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Aug
26
Mon
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN: FUN HOME @ duPont Hall Tickets
Aug 26 – Aug 27 all-day
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN: FUN HOME @ duPont Hall

AUDITIONS
August 26 & 27 at 5:30 pm
duPont Hall on College Avenue at Thornton Street
Registration in duPont 316

Prepare a full song from the musical theatre and bring music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. No acapella singing or recorded music will be allowed.

Fun Home
music by Jeanine Tesori
book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Performances November 7-24
Rehearsals August 30-November 6

The journey to adulthood is a road of peaks and valleys. All of us share the experience of what it means to grow up in an uncertain world, to search and stumble along the way, and to forge our way to a meaningful future. In a refreshingly honest, gorgeously conceived, and exceptionally innovative musical based on Alison Bechdel’s heartbreaking graphic memoir, Fun Home reminds us of the life-affirming joy that comes from facing our fears to become the person we were meant to be.

Fun Home is a sophisticated musical in which Bechdel remembers pivotal moments of her life including the awakening of her sexuality, a challenging relationship with her parents, and the unexpected death of her father. The musical follows closely best-selling memoir of the same name.

CASTING
Small Alison, between 8-10 years old
Small Alison is Alison Bechdel as a child and is strong-willed, opinionated, and determined to forge her own path. Her intelligence, confidence, and insight are apparent as she struggles to discover a vocabulary to define herself. Requires a strong singer who can transition smoothly from speech to song with a range from B to B and the facility to learn and master choreography.

Christian Bechdel, between 10-15 years old
Christian is Alison Bechdel’s older brother, the oldest of the three siblings. He leads his sister and brother and is sometimes in conflict with Small Alison. Requires singing ability with a good sense of harmony and pitch and the facility to learn and master choreography.

John Bechdel, between 6-9 years old
John is Alison’s younger brother. He is filled with energy and imagination and adores his siblings. Requires singing ability with a good sense of harmony and pitch and the facility to learn and master choreography.

Dec
8
Sun
UMW Theatre Road Trip: AMADEUS at Folger Theatre @ duPont Hall Tickets
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm
UMW Theatre Road Trip: AMADEUS at Folger Theatre @ duPont Hall

Join us this season for UMW Theatre Road Trip and experience exceptional performances in Washington, D.C., a world class theatre city. We make it easy for you! Park your car at duPont Hall and board our charter bus where a faculty host will talk with you about the production you are about to experience as you travel to the city. The bus will drop you at the front door of the theatre and will return to pick you up. On the way home, your host will lead you and your fellow theatregoers in a post-performance discussion about the show.

Each Road Trip is only $80. Your cost covers your transportation to and from the theatre and your ticket. No driving. No parking. Going to the theatre in Washington could not be easier!
Seating is limited. Reserve your seats today!
Questions? Call (540) 654-1243

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer
Professional jealousy and personal crisis drive composer Antonio Salieri to turn from God towards one clear, dark, and menacing goal: destroying the brash young newcomer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A highly fictionalized account of Mozart’s final years and Salieri’s jealous pursuit to ruin one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time, Amadeus is equal parts psychological thriller, insightful biography, and morality tale.

Mar
15
Sun
UMW Theatre Road Trip: GUYS & DOLLS at Ford’s Theatre @ duPont Hall Tickets
Mar 15 all-day
UMW Theatre Road Trip: GUYS & DOLLS at Ford's Theatre @ duPont Hall

Join us this season for UMW Theatre Road Trip and experience exceptional performances in Washington, D.C., a world class theatre city. We make it easy for you! Park your car at duPont Hall and board our charter bus where a faculty host will talk with you about the production you are about to experience as you travel to the city. The bus will drop you at the front door of the theatre and will return to pick you up. On the way home, your host will lead you and your fellow theatregoers in a post-performance discussion about the show.

Each Road Trip is only $80. Your cost covers your transportation to and from the theatre and your ticket. No driving. No parking. Going to the theatre in Washington could not be easier!
Seating is limited. Reserve your seats today!
Questions? Call (540) 654-1243

Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling, & Abe Burrows
In this beloved 1950s musical comedy, dice-slinging gamblers, pious missionaries, and glamorous show girls come together for a light-hearted romp through New York. It’s a high stakes game of love as brazen and charming Nathan Detroit bets Sky Masterson $1,000 to woo missionary Sarah Brown. Meanwhile, cabaret singer Adelaide tries to convince Nathan, her fiancé of 14 years, to finally tie the knot. A classic musical, Guys and Dolls features the showstoppers “Luck be a Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Take Back Your Mink,” and others.

May
17
Sun
UMW Theatre Road Trip: SHEAR MADNESS at The Kennedy Center @ duPont Hall Tickets
May 17 @ 12:00 pm
UMW Theatre Road Trip: SHEAR MADNESS at The Kennedy Center @ duPont Hall

Join us this season for UMW Theatre Road Trip and experience exceptional performances in Washington, D.C., a world class theatre city. We make it easy for you! Park your car at duPont Hall and board our charter bus where a faculty host will talk with you about the production you are about to experience as you travel to the city. The bus will drop you at the front door of the theatre and will return to pick you up. On the way home, your host will lead you and your fellow theatregoers in a post-performance discussion about the show.

Each Road Trip is only $80. Your cost covers your transportation to and from the theatre and your ticket. No driving. No parking. Going to the theatre in Washington could not be easier!
Seating is limited. Reserve your seats today!
Questions? Call (540) 654-1243

Shear Madness by Paul Pöertner
This unique whodunit takes place in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor driven by some of the zaniest characters you will ever meet. During the course of the play, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same in this long-running, laugh ’til you hurt blockbuster comedy. We will arrive at the Kennedy Center with time for you to grab lunch at the KC Café or eat the lunch you bring on the terrace overlooking the Potomac.