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Live Arts Lights Up in 2024!

Live Arts Lights Up in 2024! Live Arts Theater is excited to announce $165,000 in secured funding to upgrade its 40-year-old theater lighting system for the Gibson and Founders Theaters and the Conover Studio. The Perry Foundation, which invests in brick-and-mortar and equipment projects in the Charlottesville-Albemarle County area, provided…

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Regency Romance! “MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY” Opens December 1

AUSTEN ARRIVES FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Live Arts Theater brings a little Regency romance to the holiday season with the Jane Austen-inspired sequel, MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. Directed by Marianne Kubik, and presented by The Caplin Foundation, MISS BENNET will have 12 performances in…

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“UNCLE VANYA” and “LIFE SUCKS.” Open The Season

Chekhov classic meets contemporary comedy when UNCLE VANYA and LIFE SUCKS. open the 2023/24 Expectations Season this September. Shows will rotate performances in the Founders Theater.

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Season Reveal Photo by JLA Photography

The Expectations Season Awaits

Learn more about the 2023/24 Season: Classic Paired with Contemporary, Austen for the Holidays, Award-Winning Musical, Powerhouse Virginia Premiere, and New Works Festival.

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HEATHERS Opens July 14

The Live Arts Teen Summer Musical returns with a darkly funny and slyly subversive musical for summer 2023! Catch HEATHERS July 14-30 in the Gibson Theater.

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WATERWORKS Festival Makes a Splash in Cville

WATERWORKS is a four-weekend long festival of new theatrical works curated by New Works Director Adrienne Oliver. Joining the growing list of fabulous Charlottesville festivals, WATERWORKS celebrates new theatrical works in development from across the country.

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2023/24 Expectations Season Announced

Classic Paired with Contemporary Riff, Austen for the Holidays, Award-Winning Musical, Powerhouse Virginia Premiere, and a New Works Festival. We can't wait for our 33rd Anniversary Season!

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The State of Live Arts: April 2023

An update from Executive Director Anne Hunter: How we are doing financially and artistically three years after the pandemic made us shut our doors.

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2023 WATERWORKS Festival Lineup Announced

Live Arts is thrilled to announce four weekends of readings, performances, and events that will make up the 2023 WATERWORKS new works festival.

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Jack Clifford as Alex More in BUYER & CELLAR at Live Arts, photo by Will Kerner

Hilarious Solo Show “BUYER & CELLAR” Opens April 7

This delightfully comic solo show by Jonathan Tolins is presented by Strauss Construction and directed by Jude Hansen. Solo performer Jack Clifford plays Alex More!

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