2022-23 Season

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Book by Joe Tracz

Music and Lyrics by Rob Rokicki

Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

September 23 - October 8  ADDED PERFORMANCE OCTOBER 9th!

  • As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest he must travel to the Underworld and back, solve the riddle of the Oracle, and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, this is an action-packed mythical adventure!

The Tempest

By: William Shakespeare

September 30 - October 9

  • Shakespeare's last play combines elements of mystery, romance, intrigue, tragedy, comedy, magic, music, and dancing! A usurped duke named Prospero and his now adolescent daughter have made an almost-abandoned island their home, along with a fairy named Ariel and a half-human slave, Caliban. Prospero uses magic to conjure a storm to bring his usurping brother and his cohorts to the island, with magical and fantastic results!

The Thanksgiving Play

By Larissa FastHorse

October 28 - November 6

  • Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.

Pippin

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz | Book by Roger O. Hirson

November 11 - 20

  • With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Next Stop, Broadway!

Starring FAITH PRINCE!

December 1 - 3

  • Our annual cabaret event featuring WMU seniors and a special guest star!

Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

By Nathan Alan Davis 

January 27 - February 5

  • Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones the Third decides that it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage. But his family is not at all ready to abandon its prized son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past. Blending poetry, humor, wordplay, and ritual, Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea is a present-day hero’s quest exploring the lengths and depths we must go to redeem history’s wrongs.

Conversations in the Gallery

  • Conversations in the Gallery is a unique and immersive theatrical experience that will be presented at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts. Perhaps the people next to you are actors, perhaps just guests. Their conversation is intriguing - perhaps related to the conversation you overheard in another part of the gallery? Do these people know each other? Can you find another piece to this puzzle? Enjoy the art, listen in, meet an array of characters and hear their stories as you move throughout the gallery.

On The Town

Music by Leonard Bernstein | Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green | Based on an idea by Jerome Robbins

March 17 - 26

  • On The Town, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show's celebrated score includes a number of musical theatre standards, including "Come Up to My Place," "I Can Cook, Too," "Some Other Time" and "New York, New York."

The Play That Goes Wrong

By Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields

April 7 - 16

  • A smash hit farce! This 1920's whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!