Virginia Stage is excited to announce what we have in store next season. The lineup includes an additional production as a part of our season, the return of fan favorite Crowns. The full lineup includes a Pulitzer Prize winner, two musicals, a new work, and adaptations of three classic works of literature.
RING OF FIRE
The Music of Johnny Cash
SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 1
created by Richard Maltby, Jr., conceived by William Meade, orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby
Stomp your feet and sing along to this exhilarating Juke Box Musical inspired by the music of Johnny Cash. Explore love and family with three multi-generational couples as the stories of their lives unfold through more than two dozen of Cash’s iconic hits.
THE PARCHMAN HOUR
Songs and Stories of the ‘61 Freedom Riders
OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 12
by Mike Wiley
Journey through the Deep South with the pioneers who fought discrimination and paved the way for the future. Adapted from real life accounts, this play shares their struggles through music that ranges from Bob Dylan to spirituals of the time.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
DECEMBER 6 - 24
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Patrick Mullins
It wouldn't be the holidays without Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Wells Theatre! This heartwarming story follows the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they visit Ebenezer Scrooge and remind us all of hope, redemption, and love.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
JANUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 4
by Jane Austen, adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan
A reluctant courtship blooms when Elizabeth clashes with the enigmatic Mr. Darcy. You’ll be swept away by Jane Austen’s beloved classic brought to life on stage in this witty exploration of expectations.
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
FEBRUARY 21 - MARCH 11
adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel by Steven Canny and John Nicholson
Join us for a thrill ride as 3 actors play more than 20 characters in the comedic spoof of the Sherlock Holmes classic that has been called "a sublimely funny adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic."
APRIL 4 - 22
by Ayad Akhtar
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a timely piece sure to provoke and inspire. At an Upper East-Side party hosted by an American-born and Muslim-raised lawyer and his Jewish wife the dinner topics are the economy, religion, and Islamophobia; what could go wrong?
MAY 9 - 27
by Regina Taylor, adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry
One of the most popular productions in Virginia Stage’s history returns! This enduring gospel musical is a testament to love, sisterhood, and family where we learn that a hat can be more than a fashion statement.