The Prizery Players will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid Aug. 4-13.
Ariel lives in an enchanted undersea country, and she has a beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have, to live on land.
When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs.
But her only option is to defy her furious father, and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving her voice as the price of entry onto dry land.
With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and officious court composer Seastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric’s love within three days – or lose her voice to the sea witch.
The Little Mermaid features the rambunctious “Under the Sea”, the romantic “Kiss the Girl”, and the anthem to longing to belong, “Part of Your World”.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid is produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, MTI.
The second Dance and Dine event will be on Friday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. and will feature country line dance, two-step and Western swing with the Redd Volkaert Trio.
Volkaert is considered a true giant of country music and the Telecaster guitar. Redd is a Grammy winner and a guitar-playing legend who is renowned throughout the country music world and beyond.
Volkaert once played in Merle Haggard’s backing band, The Strangers and has recorded and performed with a who’s who of country music including Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Dwight Yoakam, and Allison Krauss.
Redd’s Trio showcases his jaw-dropping musicality as he jumps between honky tonk, western swing, and even a little rock. Enjoy bar-b-que and all the country side dishes.
Steinway pianist, Svetlana Smolina will perform Friday, Sept., 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Smolina studied at Indiana University, Balakirev Music College, Oberlin Conservatory, Brussels Royal Conservatory, and the University of Michigan, where she received her DMA. Her program will include works by Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Balakirev.
We close out our Dance and Dine for the year with Swingin’ with Elvis Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. If you loved Lee Dean in last year’s Swingin’ with Sinatra – you don’t want to miss this.
With his combination of humor and audience participation, he will have you singing and dancing along to all the hits of Elvis through the decades. Enjoy all of The King’s favorite dishes and get ready to move those hips.
October is filled with events to celebrate the season.
We begin Oct. 6 with Midnight at the Masquerade Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre.
The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Billionaires Club Annual Masquerade Ball.
With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite the challenge. It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party.
Dress to impress in ball gowns, evening wear, Venetian masks or your favorite glam look. Seating will begin at 6 p.m., buffet served at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.
The Prizery Players will present the stage production of Dracula Oct. 20-22.
Lucy Seward, whose father is in charge of an English sanitorium, has been attacked by a mysterious illness.
Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist, believes that the girl is the victim of a vampire, a sort of ghost that goes about at night sucking blood from its’ victims.
The vampire is at last found to be a certain Count Dracula, whose ghost is finally laid to rest in a striking and novel manner. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker and dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston.
The third annual Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5-7 p.m. We welcome all businesses, organizations, or individuals who wish to set up to give out candy to contact us. This event gets bigger and better every year with candy, games, art projects, music, and more.
Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience will be Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
As the longest runnng Michael Jackson tribute band, this power-packed performance of the King of Pop’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent, and can only be described as a jaw-dropping musical must see.
We close out 2023 with the annual Danville Symphony Orchestra Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. They will entertain us with the sounds of the season.
Tickets are available for all events and can be purchased onine at www.prizery.org, at the box office Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by callling 434-572-8339. There will be a $1 historic preservation fee for each ticket sold, and tickets purchased with a credit card will have a $3 processing fee.
Sponsors for these shows include Sentara, Comfort Systems USA, J.E. Burton Construction, NOVEC, SVHEF, Microsoft, Community Foundation of the Dan River, VCA, and Virginia is for Lovers.