Prince George's Sentinel: A Harmonious 'Chorus Line' at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – “The show was the ‘Hamilton’ of its day.”  Thus Patrick A’Hearn, Riverside Center for the Performing Arts producing artistic director, gives his production of “A Chorus Line,” a reference point for today’s audience.

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Culpeper Times CURTAIN CALLS: “Chorus Line” – A Singular Sensation

They get out of bed no matter how they feel, show up for the audition, and dance their little hearts out.  Some of the bodies are starting to show the wear, and some of the smiles are getting a little more desperate, but this is important. They need this job.

And so the backstage life of a New York musical theatre dancer comes into the spotlight. From the hopeful individuals that the director sees at the beginning to the polished, high-stepping pros that the audience gets at the end, “A Chorus Line” is their story.

Riverside has chosen this one-of-a-kind musical sensation to conclude twenty years of Broadway hit offerings in the region, and it’s a ringer.

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Free Lance-Star Review: 'A Chorus Line' exposes heartache and thrill of making it on Broadway

It takes an army of super-talented dancers, singers and actors to put on the big-ticket productions Broadway is known for—shows like “Les Miserables,” “The Lion King,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked.” Who are these hundreds of largely anonymous people? How did they end up where they are?

Onstage at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts through Sept. 16, “A Chorus Line” examines a handful of these unique individuals and what drove them to pursue such a career—as well as the ins and outs, the starts and stops, the thrill and devastation that make performing what it is.

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Wyn Delano and Patrick A'Hearn preview "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" with Town Talk's Ted Schubel

Listen to Wyn Delano (Beast) and director and Riverside Center's Producing Artistic Director, Patrick A'Hearn preview our upcoming production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Riverside alongside Town Talk's Ted Schubel (NewsTalk 1230 WFVA). 

Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs September 26 through November 25, 2018. Tickets are available via our website or by calling our box office at 540-370-4300!

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BWW Review: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts' A CHORUS LINE Captures Lightning in a Bottle

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts has a real treat for its 100th production with the classic Broadway musical A Chorus Line. From the iconic opening number to the show-stopping finale, 22 triple-threat performers work tirelessly and prove this production is something really special. There have been recent tours and productions in Virginia, but this is the "One" audiences really must see.

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DCMetroTheaterArts Review: ‘A Chorus Line’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

A Broadway musical about Broadway musicals—what could be better for theatre-lovers of all stripes? The iconic A Chorus Line truly fits the bill!

The current production of A Chorus Line at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is a perfect homage to the original. Riverside’s Producing Artistic Director, Patrick A’Hearn, disclosed that he was waiting to assemble just the right combination of performers, creative team, and production staff before mounting A Chorus Line. He succeeded—and then some!

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Free Lance-Star: Get in line for Riverside's latest musical treat: 'A Chorus Line'

Periodically we all have an audition.

These auditions can come in the form of a job interview, passing an important test or meeting all of your spouse’s BFFs. It can be grueling.

Well, performers, dancers and actors go through auditions all the time. And there’s an iconic musical coming to town focused on that process as well as the unique folks that typically comprise it.

The time-tested and iconic Michael Bennett production “A Chorus Line,” with music by Marvin Hamlisch, owns the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts stage through Sept. 16.

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Sam Brackley and Justin Amellio preview A Chorus Line with Town Talk's Ted Schubel

Listen to Sam Brackley (Paul) and co-director and co-choreographer, Justin Amellio preview our current production of A Chorus Line at Riverside alongside Producing Artistic Director, Patrick A'Hearn and Town Talk's Ted Schubel (NewsTalk 1230 WFVA). 

A Chorus Line runs now through September 16, 2018. Tickets are available via our website or by calling our box office at 540-370-4300!

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DC Metro Theatre Arts: Riverside Center Welcomes One Singular Sensation with 'A Chorus Line'

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia is excited to be celebrating 20 years of bringing the best of Broadway in Virginia with the legendary and iconic Broadway musical, A Chorus Line starring J. Clayton Winters as Zach and Nicole Oberleitner as Cassie. A Chorus Line begins performances on July 25th and runs until Sunday, September 16th.

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BWW: Riverside Center Presents A CHORUS LINE

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia is excited to be celebrating 20 years of bringing the best of Broadway in Virginia with the legendary and iconic Broadway musical, A Chorus Line starring J. Clayton Winters as Zach and Nicole Oberleitner as Cassie. A Chorus Line begins performances on July 25th and runs until Sunday, September 16th.

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BWW Review: ALWAYS PATSY CLINE at Riverside Center For The Performing Arts Soars!

Get your tickets to one of the most entertaining productions of the year. Riverside Center's production of ALWAYS PATSY CLINE radiates with authenticity, humor and powerhouse vocals. Given the unique, roll-with-the-punches audience interactions, no two performances are the same. The production runs through July 15 at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg.

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Riverside Center celebrates 20 years in business with its 100th production coming in July

It all started with “Oklahoma” in 1998. It was 20 years ago Monday that The Riverside Dinner Theater—renamed the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in 2016—began evolving into a professional, nationally recognized regional theater. Over those two decades, more than half a million patrons have attended shows at the theater.

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(Culpeper Times) CURTAIN CALLS: Still crazy for ‘Patsy Cline’

One thing sets this production apart from countless other Patsy Cline tributes: the fortuitous pairing of Carter Calvert in the title role and Sally Struthers as Louise. What could be a pleasantly pastel evening of mildly amusing narrative and great songs is now a kick-to-the-head, thousand-watt star power night of music and comedy.

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DC Metro Theatre Arts Review: ‘Always Patsy Cline’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts and Producing Artistic Director Patrick A’Hearn present Always Patsy Cline. Created by Ted Swindley, the show is inspired by the true story of an unlikely friendship between Cline and a Houston-based fan named Louise Seger, and gets its title from the sign-off of the letters between Patsy and Louise, from which the material is based. Carter Calvert and Sally Struthers make a perfect duo as Patsy and Louise, their dynamic onstage chemistry having ripened over a span of seven years (and counting!) touring together in these roles.

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Free Lance-Star: 'Always ... Patsy Cline' is a heart-warmer and a hoot

Meeting your favorite singer is a dream for many, but for one lucky fan that became a reality and turned into a cherished friendship.

Always … Patsy Cline,” now onstage at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, shares the true story about how one divorced mother of two formed a special bond with a country music legend.

Playwright Ted Swindley weaves together more than 25 songs into this incredibly heartwarming and surprisingly funny show, starring Broadway actress Carter Calvert as the Winchester-born singer and TV icon Sally Struthers as super fan Louise Seger.

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Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert preview Always...Patsy Cline with Town Talk's Ted Schubel

Listen to Carter Calvert (Patsy Cline) and Sally Struthers (Louise Seger) preview our current production of Always...Patsy Cline at Riverside alongside Producing Artistic Director, Patrick A'Hearn and Town Talk's Ted Schubel (NewsTalk 1230 WFVA). 

Always...Patsy Cline runs now through July 15, 2018. Tickets are available via our website or by calling our box office at 540-370-4300!

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Riverside Center's Producing Artistic Director Patrick A'Hearn previews 'Always...Patsy Cline'

Listen to Riverside Center's Producing Artistic Director preview our current production of Always...Patsy Cline at Riverside alongside Town Talk's Ted Schubel (NewsTalk 1230 WFVA). 

Always...Patsy Cline runs now through July 15, 2018. Tickets are available via our website or by calling our box office at 540-370-4300!

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Free Lance-Star: Fall to pieces with 'Always ... Patsy Cline' at Riverside Center

The new show at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is a love fest on many levels.

For starters, it zooms in on Winchester-bred country music icon Patsy Cline. How can you not love her?

Secondly, it stars the always wonderful Sally Struthers as well as her equally bedazzling counterpart Carter Calvert. Glad we have your attention!

And third, well, there are positive vibes galore and we’ll touch more on that in a bit.

Always ... Patsy Cline,” a musical play about Cline’s unique bond with Houston fan Louise Seger, owns the Riverside stage through July 15.

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DC Metro Theatre Arts: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, VA, Presents ‘Always…Patsy Cline’

Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struthers returns for her fifth engagement at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia, as Louise Seger in Always…Patsy Cline opening on May 16. She will be joined by Broadway veteran Carter Calvert starring as Patsy Cline. Both ladies are no strangers to these roles and most recently performed in the show together at the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh. Located at 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, Virginia, performances will run until July 15.

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BWW Washington DC: Emmy Award Winner Sally Struthers Returns To Riverside

Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struthers returns for her fifth engagement at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia as Louise Seger in Always Patsy Cline opening on May 16th. She will be joined by Broadway veteran, Carter Calvert starring as Patsy Cline. Both ladies are no strangers to these roles and most recently performed in the show together at the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh. Located at 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, performances will run until July 15th.

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