October 18, 2023 | 7:30 pm Altria Theater
From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America and the critics rave, “It’s simply magical!” (LA Daily News). Heralded by The New Yorker as “thrilling” and “genuinely moving,” Frozen features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. Oscar winner Jennifer Lee (book), Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (director), and Tony winner Rob Ashford (choreographer) round out the creative team that has won a cumulative 16 Tony Awards. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, Frozen is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy.
Age Recommendation + Restrictions
Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Please note Children under the age of 2 will not be admitted to Broadway in Richmond performances.
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6:00 pm | Altria Theater Ballroom
Cadence Theatre Company
The mission of Cadence is to inspire, transform, and educate our community by developing talent and presenting contemporary theater and film works that uplift the spirit, challenge the mind, and honor both our individuality and our shared humanity. Through a commitment to artistic excellence, Cadence fearlessly tells the stories of our lives as we live them now.
Cadence is a vibrant theater company committed to promoting artistic excellence and celebrating the world’s most renowned playwrights, composers, screenwriters, and lyricists. The company was founded in November 2009 by Anna Johnson and staged its highly acclaimed inaugural production of Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love at The Firehouse Theatre Project.
As an emerging company, Cadence quickly gained the support of Richmond’s theatrical community and in early 2011 formed a long-term collaboration with Virginia Rep. This alliance provided Cadence with a permanent home and enabled the company to uphold and strengthen live theater as a vital art form, build future audiences for all theaters in Richmond, and create safe spaces for critical dialogue across communities. In 2022, Cadence moved from Virginia Rep’s Theatre Gym to the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse as a result of the worldwide pandemic.
Cadence offers a wide range of education and outreach programs for people of all ages, including KdentsTV, a student leadership team; the STAGE WRITE College Prep & Workforce Readiness Program; Cadence Camps; the TRAIN Pre-Professional Training Program; Cadence Internships; and the Unstaged classes and workshops for adults.
Girls For A Change
Girls For A Change (GFAC) was formed in 2000, and achieved nonprofit status in 2004, with the idea of empowering young women by inviting them to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods.
Since 2013, GFAC has focused more deeply on the empowerment and uplifting of a population whose needs are most unmet — Black girls. We, as an organization and movement, view this action as a first step to end the prejudice, poverty and lack of resources that leave Black girls and young women vulnerable at the margins of society.
Through GFAC programs, not only do girls create change by engaging in social change projects, but in the process, they learn problem-solving skills, as well as what it means to change policy and create movements. GFAC programs also focus on leadership skills, goal-planning, financial literacy, building a network, exposure, community engagement, skill-building, sisterhood building, and socio-emotional learning among other things. We also address various issues to include institutional racism, sexism, the digital divide, and the glass ceiling, which for many Black girls can be a concrete ceiling.
GFAC programs are designed to provide consistent support to girls, from their youth into their young adulthood, and beyond. We also provide outreach programs for middle and high school girls. Through experiential learning and consistent exposure, we focus on ensuring girls are ahead of the learning curve, breaking cycles and closing the opportunity gaps faced by too many disadvantaged, marginalized or underrepresented girls — specifically Black girls. We want to give every girl* who aspires to get ahead a chance to be seen, heard and celebrated.
Latin Ballet of Virginia
Latin Ballet of Virginia’s mission is to To enrich and connect communities through Latin/Hispanic cultural dance experiences with a commitment to education, diversity and accessibility.
For Virginians of all ages and backgrounds who want to enrich their cultural knowledge and experiences, the Latin Ballet of Virginia connects the community to Latin culture and vitality through dance. Latin Ballet of Virginia offers inclusive instruction and inspired performances through a premier, culturally-diverse dance experience.
The Latin Ballet of Virginia (LBV) was founded in 1997 in Richmond, Virginia under the direction of Ana Ines King, a native of Colombia. LBV is a professional dance company and school of dance, providing multicultural dance programs, instruction and performances for a diverse community. The Company is Central Virginia’s pre-eminent Hispanic dance company, performing throughout the State and at select venues in North and South America. It was incorporated as a 501(c) 3 organization in 2000.
LBV offers a wide variety of weekly classes in 2 dance schools taught by 13 faculty members. Over the years, LBV has built a company of 11 professional dancers from around the world, featuring 6 professional musicians, and mentoring 25 apprentice dancers. LBV enrolls approximately 400 students of all ages per year, conducts 5 professional dance productions annually, supports 85 long term residencies and 120 short residencies, and presents master classes and lecture demonstrations.
Oakwood Arts make art and careers in creative industries accessible to all through community engagement, inspiring programming, and experiential education. Our programs include classes and workshops that focus on the digital and technical skills students need to succeed in the creative workforce.
Pine Camp Cultural Arts and Community Center
Pine Camp Cultural Arts and Community Center is located in the north side of Richmond. Amenities include a game room, computer lab, a multi-purpose room and restrooms. Located outside the community center are three basketball courts, a large children’s playground, senior Fitness trail, one softball field and a soccer field.
Recreation programs and classes in the areas of sports, arts, fitness, dance, crafts, games, Active Adults (Seniors) programs, computers, after school “Fun Klub”, the center also hosts a summer camp, special events, workshops, after-school program, and cultural activities at different times.
People of all ages will find a variety of recreation opportunities available at the center.
SPARC (School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community)
SPARC programs provide transformative performing arts education to over 3,000 students each year. Through Creative Youth Development initiatives, SPARC’s highly skilled teaching artists intentionally integrate the arts with youth development principles. Students discover their creativity and build critical learning and life skills that carry into adulthood.
Virginia Repertory Theatre
Virginia Repertory Theatre is a regional professional theater headquartered in downtown Richmond, and is one of the largest performing arts organizations in Central Virginia.
Virginia Rep stages three primary seasons: the Signature Season at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre downtown at 114 West Broad St., the Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern at Hanover Courthouse Rd., and the Children’s Season at the Jessie Bogese Theatre in our new Virginia Rep Center for Arts and Education at 4204 Hermitage Rd.
Virginia Rep Center also houses our camps, classes, workshops, and rehearsals for educational touring. We tour children’s shows and provides educational programming to schools throughout Virginia and to major performing arts centers across the country.
Virginia Rep recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding in Hanover County in 1953 as Barksdale Theatre. In 2012, after over a decade of sharing one staff, Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV merged to form Virginia Rep.