By William Shakespeare
TWO Weekends: Oct. 19, 24 & 25* at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. (matinee will be sign-interpreted)
Directed by William Kershner
This tale of violent ascension to the throne of England chronicles the cataclysmic end of England's greatest power struggle, the Wars of the Roses.
Richard, as the play's remarkable ringmaster, takes the audience into his confidence as he plots to kill everyone before him in line for the throne.
“Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end” IV, iv
For "Richard III" tickets (priced $5-$10), call (434) 381-6120, starting Monday, Oct. 7.
*A pre-show dinner lecture will take place in Prothro before the final performance. Regular dinner rates apply.
NOTE: ALL Virginia teachers and students are invited to attend the final dress rehearsal Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. for FREE!
(No ticket or reservation required.)
Directed by William Kershner and Music Directed by Jeffrey Jones
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. (will be sign-interpreted)
SBC celebrates the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ famous radio broadcast with a live performance by a full orchestra, actors and sound effects.
This special event is free and non-ticketed.
By Neil Simon
Directed by Sarah Muth ’14
Dec. 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Sometimes, even the best friends make the worst roommates! The story may have changed, but the hilarity remains the same in this female version of Simon’s contemporary comic romp.
"Very funny indeed." - New York Post
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for free tickets starting Monday, Dec. 2 (seating will be limited).
By Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Directed by Latoya Letmon ’14
Feb. 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m.
While weaving a tale of love, duty & death, Monzaemon (“the Japanese Shakespeare”) shows us that marriage does not always equal happiness and love.
“To the ears of one possessed by the God of Death, reason and objections seem like so many idle complaints.”
Email email@example.com for free tickets starting Monday, Feb. 17 (seating will be limited).
NOTE: Open auditions for men and SBC students will be held in Babcock December 9 & 10 at 6pm.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Music by Hans Krása, libretto by Tony Kushner (adapted from Adolf Hoffmeister)
April 3, 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m.; April 6 at 2:30 p.m.
Directed by William Kershner, Music Directed by Jeffrey Jones, Choreographed by Loretta Wittman
An allegory of innocence triumphing over evil, this opera was originally performed by the child inmates at the Terezin concentration camp in occupied Czechoslovakia. Grievously, the composer and nearly all the cast and musicians were deported to Auschwitz and died in the gas chambers. The opera’s joyful and lyrical music survives, though, as an eternal testament to the strength of the human spirit.
"People are happy helping. It's never hard to find help. It is only hard to know that it's time to ask."
For "Brundibar" tickets (priced $5-$10), call (434) 381-6120 or email email@example.com, starting Monday, March 24.
NOTE: Open auditions for men and SBC students will be held in Babcock December 10 & 11 at 7pm. Students should prepare an art song or aria in its entirety. Selections may be in English or a foreign language. One piece is sufficient. If at all possible, students should rehearse with Anna Billias before the audition. It is preferable that your selection be memorized. If you do not have a piece to perform, sing "Caro Mio Ben" (in English) - copies are available from outside Marcia Thom's office. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!