Henrico County entertainment

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 announces its 53rd season

CAT Theatre will present four shows during its 53rd season, which begins this fall. All four shows will be Richmond-area premieres, including one world premiere by a local playwright.

The season will feature:

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, by Peter Colley – Oct. 14-29;

The Wishing Well, by Maryland playwright Jon Klein – Jan. 20-Feb. 4, 2017;

Henrico students star in ‘The Enchanted Toy Shop’

Eight Henrico students were among the cast members in the Richmond Ballet's production of The Enchanted Toy Shop, which was performed at April 24 at Richmond Centerstage's Carpenter Theatre.

The one-act ballet showcased the variety of talents among The School of Richmond Ballet students (middle- and high school-aged ballet students).

Reynolds CC hosting student art show

The Conference Center Gallery in the Workforce Development and Conference Center on J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Parham Road Campus opened its doors to the public this week for the annual Student Art Show. The exhibition includes more than 70 pieces and will be on display through April 27.

The artwork includes paintings, drawings, digital media, mixed media and photographs. The art show results will be announced at a public reception the evening of April 27. The reception will begin at 6 p.m., with award presentations to follow at 7 p.m.

The Band Perry to play Innsbrook After Hours in June

DEC. 1, 11:25 A.M. – Innsbrook After Hours announced today that The Band Perry will perform on Friday, June 24 as part of its 31st season. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at http://www.InnsbrookAfterHours.com and by phone at (804) 794-6700. Early bird general admission tickets will be available for $15 during the first week of the on-sale.

Merging country, pop, and rock elements into a sharp contemporary sound, the Grammy Award-winning sibling trio features Kimberly Perry (lead vocals, guitar, and piano), Reid Perry (bass guitar) and Neil Perry (drums, mandolin, and accordion).

Acappella group to perform at CACGA

Main Street Station Acappella will perform Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Main Street Station is a 16-member co-ed acappella group whose repertoire includes new hits, old favorites and everything in between. All are experienced musicians, many having participated heavily in different award-winning collegiate acappella groups during their continued educations.

The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month.

CAT Theatre to present “Murder at the Sock Hop”

CAT Theatre will present Murder at the Sock Hop, an original, interactive murder mystery in which guests help solve the crime, Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.

It's the happiest night of the football season. The CATS have won their homecoming game and are ready to gather in the high school gym to celebrate and crown the homecoming queen. But just when guests think the crepe paper streamers couldn't be more magical or the punch be more punchier something sinister strikes and there's a dead body on the dance floor.

“It’s a dance, it’s theater, and it’s a great bit of fun," Director Mike Fletcher said. "Guests get to participate in character and help figure out who dunnit.”

The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band to perform Oct. 15

Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.

Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small.

Elliott Yamin to perform Friday at The Tin Pan

Henrico native Elliott Yamin will return to the county Friday to perform at The Tin Pan on Quioccasin Road.

Yamin, one of the most renowned singers to compete on the TV show American Idol, has been getting back to his roots lately. He has made a habit of going back to Idol during top three weeks (he finished third during the fifth season of Idol).

With his third album, Let’s Get to What’s Real, his first release from Purpose Music Group/eOne, he is getting back to “making real music with real musician and real instruments.”

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The Virginia Hemophilia Foundation will host the VHF Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Walk will start at 9 a.m. at Robious Landing Park. There will be a 5K course, a quick one mile route and the Monster Dash, a 100-yard fun run for kids 12 and under. Funds raised will go toward fulfilling VHF's mission of supporting the needs of those impacted by a bleeding disorder through education, advocacy, and community. The race is limited to 200 runners. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/VHFtrickortrot. Full text

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