Virginia Stage to Celebrate “The Family You Choose” for its 41st Season

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", "The Legend of Georgia McBride" and the classic "Santaland Diaries" will have special appeal to LGBTQ audience members

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“The Family You Choose” will be the theme for Virginia Stage Company’s (VSC) 41st season, once again, producing a diverse array of productions, several of which have LGBTQ themes that demonstrate Virginia Stage’s continued commitment to inclusive theater-making.

The season will begin with a reimagined production of the classic musical Guys and Dolls. Shows that may be of particular interest to the LGBTQ community include Tennessee Williams’ Pultizer Prize winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and the music-filled comedic jamboree The Legend of Georgia McBride, a story of a down on his luck Elvis impersonator that dons drag to support his family who learns a lot about himself and show business along the way. Adhering to tradition, The Santaland Diaries will return to the stage at the Wells Theater.

The season will take audiences on a journey through time and space, visiting a turbulent time in America’s past through the spirit of Motown records in Detroit ’67, and into a fantasy adventure in The Hobbitthe next installment in their Theatre for Families series. Other highlights include an energetic adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility and the return of Hampton Roads’ favorite holiday production – A Christmas Carol.

“Why do we come together in a theatre to experience live performance? From a perfect musical comedy in Guys and Dolls to the stirring drama rooted in our living history with Detroit ’67 to the family-friendly fantasy of The Hobbit, this is a rangy, ambitious season that has a thread of desire that runs through it all. A desire for belonging, desire for riches, desire for love and connection – we come together at the Wells to be moved,” said Tom Quaintance, Virginia Stage’s Producing Artistic Director.

Currently celebrating their 40th Anniversary Season, Virginia Stage’s Season 41 lays the foundation for the future with timeless storytelling, American classics, and musicals for all of Hampton Roads to enjoy.

VSC’s 41st season begins in September and runs through June 2020. Single ticket sales for the season go on sale in August. Season memberships are available now starting at $99. To get the best seats in the house, become a subscriber today at vastage.org.