By Michael Carlton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez. Presented by Henrico Theatre Company! Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, for the umpteenth time, several actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!
December 3, 2022 - January 8, 2023. Artisan created Christmas trees deck The Center’s halls as we celebrate our annual Illumination. Each tree designed with its own special theme is sure to thrill the youngest to oldest visitors. Don’t forget the scavenger hunt or you’ll miss out on a special treat at the end! Opening: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 5-7pm following The Center’s annual Tree Lighting. Santa and his elves will be on site for a visit with children.
Take a magical, musical Christmas journey with the 3 Redneck Tenors to liven up your holidays this year. We’re recommending a healthy dose of 3 Redneck Tenors Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR! It’s Christmas music like you’ve never heard and won’t easily forget. We guarantee ya! These real life Broadway and Opera stars are ready to rock your holidays with classic, pop, and a deep-fried feast of musical delights. There’s nothing old-fashioned about this music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler – it’s infused with vitality, energy and passion. Enjoy Christmas tunes such as: Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, Santa Baby, O Holy Night, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, and more. Plus, enjoy Christmas spoofs like Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, and a few other great surprises!
Presented by Henrico Theatre Company! Come and be thoroughly entertained by some of Henrico Theatre Company’s favorite leading ladies! This concert will feature wonderful women singing songs that they have been closely associated with over the years, while others go down a road they have not yet taken. Solos, duets, and group numbers – we’ve got it all for you! Featuring performers Shannon Gibson Brown, Jenny Fralin, Karen Moody, Nancy McMahon, Kyle Billeter, and Kara Harman. Plus, one or two other surprise guests… all wild, wacky, and truly wonderful - and all accompanied on the piano by the equally wonderful Sandy Dacus! You won’t want to miss this special treat!
Our Funny Valentines – Shannon and Josh sing Love Songs
Two of Henrico Theatre Company’s most talented and funniest performers, Shannon Gibson Brown and Joshua Wortham bring you an afternoon of a variety of love songs – ballads, up-tempo, sweet, funny, oldies, popular, and maybe even some Patsy Cline…but always entertaining! Performances will be held on the stage at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Performances are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and the cost is $12 per person. The Cultural Arts Center will have valentine refreshments for sale for you to enjoy during the show. (Eight seats at each table.) To make reservations call 804-261-2787 or 804-501-5859. Tickets are limited so get your seat reserved now and come out and enjoy our very own funny valentines!
Gospel and symphony fans unite! Join us this year as The Cultural Arts Center pairs the Tribute Gospel Ensemble and the Richmond Symphony on the Sara Belle November Stage in this popular, annual concert series. The Tribute Gospel Ensemble is a Richmond based Gospel group out of First African Baptist Church, one of the oldest black churches in the region celebrating its 242nd anniversary in 2022. This choir was formed over 20 years ago by its dynamic music director, Ms. Michelle Lightfoot. Tribute has opened for such talents as: Richard Smallwood; Smokie Norful, and Darryl Coley. They have also been fortunate to share stages with the likes of Maurette Brown Clark, Sunday Best contestant Crystal Aikin and others. This group has successfully shared their songs of praise across the Eastern region and continue to celebrate all new opportunities and venues.
Big Top circus fun is coming to The Cultural Arts Center! Claim your tickets for this one-night-only performance. The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular is a heart-stopping, mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism! Experience the wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall, and Broadway stage in one fantastic evening! Be amazed as aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, fire artists, illusionists, singers and dancers perform indescribable feats to delight all ages! Mind-boggling aerial and ground acrobatic performances will ignite the imagination of the young and the young in spirit alike!
The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy, family-friendly flurry of fun! Indulge your curiosity and celebrate your senses as their troupe of acrobats, aerialists, and circus specialty artists bend, twist, flip, and fly into your hearts!
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing band, anchored by brothers Billy, Matthew and Ryan McGuigan, perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience! As an added treat, the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening. Every show is different, every show is interactive, and every show proves that The Beatles’ music truly is the soundtrack to our lives.
Let’s dance! Don’t miss this audience favorite that’s inspiring for dance fans of all ages! Eleone Dance Theatre ushers in the new millennium with resurrected cutting edge works that challenge traditional boundaries. Enjoy contemporary, modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African, hip-hop, and more at this stunning performance! Eleone Dance Theatre is dedicated to the preservation and creation of historical and contemporary theatre dance celebrating intergenerational as well as uni- and multicultural themes that educate and entertain. Claim your seats in advance to this show that’s perfect for the whole family!
With music by Alan Menken and lyrics and book by Howard Ashman. Presented by Henrico Theatre Company! Seymour Krelborn, a meek floral assistant, stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This R&B singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it blood. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! The music in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, Skid Row, Somewhere That’s Green and Suddenly, Seymour.
Scott Wichmann brings the music of the legendary Frank Sinatra to The Cultural Arts Center in a tribute concert featuring timeless hits such as Night and Day, My Way, and The Lady is a Tramp. Backed by jazz virtuoso Ryan Corbitt, alongside a stellar band of musical all-stars, and featuring a catalog of timeless Sinatra standards, LET ME BE FRANK celebrates the unforgettable style of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.
By John Van Druten. Presented by Henrico Theatre Company! Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads to a number of difficulties. A wonderfully enchanting fantasy!