1. Alpha Theatre and Arts Company Beauty and the Beast – Midlothian – July 13-14
2. “Haversacks and Hardtack” String Band Performance – Chesterfield – July 14
3. La Traviata Dress Rehearsal – Williamsburg – September 10
KingsWay Community Church
Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost: Online; $9/person, ages 4 years and older; $8/senior, ages 65 years and older; family cap $32; children 3 years and younger are free. At the door: $10/person, ages 4 years and older; family cap $35; children 3 years and younger are free.
Alpha Theatre and Arts Company is a Christian non-profit organization committed to glorifying God through drama. Tickets can be purchased online at a discounted rate, or purchased at the door as space permits.
Chesterfield County Museum
Saturday, July 14, 2018, at noon. Cost: This is a free, family event.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation presents the Haversacks & Hardtack String Band as part of its historical lecture series.
The story of the American Civil War cannot be told from only the battlefield. As the struggle of war continued, music played an even more important role. Through stories and songs of the common Civil War soldier that rose from bloody battlefields, as well as those that emanated from quiet parlors of the folks back home and transcended the anguish of the slave quarter, music from this period in history gave hope for better times, consoled endless sorrow, and inspired the ideal of freedom.
Come hear the songs from this period from the Haversacks & Hardtack String Band, which endeavors to educate as well as entertain audiences. Through historical narratives of the songs, ballads, and spirituals, spectators will receive a deeper understanding of that terrible and costly war experience.
For more information, call Lorie Arnold at 804-748-1498.
Monday, September 10, 2018, from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, with their adult chaperones, are invited to attend Opera in Williamsburg’s dress rehearsal of La Traviata at no cost.
Verdi’s La Traviata is the most popular opera in the world, in any language. It tells the story of Violetta, a high-society woman, who leaves her freewheeling lifestyle to dedicate herself to her one love, Alfredo. Alfredo’s father, though, persuades her to part from her beloved for his own good. The two eventually reunite with the father’s blessing, but too late to save the desperately ill Violetta from dying in her lover’s arms.
Groups are welcome to stay for the entire rehearsal or to leave early. The opera is performed in Italian, with English supertitles.
For more information, contact Carolyn Campbell at 757-810-4523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.