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Broadway returns to Blacksburg with “Anastasia” and “Hairspray” productions

Crystal Graham
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Broadway returns to Southwest Virginia with the Moss Arts Center’s “Broadway in Blacksburg” series with two shows.

Tickets go on sale August 4 for the adventure-filled musical “Anastasia” and the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Hairspray.”


Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Inspired by the beloved films, “Anastasia” transports audience members from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. This massive production features elaborate sets and exquisite costumes.


Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

“Hairspray” is the Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. “Hairspray” features a beloved score of hit songs, including “Welcome to the ‘60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat.” Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Tickets for the performances are $45-$95 for general public and $25-$75 for youth 18 and under. A limited number of Virginia Tech student tickets are available for $10.

Tickets are available to the general public beginning Thursday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at the Moss Arts Center’s box office, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; or by calling 540-231-5300 during box office hours.

For more information, visit https://artscenter.vt.edu/

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.