Monday, March 20, 2023

“Crowns” Serves Up “Hattitude” and Life Lessons

Crowns, one of the most popular productions in the history of the Virginia Stage returns to the Wells Theater in Norfolk after 12 years.  Written by Regina Taylor and directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges, in this gospel musical, 17-year-old Yolanda travels South in a coming-of-age story that is a testament to love, sisterhood, and family, where she learns that a hat can be more than a fashion statement. Multiple generations of women tell stories of life’s most memorable moments with their hats serving as allegories about the wonders of life – all with a flair of “hattitude.”

The production features a selection of hats donated by Donna Speller Turner, as well as winning designs from Virginia Stage Company’s hat making contest. Crowns concludes on Sunday, May 27, marking the end of the Stage Company’s 39th Season. Tickets range $20 – $55, with special discounts available for military, students, and groups.  For tickets, click HERE.

Next season, Virginia Stage celebrates their 40th year at the Wells Theatre in the heart of downtown Norfolk.  More information on the upcoming shows and memberships can be found at Highlights of their 40th season include a community-driven Our Town, the oft-requested return of Always… Patsy Cline, and the Tony-Award winning musical Fun Home.

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