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

The Little Engine that Could

Willow Lawn

A New Musical

Book and Lyrics by Scott Wichmann
Music and Lyrics by Jason Marks
Puppets by Heidi Rugg
Directed by Chase Kniffen

Based on the 1906 sermon by Charles S. Wing

Length: 50 minutes
Suggested for ages 4 and up.

All seating is the same price

The classic family tale of determination and perseverance is reimagined through the heartwarming relationship between a young girl and her grandfather. A fun-filled musical retelling of a beloved American story, The Little Engine That Could is sure to uplift and inspire audiences of all ages.

For the Sensory Friendly performance, please click here.

More about the show

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
Fri 7/28/17 11:00AM 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



16-17 Education
Stage Explorers 2017

Stage Explorers Camp

For Rising 1st - 6th Graders
August 28 - September 1, 2017
One Week Session

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.

*Extended day options available

Mon 8/28/17 9:00AM Passport Stage Explorers Aug. - 1 Week



17-18 Children's Seaso
Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee

By Cheryl L. West; Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison

Single tickets on sale July 1
Subscriptions available now.

Akeelah is an 11-year-old spelling p-r-o-d-i-g-y who will stop at nothing to make her dreams come true. Based on the 2006 film starring Keke Palmer, the play follows the journey of Akeelah as she travels from the south side of Chicago to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

More about the show

Fri 9/29/17 7:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sat 9/30/17 10:30AM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sat 9/30/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sun 10/1/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sat 10/7/17 10:30AM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sat 10/7/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sun 10/8/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sat 10/14/17 10:30AM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sat 10/14/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sun 10/15/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Fri 10/20/17 7:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sat 10/21/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sun 10/22/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sat 10/28/17 10:30AM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sat 10/28/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sun 10/29/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sat 11/4/17 10:30AM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sat 11/4/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee
Sun 11/5/17 2:00PM Willow Lawn Akeelah and the Bee



17-18 Children's Seaso
Songs from the Soul

Songs from the Soul

Book by William Dye; Music and Lyrics by Various Artists

Single tickets on sale July 1
Subscriptions available now.

This Toe tapping musical narrative, examines the evolution of African American music - from spirituals to jazz to rap - and the essential role this music has played in American life. Part of the Acts of Faith Theatre Festival.

More about the show

Fri 2/2/18 7:00PM Willow Lawn Songs from the Soul
Sat 2/3/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Songs from the Soul
Sun 2/4/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Songs from the Soul
Sat 2/10/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Songs from the Soul
Sun 2/11/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Songs from the Soul
Sat 2/17/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Songs from the Soul
Sun 2/18/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Songs from the Soul
Fri 2/23/18 7:00PM Willow Lawn Songs from the Soul
Sat 2/24/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Songs from the Soul
Sun 2/25/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Songs from the Soul



17-18 Children's Seaso
Pinkalicious

Pinkalicious the Musical

Book & Lyrics by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann; Music & Lyrics by John Gregor; Based on the book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann

Single tickets on sale July 1
Subscriptions available now.

Pinkalicious is in love with the color pink. So much so that after an incident involving pink cupcakes, she transforms to become pink from head to toe! This pinkish problem can only be solved by Pinkalicious herself as she becomes confident and embraces who she is. Based on the popular children’s book series, this musical will leave you feeling tickled pink!

More about the show

Fri 4/6/18 7:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sat 4/7/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sat 4/7/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sun 4/8/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sat 4/14/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sat 4/14/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sun 4/15/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sat 4/21/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sun 4/22/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sat 4/28/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sat 4/28/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sun 4/29/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sat 5/5/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sat 5/5/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sun 5/6/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sat 5/12/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sat 5/12/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious
Sun 5/13/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Pinkalicious



17-18 Children's Seaso
Knuffle Bunny

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Based on the book Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems; Published by Hyperion Books for Children; Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems; Music by Michael Silversher

Single tickets on sale July 1
Subscriptions available now.

Disaster strikes when Trixie leaves her beloved stuffed Knuffle Bunny at the laundromat. Based on the Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, this wacky, heart-warming tale of kerfuffle is bubbly, colorful, and perfect for kids and adults alike.

More about the show

Fri 7/13/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Fri 7/13/18 7:00PM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sat 7/14/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sat 7/14/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sun 7/15/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Tue 7/17/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Wed 7/18/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Thu 7/19/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Fri 7/20/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sat 7/21/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sat 7/21/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sun 7/22/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Tue 7/24/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Wed 7/25/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Thu 7/26/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Fri 7/27/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sat 7/28/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sun 7/29/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Tue 7/31/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Wed 8/1/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Thu 8/2/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sat 8/4/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sat 8/4/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sun 8/5/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Tue 8/7/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Wed 8/8/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Thu 8/9/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Fri 8/10/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sat 8/11/18 10:30AM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sat 8/11/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny
Sun 8/12/18 2:00PM Willow Lawn Knuffle Bunny



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