Author: Montague Gammon III

The Stage is Set

Every theatrical taste can find something suitable, on some Coastal Virginia stage, this theater season. Among our presenting venues—those who import existing shows—Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts theatrical 2014–15 offerings seem the most varied. An artist of…

Now On Stage

Hampton Roads is awash in theater. We have an overflowing cornucopia of producing theaters—those who cast, rehearse and (usually) build the plays they perform. Fully professional endeavors such as the Virginia Stage Company, the Virginia Opera Association, the Lyric Opera…

Leading Ladies

The hardest part of putting together the following list of Leading Ladies for our Women’s Issue was narrowing the group to just 10 honorees. The great number of deserving and wonderful women we considered is a testament to the fact that we…

Tried and True, Bold and New

Tried and true, or bold and new? That’s a basic choice facing theaters when picking scripts to produce or shows to present. Lately the economy has pushed theaters toward well-known shows and material, works that can generally guarantee good sales,…

Dinsey Mermaid in Norfolk by the Hurrah Players

Hurrah Players will give Norfolk (where mermaids are already much beloved) and all of Hampton Roads the word’s first look at a pre-release theatrical version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid for one weekend only (March 18-20) at the TCC Roper…

Same Theatre, Next Musical: The Last 5 Years

Close on the heels of the Virginia Stage Company’s well received Bruce Hornsby musical SCKBSTD, the company is staging The Last Five Years, also a musical but different in tone, size and intent. It’s a two-character song cycle show, in…

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

Age 0-10 Madelyn Grace Nowlan, {8} Virginia Beach By Beth Hester Where do you go when you just want to have a great time? When I want to explore and learn about plants and trees I enjoy Botanical Gardens. I…