Our 2021 Season
The Renaissance Theatre is proud to announce our 2021 Season!
Be sure to check out everything the Lynchburg Department of Parks & Recreation has to offer!
Performances – Miller Center: Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 and March 5 & 6, 2021
Auditions: Dec. 13 & 14, 2020 Time: 6–8 p.m. Where: Miller Center Theatre
Couldn’t we all use a little therapy now and then? Dr. Sharon Mercer, marriage counselor, is passionate about her work but also just a bit mischievous. She runs a “group” session where three very different couples have been meeting virtually on the theory they might be more emotionally open if they are physically apart. Having been given the assignment of going on a “date” with their estranged partner, the couples must now report on how it went. Gripes are aired, problems are revealed, advice is dispensed, and surprise alliances form as each marriage reaches its best outcome. Couples is a light, comedic play for heavy times and just might have something familiar to say to both the married, or the pondering marriage crowd.
Performances – Miller Center: April 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, & 17, 2021
Auditions: Jan. 10 & 11, 2021 Time: 6–8 p.m. Where: Miller Center Theatre
What Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. Her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested – or worse – evicted?
Performances – Miller Center: June 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, & 26, 2021
Auditions: March 7 & 8, 2021 Time: 6–8 p.m. Where: Miller Center Theatre
Fantasy, adventure, and mystery await four siblings when they step through an old wardrobe and discover the magical land of Narnia—where the icy White Witch rules, and her curse ensures that the land is always crusted with snow. Throughout their travels, the children encounter dwarves, fauns, and the magical lion king, Aslan. Together they seek to fulfill the ancient prophecy and release Narnia from the Witch’s enchantment and her spell of eternal winter. A show for both young and old to perform in and enjoy!
Performances – Miller Center: Sept. 17, 18, 24, 25, 26 and Oct. 1 & 2, 2021
Auditions: May 2 & 3, 2021 – Time: 6–8 p.m. Where: Miller Center Theatre
Sister Act pits disco-dancing nuns against dangerous gangsters in a joyous feel-good musical comedy. It celebrates the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Nominated for five Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical.
“Big, glitzy numbers are the toast of Broadway musicals. The only thing better? Big, glitzy numbers . . . with nuns! “Sister Act” has plenty of both….” New York Post
Performances – Aviary: Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, & 20, 2021
Auditions: August 8 & 9, 2021 – Time: 6–8 p.m. Where: Aviary
Nick is a young bachelor living in New Jersey who religiously spends every Sunday having dinner with his Italian grandparents. When he breaks the news that his employer is transferring him to Seattle, Nick’s grandparents will go to any length to get him to stay, including setting him up on a blind date that just might cause him to change his mind. This warm-hearted, boisterously funny, and intimate family comedy is about intergenerational relationships, deep familial love, and the inevitable little heartbreaks that occur as time passes and children grow. Tengo Famiglia!