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Directed by Deborah Soderholm

Only Three Performances

Fri. Dec. 4th @ 8:00 pm
Sat. Dec. 5th @ 3:00 pm
Sat. Dec. 5th @ 8:00 pm

Join our company of local talent as they perform your favorite holiday songs from Broadway and film. They will sing, dance, and play during this musical revue that will be sure to put you and your family in the Christmas spirit.

This is a fund raising event presented by the Williamsburg Players. It is not part of the regular WP season and requires a separate adult $15.00 or Student/Children/Military $10.00 admission ticket.


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Presented by Brightstar Touring Theatre

Children's Theater - Recommended Ages Grade K - 5

All General Admission Seats $7.00

Sat. December 5, 2015 @ 11:00 am

Carols, Santa & Christmas Galore! The spirit of the most wonderful time year is overflowing in this hysterical Christmas-wrapped comedy. Two hilarious and lovable elves, Scrunchie and Bangles, have accidentally misplaced some of Santa's presents. When Santa finds out about the mishap he teaches the well-meaning elves that the real gift of the season are the people and friends we celebrate it with. Packed full of sing-a-long tunes, this show is the perfect way to get audiences of all ages into the Christmas spirit!

This event is part of the Williamsburg Players Children's Theatre series.

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Directed by Julie King

January 21 - February 6, 2016

Arrogant, self centered and sharp tongued Jason Carmichael, successful co-author of Broadway romantic comedies, is facing two momentous events: he is about to marry a society belle and his collaborator is retiring. Enter Phoebe Craddock, Vermont schoolteacher and budding playwright. Quicker than a flash, Jason acquires a talented and adoring collaborator in the mousy Phoebe. Fame and success are theirs for ten years and then Jason's world falls apart. His wife divorces him to go into politics and Phoebe, her love for Jason unrequited, marries a breezy journalist and moves to Paris. Jason goes into professional, financial and physical decline as a newly chic Phoebe returns, solo and successful.

A darling of a play...zesty entertainment of cool wit and warm sentiment.

Written by Bernard Slade

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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An adventure with the Tuskegee Airmen

Presented by Rainbow Puppet Productions

Children's Theater - Recommended Ages Grade K - 5

All General Admission Seats $7.00

Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Follow the dreams of a young boy as he wants to help others by flying in the sky. Eventually his dreams come true as he follows a path set by Harriet Tubman, flier Bessie Coleman, educator Booker T. Washington, and runner Jesse Owens. In the end, he creates a path of his own that leads to the success of others.

This program was commissioned by the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.

Written by David Messick
Scenic and Promotional Art by Jason Wiedel.
Puppets by Jill Harrington with Frank Lakus & Laura Huff
Costumes by Regina Smith. Musical arrangements by Steve Scheffler

This event is part of the Williamsburg Players Children's Theatre series.

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Directed by Sam Miller

March 10 - March 26, 2015

An irresistible comedy with thrills and derring do set in the news room. Hildy wants to break away from journalism and go on a belated honeymoon. There is a jailbreak and into Hildy's hands falls the escapee as hostage. He conceals his prize in a roll top desk and phones his scoop to his managing editor. Their job is to prevent other reporters and the sheriff from opening the desk and finding their story. Some hoodlums are enlisted to remove the desk, but they get mixed up with a Boy Scout troop and the mayor and a cleaning woman, among others. It's a whirlwind wrap up with Hildy finally making his breakaway, but the cynical managing editor has him arrested before he leaves town.

Gorgeously melodramatic. One of the funniest and most exciting of American plays.

Written by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

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Directed by Dana Margulies Cauthen

June 2 - June 18, 2016

An inspiring musical about friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, love.

Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

This is theatre at its best - exuberant, passionate, and joyous.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Note: This production is presented as PG-13. It contains mild adult language and situations, and may not be suitable for young children.

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Presented by Brightstar Touring Theatre

Children's Theater - Recommended Ages Grade K - 5

All General Admission Seats $7.00

Sat. June 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Our hilarious actors will have your young audience laughing in the aisles with this production that brings to life the stories of Pinocchio and Robin Hood. Packed with audience interaction this 45-minute adventure is brimming with character education lessons, audience participation and plenty of puns to bring these literary classics to life in an unforgettable fashion.

This event is part of the Williamsburg Players Children's Theatre series.

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