The Colonial Center believes in fostering and encouraging the development of theatre and performing arts in Southside Virginia and the surrounding regions.
The following outlines our core commitment:
- Cooperation: Working with community members and organizations to enhance creative process.
- Education & Training: Providing training to all age groups for roles associated with theatre, both on-stage and off-stage.
- Outreach & Opportunity: Giving the community a chance to participate and showcase their talents.
- Diversity: Structuring a variety of theatre performances.
- Promotion: Working with the public to bring awareness about theatre and performance.
THE COLONIAL CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 27TH IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY!
2013 Lineup - Our shows for the upcoming year are listed below. Check back frequently for release, information, etc.
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"Vets on a Roll" - The David Osborne Trio - Tuesday, May 28th, sponsored by Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions, Inc.
"The WSHVs Pioneers of Soul" - Honoring Sir Robert Wilson, "Mr. K" Calvin King, and Leroy "Top Ten" Penn hosted by Juan Conde on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7pm(6:30pm doors open). Tickets are $10 (program only) and $15 (program and reception - 5:30pm to 6:30pm) in advance by contacting (434)774-4324.
First Thursday for Theatre - Join the Colonial Actors Theatre Society for our next Theatre workshop on Thursday, June 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. June's installment will highlight Acting for Stage and is open to TEENS ONLY, please. Admission is free, but prior registration is required. For more information or to register a teen, please call 434-262-4170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 22nd at 8pm - STILL SURFIN' A tribute to the Beach Boys, Sposored by WILKINSON ENTERPRISES and BENCHMARK COMMUNITY BANK.
August 17th, 23rd & 24th at 8pm and August 18th & 25th at 2:30pm - THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ (A C.A.T.S. Community Theater Production) Sponsored by CCB - CITIZENS COMMUNITY BANK.
September 14th, at 8pm - BRASS 5
October 5th, 11th, & 12th at 8pm and October 6th & 13th at 2:30pm - THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR (A C.A.T.S. Community Theater Production) Sponsored by GLENN BARBOUR PC, NORTHERN NECK INSURANCE CO., and CROWDER & HOLLOWAY
November 16th at 8pm - MASTERS OF MOTOWN Sponsored by FIRST CITIZENS BANK
December 6th, 7th,13th, & 14th at 8pm and December 15th at 2:30pm - SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS (A C.A.T.S. Community Theater Production) Sponsored by THE TOWN OF SOUTH HILL and SOUTH HILL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2014 C.A.T.S. COMMUNITY THEATRE SEASON SCHEDULE:
VEGAS NIGHTS: A MUSICAL REVUE - Featuring all your favorite hits from lounge singers such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Wayne Newton, and Sonny King. MARCH 1st, 7th and 8th at 8:00 p.m., MARCH 2nd and 9th at 2:30 p.m..
DEARLY DEPARTED - Written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones. This farcical play looks through rose-colored glasses at the difficulties of losing a loved one. A comedy of errors, DEARLY DEPARTED is surely the funniest play ever written about death! MAY 3rd, 9th, and 10th at 8:00 p.m., MAY 4th and 11th at 2:30 p.m..
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Come enjoy this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic and sing along with the Von Trapps, as they learn the true meaning of the word “family”. AUGUST 16th, 22nd, and 23rd at 8:00 p.m., AUGUST 17th and 24th at 2:30 p.m..
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - Written by Joseph Kesselring. The Brewster family has “gone ‘round the twist” and Mortimer must try to hold the pieces together. Join us for this dark comedy on OCTOBER 4th, 10th, and 11th at 8:00 p.m., OCTOBER 5th and 12th at 2:30 p.m., but don’t drink the elderberry wine!
C.A.T.S. FAMILY CHRISTMAS SHOW - Remember the great Christmas holiday shows with Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, and Dean Martin? Roll them all into one and you have the C.A.T.S. FAMILY CHRISTMAS MUSICAL, featuring all of your favorite Christmas songs! This is an original show, written and produced by locals. DECEMBER 6th, 7th, 12th, and 13th at 8:00 p.m., DECEMBER 14th at 2:30 p.m..
2014 PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
A Romantic Evening with the RAINIER TRIO - FEBRUARY 14th at 8:00 p.m.. This award-winning group includes pianist Brenda Wittwer and violin-viola duo, Kevin and Brian Matheson. Don’t miss this one-night-only special presentation!
BRANSON ON THE ROAD will be making a scheduled tour stop at The Colonial Center on JULY 12th at 8:00 p.m.. Featuring classic country, hilarious family-friendly comedy, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel rolled into one amazing night of entertainment, with performers like Debbie Horton (the only woman to play lead guitar for Johnny Cash), Donnie Wright (the Grand Ole Opry), and Brian Capps.
SEPTEMBER SHOW TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE! WE PROMISE IT WILL BE WORTH THE WAIT!
THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER - NOVEMBER 15th at 8:00 p.m., and NOVEMBER 16th at 2:30 p.m.. Local dance instructor, Alicia Washburn will be choreographing and putting together a version of the Classic Nutcracker Ballet to be performed by the area’s best dancers. Why travel to a larger city when you can see this wonderful adaptation right here at home?
AS YOU CAN SEE, 2014 IS JAM-PACKED WITH FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY AT THE COLONIAL CENTER!
Community Theater FlexPass Membership - Buy a Colonial Center Community Theater Flex Package today and choose the events you want to see at a later time. It's easy! Get six tickets for the price of five. You decide how you want to use your tickets - all six at once, or two tickets for the first couple of shows. They last eighteen months from the time of purchase. The code on your confirmation is what enables you to redeem ticket benefits online for tickets to the community theater productions.