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Arabian Nights – The Last Show of the Season at Theatre VCU! 

Don’t miss this Fun, Exotic Fantasy – Live Music – A Great Show for the Entire Family!

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Arabian Nights

Written by Dominic Cooke • Directed by Gabriel Barre

It is the wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. A visually stunning production, Arabian Nights will magically transport you to Shahrazad’s imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees, and wise talking birds.

This beautiful production features all the magic and mystery of the Shahrazad stories. With life-sized puppets, exotic costumes and live original music this enchantment is meant to be enjoyed by all ages.

Arabian Nights is directed by Gabriel Barre,the internationally acclaimed director whose work includes the off-Broadway production of The Wild Party by Andrew Lippa at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City which was nominated for numerous awards, including five Outer Critics Circle Awards and thirteen Drama Desk Awards, both including Best Direction of a Musical and for which he won the Calloway Award for Best Direction.  He directed the US national tour of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s,Cinderella, starring Eartha Kitt, which toured the country for three years, as well as subsequent productions at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine and the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh.  He also directed the national tour of Pippin, which originated at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut and played throughout the US and Canada.


April 11 & 12 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 pm • April 13 & 27 at 3:00 pm  •  High School Matinees – April 22 & 23 at 10 am


Theatre VCU BFA Senior Showcase is Off to Los Angeles & New York this May!

To read more about the 2014 Senior Showcase go HERE to their fabulous website!

If you miss them here in Richmond, VA on April 28th

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This is their Showcase schedule:


Los Angeles


Monday May 12th 2014

12, 1 & 7 pm*

The Matrix on Melrose

7657 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90046

*hors d’oeurves and drinks provided at performances

Directions & Parking




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Monday May 19th, 2014

6, 7 & 8 pm

Theatre Row

The Studio Theatre

410 W 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

Performances run 45 minutes.



Space is limited, please RSVP by May 9th at

VCUShowcase2014@gmail.com for LA

VCUShowcase2014NYC@gmail.com for NYC



Coming Next Year to Theatre VCU!

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Box Office: 804-828-6026  



Tickets: Gen. Admission – $25.00

Seniors, VCU Faculty and Staff – $20.00

VCU Students with Valid ID – $10.00 

Other Students with Valid ID – $15.00 

High School Matinees – $10.00 per student  

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