Fall 2016 Performances

Romeo and Juliet

Zoe Speas (Juliet) and Josh Clark (Romeo) in rehearsal for ROMEO AND JULIET. Photo by Jay McClure.

Zoe Speas (Juliet) and Josh Clark (Romeo) in rehearsal for ROMEO AND JULIET. Photo by Jay McClure.

Friday, September 16, 7:30 p.m.
Doors open; pre-show music starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets $15; Students free

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With its ravishing language and uproarious comedy, Romeo and Juliet celebrates love’s triumph, trivialities, and tragedies. In this American Shakespeare Center on Tour production, thumb-biting, dance, and swordplay share the stage with sonnets, bawdy wit, and soul-searching speeches.Thanks also to the Dr. Darrell W. Hurst Endowment for Cultural Enrichment, the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, and BRCC’s Cultural Affairs Committee for support of this performance.

Eve Watters: Virginia Fireside

Friday, September 30, 7 p.m.Eve Watters
Tickets $15; Students free

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From backwoods porches and high-style parlors alike comes this multi-instrumental presentation of carefully researched, authentic Virginia heritage music and tales, lively and interactive in tone. Eve Watters has been a performing singer, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist for decades, as well as a student of world traditions. From the National Cathedral to the Australian bush and beyond, her performances reflect that lifelong adventure in powerful simplicity. She has toured throughout Virginia, around the US, and abroad, and pioneered University of Virginia Health System’s Musician-in-Residence program of therapeutic music.

This project is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts 

Virginia Commission for the Arts

Virginia Hunger Symposium

Proceeds help support Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Empty Bowl Dinner

Empty Bowl Soup Dinner logo

Thursday, October 27, 6 p.m. (Plecker Workforce Center)
$15 per person (includes ceramic bowl, soup and beverage)

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Jen Chapin Trio

Jen Chapin

Friday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Tickets $15; Students free

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Jen Chapin’s soulful music is urban folk — story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk, soul and improvisation of the city. She has appeared on stage with Bruce Springsteen, on bills with Aimee Mann, Bruce Hornsby and the Neville Brothers. Her performances are powerful, spotlighting the world-class musicianship and rare chemistry of husband/acoustic bassist Stephan Crump and guitarist Jamie Fox. In addition to her artistic legacy, Chapin is involved in WhyHunger (founded by her late father, Harry Chapin), and other food justice groups.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Scarlet Pimpernel

Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19, 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 20, 3 p.m.
Tickets $15; Students free
Ticket sales for this event will open to the general public on October 27, 2016.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel is an action/adventure show based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th-century novel about the French Revolution: the battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, with the story told through the eyes of women who watch the adventure unravel and fight the French as prisoners in their own country. The book and lyrics by Nan Knighton are at times funny and at others horrifying, while Frank Wildhorn’s music is moving and passionate. Matthew Grandpré directs this BRCC Children’s Theatre Workshop production. The Scarlet Pimpernel is presented through special arrangement with Tams Witmark.