First Full Season at the Wayne Theatre kicks off September 8-10

First Full Season at the Wayne Theatre kicks off September 8-10

Film-markmillerThe opening of an art exhibit, the debut of LIVE @ the WAYNE and a concert with the Chairmen of the Board highlight the Kickoff Weekend of the first full season at the Historic Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center.

“This is the big opening weekend for the Wayne Theatre that we’ve been working toward for the past 15 years,” said Tracy Straight, the executive director of the Wayne Theatre, which re-opened in March after a lengthy, multimillion-dollar renovation.

The Kickoff Weekend begins on Thursday, Sept. 8, with the opening of an art exhibit celebrating the cultural legacy of the Wayne Theatre in the 21st century. The exhibit features the work of an array of well-regarded Virginia photographers, including Kevin Blackburn, Deb Booth, Conrad Matiuk, Mark Miller, and Alison Thomas. The art opening and reception will begin at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

On Friday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m., the Wayne Theatre marks the debut of a new monthly variety show, LIVE @ the WAYNE, on Friday, Sept. 9. The debut of LIVE @ the WAYNE will feature Americana music artist Bryan Elijah Smith, who will join host Tracy Straight and house band The Boogie Kings at the 7:30 p.m. show. Admission to LIVE @ the WAYNE is $15.

The Kickoff Weekend finale is Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m., with Chairmen of the Board, one of soul music’s most consistent hit makers. Tickets for the Chairmen of the Board show are $20/$25.

Other highlights of the 2016 full season include …
September 22: Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix
September 23: Big Bill Morganfield
October 2: Jill Haley
October 14: Scott Miller Country
October 15: Wilson Fairchild
October 21: Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular and Spooktacular
October 28: Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
October 29: Standup Comedy with Brett Leake and Tony Deyo
November 1: Holiday Decorating Secrets with Celebrity Designer Sam Harris
November 10-20: The Secret Garden Musical
November 26: Scott Linton Bluegrass
December 10: Wilson Fairchild Christmas Show

The Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center is located at 521 West Main Street in downtown Waynesboro.

For more information, call (540) 943-9999 or visit http://waynetheatre.org/upcoming-performances

   

Upcoming Events

Nov. 26: Sister Act auditions

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet!

Nov. 30: Christmas with Annie Moses

The Wayne Theatre presents Christmas with Annie Moses on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Dec. 2: Christmas Home Tour 2017

The Wayne Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the Christmas Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Dec. 7-Feb. 25: Painting Virginia

The Wayne Theatre hosts an opening reception for Painting Virginia on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5-7 p.m.

Dec. 9: Wilson Fairchild Christmas

Wilson Fairchild, the country music duo of Wil and Langdon Reid, is back at the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Dec. 23: A Carpenters Christmas

The Wayne Theatre presents A Carpenters Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 23.

Jan. 13: Cash Unchained-Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute

The Wayne Theatre presents Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute, on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m.

Jan. 26: SkateTacular Dreams on Ice

The Wayne Theatre presents SkateTacular Dreams on Ice on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. 

Feb. 9: Velvet Caravan

Velvet Caravan is bringing its unorthodox, high-energy musical stylings to the Wayne Theatre for a show on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

March 8: Linda Davis, John Berry and Lenny LeBlanc in The Heart Behind the Music

The Wayne Theatre presents Linda Davis, John Berry and Lenny LeBlanc in The Heart Behind the Music on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

     

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