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The Board of Directors of Live Arts is seeking an experienced executive director to lead this extraordinary volunteer-powered theater into the next decade.  The search was prompted by the recently announced retirement of Executive Director Anne Hunter, who will be stepping down June 30 after deftly leading this $1.1 million…

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Live Arts is excited to present the Virginia premiere of Donja R. Love’s explosively powerful drama, FIREFLIES, as the next show in its 33rd Season. Directed by Ti Ames, FIREFLIES has 14 performances in the Founders Theater, March 29 through April 20, at Live Arts, 123 E. Water Street, in…

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Live Arts Theater struts into ‘24! KINKY BOOTS, Book by Harvey Fierstein, Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, is directed by Jude Hansen with music direction by Abby Smith. KINKY BOOTS has 16 performances in the Gibson Theater, February 16 through March 10, 2024, at Live Arts Theater, 123 E.…

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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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