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Theatre Productions

From student-directed one-acts to Shakespeare, the presentation of live theatre productions is an essential component of the theatre major at VWC as well as a dynamic part of campus life and the liberal arts experience. Unless otherwise noted, all theatre productions are held in the Hofheimer Theatre in the Fine Arts Building

2013-14 Productions

VWC Fall Arts Festival

When: Oct. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m.

Homecoming Weekend will feature a showcase of performances and exhibitions from the VWC Theatre, Music and Art Departments including student and faculty work. Evening performances in the Hofheimer Theatre on Oct. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. will include highlights from the Virginia Wesleyan College Singers and the Wesleyan Chorale, selected action scenes from the Theatre Department’s fall musical, Big River, and displays of the Art Department’s finest student work. 


$15 Adults
$10 Students/Seniors/Military
Free to VWC students, faculty and staff
Reservations: 757.455.3381

Big River by Hauptman and Miller

Big River by Hauptman and Miller

When: Nov. 6-Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

Music by Roger Miller | Lyrics by Roger Miller | Book by William Hauptman | Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain

Stage Direction by Travis Malone

Musical Direction by Michael Trotta

Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

When: April 9-12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m.

Directed by Sally Shedd

Come frolic through a woodland wonderland with Titania and Oberon in this timeless classic.


$10 Adults
$5 Students/Seniors/Military
Free to VWC students, faculty and staff
Reservations: 757.455.3381

Want to Be a Part of the Onstage Action?

The VWC Theatre Department conducts open auditions the first week of the Fall and Spring semesters. Auditions for parts are open to any auditioners. We also conduct color/gender-blind casting. We have a very short rehearsal period, so some actors may not be cast just based on availability. Knowing your schedule and accurately charting that on your audition form is critically important to the director. It is the actor's responsibility to work out conflicts.

Rehearsals times will vary for the first two weeks of rehearsal. You may not be called every night. However, all actors are expected to be at rehearsals as called. Rehearsals will be scheduled based on cast availability. All cast members will be expected to be free for all dress/technical rehearsals and all performances.

Course Credit
Any VWC student participating in a Mainstage Theatre production is eligible to enroll in TH130: Rehearsal and Performance (2 cr. hours). A student must take the course 2 times (in two separate productions) to receive the Generals Studies (A)esthetics credit. Enrollment is through consent of the director and workload varies based on role and credit load. Rehearsal and Performance credit may be sought for students who wish to take a role int he backstage production work. Requests for TH130 must be completed by the end of the first week of classes.

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