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Averett Arts Schedule: 2023-24

The Odd Couple (Female Version)
October 19-21 @ 7 p.m. – Pritchett Auditorium
Adults – $12, Seniors & non-Averett Students – $10

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

AU Symphonic Band Fall Pops Concert
October 27 @ 7 p.m. – Pritchett Auditorium

 Join the Averett Symhonic Band for an evening of popular music from top radio hits to music from some of the best movies ever made.

Wayne Alan, The Magic of Business & the Business of Magic
October 30 @ 7 p.m. – TBA

World Champion Illusionist, Wayne Alan, will perform magic while delivering inspirational stories and tips from his careers as a professional magician and entrepreneur.

Childrens Theatre Production – Lily Plants a Garden
November 16-18 @ 7 p.m. – Pritchett Auditorium
Adults – $12, Seniors & non-Averett Students – $10

Frank and Lois Wuluman live in a wukastle and drive a wukar, wubarbecue on weekends and love to howl at a three full- moon night. You see, Frank and Lois Wulu-man are Wulumans, those not-so-scary beasts that live in Wululand. One day, the couple discovers an infant girl left on their doorstep. They instantly fall in love with her and adopt her. Everything is perfect about the child except for one itsy, bitsy problem. Lily is a Zobeing, the mortal enemies of the Wulu-mans. Long ago, the Wululanders and Zobe-ings were friends. They all had something they needed from one another: the Wulu-landers had wuludirt and the Zobeings had bluzulu seeds. But now they’ve been waging war for centuries, though they can’t remember how or why they became such mortal enemies. Into this world filled with intolerance and ignorance comes Lily, a child of both cultures, who, through imagination and optimism, helps create a healing sanctuary out of the rubble of war. Lily plants a garden—the first garden to be seen in centuries—where broken toys grow into beautiful plants and trees of memory. An inspiring and timely allegory about a child who brings hope to troubled times.

Show Choir, Christmas Production
November 21 @ 7 p.m.- Pritchett Auditorium
Free event

The Averett Show Choir will present your favorite modern holiday songs in this power-house 45-min  Holiday Review!

Averett Celebrates Christmas Concert
November 30 @ 7 p.m. – Pritchett Auditorium

For many locals, this is the official start to the holiday season. The Averett Singers and Symphonic Band will share the perfect music to get everyone into the holiday spirit.

Band Fest
January 26-27, 2024- Pritchett Auditorium

February 15-17 @ 7 p.m. – Pritchett Auditorium
Adults – $12, Seniors & non-Averett Students – $10

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

Core Ensemble Ain’t I a Woman
February 23

Full company music theatre

April 11-13 @ 7 p.m. & 14 @ 2 p.m. – Pritchett Auditorium
Adults – $12, Seniors & non-Averett Students – $10

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns,tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

AU Symphonic Band Spring Concert
April 19

Show Choir, Spring Performance
April 22. 2024 @ 7 p.m. – Pritchett Auditorium

The Averett Show Choir will perform current pop hits in its spectacular 45min  non-stop review!

Averett Singers Spring Concert
April 24, 2024 – Pritchett Auditorium

Funding for the Arts@Averett series has been generously provided by the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust.


    Tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased in advance or on the night of the show online at or from the Pritchett Auditorium Box Office 434-791-5867.

    Seating is general admission. Individual ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students/senior citizens.

    Season tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased for $40 for adult season tickets and $35 for senior citizens season tickets.

    Venue Addresses

    Pritchett Auditorium
    (in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center)
    150 Mountain View Ave.

    Blount Chapel(in Frith Hall)
    160 Mountain View Ave.

    Jut’s Café
    (in the Student Center)
    351 Townes St., First Floor

    Multipurpose Room
    (in the Student Center)
    351 Townes St., Second Floor

    Blount Library
    344 W. Main St.

    West Main Baptist Church
    450 W. Main St.