Performing Arts Series 2017-2018
Announcing Our New Season ~ Enjoy the Shows!
The Hunts Friday, January 19, 2018 • 7:00 pm – WATCH VIDEO PROMO BUY TICKETS With a harmony-laced take on alt-folk that’s both breathtaking and sweetly ethereal, The Hunts are a Chesapeake, Virginia-based band made up of seven brothers and sisters who’ve been playing music together almost their entire lives. Ranging from ages 16 to 24, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as little kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community. After widening their following and playing at theaters and festivals around the country—and teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums—The Hunts started experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that reveal their sophisticated sense of melody and undeniably dreamy innocence. The Hunts’ debut EP for Cherrytree Records/Interscope, Life Was Simple features lead single “Make This Leap,” a lilting piece of indie-folk built on layered harmonies, intricately textured acoustic instrumentation, and lyrics that gracefully shift from melancholy to triumphant. With Josh and Jenni taking turns as lead vocalist, The Hunts sustain that dynamic throughout Life Was Simple, often turning their shared memories into songs that capture heartache and wonder with a wide-eyed but wistful elegance. “Growing up the way we did, we had to learn to make do with what we had, so the stories from that time are incredibly special to us,” says Jessi, who explains that all seven members of The Hunts write each song together. “A lot of the time we write about what we remember from being young—the things we went through that have drawn us together and stuck in our hearts and really made us who we are.” Raised in “a little tiny house but with lots of land,” each of The Hunts learned to play violin as students in the music school run by their mother (a classically trained violinist) and picked up guitar with the help of their father (an arborist who taught himself to play by ear). “Our mom and dad played together as a duo for...Read More
John Denver Tribute Artist, Ted Vigil – Watch Video Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 • 7 pm BUY TICKETS Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist. He was born in Seattle and raised in the Olympia area. He has been performing from the age of ten throughout school in concert, symphonic and jazz bands developing his talents as a drummer and singer. In 2006 he went on to Laughlin, NV to compete in the Talent Quest 2006 involving 28 states, New Zealand, Australia and Canada taking first place. He then went on to win Komo TV 4’s NW Afternoon Celebrity Look Alike contest. Ted now performs nationwide for all kinds of venues and events. He has wowed the crowd selling out theatres in Pennsylvania and Kansas and has played twice now for John Denvers own “Windstar Foundation” in Aspen, CO. Ted cruised the Caribbean with Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne on a “Travelin’ Inc. country cruise hosted by Great American Countrys’ own Storme Warren. Last year Ted was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association. Ted also performed with Steve Wiesberg, John Denvers lead guitar player from the 70’s who is quoted as saying “Apparently the audience thinks they all look and sound like John. I don’t see it. I see it with Ted. A very strong physical resemblance… Uncanny!” (King 5 Eve News Magazine clip) The most heard comments after a show are “I can’t believe how much he looks and sounds like John Denver! It really took us back!” Want to know more about Ted Vigil? Check out his website...Read More
Huck & Tom and The Mighty Mississippi River Saturday, March 17, 2018 • 2 pm TICKETS AVAIL NOV. 1 Virginia Rep Touring Theatre Troupe brings to life the story of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Huck and Tom and the Mighty Mississippi introduces the audience to the characters, setting, humor and humanity of Mark Twain’s most famous novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Selected scenes from the novels form the basis of our musical play and introduce us to some of the most legendary adventures and characters in all of American literature. Join Huck, Tom, Jim, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly and all the residents and rapscallions of Hannibal, Missouri as they explore the majestic river that defined their lives, tested their souls, and carried their spirit into the heart of America. About Virginia Repertory Theatre Virginia Repertory Theatre is the regional professional theatre in Richmond, Virginia. With a budget of $5 million, four distinct venues, an educational touring arm, and an annual audience over 530,000, Virginia Rep is one of the largest performing arts organizations in Central Virginia. Virginia Rep stages four seasons annually: the Signature Season at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, Theatre Gym Season in partnership with Cadence Theatre Company, Virginia Rep’s Children’s Season at Willow Lawn, and the Hanover Tavern...Read More
3 Redneck Tenors – Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 7:00 PM DOWN HOME LAUGHS. BIG CITY MUSIC. BUY TICKETS The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the “tenor genre” – their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music! It has been said that if Larry the Cable Guy, Il Divo, and Mrs. Doubtfire had a baby, that child would be the 3 Redneck Tenors. Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, and starring Mr. Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge, The 3 Redneck Tenors were top finalists on “America’s Got Talent” and have been thrilling audiences since 2006. These boys have seen it all, sing it all, and make us laugh ’till we double over, reminding us that in life, it is not just the destination, it’s the journey. Get ready for one side splitting ride as we go on an excursion only the 3 Redneck Tenors could have had… delighting audiences with their vocal prowess and a smorgasbord of songs and music ranging from Gospel, to Country, to Broadway, Pop, and Classical. Check out their...Read More
Jan. 19, 2018 Friday
The Hunts Friday, January 19, 2018 • 7:00 pm – WATCH VIDEO PROMO BUY TICKETS With a harmony-laced take on alt-folk that’s both breathtaking and sweetly ethereal, The Hunts are a Chesapeake, Virginia-based band made up of seven brothers and sisters who’ve been playing music together almost...
Feb. 17, 2018 Saturday
John Denver Tribute Artist, Ted Vigil – Watch Video Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 • 7 pm BUY TICKETS Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist. He was born in Seattle and raised in the Olympia area. He has been performing from the age...
Mar. 17, 2018 Saturday
Huck & Tom and The Mighty Mississippi River Saturday, March 17, 2018 • 2 pm TICKETS AVAIL NOV. 1 Virginia Rep Touring Theatre Troupe brings to life the story of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Huck and Tom and the Mighty Mississippi introduces the...
Apr. 21, 2018 Saturday
3 Redneck Tenors – Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 7:00 PM DOWN HOME LAUGHS. BIG CITY MUSIC. BUY TICKETS The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the “tenor genre” – their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like...