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524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
(434 846-8499

August 2019

Coming to America Film Screening

August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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Coming to America Film Screening     The Academy Center of the Arts presents an interactive tribute to the John Landis legendary comedy, Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.   The film tells the story of Prince Akeem (Murphy) of Zamunda who on his 21st birthday is to marry and spend the rest of his life with a woman he’s never met. Instead, Akeem breaks with tradition and travels to America with his trusty right-hand man Semmi (Hall) to find true love. The ensuing culture shock of the guileless pair navigating the gritty streets of ’80s NYC is pure comedy gold.   In addition to the film screening and nods to Zamunda, McDowell’s, and Soul Glow, the Academy will also raise funds to benefit the Jubilee Family Development Center by transforming the Theatre into a barber shop from 5:30pm to 7:30pm that evening.   A limited number of “Premium Cuts” will be available from Director's Cut Barbershop. All funds raised from the Premium Cuts will benefit the Jubilee Center and their mission of supporting and teaching families to become self-sufficient, reliable, successful members of society.   Consider this your royal invitation to laugh, support a great cause,…

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September 2019

Academy Presents: The Garth Newel Piano Quartet

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy Presents: The Garth Newel Piano Quartet     The Garth Newel Piano Quartet is known for their spirited and impassioned performances that offer an enlivened interpretation of both standard and new repertoire. As artists-in-residence at Garth Newel Music Center, one of the premier and most active chamber music organizations in the United States, they program and perform over 50 concerts each year, engaging with audiences through conversational and interactive programs. An active presence on the national and international stage, the Garth Newel Piano Quartet has performed throughout the United States and on five continents, at such prominent venues as Carnegie Hall, Strathmore Hall, The Chautauqua Institution, and the San Diego Chamber Music Workshop. The quartet believes strongly in promoting creativity, and holds an annual competition for rising composers aimed at bolstering the piano quartet genre. They regularly commission and premiere music of their contemporaries, such as Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec, and David Biedenbender, for whom they received the 2017 CMA commissioning grant.   The Garth Newel Piano Quartet maintains a strong dedication to education and to nurturing the next generation of chamber musicians. They serve as faculty and directors for the Emerging Artist Fellowship Program, which gives…

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Napoleon Dynamite Lynchburg

Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation w/ Jon Heder & Efren Ramirez LIVE!

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation w/ Jon Heder & Efren Ramirez LIVE!     About the Show:   It's been 15 years since the indie film Napoleon Dynamite came out of nowhere to become the sleeper hit of 2004. With some of the most quotable lines of any film in recent memory, this quirky cult comedy has had fans talking about ligers, tater tots, and voting for Pedro ever since. And, who could forget Napoleon's sweet dance moves at the end?!   This unique event includes a full screening of Napoleon Dynamite in the Historic Academy Theatre on the BIG screen, followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro). Want the VIP experience? Add on a Meet & Greet and hang with Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez one hour before the event!    Grab your moon boots and ChapStick® (in case your lips hurt real bad) and celebrate the 15th anniversary of this comedy classic. Will tickets go fast? Heck yes, they will! GOSH!   ABOUT NAPOLEON DYNAMITE: “Napoleon Dynamite” (Jon Heder) comes from the rural town of Preston, Idaho. He is a new kind of hero with his red ‘fro, sweet moon…

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Roads to Recovery at 5 Years: Our Stories

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Roads to Recovery at 5 Years: Our Stories     Celebrate National Recovery Month 2019 with Roads to Recovery, our community's #1 Nonprofit in Lynchburg Living magazine. Join 500 business, government and community leaders, supporters, and people in recovery as we honor those who have achieved recovery from substance use disorders in our community. Our keynote speaker will be Daniel Carey, M.D., Virginia's Secretary of Health and Human Resources, who will talk about recovery in the Commonwealth. Hear from some of our program members, past and present, about the importance of long-term support in early recovery.     Tickets:   General Admission: $100.00   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…

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Lyrics and Laughs for Habitat

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity Presents: Lyrics and Laughs for Habitat     About the Performers:   Cheryl Wheeler & Tony Deyo will perform during Lyrics and Laughs for Habitat.     Cheryl Wheeler has to be seen to be appreciated. Nothing you read and nothing you hear from her albums prepares you for how good a performer she is.   You may not be familiar with Cheryl, but you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Chery's songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O'Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near. If they think she is great, then you owe it to yourself to learn more if you aren't familiar with her.   From her albums you can tell that she is a gifted songwriter with a beautiful voice. From other people's comments about her you can learn that she is a natural story teller with a fantastic sense of humor. But until you see her in person, you never really believe what…

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Academy Center of the Arts Gala

Academy 2019 Gala Featuring Postmodern Jukebox

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy 2019 Gala Featuring Postmodern Jukebox     About the Academy 2019 Gala:   The Academy Center of the Arts’ staff are thrilled to join our Board of Trustees in announcing the 2019 Gala, featuring a performance by Postmodern Jukebox on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in the Historic Academy Theatre. With a 1920’s Gatsby-Party theme, this elegant evening will highlight amazing music and essential community support.   If you are new to the Academy Gala, this is an UNFORGETTABLE night of entertainment and fundraising. The event has sold out in past years, and promises to captivate all night long with an amazing performance and the best auction in town!   As always, thank you for your very generous support. Mark your calendars NOW for September 21, 2019, and join us for as we party among the champagne and stars.     Featuring Postmodern Jukebox:   Started by Scott Bradlee in 2009, Postmodern Jukebox has dazzled audiences with their now-famous vintage renditions of modern pop songs, playing hundreds of shows to sold-out houses across six continents. They’ve also performed on shows like Good Morning America, topped iTunes and Billboard charts, and caught the attention of NPR music, NBC news and a wide array of celebrity fans.…

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Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Presents: Mr. Jefferon’s Salon Series, A Conversation on Race & Democracy

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Presents: Mr. Jefferon's Salon Series, A Conversation on Race & Democracy     Jefferson wrote the immortal words of the Declaration of Independence that have inspired people throughout the world to work for democracy. He also enslaved black men, women and children throughout his life and was convinced that when the enslaved were finally emancipated, blacks and whites could never live together.   Nearly 200 years after Jefferson’s death, how has the legacy of racial slavery shaped our democracy?   A panel of notable scholars will help us think through this question. They include: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Dr. David Blight, Dr. Martha S. Jones, and Dr. Peter S. Onuf.   The panel will be moderated by Dr. Edward Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond and one of the cohosts for BackStory, a popular podcast about American history.   Join us after the salon for a recepetion in the lobby of the Historic Academy Theatre where the conversations can continue.   Light hors-d’oeuvres will be provided.     Tickets:   Students under 17: $16.00 Adults: $32.00   For more information or to purchase tickets to this event…

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Soul Cruisers Lynchburg

The Sensational Soul Cruisers

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy Presents: The Soul Cruisers: Destination Motown   Tickets to this show will be released to Members beginning Monday, July 8, 2019. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.     About the Show:   The Sensational Soul Cruisers are not just another 11-man vocal harmony group with horns. While it is still sometimes possible to find a band featuring a similar line up of instruments, it is unlikely that you will ever find another that performs with as much energy, passion, and talent as these guys. From their humble beginnings rehearsing at the chicken coops on Route 33 to the basement of the Cycle Shop on Throckmorton Street, this band has come a long way from its “Eddie and the Cruisers” days to become one of Jersey’s best kept secrets.   Under the tutelage of legendary Jersey Shore sax player Screamin’ Steve Barlotta, who has been the captain of this fantastic soul cruise for over 20 years, has catapulted this band from the recesses of a dingy basement to over 200 performances a year while capturing the true essence of the Jersey Shore sound and its true R&B roots. Fortunately for those…

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October 2019

Haunted Historic Theatre Tours

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Haunted Historic Theatre Tours Presented by Member One Credit Union and Watts Creative Studios     In 1911, the Historic Academy of Music Theatre was partially destroyed by a mysterious fire in the basement. Since then, the building just hasn’t felt the same. Join our staff and in-house paranormal team as we investigate the unexplainable happenings, murmurs, and ghosts that lurk in the wings during the month of October.   Every Wednesday in October, you can experience the chilling haunting of the Historic Theatre on our exclusive Haunted Theatre Tour! Be prepared for goosebumps, and remember: as long as you stay with the group, you’ll be just fine.   Tours are limited to 50 and run twice per night, at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM. We recommend children ages 9+.  All ticket buyers receive admission and one free commemorable cup with their purchase.   Event dates: Wednesday, October 2 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 9 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 16 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 23 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 30 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm     Tickets:   General Admission: $15.00   For more information or to purchase tickets to this event…

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Opera on the James Presents: With Voices Raised – An Afternoon of Opera and Song

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Opera on the James Presents: With Voices Raised - An Afternoon of Opera and Song     Opera on the James celebrates the power of the human voice in a concert of life-enhancing music and vocal fireworks. Marco Nistico, the newly-appointed General Director of Opera on the James and Principal Conductor Peter Leonard have selected an exciting group of vocalists from across the country to perform a varied program of opera arias and beloved Broadway melodies.   Voices Raised - An Afternoon of Opera and Song is the opening event of an exciting 2019-2020 season which will include Menotti’s Amahl and the Night’s Visitors, in collaboration with Liberty University and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.   The performance will feature the Opera on the James Orchestra, the Choral Union, as well as a roster of distinguished guest artists: Tess Altiveros, Raquel Gonzales (returning after her success as Violetta last season), Hillary Ginther, Andrew Surrena, and Stefano de Peppo. Come enjoy music by Puccini, Verdi, Bernstein, Mozart, and Rossini, and more. You will hear music that inspires, provokes thought, and helps us to understand who we are and how we relate to one another.     Tickets:   Student: $20.00…

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Haunted Historic Theatre Tours

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Haunted Historic Theatre Tours Presented by Member One Credit Union and Watts Creative Studios     In 1911, the Historic Academy of Music Theatre was partially destroyed by a mysterious fire in the Manager’s apartment. Since then, the building just hasn’t felt the same. Join our staff and in-house paranormal team as we investigate the unexplainable happenings, murmurs, and ghosts that lurk in the wings during the month of October.   Every Wednesday in October, you can experience the chilling haunting of the Historic Theatre on our exclusive Haunted Theatre Tour! Be prepared for goosebumps, and remember: as long as you stay with the group, you’ll be just fine.   Tours are limited to 50 and run twice per night, at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM. We recommend children ages 9+.  All ticket buyers receive admission and one free commemorable cup with their purchase.   Event dates: Wednesday, October 2 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 9 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 16 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 23 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 30 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm     Tickets:   General Admission: $15.00   For more information or to purchase tickets to this…

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Freedom 4/24 Gala

Freedom Gala 2019

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Freedom 4/24 Presents: Freedom Gala 2019   Freedom 4/24 is proud to present "Ten Years of Freedom" at the 6th annual Freedom Gala on Friday, October 11, 2019, at the Academy Center of the Arts in Downtown Lynchburg. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 p.m.; dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. The Freedom Gala is designed to further awaken and unify the community's resolve to bring an end to sexual exploitation and trafficking. Join us in celebrating 10 Years of Freedom! We will journey back over the last ten years as an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to reflect on our beginning, growth and impact as well as look forward in celebration of where God is leading us in the fight against human trafficking. Freedom 4/24 and the John Flippin Family are proud to present "Ten Years of Freedom" at the 6th annual Freedom Gala on Friday, October 11, 2019, at The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg Dress Code: Black Tie Auction: Guests are encouraged to participate in our Live and Silent Auctions. The silent auction will be conducted online and will open 5 days before the event start. You must have a mobile phone at the event in order to participate in…

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An Evening with Ira Glass

An Evening With Ira Glass

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy Presents: Seven Things I've Learned An Evening with Ira Glass     About the Show:   Ira Glass comes to Lynchburg, VA for an emotional and thought-provoking performance of his captivating stage show Seven Things I’ve Learned, sponsored by BWX Technologies, Inc., Baird, IWT, and WVTF. Using audio clips, music and video, Ira will share the personal stories of Americans from all walks of life and deliver a unique talk on the lessons he’s learned during his career as a storyteller.   Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life, heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast. He’s also one of the editors of the podcasts Serial and S-Town.   During this presentation, Ira will mix stories live onstage, showcasing his creative process for the audience. Audience members will learn what inspires him to create, what drives the work he does and how success and failure has impacted his career and life decisions.   Limited tickets are available. Grab tickets in advance at academycenter.org or by clicking the link below.       Tickets:   Standard Seats: $25.00 *Premium Seats: $107.00 **Box Seats : $207.00…

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Haunted Historic Theatre Tours

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Haunted Historic Theatre Tours Presented by Member One Credit Union and Watts Creative Studios     In 1911, the Historic Academy of Music Theatre was partially destroyed by a mysterious fire in the Manager’s apartment. Since then, the building just hasn’t felt the same. Join our staff and in-house paranormal team as we investigate the unexplainable happenings, murmurs, and ghosts that lurk in the wings during the month of October.   Every Wednesday in October, you can experience the chilling haunting of the Historic Theatre on our exclusive Haunted Theatre Tour! Be prepared for goosebumps, and remember: as long as you stay with the group, you’ll be just fine.   Tours are limited to 50 and run twice per night, at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM. We recommend children ages 9+.  All ticket buyers receive admission and one free commemorable cup with their purchase.   Event dates: Wednesday, October 2 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 9 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 16 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 23 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 30 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm     Tickets:   General Admission: $15.00   For more information or to purchase tickets to this…

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Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Presents: Beethoven @ 250

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Presents: Beethoven @ 250     Join the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra in welcoming new Music Director David Glover as we kick off our two-season celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his immortal Symphony No. 5.   Written at a time of increasing deafness and personal turmoil for the great composer, this symphony expresses the capacity of the human spirit to overcome adversity. From the opening four-note “fate” motive, to the blazingly triumphant finale, Beethoven takes us on one of the most memorable musical journeys ever created. Also showcased will be the technical fireworks of one of his most beloved piano concertos. Don’t miss the beginning of a new era for the LSO!       Tickets:   Economy: $25.00 Value: $31.00 Standard: $41.00 Premium: $51.00 Loge Seats: $61.00 Box Seats: $82.00   Students save $15.00 off all seats except Loge & Box   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.       Know Before You Go:   All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless…

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Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Turandot

October 19 @ 12:55 pm - 4:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Turandot     The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast 19-20 season, featuring Puccini's Turandot on Saturday, 10/19 at 12:55pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.   Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù, and bass-baritone James Morris as Timur.   The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening at 11:55am.   Join the Academy, Foster Fuels, and Opera on the James as Peter speaks about Turandot 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)…

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Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra’s Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy Presents: Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra's Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween   Tickets will release to Academy Members on August 14, 2019. Remaining tickets will release to the public on August 22, 2019.     Scare up some fun when the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra presents Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween!   The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, hailed as “the premier American ragtime ensemble”, will bring tears of laughter to your eyes as you laugh out loud to the masters of silent comedy in their Halloween themed movie classics: Charlie Chaplin in The Adventurer (1917), Buster Keaton in The Haunted House (1921) and Laurel & Hardy in Habeas Corpus (1928), all accompanied live with their original historic orchestral scores.   Between the films, Director Andrew Greene and the Peacherine Ragtime orchestra will play the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century, featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and the creators of America’s first popular music: Ragtime!   Local Ragtime performer Bryan Wright will open for the Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra.     Tickets:   Student: $14.00 Senior: $23.00 Adult: $28.00 Box Seats: $46.00   To view our seating map for the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, click here.…

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Haunted Historic Theatre Tours

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Haunted Historic Theatre Tours Presented by Member One Credit Union and Watts Creative Studios     In 1911, the Historic Academy of Music Theatre was partially destroyed by a mysterious fire in the Manager’s apartment. Since then, the building just hasn’t felt the same. Join our staff and in-house paranormal team as we investigate the unexplainable happenings, murmurs, and ghosts that lurk in the wings during the month of October.   Every Wednesday in October, you can experience the chilling haunting of the Historic Theatre on our exclusive Haunted Theatre Tour! Be prepared for goosebumps, and remember: as long as you stay with the group, you’ll be just fine.   Tours are limited to 50 and run twice per night, at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM. We recommend children ages 9+.  All ticket buyers receive admission and one free commemorable cup with their purchase.   Event dates: Wednesday, October 2 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 9 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 16 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 23 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 30 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm     Tickets:   General Admission: $15.00   For more information or to purchase tickets to this…

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A Midsummer night's Dream Lynchburg

American Shakespeare Center: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy Presents: American Shakespeare Center: A Midsummer Night's Dream   Tickets to this show will be released to Members beginning Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Thursday, August 1, 2019.     About the Show:   Direct from the Blackfriars Playhouse, the American Shakespeare Center on Tour delivers seriously fun Shakespeare to Lynchburg, VA!   ASC on Tour invites audiences to enjoy shows that are produced as Shakespeare’s company performed them – surrounded by audience members who share the same light with the actors, each of whom play multiple roles.  This highly interactive style allows ASC on Tour to forge a sense of community between performers and audience rarely found in theatre today and enables audiences to understand and enjoy these classic works.   In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare casts a theatrical spell powerful enough to make audiences of all ages believe in anything. This mischievous comedy of lovers, heroes, fairies, and rude mechanicals is his tribute to humankind’s power of imagination and reveals that the “course of true love” can alter with just one touch of magic.   This show is recommended for audiences 7+.         Tickets:…

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Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Manon

October 27 @ 12:55 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Manon     The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast 19-20 season, featuring Massenet's Manon on Sunday, 10/27 at 12:55pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.   Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.   A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse.   Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund .   The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening at 11:55am.   Join the Academy, Foster Fuels, and Opera on the James as Peter speaks about Manon 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…

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Haunted Historic Theatre Tours

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Haunted Historic Theatre Tours Presented by Member One Credit Union and Watts Creative Studios     In 1911, the Historic Academy of Music Theatre was partially destroyed by a mysterious fire in the Manager’s apartment. Since then, the building just hasn’t felt the same. Join our staff and in-house paranormal team as we investigate the unexplainable happenings, murmurs, and ghosts that lurk in the wings during the month of October.   Every Wednesday in October, you can experience the chilling haunting of the Historic Theatre on our exclusive Haunted Theatre Tour! Be prepared for goosebumps, and remember: as long as you stay with the group, you’ll be just fine.   Tours are limited to 50 and run twice per night, at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM. We recommend children ages 9+.  All ticket buyers receive admission and one free commemorable cup with their purchase.   Event dates: Wednesday, October 2 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 9 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 16 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 23 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Wednesday, October 30 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm     Tickets:   General Admission: $15.00   For more information or to purchase tickets to this…

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November 2019

Steep Canyon Rangers

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy Presents: Steep Canyon Rangers Tickets to this show will be released to Members beginning Monday, July 15, 2019. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.     About the Show:   With OUT IN THE OPEN, Steep Canyon Rangers affirm their place as one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. The GRAMMY® Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk rock to create something original. OUT IN THE OPEN is the Rangers bravest excursion thus far, transcending bluegrass while also getting closest to the genre’s true form thanks to 3x GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Joe Henry’s traditional approach toward recording.   Since Steep Canyon Rangers came together in 2000, they have developed a remarkable catalogue of original music that links them to the past while also demonstrating their ambitious intent to bring string-based music into contemporary relevance.   In July 2017, Steep Canyon Rangers arrived at Fidelitorium Recordings, an intimate studio facility built, owned, and operated by legendary producer Mitch Easter. The band soon discovered that their producer – along with engineer/mixer Jason Richmond – intended…

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Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Madama Butterfly

November 9 @ 12:55 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Madama Butterfly     The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast 19-20 season, featuring Puccini's Madama Butterfly on Saturday, 11/9 at 12:55pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.   Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.   A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the Lithuanian National Opera.   Production a gift of Mercedes and Sid Bass.   The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening at 11:55am.   Join the Academy, Foster Fuels, and Opera on the James as Peter speaks about Madama Butterfly and relevant topics related to the Broadcasted Opera.     Tickets:   Students: $14.00 Seniors: $20.00 Adults: $25.00…

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Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin Together on Stage

November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin Together on Stage   A City Auditorium Presents show   Tickets will be released to the public on April 12, 2019.     Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will embark on a series of tour dates throughout the fall of 2019. Carpenter and Colvin—longtime friends for over 30 years—will appear on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. These special shows will feature the acclaimed songwriters performing material from their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs.   Carpenter and Colvin previously toured together in 2013 to the delight of both fans and critics. Audiences were invited to share the artists’ “living room” as they played music and traded quips in a warm, comfortable setting inspired by the duo’s long-lasting camaraderie.   Over the course of her acclaimed career, Mary Chapin Carpenter has sold over 14 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of  Fame. Her songs…

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Shmuel Ashkenasi & Katharina Kang with Forte Chamber Music Ensemble

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy Presents: Shmuel Ashkenasi & Katharina Kang with Forte Chamber Music Ensemble   Tickets to this event will be released to Academy Members on August 2, 2019. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on August 10, 2019.     Forte Chamber Music and the Academy Center of the Arts bring Violinst Shmuel Ashkenasi & Violinist/Violist Katharina Kang to perform in the Historic Academy Theatre.   The duo will perform with a chamber orchestra, comprised of local and regional musicians.   The Evening’s Program will Consist of: Concerto for 2 violins in d minor BWV 1043 - Bach Concerto for violin in d minor - Mendelssohn Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K. 364 - Mozart     Tickets:   Student: $20.00 Senior: $31.00 Adult: $36.00 Box Seats: $67.00   Tickets to this event will be released to Academy Members on August 2, 2019. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on August 10, 2019.   For more information or to purchase tickets to this event series, 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…

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The Best of the Eagles

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy Presents: The Best of the Eagles   Tickets to this show will be released to Members beginning Monday, August 12, 2019. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.     About the Show:   Best of the Eagles (BOTE) was established in 2012 by guitarist/vocalist Joe Vadala and a group of professional musicians who individually have an auspicious pedigree, are passionate about their love of the Eagles music and who have all worked with numerous national touring artists. BOTE is the most exact interpretation of the music of the Eagles in America, bar none!   Each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. However, this is no simple copy band or impersonator act but rather a group of excellent musicians who expertly and authentically re-create the songs, the music, the vocals and the magical aura of one of America’s greatest rock bands. After selling out many venues in the region including the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University, BOTE looks forward to sharing a great night of Eagles hits.   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OMu94AK87k]     Tickets:   Obstructed: $14.00 Value: $20.00 Standard: $36.00 Premium: $46.00 Box: $72.00   Tickets to this…

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Dead Air 2 Lynchburg

89.9 FM WNRN Presents: Dead Air II

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  89.9 FM WNRN Presents: Dead Air II       About the Show:   23 bands doing 23 versions of Grateful Dead tunes for 23 years of great radio on WNRN.   VIP doors open at 5:00pm. General Admission doors open at 6:00pm. Music starts at 7:00pm.   Performing Bands: Adams Plastic Pond Chamomile and Whiskey The Currys Dogwood Tales Firecracker Jam Five Oaks Free Union The Gladstones Gold Connections Good Dog Nigel Hackensaw Boys The Judy Chops L.A. Dies Lord Nelson Lowland Hum Rob Cheatham Saw Black Scott Miller Strong Water Tinnarose Tony Camm and the Funk Allstars Travis Elliott Xenith       Tickets:   General Admission: $28.00 VIP: $89.90   VIP tickets include VIP reception with food and drinks, performances from special guests, plus reserved seats.   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…

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Brian Setzer Lynchburg

SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 16th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 16th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour   Tickets to this show will be released to Members beginning Friday, July 26, 2019. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Saturday, August 3, 2019.     About the Show:   The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their 16th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour presented by SiriusXM. The acclaimed show also features music from their four best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Brian Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings are matched with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockin' big-band horn arrangements—an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit!    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFZv58DSC2A]       Tickets:   Obstructed: $25.00 Value: $56.00 Standard: $82.00 Premium: $107.00 Box: $207.00   Tickets to this show will be released to Members beginning Friday, July 26, 2019. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Saturday, August 3, 2019.   For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.     Sponsored By:   The Sonny…

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Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Akhnaten

November 24 @ 12:55 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Akhnaten     The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast 19-20 season, featuring Glass' Akhnaten on Sunday, 11/24 at 12:55pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.   Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.   The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening at 11:55am.   Join the Academy, Foster Fuels, and Opera on the James as Peter speaks about Akhnaten 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…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show ft. Dream Snow

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy Presents: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show ft. Dream Snow   Tickets to this event will be released to Academy Members on August 5, 2019. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on August 13, 2019.     The global sensation, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, created by Jonathan Rockefeller, brings you the brand new holiday production, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show!   A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie of enchanting puppets during a magical 50-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. The production includes the fan favorites, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, the newly added Dream Snow and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar now celebrating it’s 50th anniversary.   “I hope the performances will be enjoyed by many and that the colorful characters will bring comfort and joy to all who see the stories that have been so carefully produced. It is uplifting to see such beautiful and cheerful works inspired by my characters! I hope my books  - and this show - will inspire you and your imagination, ” said Eric Carle.…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show ft. Dream Snow

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy Presents: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show ft. Dream Snow   Tickets to this event will be released to Academy Members on August 5, 2019. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on August 13, 2019.     The global sensation, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, created by Jonathan Rockefeller, brings you the brand new holiday production, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show!   A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie of enchanting puppets during a magical 50-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. The production includes the fan favorites, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, the newly added Dream Snow and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar now celebrating it’s 50th anniversary.   “I hope the performances will be enjoyed by many and that the colorful characters will bring comfort and joy to all who see the stories that have been so carefully produced. It is uplifting to see such beautiful and cheerful works inspired by my characters! I hope my books  - and this show - will inspire you and your imagination, ” said Eric Carle.…

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December 2019

Charlottesville Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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:         Community Partners:           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…

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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:         Community Partners:           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…

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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:         Community Partners:           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…

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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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  Academy Presents: Nebraska Theatre Caravan's A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens | Adapted by Charles Jones | Musical orchestration by John J. Bennett       See Charles Dickens’ most beloved holiday story, A Christmas Carol, as you’ve never seen it before.   This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy.  Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Wassail Wassail, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Away in a Manger, Greensleeves, The Boar’s Head Carol and many more.  Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.   In this adaptation for the stage, one actor plays Ebenezer Scrooge.  Each of the 24 member ensemble supports both the story and the music with exceptional ensemble singing and dancing, while each taking on a significant character as the story unfolds. The current directors and designers of this production do not attempt to stray from Charles Jones’ original concept.  As stewards of…

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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 and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening at 11:55am.   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…

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January 2020

Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Wozzeck

January 19, 2020 @ 12:55 pm - 3:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Wozzeck     The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast 19-20 season, featuring Wozzeck on Sunday, 1/19 at 12:55pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.   After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.   The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening at 11:55am.   Join the Academy, Foster Fuels, and Opera on the James as Peter speaks about Wozzeck and relevant topics related to the Broadcasted Opera.     Tickets:   Students: $14.00 Seniors: $20.00 Adults:…

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February 2020

Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Porgy and Bess

February 1, 2020 @ 12:55 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Porgy and Bess     The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast 19-20 season, featuring Porgy and Bess on Saturday, 2/1 at 12:55pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.   One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.   The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening at 11:55am.   Join the Academy, Foster Fuels, and Opera on the James as Peter speaks about Porgy and Bess and relevant topics related…

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Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Argippina

February 29, 2020 @ 12:55 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Agrippina     The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast 19-20 season, featuring Agrippina on Saturday, 2/29 at 12:55pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.   Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.   The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening at 11:55am.   Join the Academy, Foster Fuels, and Opera on the James as Peter speaks about Agrippina and relevant topics related to the Broadcasted Opera.     Tickets:   Students: $14.00 Seniors: $20.00 Adults: $25.00   To view…

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April 2020

Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Tosca

April 19, 2020 @ 12:55 pm - 4:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Tosca     The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast 19-20 season, featuring Tosca on Sunday, 4/19 at 12:55pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.   Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.   The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening at 11:55am.   Join the Academy, Foster Fuels, and Opera on the James as Peter speaks about Tosca 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…

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May 2020

Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Maria Stuarda

May 10, 2020 @ 12:55 pm - 4:00 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Maria Stuarda     The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast 19-20 season, featuring Maria Stuarda on Sunday, 5/10 at 12:55pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.   Soprano Diana Damrau, following her triumph as Violetta in last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, stars as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto showcase. Star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is her imperious rival Queen Elizabeth I, and the silken-voiced tenor Stephen Costello is the noble Earl of Leicester. Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s handsome production.   The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening at 11:55am.   Join the Academy, Foster Fuels, and Opera on the James as Peter speaks about Maria Stuarda 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)…

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