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Downtstage! Downtown!


Sat (3/30) 5:00pm


  • $20 per person

  • $38 for Dinner and a Show (at Capital Ale House!)

The Valley Playhouse – Harrisonburg’s Community Theater – is excited to announce that we will host an evening of theatrical scenes, “Down Stage! DownTown!" on Saturday evening March 30th, at Court Square Theater.

Community Theater companies throughout the Shenandoah Valley and beyond have been invited to each perform a scene of their own choosing, to an audience of other actors and the theater-loving public. This unique event, in its second year, offers a dozen performances of Drama, Comedy, Music, High Emotions, Light and Dark, each and all showcased for your entertainment and enlightenment. There will be an unheard of, one-hour intermission buffet dinner where actors and audience may mingle and engage conversation about theater, performance, planning and collaborations for the future. Silent Auction and Audience Appreciation Awards will round out the evening. An experience of diverse, live theater for you to enjoy.

The evening will begin with scenes at 5:30 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. a one-hour intermission will offer a buffet dinner at Capital Ale House, after which scenes continue until all companies have performed. Examples of items from last years silent auction include a Handy "Ma'am" basket, 5 signed individual headshots of theater professionals, and a copy of Rosetta Stone language software!


5:00 PM

Theater company representatives choose lots for order of performance

5:30 PM

First theater company takes the stage

7:30 PM

One hour buffet dinner intermission at Capital Ale House.. Actors eat free. Audience may purchase dinner tickets & seat

8:30 PM

Performances resume after dinner, continuing until all companies have taken the stage. Audience Choice Awards follow.