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.


2014 C.A.T.S. COMMUNITY THEATRE SEASON SCHEDULE:


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. Sponsored by Crowder & Holloway Insurance and Glenn E. Barbour, P.C.

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. Sponsored by Parker Oil and Boyd Honda of South Hill.

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! Sponsored by The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Williams Enterprises.

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. Sponsored by the Town of South Hill and the South Hill Chamber of Commerce.

2014 PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:


YESTERDAY - Live from Las Vegas - A Tribute to The Beatles - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' "invasion" of the United States in 1964, YESTERDAY will join us for a one-night-only performance! As the resident Beatles Show Band for “Legends in Concert,” the world’s premier and longest running tribute show, YESTERDAY performs in Las Vegas, Nevada; Branson, Missouri; and Legends venues worldwide. They have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Showbiz Magazine, on NBC, CBS, ABC, Dick Clark's “Your Big Break”, Ed McMahon’s “Star Search”, and recently returned as the highlight of the annual Joe Johnson’s Beatles Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Tickets are $25.00 each, with group rates available. Sponsored by FIRST CITIZENS BANK.

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.

AN EVENING OF BLUEGRASS - Back by popular demand: Appalachian Express and Homegrown Bluegrass! After a stellar evening of entertainment in 2013, these two outstanding, local bluegrass bands will be performing starting at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20th! Their previous performance was an absolute sell-out, so get your tickets early! Sponsored by BENCHMARK COMMUNITY BANK and McDONALD'S of South Hill.

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? Sponsored by BENCHMARK COMMUNITY BANK and McDONALD'S of South Hill.

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.

DEARLY DEPARTED - May 3rd, 9th & 10th at 8:00 p.m. - May 4th & 11th at 2:30 p.m. This is a C.A.T.S. Community Theatre Production. Written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones and licensed through Dramatists Play Service, Inc.. This farcical play looks through rose-colored glasses at the difficulties of losing a loved one, and all the little things that can (and will) go wrong! A comedy of errors, DEARLY DEPARTED is surely the funniest play ever written about death! Tickets are $15.00 each - Group rates apply. Sponsored by: CROWDER & HOLLOWAY, INC. & GLENN E. BARBOUR, P.C.

YESTERDAY - Live from Las Vegas - A Tribute to The Beatles - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' "invasion" of the United States in 1964, YESTERDAY will join us for a one-night-only performance! As the resident Beatles Show Band for “Legends in Concert,” the world’s premier and longest running tribute show, YESTERDAY performs in Las Vegas, Nevada; Branson, Missouri; and Legends venues worldwide. They have been featured inRolling Stone Magazine, Showbiz Magazine, on NBC, CBS, ABC, Dick Clark's “Your Big Break”, Ed McMahon’s “Star Search”, and recently returned as the highlight of the annual Joe Johnson’s Beatles Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Tickets are $25.00 each, with group rates available. Sponsored by FIRST CITIZENS BANK.

 










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