For additional programs, see the Henrico Theatre page.

Cultural Arts Links:
Henrico Concert Band
Henrico Community Band

Henrico Pops Chorus (Facebook page)
On the Air Radio Players
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Henrico Theatre Company’s 35th season!

All performances will be held at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 8 p.m. except for Sunday matinees which are at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are strongly suggested. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (55+) and students. Admission to the One-Act Showcase is free. Season tickets are also available! For more information, call 501-5859.

HTC's 25th Annual One-Act Showcase

28th Annual One-Act Showcase
Three one act plays featuring the winners for the HTC Playwriting Competition. The area’s oldest one-act festival will once again feature the winners of the annual HTC One-Act Playwriting Competition. Winning titles are “Loving and Devoted” by Jeanne Hensel of Richmond, VA; “A Seat By the Window” by Barbara Tylla of Racine, WI; and “Dodger in Love” by Chris Forest of Willits, CA. Admission to the One-Act Showcase is free.Feb 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Additional performance on Sat, Feb 8 & 15 at 2:30pm

The Nerd
A comedy by Larry Shue. The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he’s never met but who saved his life in Vietnam – the visitor turning out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance. One of the funniest plays ever written! Tickets on sale Mar 31.

May 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 & 18
Additional performance on Sat, May 17 at 2:30pm

Pump Boys and Dinettes
A musical by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann. The pump boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the dinettes, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country-western songs that are sure to keep your toes-a-tappin’! “…it doesn’t merely celebrate the value of friendship and life’s simple pleasures, it embodies them.” Tickets on sale June 9.

July 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, & 27
Additional performance on Sat, July 26 at 2:30pm

Upcoming Auditions

All auditions are held at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. For more information: 501-5138.

On the Air Radio Players Auditions
Sun, Jan 26 & Mon, Jan 27, 7pm
Auditions will be held for “What Are the Odds?” by the On the Air Radio Players. Director Karen Charlotte will be seeking a company of 8-12 men and women for voices and sound effects operation for the radio broadcast to be performed Mar 4 & 5 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Readings will be from the scripts.

Henrico Theatre Company Auditions
Sun, Mar 9 & Mon, Mar 10, 7pm
The Henrico Theatre Company will hold auditions for “The Nerd,” a comedy by Larry Shue. Director Amber dePass will be seeking two women, age 25-55, four men, age 30-65 and one boy, age 8-10. Readings will be from the script. Rehearsals will begin in March for a May 2-18 run.

On-the-Air Radio Players
On-the-Air Radio Players

Dance Clubs

Ballroom Dance Club
USA Dance, Inc. is a volunteer organization committed to promoting ballroom dance as a social event. Dances are held the first Saturday of each month at Moody Middle School and the third Saturday at Deep Run Recreation Center from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Information: Phil Sisk, 447-0175.

The Candlelight Club
Members can develop and enhance their skills in ballroom dance. Dances are held on the third Friday of each month at Belmont Recreation Center from 7-10 p.m. Information: Gail McGhee, 357-6450.

Colonial Dance Club
Dedicated to perpetuating English country dances that were favorites in both England and Colonial America during the 1700s. The club meets every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Additional details are available here: Colonial Dance Club (PDF). Information: Linda Salter, 266-7355.

German Folk Dancing
“Hirshjaeger Dancers,” Henrico’s German Folk Dance Club and Virginia’s only authentic schulpattler dance group. Beginning and intermediate dance levels for ages 16 to adult. Meetings held on the first, third, and fifth Fridays of each month from 8-10 p.m. at Three Chopt Presbyterian Church. Information: Mark Cheek, 541-5400.

International Folk Dance Club
This dance club celebrates dance from 22 countries. Membership is open to anyone regardless of dancing experience and a partner is not necessary. Meetings held on the first, third, and fifth Friday of each month from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Dumbarton Elementary School. Information: Cindy Stockdon, 261-3624.

Square and Round Dance Clubs
Want to learn America’s official dance form with a fun group of folks? The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks sponsors many square and round dance clubs. A free brochure with program dates, times, and locations is available by calling Amy Perdue at 501-5859.


Music Groups

Henrico Community Band
This is an all-volunteer concert band that performs at various public and private events throughout the year. Rehearsals held on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Tuckahoe Middle School. Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5138. Band website.

Concert Band
Concert Band

Henrico Concert Band
This all-volunteer band rehearses on Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Lakeside Baptist Church, 7401 Woodman Road. The band provides music for many events and organizations throughout the year. Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5138. Band website

Henrico Pops
Henrico Pops

Henrico Pops Chorus
This volunteer group performs a range of song types at public and private events. No experience or audition is required. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Lakeside United Methodist Church. Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5138. Facebook page

Bluegrass Coffeehouse
Come out for a jam session with fellow bluegrass/old-time musicians. Acoustic only.

Dorey Recreation Center: 795-2334
Second Thursday of each month, 6:30-9pm

Belmont Recreation Center: 262-4924
Third Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm


Theatre Groups

Henrico Theatre Company Volunteers
Coordinates activities between the Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks and the volunteers who work with Henrico Theatre Company. For more information, call 501-5138 to be placed on the mailing list.

On-the-Air Radio Players
The group produces live broadcasts of 1940s radio shows and is also interested in developing and performing original works. For more information, call 501-5138 to be placed on the mailing list. You can also visit the On-the-Air Radio Players website or Facebook page.

27th Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition
The 27th Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition is underway with plays and musicals being considered. The winning playwright will receive a $300 award. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2014. Please call 501-5138 for an entry brochure.