Back to Class, Back to Stage: Let us bring theatre to you.
We are excited to begin a new school year at Theatre VCU. With six MainStage shows in addition to our student run Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre, our students will be practicing the art and celebration of live theatre arts. Check out the important dates below, and let us be a part of your VCU and Richmond experience.
IMPORTANT DATES for FALL 2015: Theatre VCU Orientation, August 18th • Classes Begin, August 19th • THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW and COMMENCEMENT, August 21st-23rd • JUNTA HIGH, September 10th-18th • THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, October 30th-November 15th • IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, December 3rd-6th.
Theatre VCU' David Leong & Toni Leslie James are part of the team of Broadway musical Amazing Grace
AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) opened on July 16th at the Nederlander Theatre. This epic Broadway musical was workshopped with Theatre VCU students just prior to its premiere at the world famous Goodspeed Opera House in Chester, CT fall 2013. The Amazing Grace creative team also consists of Theatre VCU faculty and Broadway veterans Toni Leslie-James (costume designer) and David S. Leong (fight, movement, and military director).
Congratulations to Theatre VCU Design/Tech current students and Alumni!
Sophia Choi (BFA 15) - accepted into the Yale School of Drama’s MFA Costume Design Program; First Place Winner of 2015 SETC Undergrad Costume Design Award for Pride & Prejudice
Chris Foote (BFA 15) - accepted into Yale School of Drama’s Prop Design Internship Program; Winner of 2015 SETC Properties Design Award for Macbeth Furniture
Kyoshi Shaw (BFA 2014) - currently in Louisiana on WGN’s Salem and accepted into UCLA MFA Costume Design Program
Josh Quinn (MFA 13) - wrapping of his second season on Cinemax’s The Knick
J. Theresa Bush (MFA 13) - fellow member of USA Local 829
Emily Atkins (MFA 15) - assisted on the New Group’s
Rasheeda Speaking starring Diane Wiest and Tonya Pinkins in NYC
Devario Simmons (MFA 2016) - currently assisting at The Long Wharf Theatre Company on Brownsville Song
Gloria Kim (BFA 13) - a member of Costume Designers Guild Local 892
Matt Armentrout (BFA 2013) - assistant designer to Robert Charles Vallance at Broadway Wigs and currently working Radio City Musical Hall’s Easter Spectacular
Curtis Miller (BFA 2016) - Winner of 2015 SETC Sound Design Award for Man of La Mancha
Theatre VCU will now be having special alumni nights where we will honor our past students who have helped make our stage come to life.
Mark your calendars now for these special performance alumni dates:
The Rocky Horror Show: November 7, 2015
It's A Wonderful Life: December 4, 2015
In the Next Room: February 25, 2016
Urinetown: April 23rd (Special Richard Newdick Night)