2019 Ovation Circle
Special thanks to the businesses and individuals listed below, who have contributed to the Colonial Center's 2019 Ovation Circle so far. These season sponsors make our community events and performances possible:

Bill & Sylvia Solari
First Citizens Bank
First Media - 107.7 FM - The Lake
Harris & Wesley, Inc. - McDonald's of South Hill

Lorene Building Supply
Organized Marketing
Rewind 101.9
Robert Harris Photography
Town of South Hill
U.S. 98.3
VCU Health - Community Memorial Hospital
Watkins Insurance Agency
96.7 Shine FM

Benchmark Community Bank
Jimmie Keith Crowder
Charles C. Wright Insurance Agency

B&B Consultants, Inc.
Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative
Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral & Cremation Services
Harper Jewelry Company

Millie Bracey

Steven & Gwen Hinzman
Bob & Robin Jones
Judy Shepherd
Perrin Taylor

Ovation Circle members receive advertising benefits, admission to special events and receptions, free tickets for Colonial Center shows, special discounts, and more! For additional information about the Ovation Circle, its benefits, and how your contributions positively impact our community, please contact Lauren Epps at (434) 262-4170 or email her at lepps@colonialcenterva.org.
AUDITIONS - C.A.T.S. Production of
(Hits from the 50s, 60s, & 70s)
Sunday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, June 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Anyone who wishes to be considered as a singing soloist in the show should be prepared to sing a song of their choice. The song choice should showcase a singer’s vocal range and ability to project, as microphones are not used for auditions. Please be prepared to provide accompaniment, as a pianist will not be available at auditions.

Accompaniment should consist of either an instrumentalist (the Colonial Center keyboard will be available) or in the form of a karaoke track. CDs are preferred as they are easier to accommodate, but Bluetooth enabled devices may also be used. You may also bring your own device through which to play your accompaniment track. If you need assistance with obtaining a suitable track for your audition, please call the Colonial Center at (434) 262-4170 by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and request an appointment to come in and get help with finding a track.

Audition songs do not necessarily have to come from the 1950s, 60s, or 70s, but songs from this time period are preferred. There are no restrictions on genres – anything from Country to Rock to R&B and Soul will be acceptable.

Dancers will need to come to auditions prepared to learn a short combination from the choreographer. Dancers are advised to wear comfortable clothing and footwear. We need men and women for partnered dances and ensemble dances! Singers are also encouraged to participate in the dance audition if they would like to sing and dance in the show.

Performance dates for OLDIES BUT GOODIES are: August 3, 9 & 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinee performances on August 13 & 20 at 2:30 p.m. Please be sure you are available for all performance dates prior to auditioning. Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Sunday afternoons. Monday and Friday evening rehearsals will be added during the two weeks prior to the opening of the show.

Please inform Director Lauren Epps of any rehearsal conflicts at auditions. She is willing to work around rehearsal conflicts in most cases (Many performers will have summer vacations, etc. during the rehearsal period.) However, rehearsals are mandatory during the week prior to opening. (Sunday, July 28 – Friday, August 2.)

Audition forms may be downloaded and filled out in advance by clicking the "Community Theatre" tab at the top of this page. Forms will also be available onstage at auditions. Contact Lauren Epps at (434) 262-4170 or email her at lepps@colonialcenterva.org with any questions.

Upcoming Workshop Schedule
Prior registration is required.
Call (434) 262-4170 or
Email info@colonialcenterva.org 
for more information or to register.

All workshops and materials are provided free-of-charge
and are made possible, in part, through funding provided by
the Virginia Commission for the Arts and
the National Endowment for the Arts.



Friday, May 17 - 6PM-8PM

Country Line Dancing with Missy Turner

Registration opens Wednesday, April 17
All Ages (Limited to 25 Participants)


Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 28

1PM-3PM (Mon-Fri)

Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop with Douglas Wright

Registration opens Wednesday, April 17
Ages 10-18 (Limited to 25 Participants)

Saturday, June 29 - 2:30PM

Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop Performance


Wednesday, July 17 - 6PM - 7PM
Dance for Musical Theatre with Dance It Out

Registration opens Monday, June 17
Ages 6-11 (Limited to 25 Participants)

Wednesday, July 17 - 7PM - 8PM
Dance for Musical Theatre with Dance It Out

Registration opens Monday, June 17
Ages 12+ (Limited to 25 Participants)

Thursday, July 18 - 6PM-8PM

Acrylic Painting Workshop with Karen Terry (Adults)

Registration opens Tuesday, June 18
Ages 21+ - Limited Seating


Saturday, July 20 - 10AM-Noon

Collage-Making Workshop with Karen Terry (Kids & Teens)

Registration opens Thursday, June 20
Ages 8-18 (Limited Seating)


Wednesday, July 24 - 6PM-8PM

Community Theatre Audition Workshop with Douglas Wright
Registration opens Monday, June 24
Ages 8+


Thursday, October 24 - 6PM-8PM

Decorative Wine Glass Workshop with Karen Terry (Adults)

Registration opens Tuesday, September 24
Ages 21+ (Limited Seating)


Saturday, October 26 - 10AM-Noon

Halloween-Themed Painting Workshop with Karen Terry
(Kids & Teens)

Registration opens Thursday, September 26
Ages 8-18 (Limited Seating)


Wednesday, November 13 - 6PM-8PM

Vocal Workshop with Buster Freeze

Registration opens Monday, October 14
Ages 8+

Now in the Main Gallery:
March 27 through May 21
Acrylic Artwork by Sheila D. Thomas


Click the "Art Gallery" tab at the top of this page for more information.

Now in the Craft Gallery:
March 27 through May 21
Handmade Wreaths by Karen Burton

Photos Coming Soon!

The Colonial Center's Art Galleries are open for free public viewing -  Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and during all public performance events. For more information, please click the "Art Gallery" tab at the top of this page.

       Our 2019 Performance Season
              has been announced!

Click the "Events" tab above for more information!


Gift Certificates - Need a gift, incentive, or recognition award for someone you know? The Colonial Center now offers gift certificates starting at $15.00 each and increasing in amounts of $5.00 increments up to $50.00 total. There are no fees for this service. Ask a staff member today about how you can take advantage of this offer.

Flex-Passes - Colonial Center Flex Passes are available for purchase! These passes entitle the recipient to six tickets to C.A.T.S. Community Theatre Events! Use them all at once or spread them throughout the year; it's your choice! Flex-Passes are $75 each and may be purchased on this site under the Events tab above. For questions, more information, or assistance in purchasing a Flex-Pass, please call the box office at 434-262-4170. 

Tours and Visits - Please call ahead if you would like to see the theater area. We do not make that space accessible unless we have advance knowledge of the visit. It is our pleasure to show our space if we are prepared. As always, our box office and galleries are open Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Thank you for your understanding.
The Colonial Theatre has a very special place in the history of our community and in the lives of many of our residents. It has weathered many storms and economic crises, as well as years of neglect at various times throughout its history.

The Colonial is one of the few remaining vaudeville theatres of its era in Virginia and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places... Read Full History

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