The Princess and the Pea
The Barter Players
Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 PM
in the John E. Hillert Auditorium
Tickets: Main Orchestra: $15; Rear Orchestra and Front Balcony: $12; Rear Balcony: $10; Box Seats: $30.
Sponsored, in part, by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bandits have come to rob the kingdom. The only hope lies with Prince Harold, who must wed before he can be crowned king. But Harold is more interested in wrestling than girls—even when a beautiful maiden claiming to be Princess Marigold appears at the castle. Determined to stay single, Harold devises a way to test Marigold’s qualifications using a garden pea and a stack of mattresses. Can Marigold pass the test? Will the kingdom be saved? A fun twist on a classic fairy tale.
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Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up O Men
Sunday, March 10 at 2 PM
in the John E. Hillert Auditorium
Tickets: Adult: $37; Senior (55+): $35; Box Seats: $50; Groups of 8 or more save 10%
MEN IN THE PARISH BASEMENT?
WHAT’S A CHURCH LADY TO DO?
Find out when the talented touring company of actors stops in Clifton Forge for an afternoon of theatrical high-jinx.
“Rise Up O Men” gives the gents a chance to shine in the latest installment of the Church Basement Ladies musical comedy series.
This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. Rise Up O Men features familiar faces: Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson who would never leave the basement kitchen unattended, of course (who would make bars for the youth group meeting?). But as they busy themselves with preparations for their church's participation in the town’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, we get to see their coming and goings from the eyes of the menfolk, who have their own problems to solve. Karin’s husband Elroy, farmer Carl and Great War vet Arlo are joined in brotherhood by series staple Pastor E.L. Gunderson. Their camaraderie unites them as they deal with furnace salesmen, looming retirement, rival Protestant denominations, the Pastor’s bad jokes, and Arlene’s even-worse cooking.
Originally produced by Troupe America Inc, the original musical comedy, “The Church Basement Ladies”, opened at the Plymouth Playhouse in Minneapolis September 2005 to a response so enthusiastic that its initial run lasted two-and-a-half years. Five sequels have expanded the universe of these familiar and beloved comedies, affectionately known as the “Steel Magnolias of the Prairie,” making The Church Basement Ladies the most successful show in Troupe America’s 30-year history. Millions of Americans have discovered a heartfelt connection to the deeply funny church matriarch characters through regional and national touring productions.
**By contractual arrangement, there are only Adult, Senior and group ticket rates for this production.**
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Robbie Limon: The Singers & Songwriters Show
Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 PM
In the John E. Hillert Auditorium
Tickets: Main Orchestra: $20; Rear Orchestra/Front Balcony: $15; Rear Balcony $12; Box Seats: $30
Robbie returns to the Masonic stage to share his love of 1930's, 40's, 50's 60's & 1970s-era singers and songwriters. The result is an eclectic mix of the of the music of your life that you can sing along to- it's like the perfect car ride for your musical soul.
Robbie's performance of these classics songs will spark memories and more than a few laughs as you lose yourself in the music. Robbie's repertoire is vast, and many refer him to a human jukebox. Robbie takes your requests and consistently performs song arrangements and voice characterizations are pitch-perfect renditions of what you recall from the original recordings. Robbie shares his own personal experiences, and stories during the show and invites you to participate, making this special performance fun for the whole family.
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