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.


UPCOMING AUDITIONS:
Auditions for the C.A.T.S. Community Theatre production of OKLAHOMA! (sponsored by CCB-Citizens Community Bank and Boyd Honda of South Hill) will take place on Saturday, July 25 from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
All roles are available. Please use the actors entrance in the alley at the rear of the tehatre upon arrival on audition day. In order to audition, please be prepared. You will need:
1. A prepared solo song of your choice. If you are auditioning for a major role like Curly, Laurie, Will, Ado Annie, Judd, etc. please sing a song from the show that your desired character sings. If you are auditioning for a minor role or a chorus part, a short selection of ANY SONG which showcases your vocal range will be sufficient. A pianist will be available to accompany performers at auditions.
2. If this is your first Colonial Center audition, please bring a photo of yourself to give to the director. This aids in putting names with faces when making casting decisions.
3. Be prepared to dance a short combination if you would like a major role. Some basic choreography will be required of chorus members as well.
4. Cold readings will be necessary at auditions for anyone who would like to audition for a speaking part. (Excerpts from the script will be provided, and ample time will be allotted for preparation upon arrival.)
5. Be prepared to fill out audition forms upon arrival. These forms may be filled out in advance as well. To obtain these forms, click on the "Community Theatre" tab above and look under the "Downloads" section on the right-hand side of the page.
6. Show dates for OKLAHOMA! are October 3, 9 & 10 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday matinees will take place at 2:30 p.m. on October 4 &11. Please be sure you are available for all performance dates and required rehearsals before auditioning. (Rehearsals will begin in August and will start at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. Some Sunday afternoon rehearsal will also be necessary.) The week prior to opening, rehearsals will be mandatory for all cast members. Please discuss any rehearsal conflicts with Director Douglas Wright in advance.
7. If you would like to audition but cannot attend on Saturday, July 25, please schedule an appointment for a private audition during the week prior to open auditions. Private auditions will be allowed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. July 20-July 24 ONLY. No accompanist will be available for private auditions, however. Please be prepared to provide your own accompaniment if you audition at any time other than Saturday, July 25 at 2:30 p.m.
8. If you have any additional questions regarding auditions, please contact Douglas Wright at 434-262-4170.


2015 C.A.T.S. Community Theatre Productions:


C.A.T.S. COUNTRY REVUE
August 1, 7, & 8 @ 8:00 p.m. - August 2 & 9 @ 2:30 p.m.

From Hank Williams, Sr. to Carrie Underwood, the C.A.T.S. Country Revue encompasses all of Country Music's greatest hits! There will be toe-tappin', foot-stompin' fun for all ages! Come out and support these local singers as they get "gussied up" and share their talents on the Colonial Center's stage!

OKLAHOMA!
October 3, 9, & 10 @ 8:00 p.m. - October 4 & 11 @ 2:30 p.m.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.

THE HOMECOMING
December 5, 11, & 12 @ 8:00 p.m. - December 6 at 7:00 p.m. - December 13 @ 2:30 p.m.

The time is the Great Depression and the large Spencer family, living at the foot of a Virginia mountain, is struggling hard just to survive. With his father having to take the only available job a long way from home, Clay-Boy is stuck with unusual responsibility for his brothers and sisters. Just reaching manhood, Clay-Boy has a secret yearning that's quite extraordinary for the practical, earth-bound community in which he lives. He wants to write! Such foolishness is utterly foreign to his hardworking father, who tells him to prepare to become a responsible man—to build a home and raise a family.

2015 PROFESSIONAL SHOW SCHEDULE:

LEO DAYS: An Elvis Tribute
Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.

Leo became an avid fan of Elvis at the age of three. He grew up listening to Elvis and watching his movies. Leo has been dissecting Elvis' every move and studying every kind of concert footage he can. He has spent a lot of time perfecting Elvis' moves and the mannerisms which is very evident when watching one of Leo's shows. Along with singing Leo can also play the guitar and piano. Leo is one of the few Elvis Tribute Artists that can accurately perform all three eras of Elvis. Whether it is the raw Elvis of the 50's, the 60's leather Elvis, or the polished Vegas Elvis.

JASON PETTY'S "HONKY TONK HOLIDAYS"
Saturday November 21, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.

Join Obie Award winner Jason Petty, as he turns his critically-acclaimed singing and storytelling abilities toward the most wonderful time of the year... Christmas! In “Honky Tonk Holidays” Jason and Grammy-nominated singer Carolyn Martin along with a five piece band straight out of Nashville perform the songs and tell the stories behind some of your favorite country Christmas classics including, "Christmas Time’s A-Comin’" -Johnny Cash; "Pretty Paper" -Willie Nelson; "An Old Christmas Card" -Jim Reeves; "If We Make It Through December" -Merle Haggard; "Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee …and many more!

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.
THE C.A.T.S. COUNTRY REVUEAugust 1, 7 & 8 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee performances at 2:30 p.m. on August 2 & 9. Sponsored by The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Watkins Hearing Aids Center. From Willie Nelson to Carrie Underwood, the C.A.T.S. Country Revue encompasses all of Country Music's greatest hits! There will be toe-tappin', foot-stompin' fun for all ages! Come out and support these local singers as they get "gussied up" and share their talents on the Colonial Center's stage! This is a C.A.T.S. Community Theatre Production.

UPCOMING AUDITIONS:
Auditions for the C.A.T.S. Community Theatre production of OKLAHOMA! (sponsored by CCB-Citizens Community Bank and Boyd Honda of South Hill) will take place on Saturday, July 25 from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Please use the actors entrance in the alley at the rear of the theatre upon arrival for auditions. All roles are available. In order to audition, please be prepared. You will need:
1. A prepared solo song of your choice. If you are auditioning for a major role like Curly, Laurie, Will, Ado Annie, Judd, etc. please sing a song from the show that your desired character sings. If you are auditioning for a minor role or a chorus part, a short selection of ANY SONG which showcases your vocal range will be sufficient. A pianist will be available to accompany performers at auditions.
2. If this is your first Colonial Center audition, please bring a photo of yourself to give to the director. This aids in putting names with faces when making casting decisions.
3. Be prepared to dance a short combination if you would like a major role. Some basic choreography will be required of chorus members as well.
4. Cold readings will be necessary at auditions for anyone who would like to audition for a speaking part. (Excerpts from the script will be provided, and ample time will be allotted for preparation upon arrival.)
5. Be prepared to fill out audition forms upon arrival. These forms may be filled out in advance as well. To obtain these forms, click on the "Community Theatre" tab above and look under the "Downloads" section on the right-hand side of the page.
6. Show dates for OKLAHOMA! are October 3, 9 & 10 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday matinees will take place at 2:30 p.m. on October 4 &11. Please be sure you are available for all performance dates and required rehearsals before auditioning. (Rehearsals will begin in August and will start at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. Some Sunday afternoon rehearsal will also be necessary.) The week prior to opening, rehearsals will be mandatory for all cast members. Please discuss any rehearsal conflicts with Director Douglas Wright in advance.
7. If you would like to audition but cannot attend on Saturday, July 25, please schedule an appointment for a private audition during the week prior to open auditions. Private auditions will be allowed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. July 20-July 24 ONLY. No accompanist will be available for private auditions, however. Please be prepared to provide your own accompaniment if you audition at any time other than Saturday, July 25 at 2:30 p.m.
8. If you have any additional questions regarding auditions, please contact Douglas Wright at 434-262-4170.










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