Theatre

Theatre is an important part of the Southern Virginia tradition. Receive excellent training on stage and backstage as you find friends and mentors and perform for a community that loyally supports our productions.

We offer generous scholarships to talented students who participate in theatre, regardless of their area of study.

Scholarship funds are limited. Apply soon for consideration. For any questions, please contact ensembles@svu.edu.

Come join us! We can’t wait to meet you!


Upcoming Season


THE GLASS MENAGERIE · Sept. 21-22, 27-29, 2018

by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Robert Stoddard

A drama of great tenderness, charm, and beauty, this Tennessee Williams masterpiece is based on his troubled early years during the Great Depression when he was living with his domineering mother and invalid sister. In the play, Williams’ alter ego, Tom Wingfield, attempts to free himself from the family that haunts him.


SCROOGE! · Dec. 7-8, 14-15, 2018

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Directed by Robert Stoddard

In 1970, renowned writer/composer/lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol into the hit screen musical Scrooge! Now it’s been transformed into a joyous stage musical produced annually all over the world during the Christmas season. Come celebrate the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Fezziwig, the three Christmas Ghosts, and the rest of the wonderful Dickens’ characters in this tuneful holiday classic.


THE SPITFIRE GRILL, a new musical · Feb. 8-9, 14-16, 2019

A feisty parolee ends up in a small town in Wisconsin and gets a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. Hannah’s getting older and wants to sell, but there are no takers, so ex-con Percy suggests that Hannah raffle it off. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow-full and things are definitely cooking at the Spitfire Grill. “An abundance of warmth, spirit and goodwill [with] some of the most engaging and instantly infectious melodies I’ve heard in an original musical in some time.” – USA Today (Be advised that The Spitfire Grill discusses child abuse and may not be suitable for children.)


ARSENIC AND OLD LACE · March 22-23, 28-30, 2019

by Joseph Kesselring

Spinster sisters Abby and Martha Brewster are dedicated to charity, family, and poisoning lonely, old men with their homemade arsenic-laced elderberry wine. One of their nephews thinks he’s Theodore Roosevelt; another is a Boris Karloff look-alike psychopath. Only Mortimer isn’t crazy, but dealing with his homicidal family, his fiancée, and the Brooklyn police may send him over the edge. This quirky but hilarious comedy was a smash hit in New York and then a smash movie starring Cary Grant.


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If you are interested in participating in theatre at Southern Virginia, you can apply for a scholarship or request information using the form below and a performing arts recruiter will reach out to you in the next few days.