Announcements for the week of August 25, 2014:

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. - AN EVENING OF BLUEGRASS: Featuring Appalachian Express and Homegrown Bluegrass. Sponsored by BENCHMARK COMMUNITY BANK and McDONALD'S of SOUTH HILL. These two local bluegrass bands have made quite a name for themselves! The Colonial Center offers this one-night-only opportunity to see these groups perform back-to-back in an evening showcasing their talents. Last year's EVENING OF BLUEGRASS was a complete sell-out, so get your tcikets early! Tickets are $20, with discounted rates available to groups of ten people or more. Click on the "Events" tab above for more information or to purchase tickets. Or call 434-262-4170 to reserve yours today!

On display in the main gallery on the second floor of The Colonial Center now through September 25: FEATURED ARTIST: WILLIAM WARD MOSELEY.
Mr. Moseley has been an active painter since his retirement from the practice of architecture in 1990.  A graduate of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, he received a degree in building design.  In addition, he has studied oils with international artist Wolf Kahn, watercolors with Frank Web (AWS) and Eric Wiegardt (SP), and pastels with Ben Konis (PSA).
Moseley has developed a unique style in watercolors, pastels and oils, allowing great expressiveness and flexibility with the vibrant use of color. His subjects include landscape scenes of Lake Gaston, North Carolina, his winter studio in Naples, Florida and Marco Island, and his alma mater Virginia Tech, among many more.
The Colonial Center galleries are open for public viewing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The galleries are also open to patrons during all Colonial Center performance events.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. - Third Thursday for the Arts - Through partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Colonial Center will proudly present a performance/lecture from Award-winning classical guitarist, William Feasley.

Mr. Feasley was the first guitarist to be awarded the Peabody Conservatory’s coveted Artist Diploma.He has since been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards: a gold medal in the PanHellenic Guitar Competition in Athens, the Baltimore Chamber Music Awards and a Governor’s Citation for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts in Maryland. Feasley was selected to play for Andrés Segovia at the master’s historic last class at the University of Southern California was later featured on the CBS special Eulogy of Segovia.

In addition to his solo work, Feasley is also the founding member of The D’Amore Duo, with Yeon Jee Sohn.


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


ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK II
March 7, 13, & 14 @ 8:00 p.m. - March 8 & 15 @ 2:30 p.m.

After the success of the C.A.T.S. production, ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK, in 2013, the Colonial Actors Theatre Society will produce this follow-up 1950s and 1960s musical revue in 2015! Enjoy some "oldies but goodies" with the Colonial Center family - featuring all your favorite hits from the Golden Age of music!


25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
May 2, 8, & 9 @ 8:00 p.m. - May 3 & 10 @ 2:30 p.m.
This Tony Award winning, musical comedy is sure to keep you laughing (and spelling) from start to finish! Contestants from fictional Putnam Valley Middle School fight for the top spot in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. With improv comedy, entertaining musical and dance numbers, many opportunities for audience participation, and a cast of characters you won't soon forget, this show is sure to please audiences of all ages!


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 & 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
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ON THE BORDER: THE ULTIMATE EAGLES TRIBUTE
Saturday, February 21 @ 8:00 p.m.

On the Border The Ultimate Eagles Tribute from Charlotte, NC continues to be one of the most exciting and authentic Tribute bands in the country, satisfying audiences up and down the East Coast at Festivals, Music Venues, Corporate and Private events. They provide a family-friendly show guaranteed to ensure everyone has a MEMORABLE time! OTB’s passion, showmanship, and precise attention to replicating the details of The Eagles Music, has begun to earn them critical acclaim, name recognition and a loyal following.

2015 - AN EVENING OF BLUEGRASS
Saturday, June 20, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand, local favorites, Appalachian Express and Homegrown Bluegrass will take the stage once again for this one-night-only performance. Their 2013 and 2014 performances at the Colonial Center were a great success, so be sure to get your tickets early for this highly popular event!

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!


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.

2014 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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