Henrico County entertainment

Cast announced for ‘Jeeves Intervenes’ at CAT Theatre

Jeeves Intervenes, a comedic farce, will play Mar. 17 to April 1 at CAT Theatre with the Scott Bergman playing the title role. Other cast members include Tim Schwartz in the role of Bertie Wooster, Ty Simpson as Eustace Bassington-Bassington, Emma Follmer as Gertrude Winklesworth-Bode, Terri Moore as Agatha Spencer-Gregson and John Storck Maddox as Sir Rupert Watlington.

While Emma Follmer (Emily in Sycamore Rouge's Our Town) makes her debut on the CAT stage, the rest of the cast is full of CAT and Richmond favorites. Terri Moore's credits include an RTCC nomination for her work in Always . . . Patsy Cline for Virginia Rep. Last season, Tim Schwartz did the fight choreography and starred in CAT's hit production of Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell.

CAT Theatre to host auditions for ‘Jeeves Intervenes’


CAT Theatre will conduct auditions on Jan. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. for Jeeves Intervenes, based on the original P. G. Wodehouse stories about Bertie Wooster and his manservant, Jeeves. Auditions will be held at the theatre at 319 North Wilkinson Road, Henrico. Jeeves Intervenes runs Mar. 17 to Apr. 1.

The story follows 1920s high-society London as it is thrown into chaos by hapless playboy Bertie Wooster, this time in cahoots with his old school chum Eustace Bassington-Bassington. The two hatch a plan to dupe their meddling relatives in order to save Bertie from an undesired marriage and Eustace from an unwanted job in India. But will the ever-faithful Jeeves be able to rescue these bumbling fools from themselves?

Cultural Arts Center announces winter/spring class schedule


The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen has opened registration for its winter/spring classes, which include topics such as culinary arts for kids, fiber arts, visual and performance arts and more. Instruction is structured to appeal to a wide range of abilities from beginners to experts of all ages. Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximum benefit for participants with generally no more than 15 students.

"We are very proud of the breadth and depth of our instructional programs," said Arts Center President K Alferio. "Whether you're eight or 80, a novice painter or an expert photographer, we've got something for you."

Screening of “A Billion Lives” planned Nov. 17

Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20 will host a special screening of the documentary A Billion Lives, promoted by Vaperz Advantage, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:35 p.m. Nov. 17. Remaining tickets are $12 apiece but limited. The documentary examines the battle between government, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies and the e-cigarette industry.

For details or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.tugg.com/events/a-billion-lives-ijjs

CAT Theatre announces cast of ‘Wishing Well’


Directory Zachary Owen this week announced the cast for CAT Theatre's production of the comedy Wishing Well, which will run Jan. 20 through Feb. 4.

RTCC nominee Jacqueline Jones (Quartet, All My Sons, The Dixie Swim Club) will return to the CAT stage as the matriarch of the Cauthen family. In keeping with CAT's mission to provide opportunities for local artists, the group will welcome four new actors to the stage: Kerrigan Sullivan (head of the John Tyler Community College Theatre Program) will play Callie Quayle; Rachel Dilliplane will play Cindy Cauthen; Arik Cullen will play Dennis Quayle; and Jonel Jones will play Richard Smalls.

CAT Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Wishing Well’


CAT Theatre will conduct auditions for its entry in the Acts of Faith Festival on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7 pm and Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 pm at CAT Theatre, 319 North Wilkinson Road in Henrico. Wishing Well runs from Jan. 20-Feb. 4.

The comedy takes the audience through a stormy weekend with the dysfunctional Cauthen family at their island vacation home. Memories are relived, relationships analyzed and family wisdom shared.

Director Zachary Owen is seeking three female and two male actors.

CAT Theatre begins 53rd season Oct. 14


CAT Theatre's 2016-2017 season opens Oct. 14 with I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, written by Peter Colley and directed by Stephen Ryan.

In this pre-Halloween mystery, the audience meets Jan, a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. The performance includes strong language and the on-stage use of a firearm.

Deadline nears for ‘Henrico Live’ ticket purchase


Henrico Theatre is bringing a variety of shows and performers to their Henrico Live Season. Season three includes five shows from September 2016 through May 2017.

The season kicks off Sept. 16 with the Jaimee Paul Band. Influenced by Gospel and Blues, and cultivating a special place in her heart for jazz, she has recently recorded and toured with stars like Kelly Clarkson, Wynonna, Dolly Parton, and Don Henley.

Hypnotist Dan Lornitis appears Nov. 18 and Americana duo Wild Ponies perform Jan. 20, 2017.

CAT Theatre announces cast for October show


CAT Theatre and director Stephen Ryan of CAT's "I'll Be Back Before Midnight" this week announced the cast members for the show, which will run Oct. 14-29.

Jan, a young wife recovering from a recent nervous breakdown, will be played by Catherine Wright. Jan’s controlling, academic husband, Greg, will be played by Adrian Grantz. While recovering in a remote cabin, the neighbor, George, played by Bill Blair, drops in to share stories of life in these woods.

Meanwhile, Greg's sister, Laura, played by Nicole Morris, arrives under the guise of assisting Jan’s recovery. A number of mysterious events occur – but maybe it’s all in Jan’s head.

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