The Arts at VWU: Fall 2022
Enjoy an entertaining season of inspiring music, theatre and art
University News | September 26, 2022
From an exhilarating theatre production and vocal and instrumental concerts in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center to an awe-inspiring exhibit in the Neil Britton Gallery, the Arts at VWU will stimulate the senses and broaden the liberal arts experience this fall. Mark your calendars for this exciting lineup of events:
October 6, 7, 8 | 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
October 9 | 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan Theatre Presents Joe Masteroff's "Cabaret" in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, "Cabaret" explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally's boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies.” (1998 Version)
Book by Joe Masteroff; Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood; Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Vox Vera at FinFest
October 8 | 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Vox Vera will perform at the Trinder Center at the top of each hour during Homecoming and Family Weekend, providing an early preview of the annual JukeVox performance which includes songs by Chicago, The Beatles, ABBA, and more.
Wesleyan Choirs Showcase
October 8 | 6 p.m.
Student choirs Camerata, Bravura, and Vox Vera present a variety of music from Brazil, South Africa, Haiti, and traditional music from the United States in the Watts Grand Lobby and Gallery in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. Wesleyan Choirs alumni are invited to join the choirs as they sing “The Road Home.”
Fringe Festival Reception
October 8 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the arts at Virginia Wesleyan with a cash bar and refreshments provided by Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre Honor Society) in the Watts Grand Lobby and Gallery in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Virginia Choral Society - Give My Regards to Broadway
October 15 | 4 p.m.
The Virginia Choral Society takes you on a journey of Broadway show tunes that will bring back fond memories, tug at your heartstrings, and make you dance in your seat! With selections from "Carousel," "Hair," "A Chorus Line," "Ragtime," "Les Misérables," "Into the Woods," and more, there’s something for everyone. Gather a group for an amazing afternoon with family and friends in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Tidewater Classical Guitar presents Kossler Duo
November 11 | 7:30 p.m.
Brothers Adam and John Kossler have established themselves individually as soloists, chamber musicians and educators. Together, their performances evoke the full expressive pallet of the symphony orchestra. Join us in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center for this phenomenal house concert.
Virginia Wesleyan Orchestra
November 15 | 7:30 p.m.
Join the Wesleyan Orchestra in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center for performance of works by Mozart, Beethoven, and more!
A Wesleyan Christmas
December 2 | 7:30-10:30 p.m.
December 3 | 4-6 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan Choirs, under the direction of Bryson Mortensen, and the Wesleyan Orchestra, under the direction of Justin Stanley, present a concert of carols, both old and new, along with songs to celebrate the season in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.
“Above & Below the Surface”
Through December 14
A juried exhibition of artwork by the Tidewater Ceramic Designers Association in the Neil Britton Gallery inside Hofheimer Library (view gallery hours).
For tickets and reservations, visit buytickets.at/goodecenter or call 757.455.3381.
Learn more about The Arts at VWU.