Lynchburg’s Fall THEATre guide
Think those summer events around Lynchburg were great? Then you’re in for quite the treat with all the live theatre that our city has to offer this fall! If you’re a thespian at heart or simply looking for things to do in the upcoming months, you’re in the right place. Get those calendars ready and prepare to make plans for a night out with friends, an evening with the family, or a swanky date night.
Lynchburg College begins their theatre season with the Shakespearean classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This tale of yet another complicated love and inevitable feud will be performed at the Dillard Theatre. It’s coming up soon so visit Lynchburg College's website for more information and ticket purchases.
Sweet Briar College students will perform the Tony award-winning comedy, Avenue Q The Musical. It portrays the life of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world. Seating is general admission and sometimes limited so if this one’s on your list, reserving your ticket is highly recommended!
If you’ve never visited the Cavalier Theatre then you’ll want to pretty soon, especially if you’re a Jane Austen fan. Sense and Sensibility is scheduled for performance by the students of Jefferson Forest High School. Tickets for this event can be purchased on their website.
October 13-15 & 19-21
The Renaissance Theatre will be hosting an entertaining evening of theatre that will consists of 10 monologues from scorned women who directly address their exes' new wives and lovers. (This show is not recommended for any children under the age of 16)
Wait Until Dark. I’ve been anticipating this one! This play about a blind housewife targeted by con men will be the grand opening feature of Liberty University’s Black Box Theater. Seats are likely to fill up fast so don’t wait until dark to get your tickets!
If you’re looking for a fun activity for your child during fall break, the Academy Center of the Arts has a youth theatre camp from October 9-14 for ages 8-14. Students will perform A Year With Frog and Toad Kids twice at the end of the week. Auditions for specific parts will be on October 5th but anyone who attends the camp will be a part of the show!
Masterworx Theatre also has a week-long theatre camp for children ages 7-13. Workshops will be held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, and a presentation of Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon Kids on October 14. More information can be found on their site!
Who can forget to mention the live performances featuring our local high school students? E.C. Glass High School’s Theatre will feature “A Night of One Acts.”
Getting hit by that Shakespearean bug? Then you should try seeing Macbeth at Randolph College. It’s seemingly the perfect pre-Halloween choice with ghosts, witches, and a murder...don’t you think? Don’t be too spooked out. Visit their site for more details!
Dunbar's Theatre Connection is hosting Elf Jr. The Musical this coming November. It's a Fun Family Musical just in time for the holiday season. More than 60 kid's auditioned and 40 students have been rehearsing since early September to perform November 3-5. Students and senior tickets are $5 while adults are $8.
The Roaring 20’s, flappers, music, and tales of a small town girl who moves to the Big City! You’ll find all of this in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a musical performance at Liberty University’s Tower Theater. Tickets are on sale now.
For the love of dance, don’t miss Dance Works’ one night fall showcase at Lynchburg College!
If you’re a fan of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, then you might enjoy the production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which is told from the point of view of two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. This will be featured at E.C. Glass High and you can learn more about their theatre events on their website.
Hamlet, performed by the professional theatre company, Aquila, will be featured for one night only at Sweet Briar College. Tickets can be purchased on their site.
November 30 - December 3
Have an affinity for community theatre? Gifts of the Magi is a charming musical that is sure to set the tone for your holiday season. Performances are scheduled at the Academy Center of the Arts. You’ll want to keep an eye out for more details on this one as the date draws closer!
November 30 - December 10
The Cavalier Theatre's Cool Yule: A Holiday Cabaret promises to be a favorite for the upcoming holiday season. Think Broadway show tunes meets Christmas classics. Tickets are usually sold out pretty quickly and the seating is limited so don’t hesitate to get yours soon! Performances will be held at Jefferson Forest High. Tickets and more information can be found on their website.
Liberty University’s performance of Arsenic and Old Lace is a farcical dark comedy that is sure to catch your attention. It’s about a family of insane, homicidal maniacs. Intrigued? Make plans and get your tickets!
December 1-2, 8-10, & 14-16
Join Renaissance Theatre for the classic holiday story A Christmas Carol.
Lynchburg College will also be featuring a Festival of One-Act Plays. If you enjoy seeing freshly creative and original material, then this is for you. As a precaution, expect some mature themes and language if you plan to attend. Check out their site for more information.
What better way to close out the fall season than to get into the Christmas spirit with Irving Berlin’s classic, White Christmas? ...And all is right with the world! Masterworx Theatre has our dreams covered with this all-time favorite musical. Keep checking their website for more details and ticket purchases!
There you have it. The stage has been set and these live theatre performances will no doubt add to your Lynchburg fall experience. Share this list with a friend or two and enjoy the shows!
Feel free to eat at one of Lynchburg's best restaurants before or after your show!
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