Virginia Stage Company (VSC) will whet appetites for its 32nd season with appetizers and a preview of upcoming 2010-2011 productions. “Savor the Stage” will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Wells Theatre in Norfolk, Va.
Guests will savor on appetizers from various restaurants including Snapper’s, Trilogy Bistro, Freemason Abbey, Kincaid’s, Bardo,Boot, The Painted Lady, Todd Jurich’s Bistro and Just Cupcakes. VSC’s artistic director Christopher Hanna will offer a preview of the season in the theatre. He will entertain the audience with a reading from his original work, The New Pink. Guests will also get a behind- the- scenes peak at The Diary of Anne Frank set production in progress.
Other productions include: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; the world premiere of SCKBSTD, a musical with lyrics and music by Grammy award winner and Hampton Roads native Bruce Hornsby; The Last Five Years, a musical written by Jason Robert Brown that is told backwards and forwards; and Radio Golf by August Wilson that explores African-American life in the 20th century when a young Harvard-educated businessman runs for mayor in Pittsburg and secrets from his past jeopardize his country club future.
All of the proceeds from “Savor the Stage” will support VSC’s mainstage classic and original productions that have enriched the lives of Hampton Roads residents for 32 years. The proceeds benefit the education and outreach programs, which provide a professional theatrical experience to over 40,000 regional students.
For more information about “Savor the Stage,” call 757-627-6988, ext. 309 or visit vastage.com. Tickets are $30 per person.
Now in its 32nd season, Virginia Stage Company is the region’s only fully professional resident theater company, serving an annual audience close to 90,000 yearly. Since its founding, Virginia Stage Company has made significant contributions to the quality of life in Hampton Roads: presenting more than 125 plays through more than 2,500 performances; revitalizing and renovating the historic Wells Theatre; providing educational programs for students of all ages; and preserving the legacy of live theatre for future generations.