Tower Theater

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2014 - 2015 Season

Main Stage
 

The Little Mermaid
Alluvion Stage Company - Tower Theater

 

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it's a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. This central Virginia premiere of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID will capture your heart with its timeless tale and irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World.”

  • September 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 30, October 2, 3*, 4 - 7:30 p.m. 
  • September 20, 27, October 4 - 2:00 p.m.
  • September 21, 28~, October 5 - 3:00 p.m.
  • September 22, 29 - 10:00 a.m. (Open to school groups only - Call 434-582-7078 for more information)
  • Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for Children of all ages.
 

A Man For All Seasons
Academic Performance

 

To what lengths will a man go to keep his honor? Is everything for sale? A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS takes place in 16th century England, concentrating on the last seven years of Sir Thomas More’s life.  The struggle between Sir Thomas More and his King hinges on Henry's determination to break with Rome so he can divorce his current wife and wed again, and good Catholic More's inability to go along with such heresy.
Could silence possibly be more powerful than words?

  • October 17, 18, 24, 25 - 7:30 p.m.
  • October 18 - 2:00 p.m.
  • October 19~, 26 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tickets go on sale Monday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for children 13 years of age or older.
 

Charley's Aunt
Academic Performance

 

Widely regarded as one of the most sensational and entertaining farces of all time, CHARLEY'S AUNT centers on two Oxford undergraduates in search of a chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. Jack and Charley manage to persuade fellow undergraduate Fancourt "Babbs" Babberley to impersonate a millionaire aunt in this hilarious tale of young love and preposterous deception. Don't miss this laugh-out-loud comedy this holiday season, a wildly entertaining escape to enjoy with friends or the whole family!

  • November 14, 15, 18, 20, 21 - 7:30 p.m.
  • November 15~ - 2:00 p.m.
  • November 16 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tickets go on sale Monday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for children 8 years of age or older.
 

You Can't Take It With You
Workshop Performance

 

When the quirky, free-spirited Sycamore family unexpectedly receives a visit from the straight-laced Kirby family, sparks literally fly! From homemade fireworks to communist candy, everything that can go wrong does. In this Pulitzer Prize winner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, an impromptu dinner between the soon-to-be-in-laws becomes a funny, touching lesson on the power of love and laughter.

  • The Workshop will be performed in Rehearsal Room 1258 A.
  • December 4, 5, 6, 7 - 7:30 p.m.
  • December 5 - 10:00 a.m.
  • December 6, 7 - 3:00 p.m.
  • General Admission: $3
  • Tickets go on sale Monday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for children 8 years of age or older.
 

Peter & The Starcatcher
Alluvion Stage Company - Warehouse Theater

 

“The most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades” (New York Times) makes its central Virginal regional debut at the Academy of Fine Arts, in partnership with Liberty University and the Alluvion Stage Company! Winner of five Tony Awards, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan—based on the novel co-written by Dave Barry—uses a dozen actors playing more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? “Fantastical and enchanting” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “absurdly funny” (Entertainment Weekly) and suitable for younger audiences over 10. Come take a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew!

  • January 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25 - 7:30 p.m.
  • January 17, 24 - 2:00 p.m.
  • January 18, 25 - 3:00 p.m.
  • January 23 - 10:00 a.m. (Open to school groups only - Call 434-582-7078 for more information)
  • Location: Academy of Fine Arts, Downtown Lynchburg
  • Tickets go on sale Monday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for children of all ages.
 

South Pacific
Academic Performance

 

From the pages of James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning novel comes Rodgers & Hammerstein's sweeping epic set on an island paradise during World War II. Winner of 10 Tony Awards in 1950, including Best Musical, the plot follows two parallel love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.  In 2008 it returned to Broadway to win another seven Tony’s, including Best Musical Revival. The music of South Pacific has become iconic with such popular standards as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” “Bali Ha'I” and “I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.”

  • February 13, 14, 20, 21, 27*, 28 - 7:30 p.m.
  • February 21 - 2:00 p.m.
  • February 15, 22~, March 1 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for children 6 years of age or older.
 

Everyman
Academic Performance

 

First performed in the late Middle Ages, this morality play is one of the most famous of its kind, and stands at the root of modern theater. Cast in the form of a journey, EVERYMAN explores universal themes of salvation and redemption, which speak directly to our fears and uncertainties in our volatile contemporary world. Although based in Christian religious beliefs of the Middle Ages, the play's message transcends any one time. Members of every generation can identify with the all too human feeling of panic when Everyman is faced with imminent death.

  • March 19, 20, 21~ - 7:30 p.m.
  • March 21 - 2:00 p.m.
  • March 22 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for children 8 years of age or older.
 

Parade

Alluvion Stage Company

 

PARADE is the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a janitor's false testimony seals Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.  Daring, innovative and bold, PARADE won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.

  • April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1*, 2, 7, 9 - 7:30 p.m.
  • April 19, 26, May 3~, 10 - 3:00 p.m.
  • April 27, May 7 - 10:00 a.m. (Open to school groups only - Call 434-582-7078 for more information)
  • Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for children 13 years of age or older.
 

King Lear

Summer Shakespeare - in the Tower Theater

 

The aging and misguided King Lear decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Deceived by false promises and rejecting his one faithful daughter, Lear’s kingdom spirals into chaos and violence as he is driven into madness by the cruel treatment of his own family.  Lear continues to be a resonant and relevant meditation on the indelible connection of family and the power of redemption.  KING LEAR is truly one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. It is both electrifying epic tragedy and gripping domestic drama: a tale of kings and princesses and fathers and daughters.  

  • May 21-23, 25-27 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Liberty University's Hancock Welcome Center
  • General Admission: $10 ($8 for Season Ticket Holders)
  • Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for children 10 years of age or older.
 

Moonlight & Magnolias
Alluvion Stage Company - Warehouse Theater

 

1939 Hollywood is a-buzz! Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film's stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.  

  • June 4, 5, 6, 7 - 7:30 p.m.
  • June 6, 7 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Academy of Fine Arts, Downtown Lynchburg
  • Tickets go on sale Monday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for children 10 years of age or older.
 

A * indicates a Talkback performance. At the conclusion of these performances, there will be an open Q&A with the director, designers, and selected actors. Talkbacks are free and open to the public. You are not required to attend the production to attend Talkback.

A ~ indicates an ASL interpreted performance. Please contact the University Ticket Office for ASL seating information.

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