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-A new exhibit highlighting paper art will debut at the Wayne Theatre on March 2. Paper with Attitude explores the artwork of six Virginia artists: Rebecca Humphrey, Deborah O’Keeffe, Sherry Trachtman, Gibby Waitzkin, Angie Wiggins and Saaraliisa Ylitalio.
-Auditions for an upcoming Wayne Theatre production of the musical “Xanadu” are set for Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22. The production of “Xanadu,” the Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, is scheduled to run at the Wayne Theatre in May.
-The Young Irelanders have performed for three U.S. Presidents and now they will perform for you on Friday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center. The show is part of a 100-date tour in the U.S. and should not be missed.
-There's nothing quite like the magic that comes with the Christmas season, and the Wayne hopes your holiday plans include a performance or movie at the theatre. The upcoming holiday programming at the Wayne includes jazz, country, ballet, movies, a community sing-a-long and more.
-The Wayne Theatre is hosting a Storytelling Weekend on March 18-19. In our digital world, where personal connection is often diminished, the Wayne Theatre will bring back the timeless tradition of personal, family and generational connection through the Art of Storytelling.
-The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Secret Garden is coming to the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center in November. The local production, directed by Hank Fitzgerald, with musical direction by Jeff Ryman, will play at the Wayne Nov. 10-13 and Nov. 17-20.
-"Who's Bad's live power-packed performance of Michael Jackson's expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. We can't wait to welcome them to the Wayne Theatre stage," said Tracy Straight, the executive director of the Wayne Theatre.
-Big Bill Morganfield™ comes to his blues honestly, in a manner of speaking. The son of legendary bluesman Muddy Waters, Morganfield, who will perform at the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro on Friday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m., had little contact with his father, and didn't get his start in music until after Waters' death in 1983.
-Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix have performed with David Letterman, Regis & Kathy Lee and Jerry Seinfeld, and now the signature comic act starring shelter dogs is coming to the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro.
-Filmmakers Lisa and Rob Fruchtman will be on hand for a screening of "Sweet Dreams" on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, sponsored by Kline's Dairy Bar, in conjunction with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's On Screen/In Person program.
-The 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.
-The Wayne Theatre brings family favorite classic films to the big screen with the Summer Movie Series beginning June 7. Screenings are Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Films include BFG, Wizard of Oz, Matilda and E.T.
-The Wayne Theatre has put together a schedule of classic cult films for its summer Friday Night Movies series that will begin on June 9. Screenings are Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Films include Jaws, Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, The Goonies, Rocky and more.
-The Wayne Theatre has announced auditions for The Secret Garden Aug. 20-21, from 1-6 p.m. at the theatre. This is the first full-scale production that the Wayne will produce with director Hank Fitzgerald and music director Jeff Ryman.
-The Shenandoah Jamboree returns to the Historic Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 2, at 7 p.m. Join the Wayne for a night of laughter and encouraging, uplifting music with RFD-TV's Nadine, The Church Lady, along with local favorite gospel trio Faithful Praise.
-K. Edward Lay presents our monthly history lecture titled "Mansions of the Blue Ridge: Swannanoa and Royal Orchard" on Tuesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. Admission is Pay What You Will. No advance tickets are required.
-Bring the whole family out to enjoy movies all summer long at the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center for the Wayne's Summer Family Movie Series. There will be two showings every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Admission will be Pay What You Will. No advance tickets are required.
-The Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center is hosting a new Summer Cult Film Series on Friday nights beginning June 24. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the movies beginning at 8 p.m. Admission will be Pay What You Will. No advance tickets are required.
-Join fellow film fans for this great season of weekly classics at the beautifully restored Wayne Theatre up on the big screen the way they were meant to be! Doors open every Monday at 6 p.m., all films roll at 7 p.m. Also offering a 2 p.m. Monday matinee.
-The Wayne Theatre will host the local premiere of "Texas Rein" on Sunday, June 26, at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Produced and filmed primarily in Augusta County, "Texas Rein" is a full-length Christian drama based on a book by the same title.
-Three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre will heat up Waynesboro with a joyous concert featuring an irresistible and dance-inducing mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities and seductive Latin rhythms described by The New York Times as "dance music of sophistication and abandon," on Saturday June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at The Wayne Theatre.
-The Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center presents Spotlight Stage offering summer camps for children and teens, grades K-12. And they've teamed up with an all-star cast of instructors to include Hank Fitzgerald (acting), Katherine McLean (music) and Chelsie Burks (dance).
-The Shenandoah Jamboree returns to the Historic Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 4, for the "Salute to Merle" show with Marty Haggard. The 7 p.m.show will also feature special guest SaraJane McDonald.
-The Wayne Theatre and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are teaming up for Mental Health Awareness Month to present a screening of "Dead Poets Society" on Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center. Admission is Pay What You Will. No advance tickets are required.
-A bequest is a way to continue support of an organization that shares your values and will extend them into the future. A simple codicil can direct the executor of your estate to direct funds as you wish. If you do not have a will currently, you can make the bequest as part of the one you ask to be prepared.
-The Wayne Auditorium has 385 of the most comfortable seats made by American Seating. The contented expression on the open night concert of Robin and Linda Williams was a testament to the quality of the seating. And there was an added feature for many of those in the audience.
-The performance agreement between the Wayne Theatre Alliance and Waynesboro’s Economic Development Authority was a part of the financial requirements of the state and national tax credit investors in the restoration of the Wayne Theatre.
-For 16 years, the Wayne Theatre Alliance Board of Directors focused its energy on saving the shuttered movie house. It struggled to jump hurdles and overcame the many obstacles thrown in its path to success. Finally, after a near fatal change in the tax credit legislation, the final work began in earnest in 2015. The dream of a performing arts center became a reality, and with it, a new chapter begins.
-The names of those who made the Ross Center a reality will be memorialized on a special piece of art to be hung on the gallery wall of the Wayne Theatre. All donations of $5,000 and above will be noted.
-Anyone who walks through the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center is taken with the beauty of the facility, its variety of venues, and the quality of its support spaces for performers and audiences. Visitors to the building celebrate that it is done. But to those who use and live in the space, there are a few more tweaks that need to be completed.
-The Crooked Road On Tour comes to the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 23, for one show, at 7:30 p.m. The Crooked Road On Tour is a concert program of seasoned performers from The Crooked Road steeped in heritage music traditions. The Whitetop Mountain Band and Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome will be featured in this performance.
-The Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center will hold a Grand Re-opening Ribbon Cutting with the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 19, at 11:30 a.m. Ribbon cutting will be at noon. Light refreshments will be provided.