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HENRICO THEATRE COMPANY
Join us for our 36th Season! All performances will be held at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 8 p.m. except for Sunday matinees which are at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (55+) and students. Admission to the One-Act Showcase is free. For more information, call 501-5859.
Season tickets are also available! Call for a brochure.
A classic comedy by Garson Kanin.
The egotistical junkman Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. He has brought with him the charming but dumb ex-chorus girl Billie, whose lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry. The magazine reporter Paul Verrall, who has been investigating political skullduggery, agrees for a salary, to educate Billie. He finds Billie has a natural honesty and a frank streak in her, and she begins to learn about history, politics and what Harry really is and what he wants. This sweet, funny and famous comedy enjoyed one of the longest runs in history.
- Sep 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 & 28. Additional performance on Sat, Sep 27 at 2:30 p.m.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
A live radio play adapted for the stage by Joe Landry.
If you think you know It’s A Wonderful Life, it’s time to think again. This clever adaptation invites you to experience Frank Capra’s beloved story in a refreshingly new and intimate way. Join us live in the studios of WBFR Radio on Christmas Eve, 1946. There the dozens of characters and locations of the classic movie will be brought to life by the long-lost radio formula of five actors, a live sound effects artist, and your imagination. Tickets on sale Nov 3.
- Dec 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 & 21. Additional performance on Sat, Dec 20 at 2:30 p.m.
29th ANNUAL ONE-ACT SHOWCASE
Three one-act plays featuring the winners of the HTC Playwriting Competition.
The area’s oldest one-act festival will once again feature the winners of the annual HTC One-Act Playwriting Competition. Winning titles will be announced in December. Tickets on sale Jan 7.
- Feb 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, & 15. Additional performances on Sat, Feb 7 & 14 at 2:30 p.m.
THE CASE OF THE DEAD FLAMINGO DANCER
A musical comedy with book and lyrics by Dan Butler and music by Donald Oliver.
The summer of ’42. A stormy night. In the drawing room, a corpse and six guests. Nick Lambent, the tap-dancing detective, arrives. Who dunnit? Nobody leaves the room until the case is cracked. Will Nick’s incredible, crime-solving feet flush out the lies, leaky alibis and hidden identities or will our hero try to solve this one with his head like a regular flatfoot? Twists, turns, surprises, a little love and a lot of lunacy fill every scene. The funniest of detective spoofs! Tickets on sale Mar 30.
- May 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, & 17. Additional performance on Sat, May 16 at 2:30 p.m.
COME BLOW YOUR HORN
A comedy by Neil Simon.
Harry Baker, owner of the largest artificial fruit business in the east, is the father of two sons. One is a 33-year-old playboy; the other a different, 21-year-old with an urge to assert himself. These two are continually trying their father’s easily abused patience. The comic complications that ensue are inventive and arise out of character and are never mere gags. “A slick, lively, funny comedy.” – New York Times. Tickets on sale Jun 8.
- Jul 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, & 26. Additional performance on Sat, Jul 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Ballroom Dance Club
USA Dance, Inc. is a volunteer organization committed to promoting ballroom dance as a social event. Dances are held the first Saturday of each month at Moody Middle School and the third Saturday at Deep Run Recreation Center from 7:30-10:30pm Information: Phil Sisk, 447-0175.
The Candlelight Club
Members can develop and enhance their skills in ballroom dance. Dances are held on the third Friday of each month at Belmont Recreation Center from 7-10 p.m. Information: Gail McGhee, 357-6450.
Colonial Dance Club
Dedicated to perpetuating English country dances that were favorites in both England and Colonial America during the 1700s. The club meets every Wednesday from 8-10pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Additional details are available here: Colonial Dance Club (PDF). Information: Linda Salter, 266-7355.
German Folk Dancing
“Hirshjaeger Dancers,” Henrico’s German Folk Dance Club and Virginia’s only authentic schulpattler dance group. Beginning and intermediate dance levels for ages 16 to adult. Meetings held on the first, third, and fifth Fridays of each month from 8-10 p.m. at Three Chopt Presbyterian Church. Information: Mark Cheek, 541-5400.
International Folk Dance Club
This dance club celebrates dance from 22 countries. Membership is open to anyone regardless of dancing experience and a partner is not necessary. Meetings held on the first, third, and fifth Friday of each month from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Dumbarton Elementary School. Information: Cindy Stockdon, 261-3624.
Square and Round Dance Clubs
Want to learn America’s official dance form with a fun group of folks? The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks sponsors many square and round dance clubs. A free brochure with program dates, times, and locations is available by calling Amy Perdue at 501-5859.
Henrico Community Band
This is an all-volunteer concert band that performs at various public and private events throughout the year. Rehearsals held on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Tuckahoe Middle School. Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5138. Band website.
Henrico Concert Band
This all-volunteer band rehearses on Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Lakeside Baptist Church, 7401 Woodman Road. The band provides music for many events and organizations throughout the year. Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5138. Band website
Henrico Pops Chorus
This volunteer group performs a range of song types at public and private events. No experience or audition is required. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Lakeside United Methodist Church. Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5138. Facebook page
Come out for a jam session with fellow bluegrass/old-time musicians. Acoustic only.
Dorey Recreation Center: 795-2334
Second Thursday of each month, 6:30-9pm
Belmont Recreation Center: 262-4924
Third Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm
Henrico Theatre Company Volunteers
Coordinates activities between the Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks and the volunteers who work with Henrico Theatre Company. For more information, call 501-5138 to be placed on the mailing list.
On-the-Air Radio Players
The group produces live broadcasts of 1940s radio shows and is also interested in developing and performing original works. For more information, call 501-5138 to be placed on the mailing list. You can also visit the On-the-Air Radio Players website or Facebook page.
27th Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition
The 27th Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition is underway with plays and musicals being considered. The winning playwright will receive a $300 award. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2014. Please call 501-5138 for an entry brochure.