The teen improv troupe aka “The Teenyboppers” has been bringing laughter to the community since Spring 2019. Improv is a fun, fast-paced art form that requires the actor to think outside of the box. It demands focus, a willingness to listen and engage, and tells a story without the safety net of a script. Join them at the end of each semester for a night of laughs!
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FIXED SHOWS. PICK YOUR DATES. GENERAL SEATING. One ticket to each of the four shows in our thought-provoking Stage 2 Series, now in its 30th Season: God's Country, The Cemetery Club, Roe, and Lizzie Stranton.
A riveting, highly theatrical docudrama about those dedicated to revolution against the U.S. government and the expulsion from "God's Country" of non-Aryans. Three narrative spines are skillfully interwoven in this thought-provoking, unsettling, and challenging fare that examines America’s dark soul, and asks, “What can/should we do about it?”
Four bodacious women lose their heads (literally) in this irreverent, women-centered tragicomedy set during the French Revolution. This witty, thought-provoking, raucously funny adventure was inventively conceived by one of today’s most-produced American playwrights.
UP ON THE ROOF is an original world premiere musical revue featuring the songs of Carole King and James Taylor. Conceived by Scott Keys and Michelle Kasanofsky who will also serve as Director and Music Director. Casting 5 (+) performers plus back up vocalists, diverse in vocal range, style, gender, race, ethnicity and age.
Venice Theatre is proud to present in partnership with Venice Pride, Inc., for the first time, 4PRIDE@VT. This subscription package consists of four special shows that will bring a message of inclusion and community for all. The 4PRIDE@VT shows are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m featuring a pre-party with light snacks before each performance.
Based on the Miramax motion picture, this sweet, sexy, fiery musical will blow your mind and "raise you up!" Kinky Boots won six Tony Awards in 2013 including Best Score for Cyndi Lauper. The hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein, celebrates diversity, acceptance, perseverance, friendship, fashion, and success.
The stairway to heavenly political satire originally laid by the Capitol Steps continues upward with DC’s Reflecting Fools — the new musical parody group created by the performers and co-writer from the Capitol Steps. DC’s Reflecting Fools hold up a mirror to our crazy political culture, providing hilarious song parodies and foolish reflections that continue to inspire belly laughter. You will see cast members from past seasons of the Capitol Steps performing all the beloved bits you remember and all-new song parodies reflecting the day’s news.
Dick Hyman brings Margie Gibson (opening act for Bob Hope, Danny Thomas, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Torme and more…) on board to sing some of Dick’s songs…special gems from his collegiate days, New York recording sessions, movie songs along with beautiful standards you know and love that he’s played during his long and varied career. With Cameron Kayne on the double bass, this trio will re-create the magic of Dick Hyman’s everlasting music.
Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired. There will no performances November 22-26, 2022 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
DESIGN YOUR OWN SUBSCRIPTION. Pick five of the 16 shows we're offering this season. Musicals, comedies, dramas, classic fare. Contemporary pieces that push the envelope and purely entertaining ones that leave you humming a tune. If you love variety, this is the subscription for you .
Travel to Victorian London for our original musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic story where you’ll meet Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Brad Wages) as he reflects on his past, present, and possible future.
Owens takes you on a journey through the Streisand years -- '60s Broadway, '70s Disco, and '80s films. You will laugh, cry, and chuckle at Sharon's precise interpretation of the infamous Streisand, and be amazed as their personas intertwine. Acclaimed as "the best tribute artist," you will feel as though you've spent an enchanted evening with Barbra, and made a new friend named Sharon - who is a talented entertainer and star in her own right.
Get ready to relive the hits of Motown and beyond, as this exciting, high-energy group unleashes superior vocals and slick dance moves powered by pure soul! You loved them so much last season that we’re bringing them back on one of our most popular dates - New Year’s Eve!
A tapestry of songs that will make the earth move under your feet! If you’re down and troubled, inject your soul with some sweet rock 'n' roll and brighten up even your darkest night. Join us "Up On the Roof" where a group of singers retreat to be alone with their thoughts, only to discover solace, celebration and friendship with each other.
A funny, sweet-tempered, moving romantic comedy about three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. The Broadway production was so popular that it was made into a film starring Ellen Burstyn, Dianne Ladd, and Olympia Dukakis.
Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. At the age of 15, he achieved international fame as "Herman," lead singer of the legendary '60s pop band Herman's Hermits. Join us for a concert of his classic hits which ultimately sold over 60 million recordings including 14 gold singles.
Dwight Icenhower is back with his ULTIMATE Tribute to the KING! Considered one of the best Elvis tribute artists in the country today, Dwight has mastered the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s eras of Elvis’ career and has won a myriad of national Elvis awards.
Chicago Rewired - The Premier Chicago Tribute Band is a tribute to Chicago® – one the longest running and most successful pop/rock groups in history with record sales topping 100,000,000 including 21 top 10 singles, 5 consecutive number one albums, 11 number one singles, and 5 gold singles. The band comprises a unique blend of talented and seasoned musicians joining forces with the common goal of accurately replicating the timeless music of Chicago® – the soundtrack to great memories for so many people.
Speculated by many (including New York Times critic Ben Brantley) to be the greatest of all American musicals, Gypsy tells the story of one woman’s efforts to get her daughters into show business. Featuring musical theatre standards like “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” and the show-stopping “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” Gypsy helped launch Stephen Sondheim’s career and earned Mama Rose a place in the theatrical canon as the quintessential Stage Mother.
Emmy, Tony, and SAG Award nominee, Norm Lewis, recently starred in Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed, “Da 5 Bloods,” and in the groundbreaking FX series, Pose. Additionally, Mr. Lewis can be seen starring in ABC’s newest series, Women of The Movement, and offscreen, his voice can be heard in the latest season of Apple TV’s animated series, Central Park. He was also seen as ‘Caiaphas’ in the award-winning NBC television special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Alice Cooper. In 2014, he made history as The Phantom of the Opera’s first African American Phantom on Broadway.
A theatrically innovative play about the history of and human backstories behind the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision. Far from being an "issue" play, Roe presents the spectrum of the abortion debate without taking a side, and thoughtfully examines the moment in recent history when our nation changed.
Tom Becker, a former member of the New Christy Minstrels, recreates the style and sound of one of America's immortal musical storytellers. Hear all your favorite John Denver songs in an evening that is sure to have you singing along.
This group of 10 seasoned entertainers is preserving the music and style of the iconic group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Respectfully paying tribute to all the classic "Seasons" details, Let's Hang On! also pays tribute to the Broadway show, The Jersey Boys. Capturing The Four Seasons' trademark vocal virtuosity, tight harmonies, and crisp choreography, this full-blown stage show includes many mega hits of the '60s.
It will be Yesterday Once More when this Lady takes a Walk On The Wild Side. Venice Theatre is proud to present a musical revue of songs from 1973 featuring its resident music director, Michelle Kasanofsky. It’s time to relive the time you were a Dancing Machine. Maybe Your Mama Don’t Dance, but you’ll want to! Don’t let this be the Right Place, Wrong Time and get your tickets for one night only TODAY.
This professionally-directed volunteer troupe has been bringing entertainment to the area for over 25 years. Each March they bring a full-scale production to our Jervey Theatre, led by their beloved director, Brad Wages.
This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in a glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. The original production starred the unparalleled Sutton Foster, who received Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for her performance.
There’s no one in the industry today that can recreate the sound and style of the world-famous Doobie Brothers like “The Brothers Doobie.” Inspired by the Brothers superior song writing, The Brothers Doobie delivers powerful harmonies and a fun-filled high-energy performance covering a catalog of Doobies hits spanning both the Johnston and McDonald eras. If you have a favorite Doobies tune (and everyone does), it will surely be included in this tribute show.
This Pulitzer and Tony Award Winner tells the iconic American story of Willy Loman, who made his living riding on a "smile and a shoeshine." About to lose his job and haunted by missed opportunities and a troubled past, he continues to chase his elusive American Dream while his wife struggles to help him.
On the eve of the Apocalypse, Lizzie, First Lady of "a country brave and true," hatches a plan with her global female contemporaries to end the war by withholding sex until the world is united in peace – No Peace – No Piece!