In February we’re dedicating a week to celebrating women’s stories – Women in Focus. Several local businesses have generously donated items to a raffle and for each event attended, guests will receive one raffle ticket to put towards an item of their choice. Some of the prizes include a pair of Sseko sandals from Mint, a handmade hulahoop from Friendly City Hoops, and gift certificates to Joshua Wilton House, the Little Grill Collective, and Dragonflies Toys. The drawing will take place on February 16, after the final performance of The Vagina Monologues.
Coming : January 17-20
Actor Ted Schwartz takes audiences on an amazing journey as he shares his experiences about being the middle-child in a Mennonite family, running a failed business, marrying young, attending seminary, and the creation of Ted & Lee Comedy, a theater company he began with friend and partner, Lee Eshleman.
Ted explores the paradox of working with a comedic partner struggling with bipolar disorder, as well as the challenge of writing and performing God’s stories while experiencing the absence of God after Lee’s death.
Using monologue and multimedia, Laughter is Sacred Space is honest, funny and vulnerable, and reveals the unique journey of working in the theater and church under the shadow of a mental illness, and offers hope and humor in a way that only Ted could deliver. Directed by Ingrid De Sanctis.
The November River City Radio Hour will feature the Dreaded Blues Lady, Lorie Strother, and Dr. Stephen Levine . Also on the Radio Hour are the Boogie Kings, Marsha Howard and the River City Players in A. Love Diary. November 16th, at WTA’s Gateway in downtown Waynesboro. Doors open at 6 pm. performances at 6:30 and 8:00 pm.
October brought a record number of events for the Arts Council and its Court Square Theater. November is shaping up to be just as successful with diverse offerings in visual art, theatrical performance, and film. Don’t miss these great opportunities to connect with your community and support the arts! (more…)
The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) champions diverse artistic expression and promotes the arts as fundamental to a vibrant community. SAVE THESE DATES!
From Margaritaville, Key West and the Caribbean comes the laid-back life style and music of the “tropics” — everybody’s favorite Tropical Rock! Parrot Heads and Parrot Head wannabes : We’re bringing the beach to you with the Valley’s first ever Trop-Rock Fest!
Tropical Rock (or Trop-Rock) is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements and influences of Rock and Roll, Country and Caribbean themes with an island style that was popularized by Jimmy Buffett.
The Shenandoah Valley is about to erupt into song and dance as Camp Up with People (CUWP), a partnership program between the international Up with People, the non-profit Horizons Learning Foundation and Camp Horizons, gears for its second season. The performing arts camp program for teens 13 – 17 also focuses on leadership training, community service and global citizenship.
Performances : July 20 and Aug. 10 at EMHS
First Fridays Downtown for July 6 — The free celebration of culture and community is held in downtown Harrisonburg from 5-8 pm on the first Friday of the month from April through December. (more…)
Harrisonburg’s 22nd season of the Fridays on the Square Music & Film Festival will begin this Friday, June 8 and run every Friday through August 24. It will be held in downtown Harrisonburg and is a collaboration between Citizens for Downtown and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. (more…)