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Henrico Concert Band
Henrico Community Band
Henrico Pops Chorus (Facebook page)
On the Air Radio Players
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
HENRICO THEATRE COMPANY
Join us for our 38th 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.
The Odd Couple
Sep 18-Oct 4. Tickets on sale Aug 17.
A comedy by Neil Simon. Oscar the slob and Felix the clean-freak decide to room together with hilarious results! The patterns of their own disastrous marriages begin to reappear in this arrangement; and so this too must end. This comedy is incredibly and continuously funny! “….There is scarcely a moment that is not hilarious.” – NY Times.
The Gifts of the Maji
Nov 6-22. Tickets on sale Oct 5.
A musical drawn from two short stories by O. Henry, with book by Mark St. Germain, music by Randy Courts and lyrics by Mark St. Germain and Randy Courts. It is Christmas in New York, but for two young lovers, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak as they are both out of work and penniless. Their dilemma is solved when both part with their most precious possessions in order to buy presents for each other, thereby creating an aura of warmth and giving in the cold, impersonal winter city. A heart-warming and captivating musical treat! “ …calculated to bring a laugh to the throat and a misty tear to the eye of theatergoers, young or old.” – NY Tribune.
The 30th Annual One Act Showcase
Feb 5-14. Tickets on sale Jan 4.
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. These world premiere productions promise to be unusual and compelling. Winning titles will be announced in December.
Guys and Dolls
May 6-22. Tickets on sale Apr 4.
A musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. From the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba and even into the sewers of New York City, colorful characters and a bright score combine to make Guys and Dolls a celebration of American musical theatre! High rolling gamblers, mission dolls, 14-year engagements and an infamous floating Craps game all come together for a fun-filled romantic comedy based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon.
Father of the Bride
Jul 8-24. Tickets on sale Jun 6.
A comedy by Caroline Francke, from the novel by Edward Streeter. Daughter Kay announces her engagement out of nowhere. Mrs. Banks and her sons are happy, but Mr. Banks is in a dither. The guest list grows larger by the day, a caterer is called in, florists, furniture movers and dressmakers take over, and the Banks household is soon caught in turmoil – not to mention growing debt. But of course, despite last minute crises, the wedding comes off beautifully and father of the bride is a happy and proud man.
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 Brookland Middle School and the third Saturday at Deep Run Recreation Center from 7:30-10:30 pm. 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 7-10pm at Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road. 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. Please call 501-5138 for an entry brochure.