Thursday, April 23, 2015

Your last weekend to see Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster - THIS WEEKEND - starting tonight!

Thursday, April 23 - Saturday, April 26 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 26 - 3:00 pm

John Porter wrote an eloquent review of Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster
to read.

This is an all-original, world premiere.
Written by David Emerson Toney
Co-Directed by David S. Leong & David Emerson Toney
Designed, built & performed by our talented students.

Don't miss this powerful theatre production.

Tonight is VCU faculty & staff BOGO night.

for a great Group-On offer!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Resurrection of the Blog Monster - with news about Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster

The Bloginator has woken from a deep sleep and dragged her undead body over to the keyboard to share news about a fellow monster…. Frankenstein… who terrorized Richmond's Channel 6's Virginia This Morning Show yesterday.

It was wonderful show!

Go HERE and you can see that it's clear - the Monster (Brandon Sterrett)and the darling young William Frankenstein (Ryan Poquis) will live happily ever after…….

….or not.

Both actors and the playwright (David Emerson Toney) were interviewed by the show hosts as well.

Kudos to the crew who traveled to Channel 6 - Ariane Belcher, Telos Fuller (amazing makeup!); Alexis Black (on-the -spot movement coaching and direction); and Ryan's parents - Greg and April.

A great morning! Thanks to everyone at Virginia This Morning!

Thursday April 17, 2015
ALL VCU STUDENTS - Buy One Get One Ticket FREE!! Bring your ID to the Box Office

Thursday April 23, 2015
ALL VCU STAFF & FACULTY- Buy One Get One Ticket FREE!! Bring your ID to the Box Office

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Yes it's a little chilly outside - but Pride & Prejudice will warm your heart (especially with a VCU Faculty & Staff BOGO tonight!!)

This is what we heard from our audience the first week:

"The costumes were simply gorgeous"

"It was surprisingly FUNNY!"

"The lighting was gorgeous - really enhanced every scene."

"I loved this story and I fell in love with Elizabeth."

Then there's always Mr. Darcy….

Take a look at this great little youtube. 
Thanks Sophie and Andrew!

Feb.19-21 at 7:30 pm  
Feb. 15 & 22 at 3:00 pm
General Admission- $25.00 • Seniors, VCU Faculty & Staff- $20.00
VCU Students with Valid ID- $10.00 
Other Students with Valid ID- $15.00 
VCU Alumni Members -$15.00 - show membership cards at the Box Office 
Box Office: 804-828-6026 • 
Raymond Hodges Theatre, W.E. Singleton Performing Arts Center
922 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284 •

Thursday, FEB. 19
Buy one ticket with VCU ID and get one ticket for FREE!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pride and Prejudice woke up Richmond this morning with a reel an argument and an interview.

Our cast of Pride and Prejudice looked divinely 18th century!

Check out the Channel 6 Website
Jess waiting for her entrance.

The reel - real and on the camera.


Waiting to tease the audience with what's to come.

Jess being wired, Ciara looking on.

Pride and Prejudice opens TOMORROW 7:30 pm! 
Tickets are going fast!
Online tickets:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tawnya Pettiford-Wates PhD is selected as recipient of the 2015 Women in the Arts Award by Style Weekly!

Congratulations Dr. T!!

Guest Artist Kevin Jones invites Theatre VCU students & faculty to his master class Wednesday, Feb. 4, 5 - 6 pm in B72, PAC

Kevin Jones is an accomplished musical director, director, and choreographer of musical theater, and teacher of acting and musical theater (including musical theater performance, acting for the stage, acting for film and television, musical theater history, and music theory). 

Over the course of his career Kevin has acquired one of the largest private collections of musical theater scores (in excess of 10,000 songs) in the United States. 

Kevin has a natural gift where he is able to assess an actor and select the perfect audition song and monologue from his collection in just a matter of minutes. He then coaches the actor on all aspects of the audition (vocal technique, musical staging, character work, etc.). His success rate is extraordinary. He has coached hundreds of actors into Broadway shows, national tours, and regional theater productions. 

As a musical director, Kevin has a most unique insight into the rehearsal process because he has also worked professionally as an actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer and producer. He is extremely organized and often breaks his rehearsal schedules down to fifteen-minute time blocks. 

Actors and musicians alike appreciate his work ethic, specificity in his conducting and musical direction, and the tremendous amount of positive energy that he brings to each production. Kevin has a true passion for the theater. He founded the Opening Doors Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in 2003 to provide theater training and performance opportunities for youth, while at the same time, offer free, quality theater productions for the people of the Roanoke Valley - thus making live theater accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial status.

Specializing in teaching actors proper singing technique, how to “belt” safely, and how to dramatically interpret musical theater songs. Kevin will work with selected students and take questions from the observers. This is open to all VCU students and faculty.

Friday, January 30, 2015


The Superheroes are Mariah, Tyler, Devin and David
and some other guys.

YOU will be able to buy one of the cardboard heroes 
(for just $1)
 next week at the first official
2015 Ball Bake Sale & Hero Raffle!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015 • 10 AM - 2 PM • PAC LOBBY

Can you bake or sit at the table?
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