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16-17 Children's Seaso
Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldier

Willow Lawn

By Bruce Craig Miller

All seating is the same price

This fascinating story of Richmond native Jones Morgan, one of the original Buffalo Soldiers, was selected by the Pentagon as a morale booster after 9/11, becoming the first professional play in history to be performed within the Pentagon’s walls.

More about the show

Sat 2/25/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Buffalo Soldier
Sun 2/26/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Buffalo Soldier



16-17 Education
Story Drama 2016-17

Story Drama

At the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn

Designed for ages 3 ½ - 5 years

Each 6 week session will explore a different set of books inspired by the selected theme. Each Monday's program takes place from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


For more information call or email Rai Anne Larkins at ralarkins@virginiarep.org or 804-783-1688 ext 1140


Mon 2/27/17 1:00PM Passport Story Drama Session 4
Mon 4/17/17 1:00PM Passport Story Drama Session 5



16-17 Education
Musical Theatre Dance

Musical Theatre Dance Technique Class

6 week sessions for 5th - 8th graders

The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn (on the theatre stage)
Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Wed 3/1/17 4:30PM Passport MT Dance Session 2: Mar-Apr
Wed 4/19/17 4:30PM Passport MT Dance Session 3: Apr-May



"Let's Put on a Show!" Musical Theatre Performance for Homeschoolers

Beginning March 15, 2017 for ages 5 - 18

The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn
12 week sessions: Wednesday afternoons
March 15 - May 24
Final performance on May 31


We take it to the stage with homeschool students as the stars! Spend 12 weeks in rehearsals learning the music, choreography and all of your lines in preparation for the final performance for family and friends on the stage of Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre.

Wed 3/15/17 1:15PM Passport MT Performance Juniors (5-11)
Wed 3/15/17 2:30PM Passport MT Performance Seniors (12-18)



16-17 Special Events
Have You Filled a Bucket Today

Have You Filled a Bucket Today, The Musical!

Written and directed by Scott Wichmann
Music by Jason Marks
Based on the play Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
and book Bucket Filling Fairy by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Originally based on the book by Carol McCloud

Length: 1 hour (no intermission)
Suggested for ages 4 and up.

Bucket filling is a metaphor for doing caring things for others - filling their “buckets,” and ultimately results in personal self esteem. The concept of bucket filling is now used in schools across the world to teach students how easy and rewarding it is to spread kindness and caring as a deterrent to bullying behavior.

Sun 3/19/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Have You Filled a Bucket Today



16-17 Education
Spring Break Camp 2017

Spring Break Day Camp

For Current Kindergarten through 5th Graders

Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn
April 10 - 14, 2017

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (extended day options available)

Each day will be filled with creative drama, music and dance in addition to a mix of theatre related arts and crafts inspired by our production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. On the last day campers will perform selections from the show for family and friends on the Children's Theatre stage!

Mon 4/10/17 8:00AM Passport Spring Break Camp 2017



16-17 Education
Stage Explorers 2017

Stage Explorers Camp

For Rising 1st - 6th Graders

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
at Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre

Each day includes drama, music, dance and a production craft taught by Virginia Rep's theatre professionals and educators. The Stage Explorer campers are divided into three groups by grade level (or age) for the majority of their activities, but come together in rehearsals for the showcase-style performance at 4:00 on the final Friday afternoon. Stage Explorers is a fun and engaging camp for both the novice and experienced young performer.

June 19 - June 30, 2017

Two Week Session


August 28 - September 1, 2017

One Week Session

*Extended day options available

Mon 6/19/17 9:00AM Passport Stage Explorers June - 2 Weeks
Mon 8/28/17 9:00AM Passport Stage Explorers Aug. - 1 Week



16-17 Children's Seaso
The Little Engine that Could

The Little Engine that Could

Willow Lawn

Based on the 1906 sermon by Reverend Charles S. Wing

All seating is the same price

The Little Engine that Could is a classic story of optimism and hard work that will delight young theatre-goers. Based on the 1906 sermon by Reverend Charles S. Wing, children will follow along with the little locomotive as he bravely puffs faster and faster “I think I can, I think I can”.

Length: 1 hour
Suggested for ages 3 and up.

Fri 7/7/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Fri 7/7/17 7:00PM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Sat 7/8/17 10:30AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Sat 7/8/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Sun 7/9/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Tue 7/11/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Wed 7/12/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Thu 7/13/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Fri 7/14/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Sat 7/15/17 10:30AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Sat 7/15/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Sun 7/16/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Tue 7/18/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Wed 7/19/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Thu 7/20/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Fri 7/21/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Sat 7/22/17 10:30AM Willow Lawn Little Engine SENSORY FRIENDLY
Sat 7/22/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Sun 7/23/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Tue 7/25/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Wed 7/26/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Thu 7/27/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn Little Engine SENSORY FRIENDLY
Fri 7/28/17 11:00AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Fri 7/28/17 7:00PM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Sat 7/29/17 10:30AM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Sat 7/29/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could
Sun 7/30/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn The Little Engine that Could



Musical Theatre Skills Intensive - Masterclass Series

For rising 3rd - 8th graders

Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
at Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn

These one week intensives are designed for the aspiring performer interested in sharpening all three of their musical theatre skills - acting, voice, and dance. Parents will be invited for a short demonstration on the last day of each week for a peek into what the participants have been practicing. Each week in the series is a self contained experience with different Master Instructors and new material. Sign up for one week, a couple weeks, or all four!

Intensive Week #1: July 10 - July 14, 2017
Intensive Week #2: July 17 - July 21, 2017
Intensive Week #3: July 24 - July 28, 2017
Intensive Week #4: July 31 - Aug 4, 2017

Mon 7/10/17 1:00PM Passport Music Theatre Skills Int. #1
Mon 7/17/17 1:00PM Passport Music Theatre Skills Int. #2
Mon 7/24/17 1:00PM Passport Music Theatre Skills Int. #3
Mon 7/31/17 1:00PM Passport Music Theatre Skills Int. #4



16-17 Education
Dramatic Adventures 2017

Dramatic Adventures Camp

For 3 to 5 year olds

The ideal first theatre camp for your preschool aged child. Through creative drama the campers learn how to use their Performers Tools: bodies, voices, and imaginations to tell stories. Each morning includes story drama, music & movement and a craft. The campers will have the opportunity to share what they learned throughout the week with family and friends on the last day at 11:30.

August 21 - 25, 2017

Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
at Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn

For more information call or email Rai Anne Larkins at ralarkins@virginiarep.org or 804-783-1688 ext 1140


Mon 8/21/17 9:30AM Passport Dramatic Adventures 2017


Questions? Please call (804) 282-2620 or email the box office manager, Janine Sears.
Groups of 10 or more, please call Mark Persinger at (804) 783-1688 ext. 1118 to save on Virginia Rep tickets, or see our Group Sales Page.