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December 2019

Charlottesville Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Charlottesville Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker     About the Show:   Sweeten your holiday season with Lynchburg’s Nutcracker presented by CAPTRUST! Local dancers join Charlottesville Ballet’s professional company onstage with live music by the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and Cantate Children’s and Youth Choir.   Join Clara and her magical Nutcracker doll for a journey through Lands of Snowflakes and Sweets in the enchanting 90-minute performance that’s sure to delight the entire family!       Tickets:   VIP All-Inclusive Tickets:  $75 Adult, $70 Children “Class with Clara” Children’s Event after the matinee performances “Meet the Ballet” Pre-Show Drinks & Discussion before the 7:00pm performance Premium: $45 Adult, $40 Child/Student/Senior/Military Standard: $25 Adult, $20 Child/Student/Senior/Military   To view our seating map for the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, click here.   For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.     Presented by:         VIP Event Sponsors: Land of the Snowflakes Inspired by:   Community Partners:   Lynchburg Sponsors:         Know Before You Go:   All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome. Videography…

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Charlottesville Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Charlottesville Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker     About the Show:   Sweeten your holiday season with Lynchburg’s Nutcracker presented by CAPTRUST! Local dancers join Charlottesville Ballet’s professional company onstage with live music by the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and Cantate Children’s and Youth Choir.   Join Clara and her magical Nutcracker doll for a journey through Lands of Snowflakes and Sweets in the enchanting 90-minute performance that’s sure to delight the entire family!       Tickets:   VIP All-Inclusive Tickets:  $75 Adult, $70 Children “Class with Clara” Children’s Event after the matinee performances “Meet the Ballet” Pre-Show Drinks & Discussion before the 7:00pm performance Premium: $45 Adult, $40 Child/Student/Senior/Military Standard: $25 Adult, $20 Child/Student/Senior/Military To view our seating map for the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, click here.   For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.     Presented by:         VIP Event Sponsors: Land of the Snowflakes Inspired by:   Community Partners:   Lynchburg Sponsors:         Know Before You Go:   All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome. Videography and…

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Forest Dance Academy Presents: Christmas in Arendelle

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Forest Dance Academy Presents: Christmas in Arendelle     About the Show:   Forest Dance Academy presents a holiday dance journey with Elsa & friends through Christmastime in the magical Kingdom of Arendelle.     Tickets:   VIP: $100.00, includes both Box Seats PREMIERE:$31.00 STANDARD: $25.00   For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.     Know Before You Go:   All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome. Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts. The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have…

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Forest Dance Academy Presents: Christmas in Arendelle

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Forest Dance Academy Presents: Christmas in Arendelle     About the Show:   Forest Dance Academy presents a holiday dance journey with Elsa & friends through Christmastime in the magical Kingdom of Arendelle.     Tickets:   VIP: $100.00, includes both Box Seats PREMIERE:$31.00 STANDARD: $25.00   For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.     Know Before You Go:   All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome. Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts. The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have…

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CANCELED: Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s A Christmas Carol

December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  CANCELED: Academy Presents: Nebraska Theatre Caravan's A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens | Adapted by Charles Jones | Musical orchestration by John J. Bennett     NEBRASKA THEATRE CARAVAN CANCELS NATIONAL TOUR OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL AFTER CRASH   Nebraska Theatre Caravan, the professional touring wing of the Omaha Community Playhouse, has just announced the cancellation of the national tour of A Christmas Carol. This includes the December 19, 2019 performance at the Academy Center of the Arts’ Historic Academy Theatre in Lynchburg, VA.   The tour bus for the Nebraska Theatre Caravan production of A Christmas Carol was in an accident near Waterville, ME on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 11:30pm, when the charter bus, owned and operated by Arrow Stage Lines drifted off the right side of the road and subsequently overturned on its passenger side and came to rest down an embankment. While no major injuries were sustained, the accident has resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates of the national tour.   “While we are sad to see the tour cut short, we consider our theatre a family, and the safety and physical health and wellbeing of those involved is most important,” said Kate Whitecotton,…

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FREE EVENT! A Christmas Carol Screening

December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  A Christmas Carol Free Film Screening     Following the cancelation of the performance by Nebraska Theatre Caravan, the Academy Center of the Arts staff has planned to offer a free screening of the 1984 film version of A Christmas Carol in the Historic Academy Theatre on Thursday, December 19, 2019, beginning at 7:30pm.   Christmas elicits nothing more than “Bah, humbug!” from Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser whose sole pursuit of financial success has left him a bitter and lonely old man. But Christmas Eve visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future ultimately teach him to open his heart to the spirit of Christmas and to the joys of friends and family. Starring George C. Scott. Rated PG ‧ 1984 ‧ 1h 40m.   Free tickets can be reserved online using the link above or below.     Tickets: FREE - Reserve here   For more information or to reserve FREE tickets to this event, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.     Know Before You Go:   All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome. Videography and audio recording during the performances are…

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The Barter Players’ Frosty

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  The Barter Players Present: Frosty     This wonderful story has been made into an exciting musical!   A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, that snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the Snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they embark on a New York City adventure filled with thrills and chills, and as they discover that the real magic of Christmas is Love.   “My audiences always enjoy these performances and beg for more.” — Jettie Baker Center, Clintwood, VA “To quote the kids, The Barter Players were amazing, awesome, and fantastic!” — Sullins Academy, Bristol, VA “In a word: WOW. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.” — Virginia Cooperative Extension, Blacksburg, VA “You guys are so passionate. We’ve had other acting groups come in, and you are the best ... Stay with us forever! You have the right attitude about theatre.” —  Huntington High School, Huntington, WV       Tickets: Student: $14.00 Adult: $20.00   For more information or to purchase tickets to this event series, contact our Box Office at (434)…

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$14 – $25

Met Opera Broadcast in HD: The Magic Flute

December 21 @ 12:55 pm - 3:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States

  Met Opera Broadcast in HD: The Magic Flute     The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast 19-20 season, featuring The Magic Flute on Saturday, 12/21 at 12:55pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.   A beloved holiday tradition continues as Mozart’s delightful fairy tale returns in the Met’s abridged, English-language version for families, perfect for younger audiences, with no intermission and a running time of less than two hours. Lothar Koenigs conducts a dynamic cast of standout Mozarteans in Julie Taymor’s magical production, an enduring Met classic with its eye-popping puppetry and stunning visuals.   The Academy Center of the Arts is proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning 45-minutes prior to the screening.   Join the Academy, Foster Fuels, and Opera on the James as Peter speaks about The Magic Flute and relevant topics related to the Broadcasted Opera.     Tickets:   Students: $14.00 Seniors: $20.00 Adults: $25.00   To view our seating map for the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, click here.   For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.  …

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The Barter Players’ Frosty

December 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  The Barter Players Present: Frosty     This wonderful story has been made into an exciting musical!   A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, that snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the Snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they embark on a New York City adventure filled with thrills and chills, and as they discover that the real magic of Christmas is Love.   “My audiences always enjoy these performances and beg for more.” — Jettie Baker Center, Clintwood, VA “To quote the kids, The Barter Players were amazing, awesome, and fantastic!” — Sullins Academy, Bristol, VA “In a word: WOW. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.” — Virginia Cooperative Extension, Blacksburg, VA “You guys are so passionate. We’ve had other acting groups come in, and you are the best ... Stay with us forever! You have the right attitude about theatre.” —  Huntington High School, Huntington, WV       Tickets: Student: $14.00 Adult: $20.00   For more information or to purchase tickets to this event series, contact our Box Office at (434)…

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New Year’s Eve Bash 2019 with Audacity Brass

December 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 am
Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  The Academy Presents: New Years Eve Bash with Audacity Brass Band     About the Show:   Join us at the Warehouse Theatre as we ring in NYE 2019 at the New Year's Eve Bash, featuring two 75-minute sets from Audacity Brass and a late-night set with DJ Phinestro, from 9:00pm - 1:00am. Celebrate the ROARING 20s with dancing, drinks, a champagne toast, and a countdown to the New Year!   This event is standing room only.   Doors open at 8:00pm with house music. Audacity Brass begins at 9:00pm. DJ Phinestro takes over for his late-night set after the NYE Countdown at 12am.     Tickets:   Advanced: $20.00 Day-of: $25.00   For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.     Sponsored By:       Know Before You Go:   All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome. Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting…

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