late great Steven Sondheim, and highlights many of the things that I love about musical theatre. Witty and charming, with an energetic score, and character work that challenges the most seasoned actors, I was very excited to start the process,” says director Alicia Wolters. “My favorite thing about theatre is that it is a collaborative art, each and every person that touches the piece brings something indelible. I hope you see and hear that collaboration and the good humor that has imbued this entire process”

Wolters’ past experience includes stage and event management for Princess Cruise and Tours, Nevada Opera and Walt Disney Entertainment, to name a few.

This irreverent musical satire premiered in 2013, with music by Steven Lutvak, lyrics by Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, and book by Freedman. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder skewers topics surrounding classism, sexism, and colonialism, directed by Alicia Wolters and choreographed by Amy Harbin. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opens May 31st and runs through June 23rd.

On the night of his mother’s funeral, middle-class Englishman Monty Navarro learns he’s an aristocrat—if he can only find a way to prevent the eight earls preceding him from inheriting the earldom, first! Buoyed along by love for two different women, the stunning and self-centered Sibella and the pious and witty Phoebe, Monty takes on his mission. As for the D’Ysquith family? One actor plays each ill-fated member, from the flamboyant country squire to the terrible actress to the aging war hero. In the witty and ceaselessly entertaining A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the audience is treated to Edwardian style, classic farce, and stunning operatic singing.

As we conclude our 98th Season, Little Theatre of Norfolk continues the mission to entertain, educate, and deepen collaborations with the community. We look forward to sharing this uproarious comedy with the Hampton Roads Community.

WHEN: DATES & TIMES:

● Friday, May 31st, 2024 at 8pm
● Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at 8pm
● Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 at 2:30pm
● Friday, June 7th, 2024 at 8pm
● Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at 8pm
● Sunday, June 9th, 2024 at 2:30pm
● Friday, June 14th, 2024 at 8pm
● Saturday, June 15th, 2024 at 8pm
● Sunday, June 16th, 2024 at 2:30pm
● Friday, June 21st, 2024 at 8pm
● Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 at 8pm
● Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 at 2:30pm

WHERE: Little Theatre of Norfolk, 801 Claremont Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507
HOW: Purchase tickets online: https://ltnonline.org/tickets/
Tickets: $18 Pre-sale, $20 At-The-Door
Group Discounts Available
Box Office: 757-627-8551, [email protected]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was produced on Hartford Stage in October 2016 by
the Hartford Stage in association with the Old Globe Theatre. It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

About Little Theatre of Norfolk
Little Theatre of Norfolk is a volunteer-led, non-profit community theatre, continually operating since 1926. It is located at 801 Claremont Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of Norfolk. Free parking is available in the lots behind the building and across the street. Information about upcoming performances, auditions, workshops, and volunteer opportunities can be found at www.ltnonline.org.