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Masterworx Community Theater Presents: Beauty and the Beast

September 29 - October 2

  Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney animated feature and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by…

The Price Is Right LIVE

October 5 @ 7:30 pm

  The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and "Come On Down" to win.  Prizes may include appliances, vacations, and possibly a new car!  Play classic games just like on television's longest-running and most popular game show…from Plinko™ to Cliffhangers™  to The Big Wheel™ and even the fabulous Showcase.   Playing to near sold-out audiences for more than 14 years, the Price Is Right Live™…

First Fridays

October 7 @ 5:00 pm

  The Academy Center of the Arts is proud to present a new gallery exhibition each month featured in our Academy Galleries.   Join the Academy every First Friday of the month from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, as we unveil our latest art exhibits, featuring an array of local, regional and national artists presenting their works in various mediums.   The Ann White Academy and Up Front Galleries are both located on the first floor of the Patricia Harrington…

Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Presents: LSO Celebrates 40 Years

October 8 @ 7:30 pm

    Celebrate the opening of our 40th season in style with a concert celebrating our orchestra’s roots.  40 years ago, the LSO began its first season with Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by Senator John Warner.  Now 40 years later, we once again open our season with this piece, narrated by Astronaut Leland Melvin.  The program also includes Dances in the Canebreaks by Florence Price and concludes with one of maestro Glover’s favorite works, the second symphony of Johannes…

All Hallo-Queens Drag Brunch

October 9 @ 11:00 am

    Hosted by the Treacherously Tantalizing Dionysian Diva, Thea Trickality, The Academy Center of the Arts presents the premiere queer event of everyone's devilish dreams... All Hallo-Queens, an astonishing afternoon of eerie drag excellence with a mouth-watering brunch provided by the one and only Water Dog.   Featuring the fabulous and frightful talents of four of Richmond's most ravishing drag artists... the Illustrious Illusionist: Amber St. Lexington, Everyone's Favorite Italian Dish: Chicki Parm, the Interstellar Story Teller: Jenny Nuclear,…

FREE! Academy Clay Festival 2022

October 15 @ 10:00 am

  The Academy Center of the Arts proudly presents the Academy Clay Festival on Saturday, October 15, 2022.   This family-friendly festival will feature clay artists from all across our region: potters, sculptors, wheel throwers, and hand builders.   In addition to clay artistry, this festival will include a gathering of curated vendors including artisans, makers, food trucks, bouncy houses, and more! Get ready for an urban fall festival celebrating clay outdoors in the Pacific Life parking lot.    …

LoveLYH Halloween Market at the Academy Center of the Arts

October 16 @ 1:00 pm

    LoveLYH Market is having a Halloween Market at The ACOA! All of your favorite LOVELYH vendors + local music performances + zines PLUS adult spirits provided by The Academy! Sunday, October 16th   Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs.       Facebook Event…

Ailey II

October 19 @ 7:30 pm

    Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s finest dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding and emerging choreographers. Founded by Alvin Ailey, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people.   Since its 1974 inception, Ailey II has flourished into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous…

Slasher Weekend 2022

October 28 @ 6:00 pm

  Join ACOA for Slasher Weekend 2022: a weekend of nostalgic horror in honor of Halloween, starting with our Slasher Cinema Movie Marathon on Friday, October 28th, and Saturday, October 29th! Watch original and remake versions of Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Candyman as double features for just $15.   https://youtu.be/JhT7EeBDbSA   End this movie marathon on Saturday evening with our Slash Bash where the villains of all three films show up and show out on the…

Slasher Weekend 2022

October 29 @ 10:00 am

  Join ACOA for Slasher Weekend 2022: a weekend of nostalgic horror in honor of Halloween, starting with our Slasher Cinema Movie Marathon on Friday, October 28th, and Saturday, October 29th! Watch original and remake versions of Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Candyman as double features for just $15.   https://youtu.be/JhT7EeBDbSA   End this movie marathon on Saturday evening with our Slash Bash where the villains of all three films show up and show out on the…

Slasher Weekend 2022

October 29 @ 8:00 pm

  Join ACOA for Slasher Weekend 2022: a weekend of nostalgic horror in honor of Halloween, starting with our Slasher Cinema Movie Marathon on Friday, October 28th, and Saturday, October 29th! Watch original and remake versions of Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Candyman as double features for just $15.   https://youtu.be/JhT7EeBDbSA   End this movie marathon on Saturday evening with our Slash Bash where the villains of all three films show up and show out on the…

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Featuring Barry Bostwick

October 30 @ 7:30 pm

  THE 47TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR TOUR!   Join the original 'Brad Majors' - BARRY BOSTWICK - for a screening of the original unedited movie with a live shadow cast and audience participation! Plus a memorabilia display with artifacts and an actual costume from the movie, a costume contest, and more!     Shadow cast performed by Tolls of Madness   *Get exclusive tickets to the V.I.P. Meet & Greet to meet Barry Bostwick himself, have a personal photo opportunity, &…

First Fridays

November 4 @ 5:00 pm

  The Academy Center of the Arts is proud to present a new gallery exhibition each month featured in our Academy Galleries.   Join the Academy every First Friday of the month from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, as we unveil our latest art exhibits, featuring an array of local, regional and national artists presenting their works in various mediums.   The Ann White Academy and Up Front Galleries are both located on the first floor of the Patricia Harrington…

Opera on the James Presents: Tosca

November 11 @ 7:30 pm

    One of the most powerful and popular operas of all time! A beautiful and famous actress, Floria TOSCA is caught in a passionate web of LOVE, JEALOUSY, DICTATORSHIP, LUST and VENGEANCE. Her innocent soul, devoted only to her Art and to her lover--a revolutionary painter—is swept into a dramatic story that is relevant for us today as well. Be thrilled by Puccini’s music played by a full orchestra, brilliant singers along with spectacular sets and costumes. World-class opera…

Opera on the James Presents: Tosca

November 13 @ 3:00 pm

    One of the most powerful and popular operas of all time! A beautiful and famous actress, Floria TOSCA is caught in a passionate web of LOVE, JEALOUSY, DICTATORSHIP, LUST and VENGEANCE. Her innocent soul, devoted only to her Art and to her lover--a revolutionary painter—is swept into a dramatic story that is relevant for us today as well. Be thrilled by Puccini’s music played by a full orchestra, brilliant singers along with spectacular sets and costumes. World-class opera…

One Night of Queen

November 15 @ 7:30 pm

  In 2022, Gary Mullen & The Works will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their world-renowned One Night Of Queen live concert performance!   Gary Mullen & The Works (featuring Gary Mullen on vocals, David Brockett on guitar, Billy Moffat on bass, Malcolm Gentles on keyboards and Jon Halliwell on drums) will have you dancing in the aisles during their 2-hour show, while the band pays tribute to the stage theatrics, showmanship, and music of Rock & Roll Hall…

Air Play

November 18 @ 7:30 pm

  In Air Play umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage. With stunning images and gales of laughter, Air Play bounces on the edge of definition: part comedy, part sculpture, part circus, part theater.   A circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, Air Play transforms ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. Created by circus performers Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone in collaboration with kinetic sculptor Daniel…

Holiday Maker’s Market 2022

November 25 @ 4:00 pm

The Academy Center of the Arts invites you to participate in our 2nd annual Holiday Maker’s Market. This juried show will be held in the Academy’s Warehouse Theatre Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th right in time for the holiday shopping season!     Holiday Maker's Market 2022 Vendor Application   The Academy prides itself on selecting artisans who produce their own wares. We will not allow products made from kits or commercially manufactured items to be sold by…

Holiday Maker’s Market 2022

November 26 @ 10:00 am

The Academy Center of the Arts invites you to participate in our 2nd annual Holiday Maker’s Market. This juried show will be held in the Academy’s Warehouse Theatre Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th right in time for the holiday shopping season!     Holiday Maker's Market 2022 Vendor Application   The Academy prides itself on selecting artisans who produce their own wares. We will not allow products made from kits or commercially manufactured items to be sold by…

Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas

November 27 @ 7:30 pm

  Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas is coming to the Historic Academy Theatre stage on November 27, 2022! Since bursting to national acclaim after appearing as semi-finalists on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and winning the top honors on TRU TV’s ‘Fake Off’, Lightwire Theater has gone on to enthrall audiences worldwide with their unique combination of skill and grace as told through the technological innovations of moving light characters.   Based in New Orleans, Lightwire Theater continues to create and…

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