Visit the quaint Chelsea neighborhood of Norfolk, and you will be welcomed by the bold red facade of the Little Theatre of Norfolk. While this intimate 210-seat playhouse was initially built in 1949, the Little Theatre of Norfolk has been a continuously operating community theatre since 1926. Back then, when the Little Theatre Movement was spreading across the country, the group operated out of a former horse stable on York Street downtown. Now the group presents five main-stage productions each season – a fall musical, three plays over the winter months, and a spring musical. The shows selected each season provide a well-rounded mix of modern works and classics to welcome everyone in the Hampton Roads community, and visitors, to experience live theatre. LTN also offers free educational workshops and an annual scholarship.
February 23, 3pm and 5pm
Free show! No ticket needed!
Little Theatre of Norfolk’s entry in the Liverpool International Theatre Festival in Canada. Donations support travel.
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March 6 – 29
8pm Fri./Sat. & 2:30pm Sun.
This drama offers female perspectives of the Vietnam War, told through the true stories of five nurses and a USO singer before, during, and after her tour. Proud participant in the second annual Norfolk Theatre Festival.
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LTN is hosting several workshops, including a master class with Broadway’s Stephen Reed, for participants age 13 and up. Space is limited. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 757-477-6994.
WORKSHOP #1 – Wearing Many Hats presented by Matthew Gorris, Assistant Professor, Tidewater Community College. (Limit 20 participants).
Congrats! You are the director, producer, set designer, costume designer, administrator, lighting designer, etc. This round table discussion will share ideas and information on how to wear many hats without being stressed out.
January 11, 2020 (10 AM – 12 PM)
WORKSHOP #2 – Making Your Own Props presented by Heather Shannon. (Limit 15 participants).
In this two-part series, learn the basics of how to make and manage props. You will make food items that are the most common props difficult to find. In Part 1 you will make the prop. In Part 2 you will learn how to add details. Please bring a materials fee of $10.
February 15 and 22, 2020 (10 AM – 1 PM)
WORKSHOP #3 – The Director’s Vision presented by Christa Vogt, MA, Virginia Beach City Public Schools. (Limit 15 participants).
Do you ever wonder exactly how two productions of the same play can look and feel quite different? This workshop will explore how directors come up with their concept for a production. You will have the opportunity to apply the process using a short script to articulate your vision.
March 21, 2020 (10 AM – 1 PM)
WORKSHOP #4 – Where Are You From? presented by Louise A. Casini Hollis, MFA, VCU.
From the streets of New York to the shining California coast, America has many regions, all of which have cultivated their own sound. Each dialect carries a world of information about the characters we encounter in the stories we portray. This workshop focuses on what gives a dialect it’s unique sound, and how dialects differ from region to region. Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet will be taught as well as basic sound changes to use for some of the American dialects actors are called upon to use most frequently.
May 16, 2020 (10 AM – 1 PM)
MASTER CLASS – Auditioning & Performance presented by Stephen Reed, Director – Ballet Arts Center for Dance, NYC. (Limit 30 participants).
Stephen Reed has appeared in six different Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals including Once Upon A Mattress (starring Sarah Jessica Parker & Jane Krakowski), How to Succeed in Business (starring Matthew Broderick) Crazy For You, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, 110 in the Shade, and Cats (Rum Tug Tugger). He has performed in Broadway touring productions such as Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Evita, and Annie Get Your Gun (starring Donna McKechnie). Stephen is a full member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union (SDC), American Guild of Performing Artists (AGMA), and The American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) and works internationally as a performer, teacher, and theater coach.
Mr. Reed leads this workshop in two sessions.
Session 1 – Vocal Audition Techniques: Learn to present yourself and your audition material like a pro and work with Mr. Reed on bringing material to life in a high-pressure audition setting. Please prepare vocal material for coaching and feedback.
Session 2 – Dance Audition Tips & Tricks: Learn a series of survival dance steps every theatre actor should know, plus choreography from a currently-running Broadway musical to get a feel for what triple-threat performance is all about. Audience members are invited for an exhibition at the end of the workshop. *$100 per person.
April 3, 2020 (6 PM – 9 PM)
April 4, 2020 (10 AM – 5 PM) – Lunch included.