Joan Wingfield | ShenanArts News and Notes

Thanks to all who have responded with such generosity and offers of help to assist ShenanArts with our move to Gypsy Hill Place (the old R.E. Lee High School).

We continue to fundraise and plan events to help us in with the realization of our move and renovation. Our timeline for moving, however, has changed. ShenanArts plans on remaining at Stage4 in Verona until Feb. 28. The complexity and varying needs of all the groups that will be utilizing the multiuse building are taking more time than expected in finishing off final contractual details. This extension will allow ShenanArts to continue to provide excellent programming, while packing our old items and renovating the new! More information and requests for all kinds of assistance will be forthcoming in the fall.

Meanwhile, our season committee has lined up superb entertainment to finish off our last season at our current location! Please do come and “enjoy the show!”May 27-30, 7:30 pm: The ShenanArts Youth Company will present That Scoundrel Scapino! a comedy for the entire family. That Scoundrel Scapino! is a zany, slapstick comedy, featuring audience participation.

June 13, 7:00 pm: Curtains Up, an exciting revue of song and dance from some of our most talented actors

June 25-28, 7:30 & Sunday matinee at 3 pm Why Do Fools Fall In Love directed by Jeff McDaniel.”Beehives, Boys and breakups. This nostalgic show mixes drama and ’60 love songs for a light hearted and winning mix.”

June 29-July 3, 6-10, Summer Camps – please see our new web site for the exciting classes offered,

Aug. 7-9, 14-16, 7:30 & Sunday matinee at 3 pm Annie directed by Jeff McDaniel-50 young and young at heart take to the stage for this nostalgic classic

Sept. 17-20, 24-27, 7:30 & Sunday matinee at 3 pm Sweeney Todd directed by Hank Fitzgerald, is a 1979 Tony Award-winning musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler

Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 6-8, 7:30 & Sunday matinee at 3 pm Cotton Patch Gospel directed by Carol Towns is a musical that retells the story of Jesus as if in modern day, rural Georgia.

Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 7:30 & Sunday matinee at 3 pm The Christmas Bus directed by Michael Conner- is a sweet, heartwarming Christmas tale.


Joan Wingfield is the chair of the board of directors of ShenanArts.

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