WELLS FARGO ONSTAGE FAMILY SERIES


LILY Y LA MARIPOSA

performed by Latin Ballet of Virginia
November, 4 2017 at 10 a.m.

Latin Ballet of Virginia's production of Lily y la Mariposa is based on a play by Lucinda McDermott, RPAA’s own Director of Education. Mama Rosa introduces Lily, an 11-year-old girl experiencing loss for the first time, to the Mexican celebration Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which honors the lives of loved ones who have passed. Mama Rosa is indeed magical, and her story of how Dia de los Muertos came to be becomes an interactive journey not only for Lily and her friend Miguel but for the audience as well. Following the performance, audience members will have the opportunity to create Day of the Dead art work to take home.

DEEP RIVER: MARIAN ANDERSON’S JOURNEY

performed by Virginia Opera
February 17, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Celebrate Black History Month with a world premiere opera about Marian Anderson’s rise to fame among the world’s greatest concert artists—in spite of experiencing racial prejudice. Ms. Anderson was an important figure in the struggle for civil rights and met each barrier with courage, grace and determination.

THE MAGIC BALLOON

performed by Synetic Theater
May 5, 2018 at 10 a.m.

A series of hilarious sketches, unique choreography, synthesizing music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation. ‘Balloon’ tells a wonderful story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys. Audiences will discover the art of acting without words, opening the door to their imaginations.


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