Cast & Creative Team Announced

No Comments 09 January 2017

Acts of Fatih logoCrawley and Tesori’s Moving Musical Violet Opens this February

Richmond, VA—Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre is pleased to present its second production of the 2016-2017 season, Violet by Brian Crawley and Jeanine Tesori. Violet is presented in association with the nation’s largest faith-inspired festival, The Acts of Faith Festival. The city-wide theatrical celebration is hosted by Second Presbyterian Church in Richmond.

Violet tells the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Violet is a moving musical, featuring show-stopping anthems from American roots to folk to gospel, and addresses themes surrounding the power of faith, finding true love, and developing the courage to persevere despite adversity. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contains some adult language.

Violet is directed and choreographed by Chase Kniffen, with musical direction by Kim Fox. Christie Jackson will play the title role of Violet, Josh Marin will play Flick and Matt Polson will play Monty. The talented cast also includes Karla Brown, Sophia Bunnell, Katrinah Carol Lewis, Scott Melton, Tyler Nobles, Robyn O’Neill, Joe Pabst and Eric Williams. The band under Fox’s supervision includes Jon Wheelock, Scott Milstead, Forrest Link and Marissa Resmini. Violet’s design team includes Rich Mason (Scenic Design), Gregg Hillmar (Lighting Design), Sarah Grady (Costume Design), Lara Koplin (Scenic Artist), Elaina Riddell (Properties), and Tommy Hawfield (Technical Director). Stephen Rudlin provides vocal supervision and Janet Rodgers is the dialect coach.

Violet is made possible through the generosity and support of Cadence Theatre Company’s Season Sponsor, Salomon & Ludwin, and our show co-sponsors, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Davenport & Company, Joe Hoyle in honor of 16 Dear Friends, and The Richmond Group USA. Other major supporters include The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Community Idea Stations.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or call 804-282-2620

Theatre Gym at the Virginia Rep Center
114 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Talk Back Sundays: February 26 and March 5 after the 4 p.m. matinees
Tickets are $10-$35, with discounts available for groups of 10+


Support Our Growing Programs

No Comments 07 December 2016

This holiday season, we’re thankful for your support!

While donors helped support last season’s critically acclaimed productions Equus, The Mountaintop, and 4000 Miles, they also funded projects beyond the stage, including:

DSC_3269Our August Adventure summer camps
encouraging more than 300 local youth in self-expression and performance skills

Our TRAIN pre-professional students, who have been cast in feature films, commercials, and numerous professional theatre productions

DSC_0231-green hairOur Sitelines program
inviting audiences to attend free, contemporary plays performed in public gathering spots and cultural venues
Our Stage Write project allowing Richmond City public school students to enhance their communication skills and develop workforce readiness by writing and performing their personal stories

Help us continue building a stronger, more vibrant artistic community in Richmond. Click here to donate online, or mail your donation to:

Cadence Theatre Company
PO Box 7119
Richmond, VA 23221

Your contribution is tax-deductible, and your name will be included in the list of donors featured in every playbill.

You can continue to be a part of the Cadence community by purchasing a ticket to our upcoming productions by visiting www.virginiarep.org or by calling (804) 282-2620.

Thank you – Your support makes all the difference!

Anna Johnson
Artistic and Managing Director

Education, Onstage

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No Comments 31 October 2016

The 4th Wall Student Leadership Program students were on the beat at Annie Baker’s John. Watch these great interviews with our cast!


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