Busytown is Coming to Virginia Rep and Dixie Donuts Will be There Too

Join Huckle Cat and Friends in the Zany, Whimsical World of Busytown!

Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre of Virginia

Opens Richard Scarry’s Busytown on July 5th at Willow Lawn

show_busytown_illus_sb (1)Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre of Virginia opens Richard Scarry’s Busytown on Friday, July 5th at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive.  The show will run through July 28, 2013. Based on the beloved books of Richard Scarry and adapted by Kevin Kling, this zany musical shares a day in the life of Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Betsy Bear, and other favorite characters.   The catchy score with music by Michael Koerner and lyrics by Kevin Kling and Michael Koerner, will dazzle patrons of all ages.

Under the direction of Jan Guarino, the show features costumes and hand made puppets by local artisan and designer, Lynn West.   The whimsical set, designed by Chase Kniffen, Associate Artistic Director at Virginia Rep, includes favorite Busytown spots and a giant pickle car. The cast includes Jan Guarino, last seen as Mrs. Primm in Virginia Rep’s production of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, as the lovable Betsy Bear, Dan Cimo as Huckle Cat, Allison Gillman as Train the Dog.  Rounding out the cast are three of Virginia Rep’s seasoned touring actors, PJ Freebourn, Mike Brown, and Jessi Johnson. Each cast member will play multiple important roles.

The show will be performed in two acts and will last about one hour and ten minutes. Busytown will be enjoyed most by children three years and older with plenty of humor to entertain older kids and adults. Virginia Rep is thrilled to offer Busytown Donuts from Dixie Donuts as special treats before and after the show.

Ticket Information

Box Office 804-282-2620

Full Price Tickets:  $14 – $16

Discounted Group Rates available. Performances take place at 10:30 a.m. on select Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

About Virginia Repertory Theatre

Virginia Repertory Theatre, located in Richmond, VA, combines the talents and strengths of two nonprofit companies that shared facilities, resources, and management teams for over a decade. Now the heritages of Barksdale Theatre (founded in 1953) and Theatre IV (founded in 1975) live on in their new form, as Central Virginia’s leading professional theatre company.  Virginia Rep presents national caliber productions of the great dramas, comedies, and musicals including classics, contemporary works, and world premieres, always seeking to demonstrate the unique power of theatre to engage, enthrall, educate, and inspire.  Productions are staged at four distinct venues:  the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre and Theatre Gym at the downtown Virginia Rep Center, Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre of Virginia located at Willow Lawn, and Virginia Rep’s Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern.