CAT Theatre to present “Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell” May 20-June 4
May 20 2016 - 319 N. Wilkinson Rd., Times vary,
CAT Theatre, located at 319 N. Wilkinson Rd., will present “Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell” May 20 to June 4. This hilarious show is based on actual events from the spring of 1939 when the movie public is anxiously awaiting the release of Gone with the Wind. Filming has already begun, but David O. Selznick realizes the script is a dud. He calls on screenwriter Ben Hecht to save the day but, unfortunately, Hecht never read the book. With only a week before filming resumes, Selznick locks himself in his office with Hecht and Director Victor Fleming to re-write the script. For a performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.cattheatre.com
CharacterWorks to present Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” May 26-29 at CACGA
May 26 2016 - New musical retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, Times vary,
CharacterWorks, a Christian theater group for youth, will present Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” May 26-29 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings," alongside a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and composer of “Wicked” and “Godspell,” Stephen Schwartz. This heartwarming musical deals with timely issues about what it means to be "the perfect child” – and what it means to be "a real father." Tickets start at $10. For details, visit http://www.cworkstheater.org
The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.
Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving will present its annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk on Apr. 16 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Walk Like MADD honors those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Funds raised support victim services and educational events in Virginia. > Read more.
The Chamberlayne Actors Theatre recently announced its director picks for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Three of the four directors chosen will be working with CAT for the first time.
Steven W. Ryan will be making his first professional directorial debut with his production of “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” (Oct. 14-29). Ryan has been a locally known actor since the late 1990s.
Zachary Owen will direct “Wishing Well” (Jan. 20-Feb. 4, 2017). Owen is currently assistant director and head of sound for CAT’s summer offering, “Don’t Cry For Me Margaret Mitchell.” > Read more.
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