The Prizery Cultural Arts Center in South Boston, Virginia, has become well known for presenting a wide variety of high quality performances, both in its regular season and during the Summer Theatre Celebration. In addition, Halifax County Little Theatre presents its regular season in the Prizery’s Chastain Theatre, and Parsons-Bruce Art Association presents rotating exhibits of regionally recognized artists in the Robert F. Cage Gallery. Many opportunities to see these impressive exhibits, live theatre, and performances by world renowned musicians await Prizery patrons in the months to come. All are invited and encouraged to visit and take part in the Prizery experience.
Dueling Divas: A Broadway Revue Travel down the hit parade of Broadway's most famous tunes, from years gone by to the most contemporary. The season begins as Angela Fowler, Motormouth Maybelle from this past Summer Theatre's "Hairspray" and Brad Bass of Broadway's "Wicked" "Memphis" and "Jersey Boys" will fill the theatre with their powerful voices. Also, children from Summer Theatre's past, "Annie", "The Sound of Music" and "Oliver" will delight one and all. Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7:30pm and Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2:30pm
“Over the River and Through the Woods” an HCLT Production The weather is getting colder as winter approaches, but it will be warm in the Prizery’s Chastain Theatre when Halifax County Little Theatre produces “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a heartwarming comedy by Joe DePietro. Little Theatre president Sandy Slayton will be directing this theatrical gem for its February run. Casting has been done, and rehearsals are underway. We all hope for great opportunities for our children, even though we know those opportunities may take them far away from us. If we can just figure out how to make them want to settle down near their roots. Feb. 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and Feb. 22, March 1 at 3pm
American Chamber Players Among today's most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles, The American Chamber Players ensemble performs repertoire ranging from familiar masterpieces to neglected gems to newly commissioned American works, and its fascinating and delightful programs with varied instrumental combinations have been as enthusiastically praised as its extraordinary, dynamic performances. They have toured throughout North America, engaged and re-engaged by prestigious concert series from Florida to British Columbia, have performed a series of special gala concerts at the Paris Opera and the Bibliothèque Nationale, have been heard National Public Radio's Performance Today, and are the resident ensemble of the June Chamber Festival at the Kreeger Museum, in Washington, DC. The American Chamber Players have recorded music of Mozart, Bruch, Bloch, Stravinsky, Harbison, and Rochberg for a series of compact discs and cassettes distributed internationally on the Koch International Classics label. Sunday, March 9 at 2:30pm
Richmond Ballet II This elite group of ten professional dancers led by former Richmond Ballet dancer Igor Antonov, serves as the ambassadors of Richmond Ballet’s outreach and education programs by performing lecture- demonstrations and youth performances. It has long been the mission of Richmond Ballet to awaken and uplift the human spirit; by adding another company, Richmond Ballet is able to better achieve its mission and deepen the organization’s impact in the community. Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm
“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” an HCLT Production This musical theatre production and hysterical adults-only comedy that touches at the heart of adolescence. Do you remember those awkward years of early middle school? Do you remember spelling bees? Do you remember thinking about things you shouldn't? Add some good music, a little simple dancing, an interesting plot line, and a few lovable characters, and you have the makings of a wonderfully entertaining and lively production. April 10, 11, 14, 17, and 18 at 7:30 and April 12 and 19 at 3pm.
Wayne Henderson and Helen White Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia. In addition to his reputation as a guitarist, Henderson is a luthier of great renown. He is a recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. He produces about 20 instruments a year, mostly guitars. Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm
The Richmond Symphony The Richmond Symphony is dedicated to excellence in presenting all types of orchestral repertoire. It incorporates classical, gospel, jazz, and contemporary and popular music into its programming, making great music accessible to everyone. Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm
Elizabeth (Betsy) Evans Holt, Watercolorist from Richmond, Virginia, is the featured artist at the Robert F. Cage Gallery this January and February. Admission to the gallery is free of charge.
For ticket information and additional information about upcoming shows, exhibits, and events please visit the website at www.prizery.com.