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Wayside gets 6 Golden Chiquita Awards

We hear at Wayside Theatre think we do some pretty great work, but it is wonderful to be acknowledged for it as well. The Culpeper Star Exponent’s Maggie Lawrence has released the winners of the Golden Chiquita Awards. And we are proud to say that we received 6 of these fantastic bananas.

Absolute Funniest Play With Music
– “Forever Plaid – Wayside Theatre, Middletown

“Rave On” Award for Extraordinary Performance of a Rock Legend
– Robbie Limon as Buddy Holly in “Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story” Wayside Theatre

Most Memorable Roles by Best Actors
– Larry Dahlke as multiple characters in “Stones in His Pockets,” Wayside Theatre
– J.J. Kaczyinski as multiple characters in “Stones in His Pockets,” Wayside Theatre

Best Set Design
– Til Turner – “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” Wayside Theatre

“They Can Take Us Where We Want To Go” Award for Best Direction
– Warner Crocker – “Forever Plaid,” Wayside Theatre

For the full article in the Culpeper Star Exponent click the link below.

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Shenandoah Valley of Virginia – Wayside Theatre opens `The Shadow of the Raven: The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe`

raven_for_web.gifShenandoah Valley of Virginia – Wayside Theatre opens `The Shadow of the Raven: The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe`

Wayside Theatre was recently featured on ShenandoahValley.com

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Theatre Is A Conversation About Your Community

There are those that think of live theatre as an event. You attend. You enjoy (hopefully). You walk away. Event over. Actually it is much more than that. This year, Virginians for the Arts, the organization that lobbies our Commonwealth’s government for funding for the arts, has adopted the slogan, Theatre Builds Communities.

Talk about timing. In many ways building community and the conversations that surround that enterprise is what we are all about at Wayside Theatre. I moved back home to Virginia from Chicago to be the Artistic Director at Wayside Theatre for the primary reason that I wanted to be creating theatre and conversations in a community where the process of creation can have an impact. In Chicago, there was so much theatre that much of it was disposable. When we do a show, any show, at Wayside Theatre it matters. That is a wonderful thing. Continue reading ‘Theatre Is A Conversation About Your Community’