Weekend Events: Musical comedy opens at Winchester Little Theater

Bobby, left, played by Michael Reid, talks with April, played by Rebecca Dellinger, in the play "Company."  Photo courtesy of Valerie O'Keeffe

Bobby, left, played by Michael Reid, talks with April, played by Rebecca Dellinger, in the play "Company." Photo courtesy of Valerie O'Keeffe

“Company” opens tonight at the Winchester Little Theater. The musical comedy, from a book by George Furth and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is directed by Sara Gomez.

In the play, confirmed bachelor Robert spends his 35th birthday contemplating his unmarried state and his married friends explain the pros and cons of having a spouse. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. for matinees on Saturday and Sunday through March 21.

Tickets are $19.75 for adults, $17.75 for seniors 62 and older and $15.50 for students. Information: 540-662-3331 or www.wltonline.org. For season tickets or RUSH student tickets
call 540-662-3331 or email wlt@wltonline.org.

Schultz Theatre’s ‘Mame’
The Schultz Theatre, 9537 N. Congress St., New Market, will present “Mame” on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through March 22.

The musical, based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, the play “Auntie Mame” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is directed by Michael Gwin. Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students and senior citizens. Information: 740-9119, www.schultztheatre.com.

Guitar concert
Acoustic gutarist, singer and songwriter Scott Murray will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Bowman Shannon Cultural Art Center, 5998 Main St., Mount Jackson. Donations of food for refreshments are requested. Information: 477-3117.

Piano concert
Pianist Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe will perform at 8 p.m. today in the concert hall at Forbes Center. Tickets are $27-$29. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com.

First Friday Harrisonburg
Stroll the streets of downtown Harrisonburg the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy extended hours at many shops while viewing art and enjoying performances by local artists and musicians. The monthly event is sponsored by the Arts Council of the Valley.
Information: 540-801-8779 or http://tiny.cc/dva1ux.

Irish spring festival
An Irish spring festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn/Blue Ridge Shadows, 111 Hospitality Drive, Front Royal. The event will feature face painting, Irish music and dancers, 50 food and craft vendors, a raffle, best costume contest and a beer garden with souvenir mug.
Admission: free or $20 in advance or $25 at the door for a beer mug and 10 drink tickets. Information: 703-963-4064, www.irishspringfest.com.

Arts/crafts show
The Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation will hold a winter arts and crafts show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the new gymnasium at Central High School. Over 90 booths. Information: 459-6777.

Youth art exhibit
Artwork by area school children will be on display through March 28 at the Arts Council Gallery, 811 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 540-667-5166, www.shenarts.org.

Bluegrass and BBQ
A bluegrass concert featuring Town Mountain will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Jordan Springs Market will be selling barbecue starting at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 years and younger are admitted free.
Information: 540-955-2004, www.barnsofrosehill.org.

‘Gray Ghost’ program
Don Hakenson will present a program on John Singleton Mosby, the Gray Ghost, sponsored by the Fauquier Historical Society from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fauquier County Courthouse, 29 Ashby St., Warrenton. Information: 540-347-5525.

Winter bike jam
A winter bike jam featuring cyclists racing down the ski slope at Bryce Resort will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Registration to ride is $10 in advance or $15 on Saturday.
Information: 855-2121 or www.bryceresort.com

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