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Cirque FLIP Fabrique: Blizzard

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Lynchburg, Virginia’s Academy Center of the Arts is proud to present FLIP Fabrique and their latest creation Blizzard.  Audiences will be taken on a crazy, poetic, and gentle journey through the wonders of winter while following a group of friends and their experiences during a winter storm.  You will lose yourself in complete wonder.

What happens if winter has taken over?  Not just outside n the streets and neighborhoods, but also in the houses, underneath our clothes and even right in our own hearts.  Everything, absolutely everything, is buried under the snow.  A white-out.  The north wind has frozen over time as it flows over us.

How would this affect you?  A catastrophe?  A chance to start over?  The ability to fix our mistakes?  How would you take advantage of a new blank page?

The troupe uniquely uses props, live music and physical movement to visually tell the engaging and humorous stories.  Incredible acrobatics are combined with hula hoops, juggling and trampolines.  Every aspect of the performance is designed to capture the essence of winter and allow the audience to lose themselves in a winter wonderland.

This performance of Blizzard will take place on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  Ticket prices range between $14.00 to $82.00.  Contact the Box Office at 434.846.8499 to obtain tickets or for more information.

 

Magic and Illusion

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A show combining mind-blowing illusions with the hilarity of a headline comedian, can you imagine a better evening of entertainment?  The family friendly performance touches you, the audience, as you become an onstage assistant.  Emotions such as laughter, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears, intrigue, danger and sentimentality will be experienced by the audience.

Mike Super was named Entertainer of the Year for two consecutive years.  He is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on primetime network television.

This unique and extremely entertaining show will be performed at the Academy Center of the Arts, in downtown Lynchburg, VA, on the evening of Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  Ticket prices range from $14.00 to $107.00.   Contact the Box Office at 434.846.8499 for more information.  The Academy Center of the Arts is located at 600 Main Street.

Enhance your support of downtown Lynchburg, while it undergoes the huge task of revitalization, by making the performance a “date night” and add dinner at one of downtown’s delicious restaurants.  Most are within walking distance to the Academy.

Are You a Timeless Movie Buff?

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If so, you will be very interested in a series of classic movies to be shown at The Academy Center of the Arts during January and February 2020.

Every Wednesday, starting January 8th and concluding February 26th, at 1:30 your favorite classics from the 30’s to the early 60’s will be showing.  The opening show will be Meet Me in St. Louis (1944.)  Films also playing will include Singing in the Rain (1952), West Side Story (1961), and The Wizard of Oz (1939).  The final film presented will be Kiss Me Kate (1953) on February 26th.

The concession stand will be selling retro candy and popcorn for $.05 a bag!

General admission tickets are $8.00 for each patron.  For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Box Office at 434.846.8499.  The Academy Center of the Arts is located at 600 Main Street in downtown Lynchburg, VA.

If you have not been to a performance since the restored Academy Theatre has re-opened you will be impressed and amazed.  The entire building looks like new but retains it’s original luster and impressiveness from years gone by.

Academy Center of the Arts-Youth Theatre

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logo for the lion king

This version is being put on by our young artists.

The Academy Youth Theatre is a creative and challenging outlet for students who are interested in the theatre arts.  Kids learn to open their minds, explore different worlds through scripts, scores and characters and to be able to tell a story in a variety of ways–words, song, dance, mime and more.

This summer the Youth Theatre will be presenting four plays during the months of July and August:

  • The Lion King, Jr. youth theatre camp program will introduce middle schoolers, over a 2-week timeframe, to Disney’s story.  The African savannah will come to life with Simba, Rafiki, Scar and others as they journey to Pride Rock.  Everyone who participates in the camp will have a role, although auditions will be held for specific parts.  Participants must be between 12-14 years old.  The cost of the camp is $300 and will be held July 8 through July 20 between 10 until 4.
  • Madagascar, A Musical Adventure, Jr. will allow students between the ages of 8-12 to participate in a theatrical production where the cast members escape from their home in New York City’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on a journey to Madagascar.  Everyone who participates in the camp will have a role, although auditions will be held for specific
    Poster of A wrinkle in time

    Another youth theatre production

    parts.  Camp will be held July 22 through August 3 between 10 until 3.  The 2-week camp costs $275.

  • A Wrinkle in Time is geared for middle and high school students, between the ages of 12-18.  The story of a young heroine who joins forces with others to battle the forces of evil, save her father and in the end find herself.  The camp will be held July 29 through August 10 between 10:30 until 2:30.  The cost of the camp is $225.  All camp participants will have a role, although auditions will be held for specific parts.
  • The Jungle Book will be performed in conjunction with Compass Creative Dramatics.  The one week camp will take place August 5 through 9 between 9 until 3.  Participants will race through the jungle against a band of jackals.  This camp is open to participants between grades 1-12.  The cost of this camp is $200.

Performances will be held either in the Historic Academy Theatre or the Warehouse Theatre.  The Lion King will be presented July 19 & 20.  Madagascar, A Musical Adventure will be performed August 2 & 3.  A Wrinkle in Time will be shown August 9 & 10.  The Jungle Book completes the season on August 10.  Ticket prices range between $9.00 to $20.00 depending on the performance date, time and seat location.

For more information about the camps or performances contact Kelly Posenauer at 434.528.3256 at the Academy Center of the Arts.

 

Wynonna & The Big Noise

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Wynonna Judd will be performing the Academy of Arts

After last weeks fun concert in downtown Lynchburg, VA this week you will entertained again.  Wynonna & The Big Noise will be performing at Riverfront Park on Saturday, August 11, 2018 starting at 5:00.  Tickets are on sale and going fast.

Wynonna Judd is an iconic performer who has received over 60 industry awards, 20 number 1 hits and countless charting singles.  Her rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide over her 34-year career.

Wynonna & The Big Noise is led by her husband/drummer, producer, Cactus Moser.  Their debut album was released in February 2016 to critical acclaim.  She calls their sound country, Americana, blues, soul and rock.  You will be in for a musical treat!

This concert is presented by The Academy Center of the Arts.  General admission tickets are $11 (including fees and taxes).  A $53 VIP Ticket option is available.  The VIP tickets are sold only in advance and include a private VIP entrance, premier covered seating, light refreshments provided by RA Bistro, a koozie and 2 drink tickets.  Food trucks and adult beverages will be sold on-site.  Food truck listings and drink menus can be found on the Academy’s Facebook page.

“Doors” will open at 5:00 for happy hour.  Music begins at 7:00, followed by a second band at 8:00 (both TBA) and then Wynonna & the Big Noise taking the stage at 9:00.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Box Office at The Academy Center of the Arts or call 434.846.8499.

And as always, remember, if you are staying with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast you can easily walk to the Riverfront Park venue.

 

Sonnets and Chocolates

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Sonnets and Chocolate

On Saturday, February 10, 2018 Lynchburg, Virginia’s Academy Center for the Arts will be hosing the 6th Annual Sonnets and Chocolates fundraiser.  Presented by Endstation Theatre Company this event raises money for Endstation’s 2018 summer season.

What is Sonnets and Chocolate?  It is a unique date night that allows you to spend time with someone you love sipping wine, enjoying a delicious dinner, eating chocolate, mingling with others who enjoy the arts, especially the theatre arts and raising money for a theatre company that entertains those who live in the greater Lynchburg area all summer long.  This year will feature a live auction that includes fantastic items, performances by some of the local actors and culminates in a vacation package to St. Thomas for 7-days and 6-nights!

The event is hosted in the Academy of Fine Arts Warehouse Theatre, located at the corner of 5th and Commerce Streets in downtown Lynchburg, VA between 6:00-9:30 p.m.  Tickets are $100 per person and must be purchased in advance.  Call 434.226.0686 or email office@endstationtheatre.org.