Valley Performing Arts

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Jane Eyre
September 11th to 27th, 2015
By Charlotte Bronte Adaptation by Robert Johanson
Directed by Mariah Schachle
Synopsis:

Drama - General Audiences

 

Charlotte Bronte's magnificent Gothic love story is brought to life. In the burned-out ruins of Thornfield Hall, the adult Jane Eyre recalls the disturbing events of her childhood and young adulthood: her miserable upbringing as an orphan thrust upon unsympathetic relatives, her trials at the infamous Lowood School, and eventually her acceptance as governess at Thornfield Hall where she encounters its enigmatic master, Edward Rochester. Jane eventually unravels the secrets of this mysterious place and finds her own personal epiphany through honesty, courage and sacrifice. A moving story for all times and a stunning portrayal of one of the world's greatest heroines.

 

Regular Admission $20, Students and seniors $18

Performances: Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7PM and Sunday Matinees at 2PM

Jane Eyre

Bell, Book and Candle
October 16th to November 8th, 2015
By John Van Druten
Directed by Todd Broste
Synopsis:

Comedy - General Audiences

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 into a number of difficulties. Ultimately, the lady breaks off with her companions in witchery, preferring the normal and human love offered her by the attractive publisher. But before the happy conclusion of the romance, Gillian comes very near to losing him. You’ll be “bewitched” from start to finish!

 

Regular Admission $20, Students and seniors $18 

Performances: Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7PM and Sunday Matinees at 2PM

Bell, Book and Candle

Fruitcakes
November 27th to December 20th, 2015
By Julian Wiles
Directed by Marcia Beck
Synopsis:

Family - Christmas

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat named “Tutti Frutti” and a Christmas hog named “Buster” and you've got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer.  Into this world comes Jamie, a kid who has run away from home and come as far as his money will take him. At first he thinks this town's inhabitants are "nuttier than fruitcakes," but soon he comes to admire, appreciate and adore this nutty little town. This is a moving story of alienation, understanding and reconciliation just in time for the holidays.

 

Regular Admission $20, Students and seniors $18 

Performances: Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7PM and Sunday Matinees at 2PM

Fruitcakes

The Hallelujah Girls
January 15th to 31st, 2016
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
Directed by Jackie Cochran
Synopsis:

Comedy - General Audiences

The writers of the popular Dixie Swim Club bring you more comedy…Southern style!  Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon.  After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they're going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now! Join Sugar Lee, Carlene, Nita, Mavis and Crystal as they tackle how to fake your own death, rewriting Christmas carol lyrics, sexy ex-boyfriends and everything in between.  This is a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!"

 

Regular Admission $20, Students and seniors $18 

Performances: Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7PM and Sunday Matinees at 2PM

The Hallelujah Girls

Anne of Avonlea
February 19th to March 13th, 2016
By Joseph Robinette, Based on the book by L.M. Montgomery
Directed by Kai West
Synopsis:

Comedy, Drama - General Audiences

Anne of Avonlea is the enchanting sequel to L.M. Montgomery's immortal classic Anne of Green Gables and brings to the stage the continuing adventures of one of literature's most endearing characters, Anne Shirley. From her first days as a young schoolteacher to her departure for Redmond College, the play abounds with such familiar names as Marilla Cuthbert, Rachel Lynde, Diana Barry and Gilbert Blythe. There are many new characters as well, including the cantankerous neighbor, Mr. Harrison (and his parrot!), the mysterious Miss Lavendar, the irrepressible twins, Davey and Dora, and Anne's lively, most loveable, and high-spirited students. We also see flashbacks of Anne's early life and how she came to live at Green Gables.  All ages will enjoy this wonderful story of Anne with an "e" as she grows up and warms our hearts all over again.

 

Regular Admission $21, Students and seniors $19 

Performances: Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7PM and Sunday Matinees at 2PM

Anne of Avonlea

On Golden Pond
April 1st to 17th, 2016
By Ernest Thompson
Directed by Larry Burton
Synopsis:

Comedy, Drama - General Audiences

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who return to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. This is a wonderful story of hope, enduring love, and what it means to be family with enough laughter to warm the heart even more.

 

Regular Admission $20, Students and seniors $18

Performances: Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7PM and Sunday Matinees at 2PM

On Golden Pond

The Fantasticks
May 6th to 29th, 2016
Music by Harvey Schmidt Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
Directed by Dave Nufer
Synopsis:

Musical - General Audiences

This is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart…sort of. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow".  The classic song "Try to Remember" is the hallmark of this romantic fable.  The show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical.  A boy, a girl, two fathers, and...a mime?  You'll have to see and hear it...or not...for yourself!

Regular Admission $21, Students and seniors $19 

Performances: Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7PM and Sunday Matinees at 2PM

The Fantasticks


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