New Shows From Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre

va rep logoVirginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre will stage three shows at Willow Lawn and two larger musicals downtown at the November Theatre. Based on four beloved books by Barbara Parker, Junie B. Jones, The Musical, will open the season in October.  Buffalo Soldier, the story about Richmond native Jones Morgan, the oldest living Buffalo Solider, will be a part of the Acts of Faith festival and celebrate Black History Month. Last staged ten years ago by Virginia Rep, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be the largest production on the Children’s season with a lavish set, rich costumes, and memorable score. The Little Engine that Could will feature creative puppets and compliment Virginia Rep’s programming for young, emerging readers. All children’s productions will offer select sensory friendly performances for autistic audiences.

Junie B. Jones, The Musical
Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler,
Music by Zina Goldrich
Based on the Books by Barbara Park
Student matinees Thursday October 6, 2016
October 7 (opening) – November 20, 2016

A Christmas Story, The Musical at the November Theatre Downtown
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Preview Wednesday Nov 23
Friday, November 25, 2016 (opening) – Sunday, January 1, 2017

Buffalo Soldier
Book, Music, Lyrics by Bruce Craig Miller
February 3 (opening) – February 27, 2017
Student Matinees will also run at Hanover Tavern and November Theatre prior

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
at the November Theatre Downtown
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
April 21 – May 14, 2017

The Little Engine that Could
Based on the 1906 sermon by Reverend Charles S. Wing
July 7 – July 30, 2017

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